Things To Do in FranschhoekFranschhoek Pass MTB Route
Where? The Franschhoek Pass, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands
When? Best during daylight hours.
How much? Free
Level: intermediate to advanced
Type of route: there, 25 km
Best: autumn, spring
Start on the R45 on the south-east edge of Franschhoek, taking a left onto Lambrechts Road (the R45) to pass the Huguenot Memorial Museum.
Start climbing the hill to pass La Petite Ferme on your right, roughly 1.8 km later and a little later the road bends softly left (Franschhoek Pass Winery in the bend of the road) before hitting a hairpin bend past L'ermitage Franschhoek.
A steady climb brings you to the top of the pass and Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve, roughly 7 km outside of Franschhoek. Now head down the pass, across the white bridge and on until you reach the t-junction with Theewaterskloof Dam, 25 km from the start.