ROUTE

Where the SHEEP trails takes you...

DAY 1

DISTANCE: 17KM

WATER POINTS: WP 1 – Tot-Hier-Toe Padstall| WP 2 – Aunt Evelyn | WP 3 & 4 – Boetie’s Pub and The Village Inn.
ROAD SURFACE: A mix between Jeep tracks, Single tracks, Gravel and District road.
RECOMMENDED BIKE: We recommend using a Mountain Bike or E-Bike.
ROUTE: Day 1 is all about  exploring the town of Nieu-Bethesda and to see what the enchanting town has on display along a 17km route through town with pit stops at interesting places. The Hang Bridge crossing will be the first focal point which ascends to the Nieu-Bethesda viewpoint. Here you can enjoy a birds-eye view of the town and some small local farms. You will then head down to the Tot Hier Toe Padstal for a revitalising snack before going up towards Aunt Evelyn’s place for an ice-cold homemade ginger beer. The route descends onto a section alongside fully functioning historic water furrows, which serve as the watery veins of Nieu-Bethesda. The pitstops keep rolling in with a duel check-in pitstop at Boeties Pub for a refreshing beer and a delicious cinnamon-sugar-filled pancake nibble right next door at The Village Inn Restaurant before heading back to the race village.

DAY 2

DISTANCE: 48KM | CLIMBING 600M

WATER POINTS: WP 1 – 14km |  WP 2 – 28km | WP 3 – 40km
ROAD SURFACE: A mix between Jeep tracks, Single tracks, Gravel and District road.
RECOMMENDED BIKE: We recommend using a Mountain Bike or E-Bike.
ROUTE: Day two heads towards Ganora Guestfarm and has a few challenges up its sleeve but delivers a great reward in the form of breathtaking views of spectacular canyons and river crossings. Ganora Guestfarm will be hosting the first and second water points in the usual fashion of spoiling participants with delicious treats and loads of lounging chairs to relax on. You will encounter some smooth single-track sections, slightly more challenging jeep tracks with loose gravel and stone, and wide open District roads that lead to The Brewery and Two Goats Deli for the best beer in town and a delicious cheese and salami platter for lunch.

DAY 3