On Sunday morning we had a nice ride on a circle route that crossed Montagu Pass twice. It was to be a nice and scenic outride, but short enough to be back in time for Mother’s day lunch. The ride was organized by Eco Nation as an initiative to have likeminded riders ride together regardless of the brand of bike they ride. And where better to start such an initiative than the Southern Cape?
After we met at the gathering point we set out for Montagu Pass.
It was a beautiful day with perfect weather for riding in this idyllic setting.
Imagine having this just a few kilometers from you doorstep…
Just across the mountain you approach the little settlement Herold…
… and continue on towards Paarde Poort.
This road leads into the Klein Karoo – the riders from the big ride in April will recognize the area.
We followed the Heimersrivier road with regular photo stops and to take in the Klein Karoo scenery.
… and continued to Eseljagpoort:
Just through this Poort you join up with the Langkloof road. Usually we avoid tar like the plague, but on this short section the scenery is stunning.
SCP was on this ride with his NXR125
This is just a short circle route but the contrasts between the Southern Cape and Klein Karoo landscapes gives you a memorable ride in 2 hours. From the Langkloof road it’s back over Montagu Pass en route to George.
Honda gives you Wings!
Total distance traveled: 80km
Time: 2 hours.
What a privilege.