The majestic Franschhoek Pass (also known as Lambrechts Road), is a long, steep and dramatic pass that follows the northern edge of the Franschhoek Mountains between the Wemmershoek Mountains and the Franschhoek Valley.
Known for its panoramic views and vistas of the surrounding valleys, gorges and mountains, the pass is a firm favorite for local cyclists. The 7km climb up to the top of Mont Rochelle is demanding, but well worth it. To extend your route cycle down the other side and go all the way to the T-junction at Theewaterskloof Dam and back (about 50km round trip). There are numerous stopping points along the route allow for breaks and photos. Always be aware of other road users especially on the weekends as the pass is a favorite driving route for city folk, tourists and motorcyclists.