Piketberg Circuit - Day 3MTRAdministrator | 2022-01-25 18:14:41
A whole bunch of hideaway villages are scattered around the breathtaking Piketberg massif, a free-standing mountain rising from the farmlands lining the breathtaking Berg River valley. Eendekuil, Goedverwacht, Redelinghuys, Aurora and the eponymous Piketberg are a few of the dorps you’ll discover across the bars should you decide to pedal around this rugged and imposing mountain.
The charming hamlet of Aurora is one of these charming Sandveld villages, and it would be a great spot from which to start your crank. The town’s square is where you will find one of the region’s most striking churches; it was completed in 1908 and quaint homes line the tranquil streets. This is about as far away from the rat race as you can get.
Morning brings stunning amber light, and you may agree with those who say the town was named for Aurora, the Roman goddess of Dawn, but others insist it may be for the daughter of the first Dutch Reformed minister in the area, Reverend CR Ferreira. I’d like to think it was Option 1 …
- Distance 57.64 km
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- Speed 0.0 km/h
- Min altitude 15 m
- Peak 1023 m
- Climb 1326 m
- Descent 1242 m
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