Introduction to gravel roads day ride into the Overberg - GREYTON Sunday 10th November 2019

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Introduction to gravel roads day ride into the Overberg - GREYTON Sunday 10th November 2019


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Hi there to all riders, rusty on riding gravel or new to riding on gravel.


Gravel riding is what adventure biking is all about, exploring places close to Cape Town that beckon you back for more.

The BMWMCC has organised yet another enjoyable club gravel road ride.

70% of the ride on gravel roads

30% of the ride on good old familiar tar roads.


Summer is well upon us with the wold South Easter and dry conditions.

The roads will have changed again since our September ride.


The Sout and Klein rivers are still flowing and even the Riversonderend waters are looking good.

This ride is a fantasia of colour and smells and far horizons.


If you have recently done the off-road training, this is a must ride event.

This ride is suited to riders new to gravel roads and is pillion friendly.

This is a beginner’s ride; we will not ride fast.

Total distance is 280 kilometres.

Back home at 17H00.


Fuel & lunch for own account.




DATE     : Sunday 10th Monvember 2019

Costs     : no charge for paid up BMW MCCC members.

                 R50.oo fee for non-club members. (club dues not paid or not registered).

Where   :  meet at 08H00 – the BP on the N2 on the far side of Somerset West.


Booking:  Book online here


No fees for pillion

Any make of bike welcome


Bank account details:

  • First National Bank
  • Branch: Long Street
  • Branch code: 201709 (Standard Bank users must add 2 zeros at the end)
  • A/c no: 50060098602
  • A/c name: BMW Motorcycle Club Cape
  • Ref: Your Name + Greyton

Please email the EFT payment remittance to

Any dual sport bike welcome.

Not suited for scramblers


At 08H30, riders briefing, route plan and departure at 08H40. So, this time you are not leaving home in the dark.

We will split into groups of 10 riders, with experienced riders leading and sweeping.

Some of you have done this before and now when you do it again, you will be surprised how some 'dicey' parts that scared you seem so tame the next time round.

We will ride- irrespective of the weather.


Join us to build up kilometres under the belt or just to enjoy our exquisite back yard.

We ride N2 up Sir Lowry’s pass bypassing Grabouw & Elgin.

Over the Houwhoek Pass through Bot Rivier and then hook right through Caledon.

All on tar.  There will not be a backup vehicle.

Now we descend into the Hemel en Aarde Vallei turning left onto the gravel- Terslaarsdal road.


We adjust tire pressure and suspension for gravel and an off-road briefing

We will split into groups of 10 bikes to keep us manageable and increase rider enjoyment.

It’s a magnificent road and a very beautiful ride which pillions will just love as they are feasted to brilliant vistas of the rich spring colours of the breadbin of the Southern Cape.


After snaking up to the N2 we cross and head up to lunch stop in Greyton.


After a relaxed lunch we ride out West on tar to Genadendal, then gravel road.

6km further we turn right at Middelplaas on good gravel, past Helderstroom prison at Sunnyside, tar over Eselsjag pass and L to gravel and the Draaiberg road to Botriver via Van der Stel pass.


Top up, say goodbyes in Botriver and then run for home.

Plenty stops to adjust gear, bikes as needed to make your ride more comfortable and photograph the awesome scenery.


Mountain passes on the route

Sir Lowry’s pass- tar


Houwhoek pass- tar,-n2.html


Eselsjag pass- tar (not yet on this website)


Van der Stel pass – gravel

Make use of the many short stops to check adjustments to your clothing, gear and even your bike.

There is a lot to be said for ‘tuning’ yourself and your bike into good riding trim to make it a more enjoyable and comfortable outing.


Anyone can ride a bike fast....   But can you ride your bike real slow???

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Joined: 2007/06/22

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Anyone can ride a bike fast....   But can you ride your bike real slow???

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