Stage Two | #MontaguMettle
This stage is an old favourite but comes with a brand new route this year – a different take on the legendary single track around George before heading up to the breathtaking vistas at the summit of the Montagu Pass.
Located in the nexus of the mysterious ‘four passes’ of yesteryear, the Montagu Pass carries the echoes of the Voortrekkers’ feats of endurance, carving a narrow path into the densely grown mountainside terrain. After an hour on the winding, all-but-disused track, the going levels out and dips into freewheeling flight as we enter the community of Herold.
Heading once more onto ancient ox wagon trails through Paardepoort, we experience another distinct change of climate – the clean, dry heat of the Klein Karoo. Pushing onward to the Pioneer’s home away from home, Chandelier, an exhilarating spin around their singletrack brings a fairly easy day to a close. #RacewithSoul