Our 11th Rally weekend

16 Feb - 19 Feb 2017 | Montagu
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(On site registrations only at Rally Site - excludes Rally Pack)

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February 2017 once again sees the start of the most definitive Harley Davidson Rally south of the Sahara.  The Famous Route 62 Rally will once again take place at the Avalon Springs Resort in Montagu – Western Cape from 16 Feb – 19 Feb 2017.

THIS WILL BE OUR 11th  RALLY and you don’t want to miss this one.

The Route 62 Rally is the longest consecutive running Harley Davidson rally in South Africa and in 2016 we celebrated our 10th Birthday.We have moved the bar considerable higher from previous years so you need to join us and be part of this 2017 celebration. There will be music, stalls, tattoo artists, food stalls, Harley games, famous out rides, party and fun.


Cape Route 62 is the tourist route in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape, South Africa that meanders between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn, the Langkloof and Port Elizabeth, offering the shorter, scenic alternative to the N2 highway, prompting associations with the legendary USA Route 66 byway. Cape Route 62 will take you along the longest wine route in the Western Cape and most likely the whole world.

It’s an area of magnificent landscapes and towering cliffs, crystal clear streams and an abundance of trees and indigenous flora – all contribute to make this some of South Africa’s most diverse regions. The ever changing colours of the majestic mountains, scenic passes, rivers, vineyards and orchards, as well as the multitude of attractions, will offer you an unforgettable adventure – whether this is in the physical sense or simply a kaleidoscope of scenic tranquility. Those who have traversed the twists and turns of Cape Route 62 return time and time again and affirm that it is “The Road” that provides them with the most inspiring adventures.

Each February since 2007 has seen the staging in Montagu of the Route 62 Harley Rally. It is currently staged at the host site of Avalon Springs in Montagu. With over 500 bikers attending, it is one of the biggest and best Harley rallies in Africa hosted by a single club, Free Chapter of Cape Town.

Harley Bikers from all over South Africa and even from other countries make their way to Montagu on a wide range of bikes, dressed in denim and leather and bedecked with patches and badges. They are warmly welcomed by the friendly reception crew and each receives a well-stocked goody-bag. The program includes interesting outrides, great food, cold frosties and rock bands to party the nights away.

On Saturday morning the traditional mass ride takes the posse of gleaming chrome in a rolling thunder of V-Twin engines through the local streets. This is followed by a variety of challenging Harley Games back at the rally site, designed to test skills to the limit.

The rally site is well served by local wine estates, a tattoo artist, a Harley dealer & workshop, Sushi bar,  bike wash, food stalls and more. Each evening the roar of Harleys is replaced by the rock bands that ensure a pulsating rhythm continues long into the night. For those wanting a more leisurely pace, there are the soothing waters of the hot springs and plunge pools.

It is more blessed to give than to receive and funds are raised for charities serving the local communities. It is always a happy weekend followed by sad farewells to new friends and old with the hope of meeting again next year at the Route62 Rally.






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Thursday 16th Feb 2017
Friday 17th Feb 2017
Saturday 18th Feb 2017
9:00 Registrations open at main gate.Check in,drop your bags 07:00 Breakfast included for hotel guests opens. Not a hotel guest, you can still get a great buffet breakfast at R85 served in Cogman’s Restaurant 07:00 Breakfast included for hotel guests opens. Not a hotel guest, you can still get a great buffet breakfast at R85 served in Cogman’s Restaurant
11:00 Bar opens 08:00 Registration opens 11:00 Line up for Mass Ride outside main gate. Watch for Marshals. Please join this ride as the townsfolk would love to see a big turnout.
 Meet and greet fellow Riders. Browse through the rally site and stalls. Grab a cold one and chill. 10.15 Outride line up outside main gate. Depart 10.45am to Diesel & Creme – Barrydale 12:00 Mass Ride starts. After mass ride grab something to eat on rally site, grab a cold one and a seat and join us in main tent for the best Harley Games X Far
18:00 Music by DJ Squeek at the Calypso Pool area 12:00 – 12.30 Arrive end destination. Burgers & Hotdogs available. Music to chill by. Cash bar. Don’t forget their famous Milk Shakes 14:00 HARLEY GAMES commences. Enter and win some great prizes.Join in for some Bike fun and games
18:00 onwards. Grab some food from the varied food stalls in the main Harley Village Make your way back to the Rally Site own time 16:30 Enter your bike in the Karoo Bike Show. Great prizes to be won.
18:00 Registration closes at main gate. 17:00 Live music to get you in the mood 17:30 Bike Concourse judging starts
18:00 till Late. CALYPSO POOL PARTY. Join the fun in the hot pool with cool sounds from our resident DJ 18:00 Registrations close at main gate 19:00 Buffet Dinner served by Avalon Springs
 HAVE A JOL 18:00 till late. Grab something to eat from the varied food stalls and join us for a night of music and dancing 19:00 Live Music through dinner
19:30 Main Band “Empire Alight” on stage. 20:00 Speeches, Raffle Draw &Prize Giving. Main Band and Party Time!

Click here to download a PDF of the program.


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Avalon Springs Resort

The Avalon Springs Resort is once again the Host Hotel for the 2017 Route 62 Rally. The hotel boasts natural hot water springs that allow for the best relaxation one could wish for.

The GPS coordinates for the hotel are 33 Deg 45’56.94″S – 20 Deg 07’02.76″E

Each room has an en suite bathroom, small fridge, air-conditioning, television with DSTV, DVD player, hairdryer, and coffee and tea making facilities.

The hotel facilities include the fantastic Cogman’s dining room, the John Montagu Bar and Lounge and of course full access to the mineral water spa pools that reach 43 degrees Celsius and have their own bar and catering facilities.

The mountain chalets are units with an undercover porch with built in braai area, a lounge, a fully fitted open plan kitchen and two double bedrooms each with an en suite bathroom. The lounge and bedrooms each have their own TV and the chalets are air-conditioned with a private outdoor spa bath per unit. The hotel must be booked for a minimum of two nights on the Friday and Saturday nights.

Prices for the hotel rooms (per person per night) including breakfast are:

Double sharingR450 per person
Triple or more sharingR400 per person

Use your Rally Ref. No. and contact Debbie Nel for all your accommodation bookings.

Debbie Nel
Front Office Manager
Tel: 023 614 1150
Fax: 023 614 1906
Email: debbie@avalonsprings.co.za


Montagu Springs

Montagu Springs situated adjacent to the Avalon Springs Host Hotel offers 90 self catering facilities with units sleeping up to four people. This tranquil resort with its palm lined entrance, peach and plum orchards, colorful bougainvillea and roses offers an alternate to the host hotel.

Special Rally Prices for the Plettenberg homes are per person sharing excluding breakfast.Meals including breakfast can be provided by Avalon Springs Hotel for your account.Should you wish to extend your stay the same rate will apply for the extended dates – subject to availability

Effective Dates 16 Feb – 19 Feb 2017

Two people
Three or more
Small PlettsR470N/AR690
Large PlettsR525R350R850
Josmont Heights & Golden TerracesR590R450R900
The VillasR840R590R1200

Rates are per person sharing and room only. All meals are available at Avalon Springs Hotel and various food stalls.
Should a guest wish to extend stay then same rate will apply for any extended dates – subject to availability.



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Thanks to all who attended our 10th Anniversary Rally we were able to collect R72,000 for charity.This money will be used for a charity identified by our rally committee and in standing with our commitment, will be used to purchase tangible goods to the betterment of the selected charities.A full list of the selected charities and goods supplied will be available at our next rally.We would also like to thank the companies that help us to help others by giving good discounts on purchases.




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