ROUTES

Where the sheep trails takes you...

STAGE 1

REGISTRATION: 13:00 – 17:30
START: From 18:15
DISTANCE: 21km  Main
ELEVATION: 208m
PREPARE: Bicycle lights, warm clothing, bridge crossing
ROUTE: The night ride starts at sunset and leads onto the jeep track towards a culvert pass-through. This section boasts the last visible views of the mountain while the beautiful starry Karoo night sky unfolds. Participants will enjoy a fast, smooth, and twisty downhill as they make their way back to Dwarsvlei farm.

STAGE 2

START: 07:30
DISTANCE: 73km
ELEVATION: 660m
SUPPORTERS: Today supporters can visit Middelburg or Nieu Bethesda. We will have supporter maps and info at registration.

ROUTE: Day two is not for the faint-hearted but does enjoy breathtaking views. The route consists of mostly jeep track as it passes through neighboring farms and around Karoo koppies. Water points you will not want to leave will 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 supporter maps and info at registration.
ROUTE: Day 2 takes riders through neighouring farms with beautiful typical 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.

*Please note we no longer have an official ``Mini`` event. A shorter option will be provided for day two for those that would like to opt for this option. You will need to complete a standard entry.