Our official Eroica festival venue is the old KWV distillery on the corner of Kohler and Lang streets in the heart of Montagu. From now on it will always be the home of our Eroica festival, official registration and the start and finish. The venue is open year-round as a gallery, and there are many exciting improvements planned over the next years. Our aim is to introduce an Italian flair to the proceedings from this year on, to give us South Africans a true taste of that illusive Italian culture.
The vintage rides on Saturday normally start from about 08:00 and as riders come in throughout the day, the festival will be in full swing. There will always be great food, craft beer, local wines and all kinds of snacks for sale as riders arrive back at the KWV festival venue. There will be live music, old bicycles on display and of course some great dinner options on offer. On Sunday morning at 05:00 we set off our new Nova Eroica race category. For the non-racers there will be brunch stalls and mimosas while we wait to welcome in the winner of Nova Eroica!
Montagu is packed with many wonderful places to stay - from quaint little guest houses to exotic, rustic farm stays, and everything in between. You can even camp, with over 5 campsites in the area to choose from. The best resource we can direct you to is the official Montagu Tourism website (www.montagu.org.za), where all types of options are clearly laid out and easily searchable. Of course, there are other options too, like the private community-based online service Airbnb (www.airbnb.com).