The 245km circular route takes you in a clockwise direction from Cederberg Oasis over Grootrivierhoogte, across Grootrivier, through Blinkberg Pass until you reach a T-junction at the R303. You will turn right (Turning left to Op-die-berg is a detour and NOT part of the race route segment) on to the R303 heading through a section of the Koue Bokkeveld & Hexberg Nature Reserve. This is all tar road & only turns to gravel closer to Middelberg Pass.
You will climb over Middelberg Pass before descending into the Olifantsriver valley, making your way into the town of Citrusdal. In Citrusdal the route turns right onto Voortrekker Street. Continue straight on Voortrekker Street, heading through & out of town on the tar road.
The route follows the Olifantsriver on your left, crossing the Algeria turnoff. This road will pass the Clanwilliam dam on your left and reach a T-junction where you will turn right heading back in the direction of Oasis. At 197km, you pass Jamaka Resort and continue until reaching the paved road of Algeria. Turn left at this T-junction, where the paved road leads over Uitkyk Pass.
From Uitkyk Pass, the route passes Sandrift & Cederberg Wines. Keep left at the Kromriver turnoff (Race route does NOT go through Kromriver) to drop down to cross Matjiesrivier. Keep right at the T-junction and head up the final climb before descending to the finish line at Oasis.
- The Ceder route GPX file will be sent via email leading up to race day
- Strava segment: The Ceder
- To feature on The Ceder leaderboard, please follow route (no detours such as Op-die-Berg) according to GPX file & ‘The Ceder’ Strava segment
- The Ceder Race route & official segment does NOT follow the Cape Cycle Cederberg Circuit or Cederberg FKT route through Kromrivier (Do not turn right down to Kromriver)
POINTS ON ROUTE
- 0km Oasis Start
- 7km Grootrivierhoogte
- 25km Blinkberg Pass
- 65km Op-die-berg Turn-off (Going to Op-die-berg is a detour - Route does not go through the town)
- 115km Middelberg Pass
- 135km Citrusdal
- 160km Olifantsriver bridge
- 197km Jamaka Resort
- 210km Uitkyk Pass
- 244km Finish at Oasis