Franschhoek, Cape Winelands

About Franschhoek Pass MTB Route

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.

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WhereThe Franschhoek Pass, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands

WhenBest during daylight hours.

How muchFree

OvernightThe closest town is Franschhoek, in Western Cape

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