This is why Mountain Biking was invented!



Most of us live in cities and towns. So while we love helmeting up and hitting our closest MTB trails, it’s not often that we get the chance to really understand the “M” in MTB. But that’s all about to change. The Organisers of the spectacularly successful Runtheberg Trail Run are thrilled to be able to introduce the brand new Ridetheberg Mountain Biking Event. Load up the family, strap the bikes on the trailer, and head down (or up) to the Northern Drakensberg for the absolute best MTB trails that the country has to offer. Presenting the second Ridetheberg MTB Race on 24th & 25th June 2017! A unique solo-rider two-day stage race over 100km of the best mountain trails in the Southern Hemisphere. Unpack the Passion!



The Drakensberg! Africa’s premier mountain range, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Geographical Wonder, international tourist attraction and South Africa’s prime outdoor adventure camping and hiking destination rolled into one. Stretching uninterrupted from the Western Cape to the Limpopo, these magical mountains have drawn brave minds, restless souls and hardy bodies in search of exercise, beauty and adventure for generations. Now it is time to raise the stakes, put on the helmet and the gloves and shake off the fear, as we bring Mountain Biking back to the Mountain!


The Northern Berg, the heart of the country between the Highveld and the Indian Ocean, easily accessible to city-dwelling Gautengers starved for fresh air and outdoor adventure, beach-loving KZN-ers looking for some real elevation, and Free State farmers wanting to show off their toughness, is the perfect destination for staging what is destined to become South Africa’s top 2-day, 2-stage MTB weekend.


The Best of Both Worlds

In addition, recognising the amount of time those of us who love chasing our outdoor passions spend alone away from our families and loved-ones in beautiful but remote and inaccessible locations, the Northern Berg offers participants an unrivalled opportunity to include their greatest supporters. Nestling in the shadow of the Amphitheatre is a range of world-class accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, where riders can relax in comfort recuperating between stages, and friends, families and children can take advantage of the wide range of activities especially on offer and be exposed to the true wonder that is our Drakensberg.

Physio available R370 per session. To book: Email claire@adventurephysio.co.za
Book soon to avoid disappointment!



47 thoughts on “Ridetheberg”

  1. Hi there

    when will registration take place for the event and are there any pics of the cycling tops and Tshirts that you have on offer.

    Kind Regards

  2. Hey I’m trying to register before the deadline tomorrow, but the site is down. My wife and I don’t want to miss out on the race. Please assist

  3. Hi there
    I’be tried to log onto the enter now link but it comes up with a 503 error message.
    I would like to enter the race but I know that it closes at midnight.

  4. Hi Loretta,
    If there is a cancellation, let me know as I’d like to ride.
    Locals are a bit slow compared to our Gauteng fellow riders.



    1. Hi Charl
      There are still entries and accommodation is separate to the entry. Riders book in at an accommodation venue if their choice and then come and ride each day from All Out Adventures. Please have a look at the accommodation page for accommodation options.

  5. Hi There,
    Is the entry fee of R2500 for 2 riders and if yes is there lesser entry fee for solo riders?

  6. I’m looking forward to my first Ride the Berg! While you can’t predict the weather, any tips on appropriate riding gear? (9am temperature vs 12pm?)

    1. Hi Jan
      The weather in the Berg is really changeable so come prepared for everything, but on a normal day temperatures range from about 7 degrees in the morning to about 20 degrees in the middle of the day.
      Its generally not a rainy time of year, unless there is a cold front. We will send through a communication in the week of the race with the latest weather predictions.
      Look forward to seeing you.

  7. Hi Chris and Loretta

    Thank you for a wonderful weekend of MTB riding. The trails were fantastic as were the marshals and the feeding stations.
    The wind on day one added to the challenge, but that is what MTB riding is all about.
    Only one item to improve on for next year, as a Grand Master and tailender there where no “gourmet wors rolls” left when I finished on both days – disappointing. (6 in class and 67 overall)

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