The Segment:

The highlight of the Aap d'Huez segment is the tight switchback turns, and the shade from the trees, something that is becoming increasingly rare in the Western Cape.

The current QOM is Ila Gray with Karl Platt holding the men's record.

How do I ride this segment?

Aap d'Huez is part of the black route at the Welvanpas trails just outside of Wellington.

If you leave Wellington on Church Street towards Bainskloof Pass, follow the Bovlei Road turn off until you reach the Welvanpas farm. Here you can buy riding permits for the trail and grab some refreshments at the cafe.


Nominate your favourite segments for Contego Segment Hunter:

We're looking for you to nominate your favourite Strava segments to be featured in our Contego Segment Hunter video series. If your segment is chosen you could win a Cadence Nutrition hamper valued at R2,620. You can nominate your segments here.

The winner of the Cadence hamper for episode 5 is Sean Newbery. Thank you for your nomination.