Route description for Tour de Boland 2018 Stage 6, on Friday 9 March 2018
Riebeeck to Stellenbosch
Starting at 8, after a sit-down breakfast, after the last night together on the Boland, we amble towards Wellington for some energy replacements, and then towards Victor Verster prison, through many more vineyards, where we will have a bit of a drink before going up Helshoogte, this time from the eastern side, to finish at the Café Pavé on Camberley Estate. A pool, a shower, snacks, wine and beer awaits before you say good bye to the Boland!
Congratulations are in order. The 2018 Tour de Boland has come to an end and by now you are in peak condition for the Cape Town Cycle Tour. Enjoy the rest day tomorrow and we’ll see you at the Argus.
Bothmaskloof, right at the start.
Stellenbosch is situated 50kms from CPT, along the banks of the Eerste river. It was founded in 1679 by the Governor Simon van der Stel, who named it after himself. It is the second oldest European settlement in the province, after Cape Town. It is also known as Eikestad, due to the large number of oak trees planted by its founder, to grace the streets and homesteads.
Stellenbosch boasts some of the oldest schools in the country, produced the first national rugby team captain when Paul Roos lead the Springboks, is home to the Stellenbosch University and has a modern science park on its southern side, Technopark. The South African wine industry produces about 1,000,000,000 litres of wine annually and Stellenbosch, situated in the centre of the Cape Winelands, is the primary location for viticulture and viticulture research. Oh, and it boasts some of the best mountain biking sporrts in the country.