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Trans Baviaans 2016 - The Route Map

The Trans Baviaans 24hr Mountain Bike Marathon route starts in Willowmore in the main street (± 700 m above sea level) and then follows a farm road through Poortjies to link up with the Baviaanskloof turn-off ± 4 km out of town. The route then ascends over a distance of ± 26 km to the top of the spectacular Nuwekloofpas (± 1000m above sea level). For the next ± 80 km the route drops down into the Baviaanskloof passing through a number of farms such as Rietrivier and the Baviaanskloof Police Station at Studtis, after which it enters the Baviaanskloof wilderness area under the control of Eastern Cape Parks Board.

FB-Advert-4-800x300 This long descent ends at Geelhoutbos a distance of ± 110 km from Willowmore. From here the route becomes more strenuous, narrower and more difficult to negotiate, reaching a high point at Bergplaas, at ± 147 km from Willowmore. From here it drops suddenly into the Cambria Valley past some citrus farms and the Komdomo Campsite in the banks of the Groot River at ± 175 km mark. From Komdomo the route follows the road to Patensie but before reaching it turns off to Humansdorp on an undulating gravel road to cross the Humansdorp-Patensie tar road at ± 210 km mark.

The route then follows a farm road to Jeffreys Bay where it finishes at the Fountains Mall in Jeffreys Bay, 230 km from Willowmore. The total accumulated climbs for this route is 2540m. Please note: Riders must take note that the route will not be marked as orienteering plays an important role during the event. ZOOMABLE HI-RES ROUTE MAP tb201601 MAP OF WILLOWMORE tb201602 MAP OF JEFFREYS BAY tb201603 THE PROFILE tb201604 Source: www.transbaviaans.co.za