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The Route 62 Rally provides all participants with the opportunity to experience a rally where everything is taken care of and to enjoy some of the Western Cape’s most scenic routes.
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The Route 62 Rally provides all participants with the opportunity to experience a rally where everything is taken care of and to enjoy some of the Western Cape’s most scenic routes and of course the fantastic hospitality of the various towns and stops that make up Route 62.
Route 62 covers well surfaced roads that carry very little traffic making the route perfect for biking through dramatic scenic mountain passes and along stretches of landscape that take your breath away. Equally beautiful, the route includes numerous rivers, vineyards and fruit orchards as it winds gently through the Breede River Valley and Klein Karoo.
Rides from the various parts of South Africa can incorporate the scenic beauty of the country as participants make their way to the Rally site.
In 2010 the Route 62 Rally is being held in the warm Karoo town of Oudtshoorn famous for its ostrich breeding farms, the Cango Caves, hot air ballooning, and small town hospitality.
The H.O.G. Cape Town Chapter looks forward to hosting you in 2010.
Cape Route 62 is the tourist route in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape, that rolls between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn, the Langkloof and Port Elizabeth, offering the shorter, scenic alternative to the N2 highway.
It´s an area of magnificent landscapes and towering cliffs, crystal clear streams and an abundance of trees and indigenous flora.
The ever changing colours of the majestic mountains, scenic passes, rivers, vineyards and orchards, as well as the multitude of attractions, will offer you an unforgettable adventure as you enjoy the Route 66 of Africa on your Harley.
Cape Route 62 will take you along the longest wine route in the Western Cape and most likely the whole world. Innovation and pride, combined with a terrain and mild climate that are harmoniously balanced, results in the prominence of the outstanding wines on Cape Route 62.
The easily accessible towns, nestled along the valleys, all offer ample opportunity for discovery. From visits to wineries and game reserves, tribal art, cultural tours, museums and for the more adventurous, even ostrich riding.
Cape Route 62 is an exciting experience, even for the well-traveled.
This scenic route passes through farming towns such as Calitzdorp, Ladismith, historic Amalienstein, Zoar and the fruit growing and wine producing towns of Barrydale, Montagu, Ashton, Bonnievale, Robertson, McGregor, Worcester, Rawsonville, Ceres, Wolseley, Tulbagh, Wellington and Paarl.
Cape Route 62, also known as the Mountain Route, offers the visitor range upon range of striking mountain edifices for perfect motorcycle riding. Michell´s Pass near Ceres, Bain´s Kloof Pass near Wellington, Gydo Pass due north of Ceres up the Skurweberg, Tulbagh Kloof (after the town of Tulbagh), Prince Alfred´s Pass (after Prince Alfred) from Knysna to Uniondale, Tradouw Pass near Barrydale, Garcia´s Pass from Riversdale to Ladismith, Cogmans Kloof, from Ashton to Montagu and Swartberg Pass from Oudtshoorn to Prince Albert.
What make Cape Route 62 really special, is the calm and peacefulness that it offers travelers. The route is safe so adventurers need not be concerned about their personal security.
Those who have traversed the twists and turns of Cape Route 62 return time and time again and affirm that it is the road that provides them with the most inspiring adventures and differing landscapes especially when traversing the route on your Harley.
More info: Rally Coordinator