DISTANCE: 170KM | CLIMBING 1750M
Ride The Karoo’s 100 miler group (170km) head out towards Compassberg on both smooth jeep tracks and district roads. Riders will gradually increase in elevation, followed by a downhill that will most definitely put a grin on their face as riders make their way down to the quaint village of Nieu Bethesda. Here they will be greeted by the third and main water point on the day. Here riders will enjoy ice-cold, locally made ginger beer and numerous bites to fuel them for the second half of the ride. As riders head out of Nieu Bethesda to complete the rest of their ride, they enter the Sneeuberg & Bergplaas Nature Reserve, where numerous wildlife like eland, kudus, wildebeest, zebras, and more can be seen. Riders will have five water points to fuel up along the way.