Meiringspoort descent

 Meiringspoort descent   

Meiringspoort (Afrikaans for "Meiring’s pass") is a South African mountain pass on the N12 national road, where it crosses the Swartberg mountain range (Afrikaans for Black Mountain). The pass is a gateway that connects the Little Karoo and the Great Karoo, through a gorge with a 25 km road crossing the same river 25 times in the span of the 25 km. The Swartberg is amongst the best exposed fold mountain chains in the world, and the pass slices through magnificently scenic geological formations. Much of the Swartberg is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Region: Western Cape
City: Central Karoo District Municipality

Distance: 36.12 km
Elevation Gain: 119 m
Elevation Loss: 462 m
Difficulty: 142 (Easy)
FIETS Index: 0.35 FIETS
Avg Grade: -0.99 %
Max cat climb: 5
Min elevation: 371 m
Max elevation: 723 m
Ride Category: Flat

Ride Leaderboard

Rank Name Date Time Power W/Kg Speed
* Elevation power correction

Users who liked this also liked

Ride NameDistanceElevation GainDifficultyPopularityRating 
Loch Ness321040.054324.22 
Los Valles del Oso28.142050.223894.57 
La Cote Wine Region30.572120.093914.46 
Bainskloof Pass (North side)25.993591.511434.57 
Glendora Ridge descent to LA34.793000.212694.4