STAGE 1: 15 OCT 2017

#GondwanaGlory

PIONEER TO THE PEOPLE

Start the day off right with a ride through big 5 country.

SMILES ALL ROUND

You’ve put in the hard work, now it’s time to show what you can do.

MAX EFFORT, MAX REWARD

You’ll be tempted by the views but this is an all-out sprint for seeding, so keep your focus.

CAT AND MOUSE

Chasing hard through unspoiled coastal fynbos. Could you ask for more?

Distance
96KM
Ascent
1650M
Start
Milkwood Primary School, Mossel Bay
Finish
Milkwood Primary School, Mossel Bay

Stage 1

Major route changes continue to deepen the allure of the Cape Pioneer Trek, with one of the biggest draw cards this year coming right at the start.

Stage 1 will showcase the Mossel Bay area, exquisite places all along this beautiful coastline. The stage will start in neutral fashion through town until riders turn left onto a climb of note towards the first set of fun single track just after water point 1.  This 11 000 hectare reserve  of Gondwana is next, this is a true wilderness experience and riders will come face to face with the free roaming Big 5 of the African continent. Truly a spectacular area with views of the mighty Outeniqua Mountains and the ocean close by.

 

More new tracks through adjacent farmlands bring riders to a fast and flat race past Dias beach and onto Milkwood School for a well-deserved night on the water’s edge.

Don’t underestimate this stage, still tough but very rewarding.

Stage 1