- Wellington - Ceres - Op Die Berg - Cederberg Oasis
- Wupperthal - Clanwilliam
- Algeria - Citrusdal - Ceres
Surface: Mostly Gravel, and Mountainous,
some sand, river crossings...
Truitjieskraal Caves and Bushmen Paintings
Stadsaal Caves and Bushmen Paintings
We set off on the R44 from Milnerton, Paarl and Wellington winelands.
The adventure starts Just outside Wellington in the notorious
Bainskloof Pass linking the route to Mitchell's Pass and
Once passing through Ceres we wind
our way up Gydo Pass to the view point on top of the pass
overlooking the Ceres Citrus growing valley.
Our final leg of the first day
takes us through Op Die Berg and onto the short 52km gravel
section. Although short, the route to Cederberg Oasis
overnight stop has two very stunning gravel passes - Blinkberg
Pass and Grootriver Pass. In winter river levels make
low water drift crossings challenging, but not impossible
even for beginner riders.
After lunch and a cool swim, we then explore the Khoi
San Bushmen art at Truitjieskraal and Stadsaal Caves formations
in the picturesque Kromriver loop.
The Wupperthal loop on day two is somewhat challenging,
but easily do-able for beginner riders. We stop off at
the cool Eselbank Waterfall for a few hours of cool swimming