Not for the faint-hearted. Come and test yourself.
Stage 1 Kalbaskraal
From CPT to Riebeek Valley – Flat from CPT to Melkbosstrand, Kalbaskraal road through Malmesbury and over Bothmaskloof pass to Riebeek West.
Stage 1 Helshoogte*
From CPT via Klipheuwel to Boschendal – Same group start but at 55km straight to R304, Joostenberg, R101, passing Elsenburg onto R44 and then over Helshoogte.
Stage 2 Bainskloof
From Riebeek Valley via Wellington to Goudini – Flat from Riebeek through Hermon and Wellington, then over Bainskloof and down the Slanghoek Valley to ATKV Goudini Spa.
Stage 2 Franschhoek*
From Boschendal via Villiersdorp to Goudini – Start with a climb to highest point of the day over Franschhoek pass, Theewaterskloof dam, Villiersdorp and down to Goudini Spa.
Stage 3 Rooihoogtepas
From Goudini via Ceres to Montagu – The longest day. Up the Slanghoek Valley and Michell’s Pass, through Ceres and the vast R46 passing Swaarmoed & Aquila, over the N1 & Rooihoogte, down Burgers Pass to Montagu.
Stage 4 Big Red Chair
From Montagu via Slanghoek to Tulbagh – Wind through Cogmanskloof road works, climb after Robertson then fast towards Worcester, through town, then Nekkies & Rawsonville, up Slanghoek valley and down through Wolseley to Tulbagh.
Stage 5 Bainskloof proper
From Tulbagh over Bainskloof to Riebeek West – Retrace from Tulbagh to Bainskloof for the long ascent exactly halfway through the ride, then down through Wellington and fast through Hermon to Riebeek West.
Stage 6 Table Mountain
Back to Cape Town we go – Start with the highest point of the day over Bothmaskloof, then through Malmesbury and Kalbaskraal back to Melkbos and along Blouberg and into Cape Town.