Glacier Cradle Traverse

Welcome to the wild side of Gauteng
3

days

130

km

2,200

up

2/5
The Glacier Cradle Traverse is a three-day mountain bike stage race that takes place in the heart of Gauteng. With trails that are often described as Gauteng’s ‘best kept secret’, riders are welcomed to the ‘wild side’ of Gauteng and given a truly unique experience of the area surrounding the Cradle of Humankind.
  • South Africa
  • recreational tour, stage race
  • maximum number of participants unknown
  • E-MTB participation options unknown
  • 3 April - 5 April 2020
  • date 2021 unknown
  • www.cradletraverse.co.za
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Glacier Cradle Traverse
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Glacier Cradle Traverse (overlay)

stage

km

ascent

trail

1
36 km
690 m
Cradle Meander
2
46 km
861 m
Lake Heritage Traverse
3
41 km
681 m
Conquer the Kloof
The exclusive routes extend into Muldersdrift and adjacent estates and conservancies, with breathtaking views and even the possibility of game encounters in store. To encounter this natural beauty a mere half an hour from Johannesburg is only part of the reason that this event has become a favourite for local adventure-seekers. Another major draw card is the non-competitive atmosphere of the race – one that encourages riders to slow down and spend quality with loved ones.
Endurance
1/5
Overall
2/5
Technic
2/5
Days
2/5
Distance
2/5
Up/down
2/5

Explanation

Overall ​Upwards rounded rating baesd on the avarage score of ​endurance, technic, ​days, distance and up/down. Unfortunately the judgment undoubtedly contains subjective elements, please make your own assessments and prepare well!

Endurance Requirements for endurance (unfortunately the judgment undoubtedly contains subjective elements, please make your own assessments and prepare well!).
1 star basic endurance required. 2 stars above average endurance required. 3 stars above average endurance required, partly due to extreme or changing weather conditions (hot, cold, rain, mud, etc.). 4 stars more than above average endurance required, including due to extreme or changing weather conditions. 5 stars way above average endurance / professional endurance, including due to extreme or changing weather conditions. 

Technic Indication of the technical difficulty of the average stages (unfortunately the judgment undoubtedly contains subjective elements, please make your own assessments and prepare well!).
1 star flat or slightly sloping roads with a level surface and/or asfaltos, no or hardly no singletracks. 2 stars mainly off road, but flat or slightly sloping roads with a level surface and some singletracks. 3 stars mainly off-road with single tracks, roots and / or rocks and / or sandy parts in hilly surroundings. 4 stars mainly off road with singletracks, roots and/or rocks and/or sandy pieces including steep climbs and/or downhills in mountainous surroundings. 5 stars mainly off-road, technical passages, steep climbs, fast descents including natural jumps and drops, changing surfaces both up and down.

Days Number of days of the event.
1 star 2 days or less. 2 stars 3 days. 3 stars 4 days. 4 stars 5 days. 5 stars 6 days or more

Distance Average kilometers per stage.
1 star 40 km or less. 2 stars 40- 59 km. 3 stars 60- 79 km. 4 stars 80 - 99 km. 5 stars 100 km or more. 

Up/down Average uphill meters per stage.
1 star 500 meters or less. 2 stars 501 - 1,000 meters. 3 stars 1,001 - 1,500 meters. 4 stars 1,501 - 2,000 meters. 5 stars 2,001 meters or more.

Glacier Cradle Traverse

Welcome to the wild side of Gauteng
3

days

130

km

2,200

up

2/5
  • South Africa
  • recreational tour, stage race
  • maximum number of participants unknown
  • E-MTB participation options unknown
  • 3 April - 5 April 2020
  • date 2021 unknown
  • www.cradletraverse.co.za
The Glacier Cradle Traverse is a three-day mountain bike stage race that takes place in the heart of Gauteng. With trails that are often described as Gauteng’s ‘best kept secret’, riders are welcomed to the ‘wild side’ of Gauteng and given a truly unique experience of the area surrounding the Cradle of Humankind.
Glacier Cradle Traverse Placeholder
Glacier Cradle Traverse
Glacier Cradle Traverse (overlay) Placeholder
Glacier Cradle Traverse (overlay)

stage

km

ascent

1
36 km
690 m
2
46 km
861 m
3
41 km
681 m
The exclusive routes extend into Muldersdrift and adjacent estates and conservancies, with breathtaking views and even the possibility of game encounters in store. To encounter this natural beauty a mere half an hour from Johannesburg is only part of the reason that this event has become a favourite for local adventure-seekers. Another major draw card is the non-competitive atmosphere of the race – one that encourages riders to slow down and spend quality with loved ones.

Glacier Cradle Traverse

Welcome to the wild side of Gauteng
3

days

130

km

2,200

up

2/5
  • South Africa
  • recreational tour, stage race
  • maximum number of participants unknown
  • E-MTB participation options unknown
  • 3 April - 5 April 2020
  • date 2021 unknown
  • www.cradletraverse.co.za
The Glacier Cradle Traverse is a three-day mountain bike stage race that takes place in the heart of Gauteng. With trails that are often described as Gauteng’s ‘best kept secret’, riders are welcomed to the ‘wild side’ of Gauteng and given a truly unique experience of the area surrounding the Cradle of Humankind.
Glacier Cradle Traverse Placeholder
Glacier Cradle Traverse
Glacier Cradle Traverse (overlay) Placeholder
Glacier Cradle Traverse (overlay)
The exclusive routes extend into Muldersdrift and adjacent estates and conservancies, with breathtaking views and even the possibility of game encounters in store. To encounter this natural beauty a mere half an hour from Johannesburg is only part of the reason that this event has become a favourite for local adventure-seekers. Another major draw card is the non-competitive atmosphere of the race – one that encourages riders to slow down and spend quality with loved ones.