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Muratie Mountain Series July 2022



Sunday 31 July 2022

Exclusive route for intermediate mountain bikers only. This event will be a singletrack experience of 48km and will take limited pre-entries only. ENTER HERE

1850m of climbing - options to ‘bail out’ earlier... More than 25km of singletrack with 50% of the route not normally open to public.

Venue at Muratie Canvas – stunning view of winelands towards Table Mountain       

Registration at Dirtopia Trail Centre on Muratie Wine Estate near Stellenbosch:

Saturday 10am to 1pm

Sunday from 07h30

Start time: 08h30

Entry fee: R650 per person includes

  • Bottle of Muratie wine – collect at registration or at finish
  • Coffee before the start & glass of wine afterwards
  • Event headband / ‘buff’
  • Exclusive singletrack experience on private land in the Knorhoek Valley, Simonsberg
  • Well stocked waterpoints on route & at finish
  • Finishers medal
  • Trail Tag live timing
  • Post event entertainment at Muratie Canvas – live music from Jacob Swann band.
  • Bike wash after the ride
  • Prizemoney for first full distance winners Male & Female. Awards at 12h00.
  • Lucky draw hamper prizes by 13h00.

Enter by end June for R585 and a free pair of Falke/Dirtopia socks.

Muratie Mountain Series merchandise for sale online with your entry.

Ebikes are welcome (in their own category). Special prize for Masters 50+ category winner!

Facilities at Dirtopia Trail Centre on Muratie wine farm:

  • Warm shower facilities.
  • Technical assistance
  • Shop trail essentials.

Photography by Chris Hitchcock @ Photosport

Family & friends welcome to join at the start/finish venue where there will be food like burgers & wraps on offer, cold beer and coffee and of course the superb Muratie wines.  The wine tasting centre will be open and please book ahead to reserve seats for meals at Muratie’s Farm kitchen.


This unique route will take riders on more than 25km of singletrack trails of which about 50% are not normally open to the public. With 1850m of climbing, the route is designed so that riders can bail out to the finish earlier.

Route designer Meurant Botha wears many hats (!), so you can call him what you like from bearded long grey hair mountain biker to race director, Founder of Dirtopia & Amarider, well-known trail builder of twenty-five years and of course a lover of the Simonsberg valley and its wines!

Dirtopia’s partnership with Muratie has a history – just like the old-charm feel on the ‘werf’ of one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa. The warm hospitality of Muratie and the Melck family love of nature, have welcomed trail users on their land and there is no better way to experience this than at the Muratie Mountain Series event. The trail system is organically funded and therefor mountain bikers taking part will support trail building & maintenance.

This time only one route is on offer: a 48km singletrack experience for intermediate riders only. We do not need to describe it in detail. All you need to know is that it is a beautiful ride that you can feel privileged to take part in and will remember for many years to come…


Ascent of total route no less than 1800m.

No maps will be released, as it is on private land with no access before the event. Rules on the Dirtopia website

Option to bail out at around 20km when riders pass by the venue or at approximately 35km (before route hits the Never say Never Ending Again singletrack) – if riders feel that the wine is calling from Muratie Canvas…



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10 July Sunset to Full Moon Hike @ Muratie

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31 July Muratie Mountain Series (MTB only)




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