As the days are becoming longer and the weather becomes warmer, it gives us great pleasure to announce the return of the popular FALKE Full Moon Hikes. Presented by footwear specialists FALKE and outdoor adventure experts Dirtopia. It’s time for outdoor enthusiasts and active travellers to dust off their hiking boots for the upcoming season of hikes on Delvera Farm near Stellenbosch.

Hiking season runs from 24 October this year through to 18 May 2019, with 13 scheduled FALKE Full Moon Hikes on the calendar. Including a special New Year’s Eve Hike and the romantic Valentine’s Day hike.

The 9.75km Dirtopia Vineyard Trail is set in The Simonsberg Conservancy.  The circular trail meanders through vineyards, Renosterveld Conservancy and the majestic Yellow Wood Forest to summit Klapmutskop at 523m with panoramic views of the Winelands and Cape Town – and, of course, spectacular sunsets and moon rises.

Starting from the Dirtopia Trail Centre, it will take approximately 90 minutes to reach the top, which is why hikers are advised to arrive at the stipulated times. Times change every month, according to when the sun sets and the moon rises.  Farm vehicles are available to transport children and elderly hikers to the start of the shorter 4,5km route from the famous Pepper Tree.

The cost for the FALKE Full Moon Hikes at Delvera is R100 for adults and R50 for children under the age of 10 and includes shuttles, permits and a map.  Klapmutskop is part of Simonsberg Conservancy and part of the permit goes towards this non-profit organisation. For this reason, no dogs are allowed. Torches (which are also for sale at Trail Centre) and something warm to wear are recommended for the walk down.

Bookings should be made in advance at the Dirtopia Trail Centre to avoid disappointment as space is limited. Picnics can be booked at least two days before the event dates but you are also welcome to pack your own or enjoy a light meal at the Dirtopia Café on your return to the trail centre. Bookings and enquiries can be done via the website www.dirtopia.co.za or call 021 884 4752.

FALKE combines over a century of expertise with the most advanced performance technology, offering consumers a wide range of carefully engineered hiking socks for ultimate wearer comfort.

The latest FALKE running, cycling and hiking sock ranges are available online at www.falke.co.za.

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