On day six of the 2017 Honda Quest the contestants managed to do what few others have done. Not only did they conquer the notoriously difficult Van Zyl’s Pass, but they did it as a group of 22 riders on big adventure bikes suffering no damage or injury to anyone.
It’s a classic extreme road, but not really a road, just a route made over the mountain by Ben van Zyl and his team in 1965. The outrageously steep pass is a pure adrenaline rush, but the lead-up route is 10-15km of hard driving, dodging its way through boulders, rocks, ravines and badlands.
Source: Jaco Kirsten for Specialised Adventures