THIS IS A POINT TO POINT, SOLELY GRAVEL ROUTE EVENT, NO SECTIONS OF TAR ANYWHERE!
Karoo to Montagu
The ride starts in the “Karoo” and heads east into the sunrise traversing the Anysberg Nature Reserve before it turns west again, just short of Ladismith making it's way towards the picturesque town of Montagu. The event starts in the “Karoo” and finishes in Montagu making it a point to point event and not a circular route. I chose the these specific roads to incorporate the beauty of our area and the idea is not to make you suffer on long boring roads in the wind but to thrill you with the beauty of the Klein Karoo.
Experience the beauty of the Klein Karoo with a stunning, red, still sunrise riding east towards Ladismith. The terrain varies all the time with short mountain "passes" and zigzaging alongside the southern side of the Anysberg plus flat sections where you can hammer it. Well stocked water points and pasta meals will keep your tummy full and a smile on your dial. Come challenge yourself!
The whole area has roaming game from Kudu, Gemsbuck, Eland and then of course smaller game that will see you without you noticing them.
Three distances makes it possible for all fitness levels to experience this stunning ride: 70/100/210km
This event is open for Gravel bikes, Mountain bikes and E bikes.
Kortpad/Shortcut 70km: this route option is for those not so fit yet or a first time gravel event rider. The route runs all the way downhill to Montagu with 3 short climbs that will test your lungs. Just a fun way to get into gravel road riding. 451m Ascent and 1233m Descent
Ompad/Detour 100km: adding a 30km through the reserve makes this the ideal distance if you have some fitness in your legs. Not too long just that perfect distance making you finish in that sweet spot. 693m Ascent and 1470m Descent
Langpad/Longway 210km: Race distance for the ultra marathon junkies, those legs that know they can go the whole way. This route has everything you may want on a gravel event, some stiff climbs, twisty downhill on a mountain pass and in between outstretched sections where you can really put the hammer down. Terrain varies and you will not be bored or disappointed. There is lots of wildlife on this loop. 1852m Ascent and 2632m Descent
Late entries only available for the 70 & 100km events, with an additional R100 fee (for administration people on the day). from 5am to 6:30am on race day
for Friday night is included in the 210km race entry but additional dinner entries can be bought during the entry process for any of the events
All other info available on the website
More information: makadasadventures.co.za/gravel-corridor-challenge/
Images of the event
Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event
|Class||Distance||Start Time||Price (pp)|
210km Gravel Race Solo
210km Klein Karoo Gravel Corridor Challenge
|210 km||05:00||R 1,900.00|
100km Ompad Gravel Race
100km Gravel event
|100 km||07:00||R 450.00|
70km Kortpad Gravel Race
|70 km||07:00||R 400.00|
210km Gravel Race Team
Ladies, Men or Mixed
|210 km||05:00||R 1,900.00|
Leeuwenboschfontein Guest Farm, Langeberg Local Municipality
|Address||Leeuwenboschfontein Guest Farm|
|City||Langeberg Local Municipality|