Ride Guide

The 2023 Guide is now available. This is your ultimate guide for all things Cape to Cape 2023! 

2023 Ride Guide


Stage 1

We recommend dropping your riders off at the Start Line at Cape Leeuwin. If you are early, it’s a short the walk to the start line where you can get a feel for the atmosphere and grab a coffee. If you want to see the riders on course we recommend getting out of there before the race briefing and stage start at 9am and heading out to the middle of the course.

Stage 1 is fairly short at less than 40km so we suggest getting into the middle of the course where you can see some of the action.

Head to the bottom of Greenhill Road and the intersection with Diana coming from the Augusta township side and park then walk up Greenhill and into the course. Here you will see one of the most spectacular descents in Stage 1 amidst the beautiful Karri trees and a nice single trail that runs off to the north.

If you get out there early enough you’ll see the elite riders and be amazed at the speed that they come down this section of the course. Once you have seen your riders go through this section you can cheer on the others before heading back to the finish line at the Lighthouse. Enjoy the rugged ocean scenery and enjoy a bite to eat and drinks along with the rider’s stories from Stage 1.

Stage 2

A return to Boranup and the coastline awaits riders in what is a traditional Stage Two of the Cape to Cape.  After the massive bushfires went through this region at the start of Summer in late 2021 access for spectators will be limited.  Please note that Boranup Drive will be closed to all traffic from both the north and south ends to keep riders safe and limit access to the area for spectators.

Riders will start and finish within the beautiful property at Mr. Barval Winery.  If spectators wish to go and watch the race on course we suggest two spots that can easily be accessed off Caves Road to the south and north of Boranup Forest which the majority of the course goes through.

The first spectator location is to the north of Boranup Lookout.  Enter Boranup Drive from the south and drive to the top, park near the lookout before the road closure which will be in place.  This is a great spot to not only see riders as they finish a big climb up to the top of Boranup at the 23km mark of the course but also enjoy the fantastic views from the Lookout west over the coast while you are up there.

The second spectator spot is to the north of Boranup only 8km from the finish line.  Enter off Caves Road near Lake Cave and drive west on Contos Road parking near the campgrounds before the road closure.  Riders will come up a long climb past Contos Beach and turn left into a rocky firebreak which will take them north toward the finish line at Mr. Barval Fine Wines.  

Stage 3

The CBCo. stage is the most difficult one for spectators as the trails we use to get out to and back from Middle Earth are difficult to access by car. It is important that spectators stay off the course on this stage as the few roads that we do use are still open to traffic and spectators in these areas can cause risk management issues with other road users.

Instead we encourage you to drop your riders off at CBCo. and then head into Cowaramup for breakfast and coffee.
Then head out to the intersection of Treeton Rd North and Carbanup Rd South. Here the course comes from the south up Carbanup Rd and there is a small offshoot trail down to a water crossing. You can park either on Treeton Rd North or Carbanup Rd away from the course, it is a great spot to see the riders. You can then proceed north up Carbanup Rd – but do so with caution as you will soon come back upon the course. If you proceed further along you will go past the Boundary Rd intersection and further north come upon the outskirts of Middle Earth where you can park and proceed in by foot to find the labyrinth of trails.

Once you have explored this section of the course, head back to CBCo. via Cowaramup and the main highway to enjoy a beer with the riders and hear all of the great stories from Stage 3 and Middle Earth.

Stage 4

The best place to view all of the action for Stage Four is at Wise Winery – Eagle Bay.  While at Wise Winery you will be able to access the start/finish line, see the riders come through before they head out to the epic trails of Meelup Mountain Bike Park, and watch them tackle Lot 80 in and around Wise Winery. 

The Stage Four course will be the fastest day out on the trails which will make it difficult to catch up with the riders out on the course. 

There is also limited access/parking along the course, so please don’t try and chase the race.  Stage 4 is all about the atmosphere and good vibes with plenty of action taking place just minutes away from the start/finish line.  So grab your mates, enjoy the food and beverage offerings at Wise Wine and cheer on your riders as they conquer the brand new Stage 4 alignment.


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Sportograf – Never forget your ride!

Sportograf will be at Cape to Cape to cover your ride across all stages. Within 48 hours following the end of the final stage your personal photos will be available here.

Notice our photo spots on course and smile into the camera – even if you’re hurting.

Please be sure you have your number visible at all times so we can be sure to get the photos to you! Smile & celebrate when you cross the finish line!