Where to book accommodation
Riders can book accommodation anywhere in Paarl for the Friday and Saturday evening. Rhebokskloof and Spice Route Destination are 5km from the centre of Paarl, so you can ride to and from the start on race days.
“THE ROCK” is not only legendary for its trails, but the waterpoints are a big annual talking point. Courtesy of Bennie Pretorius and the Wellingon Spar the waterpoints offer delectable eats and drinks.
The event offers everything that makes a true mountain-biker tick – super trails, brilliant racing conditions, well stocked waterpoints, a well marshalled, safe environment, and affordable eats and drinks at vibey and cool venues.
Since the main stream popularity of mountain-biking started 18 years ago, so many mountain-bikers have taken part in most of the major stage races and single day events more than once and just don’t want to fork out thousands of Rands for the same experience anymore.
“THE ROCK” is organised and presented with all participants as the main focal point of the events and ticks all the boxes which are vitally important for mountain-bikers, but cuts out the rest to ensure affordability.
Participant satisfaction, well-being and enjoyment of the races are our primary and utmost goals and we work tirelessly to deliver legendary and unforgettable mountain bike and trail running experiences.
Off the bike a world filled with great food, entertainment and activities await the entire family.
Whether you are coming out for a weekend with mates or bringing the entire family along for a weekend of adventure – the venues are wonderful to relax at and experience the best of the Boland.
Paarl is the third oldest town in South Africa and it’s brimming with tradition and history. The riding terrain on the Paarl Mountain and scenery certainly have no equal in SA.
“THE ROCK” takes place in beautiful surroundings and at an applicable time of the year with very little chance of rain and mild temperatures while the trails will be in sublime shape following the winter rains.
The event is in the lead-up to FNB Wines2Wales which presents riders with the perfect training weekend one month prior.