Franschhoek, Cape Winelands

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

Maison Chablis

Guest House

Maison Chablis

Maison Chablis offers bed & breakfast accommodation in the heart of Franschhoek. During your stay you can park in ... more

Les Chambres

Guest House

Les Chambres

Les Chambres bed and breakfast offers a charming Victorian retreat, with several spacious rooms all with their own ... more

L'ermitage Franschhoek Chateau & Villas

Hotel / Self Catering

L'ermitage Franschhoek Chateau & Villas

This stunning establishment houses the five-star Chateau du Pré Hotel, as well as 36 self-catering one- and two-bedroom ... more

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