About Trail du Mont Rochelle
Literally on the edge of the French Corner awaits a trail experience second to none!
Packed with lung-bursting climbs, glorious open single track, breathtaking descends with equally breathtaking views over valleys that once were the roaming grounds of the majestic elephant!
Situated in the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve, itself a hidden gem in the mountains surrounding the quaint little town of Franschhoek, a truly magical trail experience awaits those brave enough to enter the Trail du Mont Rochelle (TdMR).
Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, this event is not to be missed. Now in its 4th year TdMR takes place in a privately owned reserve that forms part of the Cape Winelands Biosphere and is a UNESCO declared World Heritage Site, and is limited to only 600 runners.
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Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve, a hidden gem in the mountains surrounding the quaint little town of Franschhoek, has been touted as one of the best trails in the country.
Once the roaming grounds of majestic elephants boasting two peaks with spectacular views of both the Stettynskloof and Wemmershoek dams and a breathtaking view of the entire Franschhoek Valley, it is also a perfect event for lovers of open, well maintained, single track trails. Depending on the weather leading up to the event.
Don’t let these distances fool you! You’ll be getting a great workout!