The beauty of fatigue and the thrill of conquest

This is our enduro-style race route for modern gravel bicycles, called Nova Eroica.

This category is open to modern gravel bikes, and follows the 135km Keisie dirt-road route up the brutal Ouberg Pass, after which riders start heading west around the Langeberg-Wes mountains. Upon meeting the tar at the top of the Koo, racers drop down Rooihoogte Pass, followed by the Burgers Pass, and then head into the mountains for a last section that visits Groenland and a route through Baden back into town. Along this route there a several Strava Segments which will be raced to determine the winner with the shortest time. Any part of the route outside of these segments are neutral, allowing racers to relax and take in the beautiful views, and also enjoy fantastic food stops along the way.

Route info
DISTANCE
150KM
ElevaTION
2,120M
Departure time
8.00
SKILL
Skill Skill Skill