13 Sept – 19 Sept 2024

A mountain bike stage ride through the heart of South Africa – entries close 30 June. 


Ride through the heart of South Africa 
Entries close 30 June

A truly uplifting journey
Entries close 30 June
The 'off-road' tour of South Africa
Entries close 30 June

Ride or race the beloved country? 

Experience the best of South Africa; the people, the places and the rural beauty.

The Old Mutual go2berg is a 6 and half day* mountain bike stage ride through the heart of South Africa. It is a true escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You will experience something that is truly uplifting for both the rider and the communities that we pass through. It is a challenging ride. You need to be fit and prepared to enjoy and get the most out of the journey.

For some, who love to push themselves, it is a race and for most, it is a ride. While everyone gets a time, our aim is to ensure you have a great time.

For more information on the route, what to expect and other questions email craig@go2berg.co.za

*The half day is for our short “warm-up” prologue stage to calibrate bike, body and mind. 

Last chance for 2024 – entries close 30 June

We will be closing entries for the Old Mutual go2berg 2024 on 30 June – we have a few spots left, so if you are up for a rewarding challenge that showcases the very best of South Africa, then this is your chance.

Some good reasons to ride:

  • Perfect step-up from 3 days to 6 days
  • New sections of great riding including spectacular route into Clarens on Stage 2 and new mountain bike sections on Stage 3
  • Hotel/Guesthouse accommodation in Clarens included
  • Hotel Champagne Sports Resort last night dinner bed and breakfast included (probably the best ending on any stage ride ever)
  • The best of Berg and Bush trails Stage 4 and 5
  • A proper escape from everyday life – leave it all behind
  • Truly uplifting for communities – by simply riding you are helping schools raise much needed funds

Ride or Race?  

a go2berg rider – someone who loves riding their mountain bikes to see new places, to meet people, to share war stories and to have a challenging but uplifting journey with a few beers, g’nt’s or tea at the end of the day.

a go2berg racer – someone who loves to race their mountain bikes, who loves the competition against others in their age groups, who is not afraid to put their hand up and I say I love a good dice. Someone who can still enjoy the vibe but race at the same time.

We know most just want to ride the beloved country but some want to race. If you want to race, then there is no better event than the Old Mutual go2berg to test yourself.  All our racing categories will be solo. Our aim is to grow the Old Mutual go2berg into one of the best solo mountain bike stage rides in the world. This applies to age group categories.

You can still ride together in big groups, but you will be timed solo and this is great way to simply test yourself against others.

We will have great prizes in age groups. Winners will receive a free entry to the 2025 event.

Prize money for the Elite men and women will be based on the number pros/serious riders who enter. The more that enter the bigger the prize money. Contact craig@go2berg.co.za for more info.

What our riders say....

Hvis du skal køre et mtb løb, er det dette løb her. Intet andet kombinerer som Go2Berg et smukt land, fantastiske trails med rytter sammenhold og en følelse af at komme tæt på alndets befolkning. Go2Berghar været en oplevelse vi aldrig glemmer. Christopher Glimberg Rønne – Denmark

I have to say that the organisation and the extras that we received here were on another level! Chrissy Conyers – Australia

This is not the event for the faint hearted and not to be attempted without some serious training but to my 3 boys I say “ You have got to do this!” Mark Webber – United Kingdom

If the success of joberg2c is anything to go by, expect the 2nd edition of Go2Berg to be race and ride ready in September 2024. Expect tough challenging stages [you must train for this race], exceptional single tracks and endless vista views. Add great hospitality with a dash of Wappo and Farmer Gary the team behind the scenes who run the show and you have a winner. Koos Basson – South Africa

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Where in South Africa? (the route)

The route is king. For more detail click on days below. We will, as usual, tweak the route for 2024. However the days below give you an accurate idea of the journey.

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