Franschhoek Pass (West side)

 Franschhoek Pass (West side)   

The Franschhoek Pass, follows the path of least resistance along the Middagskransberg, tracing the northern edge of the Franschhoek Mountains between the Wemmershoek Mountains and the Franschhoek Valley. It is one of the more heart-stopping of the passes for views and vistas of the surrounding valleys, gorges and mountains, particularly the drop down to the Franschhoek River from the summit. Capetonians have been known to take Sunday drives from Cape Town, simply to include this route in their day, the views are so spectacular. Numerous stopping points along the route allow for breaks and photos.


Region: Western Cape
City: Pniel

Distance: 34.43 km
Elevation Gain: 588 m
Elevation Loss: 435 m
Difficulty: 426 (Moderate)
FIETS Index: 1.53 FIETS
Avg Grade: 2.74 %
Max cat climb: 2
Min elevation: 178 m
Max elevation: 734 m
Ride Category: Hilly

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