Day one takes on the format of a “tag” relay race. The first rider will complete the road leg of the race, and must tag the second rider upon completion to send him/her off on the MTB leg. Solo riders to both components of the stage.
Road racers must go south on Goudini Weg to the R43, turn left (east) on the R43 and proceed to Slanghoek Road. From there, they turn left on Slanghoek Road and cross the Breede River.
They then proceed south to the end at the Slanghoek Cellar where they must tag their teammate to proceed to the second part of the race - that is to say, the MTB stage. Solo riders to do both.
Slanghoek Cellar lies in the beautiful Slanghoek Valley, 90 kilometers from Cape Town, and is surrounded by the Slanghoek Mountains from which the cellar derives its name.
The fertile, varied soils and micro-climate of the region combine to impart the distinct character of Slanghoek’s celebrated red, white, sparkling, dessert wines and port.
Since the cellar's first harvest more than half a century ago, it's viticulturists and winemakers are committed to cultivating quality wine grapes to yield premium wines year after year. Innovative technology and modern cellar equipment have lead to the production of wines that boast sought-after titles and prestigious awards.
The region offers a large variety of outdoor activities, such as 4×4 routes, canoeing on the Breede River, hiking trails and trout fishing. The valley is also home to many charming guest houses and fine restaurants. The cellar also boasts a newly redesigned mountain bike route, which offers a scenic ride through the mountains and vineyards.