DAY 1: SATURDAY, 02 JULY 2022
GREEN ROUTE - 42km
RED ROUTE - 82km
START: 08H00 onwards
DISTANCE: 42KM | ELEVATION: 1,331M
This route takes you along the Concordia Road which offers stunning views of the Knysna lagoon and some undulating riding until you get to Uniondale road. From this point, you have continual climbing until you pass the Diepwalle Big Tree and Forest Station. The 42km group turn off at the SANPARKS Kom-se-Pad.
This gravel road ride is in virgin forest ….there is a chance of seeing a wild elephant! Ride to the peak at the Pimple and descend to the Forester’s Hut and then onto the Gouna road where you pass the Gouna pump station with a final short 2.6km climb to the finish at the top of Simola.
The Reward – riders descend the Simola Hill -at leisure – to “The Farm” where refreshments and food can be purchased.
DISTANCE: 82KM | ELEVATION: 2,198M
This routes takes you along the Concordia road that has stunning views of the Knysna lagoon and some undulating riding till you get to the Uniondale road. From this point you have continual climbing till pass the Diepwalle Big Tree and Forest Station! Continuing past Kom- -se-Pad past Spitskop and then peaking at Buffelsnek. (Top of the main climb).
From Buffelsnek proceed to a turn west that tacks the riders back in the indigenous forest again till you get to the Rodebossie trail hut.
Continue on still interesting jeep (single track) to Kom se Pad. From here follow the 45km route down the Gouna Hill over the Gouna River and up the Gouna climb to the back to the finish at Top of Simola.
Then it’s time to relax and party at “The Farm”!
Situated along Old Cape Road, perched on a hill amidst the verdant vegetation of Knysna is The Farm, venue for Day 1 of the 2022 Knysna Cycle Tour. Refreshments and great food will be available at The Farm on both Friday and Saturday. It’s the perfect venue to wait for your partner or friends to finish the race. Don’t forget to bring along the kids’ bicycles as there is a lovely play park and cycle park for the children to enjoy free of charge.
Start/Finish Top of Simola
Starts from 08h00
Venue: The Farm
Friday, 01 July
Time: 11h00 to 19h00
Saturday, 02 July
Time: 06h00 to 07h30
Saturday, 02 July @ 08h00
You may park on the side of the road or at designated parking area on the field behind The Farm – marshals will be on standby to direct you. No cars may park at the start area– it is an uphill walk from your car to the top of the hill – allow for 20mins from The Farm.
Spectators are welcome at the top of Simola for both the start and finish – Seattle Coffee and music presented by Coke will be on standby to keep you warm.
Prizegiving will take place 13h00 on Saturday, 02 July at The Farm – all welcome to attend. Note that a lucky draw will be held for those at the venue.
THE AFTERPARTY – GOODLUCK
The Knysna Oyster Festival welcomes GOODLUCK!!! Join the incredible Goodluck and charismatic opener Steve Umculo at a brand-new waterside venue on Thesen Islands for an evening of music! Book your tickets here: https://qkt.io/wuZWBX
PS: Have you heard about the Oyster Hunt? From 1-10 July the town and greater Knysna will turn into a mobile game, and we want you to play! The aim of the game is to visit as many of the locations displayed on the map as you can, and to complete challenges to earn points, increasing your rank on the leader board. Daily prizes up for grabs. More details here: https://knysnaoysterfestival.co.za/oyster-hunt/