Contego Segment Hunter #5 Preview: Aap D'Huez

After gliding down Bartinney Skyfall, Contego Segment Hunter moves to the twisty climbs of Welvanpas for the Aap D'Huez climb. Watch as current QOM holder Ila Stow (Gray) and Oliver Munnik take us up the Aap d'Huez segment.


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.


Meezo, Nov 21 2016 02:40

did anybody win anything with this?

Hairy, Nov 22 2016 09:52

such a great series, and nice to see the ladies getting in the mix of things!

nox1111, Dec 07 2016 02:39

I want Mr Munnik to go flatout and see if he can take that segment - should make for a fun Segment Hunter.