Day 1 – Route Description:
Runners familiar to Delvera’s trail runs must not expect the same routes as normally used for the popular trail runs hosted at this venue.
We swop the routes around completely and runners in the 25km do the entire ascent of the Klapmutskop, the only annual opportunity to do so in a trail run. This requires climbing a few steps towards the end of the first climb as we enter the hiking trail routes on the koppie. The reward is stunning views over the Boland from an elevation of 523m.
The 15km runners do not do the entire climb to the top, making for a slightly easier ascent but they still top out at around 400m above sea level.
Day 1: Long Route Profile
Distance: 25km, Elevation: 692m
Day 1: Short Route Profile
Distance: 15km, Elevation: 434m
Day 2 – Route Description:
Based on feedback from 2017 we have changed the exit and return to Delvera to be completely different to Day 1. Runners on both distances head to Uitkyk Wine Estate with the 25km runners treated to Never Say Neverending Again, the 10km singletrack trail winding it’s way midway up the Simonsberg. The 25km route tops out at 640m above sea level, offering spectacular views of False Bay and the panorama continues all the way to Table Bay and north up the West Coast.
For 2018 the 15km route enjoys more singletrack, thanks to the elimination of the repeat start loop of 2017. The 25km is a singletrack fest with over almost 17km of trail!
Day 2: Long Route Profile
Distance: 25km, Elevation: 743m
Day 2: Short Route Profile
Distance: 15km, Elevation: 454m