Trans Baviaans 24H Mountain Bike Race

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17th August 2013 to 17th August 2013

The ASG Trans Baviaans 24hr Mountain Bike Marathon route starts in Willowmore in the main street (± 700m above sea level). From here the route follows the main road towards Uniondale to the Baviaanskloof turn-off ± 4km out of town. From here the route ascends over a distance of ± 26 km to the top of the spectacular Nuwekloofpas (± 1000m above sea level). For the next ± 80 km the route drops down into the Baviaanskloof passing through a number of farms such as Rietrivier and the Police Station at Studtis after which it enters the Baviaanskloof Wilderness area under the control of Eastern Cape Parks Board.

This long descent ends at Geelhoutbos a distance of ± 110 km from Willowmore. From here the route becomes more strenuous, narrower and more difficult to negotiate, reaching a high point at Bergplaas, at ± 147 km from Willowmore. From here it drops suddenly into the upper Gamtoos Valley past some citrus farms to Komdomo Camp site at ± 175 km mark. From Komdomo the route follows the road to Patensie but before reaching it turns off to Humansdorp on an undulating gravel road to cross the Humansdorp-Patensie tar road at ± 210 km mark. From here the route follows a public farm road to Jeffreys Bay were it finishes in Kabeljous near Jeffreys Bay, 230 km from Willowmore.

The total accumulated climbs for this route is 2540m.

To inquire about Accommodation for the Baviaans Mountain Bike Race

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For more Race Information visit the Official Race Website:

 http://www.transbaviaans.co.za/page/home

 

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