ROUTE

Where the sheep trails takes you...

STAGE 1

REGISTRATION: 13:00 – 17:30
START: From 18:15
DISTANCE: 21km (Mini and Main)
ELEVATION: 208m
PREPARE: Bicycle lights, warm clothing, bridge crossing
ROUTE: Ride into the sunset and get welcomed by the spectacular Karoo night skies. The night ride is an exciting start to Ride the Karoo 3-Day Tour!

STAGE 2

START: 07:30
DISTANCE: 73km
ELEVATION: 660m
SUPPORTERS: Today supporters can visit Middelburg or Nieu Bethesda. We will have support maps and info at registration.
ROUTE: Day two is a tough ride but very scenic. The route consists of mostly jeep track around Karoo koppies and through neighbouring farms to conclude a great day out on the bike.

STAGE 2 | MINI

START: 08:00
DISTANCE: 26km
ELEVATION: 245m
SUPPORTERS: Today supporters can visit Middelburg or Nieu Bethesda. We will have support maps and info at registration.
ROUTE: Day 2 takes riders through neighouring farms with beautiful typical Karoo vistas.

STAGE 3

START: 07:30
DISTANCE: 48km
ELEVATION: 520m
SUPPORTERS: You are welcome to support your riders along the route. A map will be provided at registration that will indicate the spectator points.
ROUTE: Today’s ride is short and sweet. You’ll be treated to a coffee stop at Dwarsvlei station in the middle of the veld. To complete the ride, you’ll be presented with beautiful Karoo vistas.

STAGE 3 | MINI

START: 08:00
DISTANCE: 29km
ELEVATION: 325m
SUPPORTERS: You are welcome to support your riders along the route. A map will be provided at registration that will indicate the spectator points.
ROUTE: Last but not least. Celebrating your last day at Ride the Karoo, you’ll be treated to a coffee stop at Dwarsvlei station in the middle of the veld before making your way back down to the finish.