Franschhoek Pass MTB Route

Cycling / Sports & Leisure in or near Franschhoek, Cape Winelands in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Things To Do in FranschhoekFranschhoek Pass MTB Route

Cycling Sports & Leisure Cape Winelands

Where? The Franschhoek Pass, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands

When? Best during daylight hours.

How much? Free

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Franschhoek, in Western Cape

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.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Franschhoek

La Fontaine Guest House

Bed & Breakfast

La Fontaine Guest House

La Fontaine bed and breakfast offers and range of 14 rooms, including three in a separate family garden suite. Three ... more

Los Olivos at The Yard

Self Catering

Los Olivos at The Yard

Four luxury self-catering penthouses sleeping two to four people are available at this establishment in the centre of ... more

Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge

Guest House

Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge

This guesthouse situated halfway between Paarl and Franschhoek has a range of bedrooms, suites, twin and double rooms; ... more has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German. © 1999-2016. All Rights Reserved. Find and book hotels and accommodation in South Africa. Sitemap