The Route

Full Route Summary


The route includes a total distance of 317km, 3930m of climbing and 3820m of descent, however the event is all about the experience and riders will be seeded into groups based on a pace that they are comfortable with. 

Distance 317km | Climbing 3930m | Descent 3820m

Route – Day 1

Ride time ±6:30hrs
Kareedouw to Doringkloof

New start new stage. Day 1: Kareedouw to Doringkloof, 72km, 1600m climbing.

This new start sees a brand new route being used to link the Langkloof to the Baviaanskloof. The route starts with a good gravel road, slowly winding its way up for 25km. Once past the Baviaans Lodge, we follow an old 4×4 Route, fairly technical but manageable.

The final descent into the Baviaanskloof and the finish will be an exhilarating, switchback infested downhill which will more than make up for the climbing to get there!

Distance 78km | Climbing 1600m | Descent 1600m

Route – Day 2

Ride time ± 4hrs30
Doringkloof Campsite to Kouga View Game Farm

The climbing is not over as Day 2 takes you out of the Baviaanskloof past the remarkable “Seven Dwarfs” rock formations, your legs will breathe a sigh of relief as you descend all the way down into yet an- other private game farm with its own pool and awesome boma.

Don’t miss the game viewing opportunities en route.

Distance 77km | Climbing 970m | Descent 500m

Route – Day 3

Ride time ±4hrs15
Kouga View Game Farm to Outeniqua Trout Farm

A day for some recovery, Day 3 winds down into Uniondale via some pristine single track for lunch and then on to De Vlugt along a portion of the famous Karoo to Coast Route.

The prospect of a sneaky stop at Angie’s G spot will have you craving a beer. A relaxing river swim and the picturesque campsite will get you revved up for the last day.

Distance 72km | Climbing 600m | Descent 950m

Route – Day 4

Ride time ±4hrs 30
Outeniqua Trout Farm to Plettenberg Bay

No drawn out endings here as the short and sweet Day 4 takes a new route passing through the indigenous forests of Diepwalle and following the well-known Coffee Pot Railway Line and traversing some of the Harkerville trails before ending in Plettenberg Bay.

Distance 70km | Climbing 945m | Descent 1290m