Road Race Routes

104 km route summary: Knysna – Sedgefield – Barrington – Karatara – Knysna

Total ascent: 1,588 m | Maximum elevation: 239 m

The 104 km Road Race has an exciting and challenging new route! With a total ascent of 1,588 m and a maximum elevation of 239 m, the route will take riders on a scenic adventure through one of the most picturesque sections of the Garden Route, revealing stunning views of ocean and beach, mountains and pristine forest along the way.

104 km route overview:

  • Start in Waterfront Drive, Knysna and ride along the Knysna Lagoon road towards George on the N2
  • Climb Keytersnek (150 m assent) and descend into the Goukamma Valley
  • Turn left at Goukamma and head towards Buffalo Bay beach, a scenic, undulating ride with rolling hills and sea views
  • Turn around at Buffalo Bay, and head back to the N2
  • Proceed to Sedgefield along the rolling hills of this N2 section, and turn around
  • Turn left off the N2 at the Karatara turnoff and climb the road to Barrington. This is the climb of the ride through farmland and indigenous bush! Hopefully your attention will be distracted by the scenic mountain views
  • At the Barrington T-junction, turn left onto the Seven Passes Road. Cyclists will ride approx. 3 km of good gravel road through the forest and across the bridge over the Knysna River
  • Turn left at the Karatara turnoff and cycle back down to the N2 through picturesque farmland with stunning mountain views
  • Turn left to Knysna onto the N2 at Groenvlei and ride back towards Knysna. You will encounter the mini Keytersnek 3 km climb before the final climb of the ride
  • Climb Keytersnek (heartbreak hill 150 m assent), a final 2 km climb
  • Cruise east along the beautiful Knysna Lagoon road to the Finish in Waterfront Drive
  • Total distance +- 104 km

50 km route summary: Knysna – Sedgefield – Knysna along the N2.

Total ascent: 822 m | Maximum elevation: 167 m

50 km route overview:

  • Start in Waterfront Drive, Knysna and ride along the Knysna Lagoon road towards George on the N2
  • Climb Keytersnek (150 m assent) and descend into the Goukamma Valley
  • Proceed to Sedgefield along the rolling hills of this N2 section, and turn around to ride back towards Knysna.
  • Climb the mini Keytersnek 3 km climb before the final climb of the ride
  • Climb Keytersnek (heartbreak hill 150 m assent), a final 2 km climb
  • Cruise east along the beautiful Knysna Lagoon road to the Finish in Waterfront Drive
  • Total distance +- 104 km

104 km Road Race profile and route:

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