This is one of those rides that really put ‘mountain’ into mountain-biking. Crank off from the village main street along tarmac until you see the sign to the Swartberg pass on your right. From here it’s gnarly gravel all the way as you granny-crank into the teeth of gravity and sweat it out along 18 km of relentless climbing. Drop down for a few hundred metres until you see the sign to Gamkaskloof (Die Hel) on your right, but only head in here if you’re feeling brave.

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