Most awesome ride within 1hr of Cape Town and best kept secret in the Western Cape [now no more, hehe] This ride is hard!! Even after 2 years of riding it regularly between 4 and 5 times a week it still makes you sit up and take notice.
Starts off on a steep winding jeep track which can get quite loose in summer. Short sandy section about 15 mins into the ride which is very loose in summer [some pushing may be in order for a few minutes] and then the awesome single-track starts. Before the top of the grassy section make sure to take the fork to the left to get back onto the single-track. This is the 1\2 way point. Views are spectacular and the more you climb the better this trail gets. Challenging rocky single-track which requires a lot of power to get through. First gear most of the way since you climb 45 minutes and go from 150m elevation to +600m . At the top the views are breath-taking, all across to Lions Head, Robben Island , West Coast, Cape Point, False Bay, and the mountain range behind Somerset West. Descent can be exhilarating but caution is required for the inexperienced. Takes between 11 and 18mins to descend. Total route is 9km and takes between 55min and 90mins depending on fitness level.
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