OUR TRIPS & TOURS
Imagine cycling through a spectacular World Heritage Site, National Parks, national monument mountain passes, and indigenous coastal forest where thousands of elephants used to roam.
You will get to see a wide variety of African Wildlife
REQUIRED FITNESS LEVEL AT START: FAIRLY FIT
This tour starts off pretty tough and actually gets easier as we climb into the mountains and then descend back to the coast, but don’t worry we’ll head back to the mountains soon enough. Average distance is 65km per day and you will become fitter as we go. So as long as you have some cardio fitness and muscle memory you are good to go provided you can granny gear up some steep ascents. Also remember this is not race pace, the idea is to take in the views.
ON COMPLETION: EXTREMELY FIT
The South African Wilderness Tour will take you on a journey between the desert and the deep blue sea.
Baviaanskloof (Valley of Baboons)
(Almost 200km of pristine nature that forms part of the Cape Floral Region World Heritage Site. Besides Baboons it is also habitat for Lynx, Leopard, Cape Buffalo and many other mammal and bird species)
Meiringspoort (Meirings Pass)
Originally constructed in 1856. It has since been redone but still boasts magnificent rock faces that tower over the Groot Rivier (Big River)
Swartberg (Black Mountain) Pass
Constructed 1881 to 1886 by Thomas Bain and his famous father Andrew at an elevation of 1583 meters above sea level is one of the steepest mountain passes in South Africa
Gamkaskloof ‘De Hel’
A 20 mile valley that is a maximum of 600 meters wide was discovered in the early 19th century and first inhabited in 1830. It was declared a National Monument in 1997. A very steep and winding dirt road leads you down into De Hel, and out again.
Located in Precambrian Limestones at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountain Range near the town of Oudtshoorn.
This is the windy road, opened in 1848, that will take us from the semi-arid desert of the Klein Karoo to the deep blue sea of George, Wilderness and the start of the Garden Route.
Wilderness National Park
Lies between the Garden Route towns of George and Knysna, a charming world of lakes, rivers, fens, estuaries and beaches gently unfolds against a backdrop of lush forest and lofty mountains.
The Knysna Heads
A pair of sandstone cliffs that are a gateway between the Knysna lagoon and the sea beyond. These famous milestones boast magnificent lookout points.
Tsitsikamma National Park
Encompasses a marine reserve, deep gorges and indigenous forests.
Prince Alfred Pass
South Africa’s longest mountain pass at 68km and built in the mid 1800’s offers great cycling and indescribable scenery.
Addo Elephant Park
South Africa’s 3rd largest National Park and home to one of the densest African Elephant populations on earth with roughly 450 Elephants roaming free. It is awe inspiring to behold these magnificent animals in their natural environment.
All inclusive package. Includes All Accommodation and at least one meal per day, (20 meals. Additional meals can be enjoyed at a stall or restaurant en route. Bananas, other fruit, and mineral water will be available for topping up your energy stores), hard tail bike with front shocks and Shimano components and helmet for duration of tour (you are welcome to use your own bike, however there will not be a reduction in the price), bike spares, and any entry or service fees that form part of the Tour itinerary. The Tour starts and ends in Nelson Mandela Bay (home of the Ironman African Championship). You will be collected from Port Elizabeth International Airport on the specified arrival date and dropped off again on the specified date of departure. If you wish to arrive early or depart later you will be collected and dropped off at location within Nelson Mandela Bay that you specify.
Does not include: Flights to and from Port Elizabeth, Travel Insurance, restaurant meals, sports supplements or service tips.
A $500 deposit is payable to secure your booking when you submit the booking form. 50% of the balance is to be paid by no later than 60 days prior to the commencement of your Tour and the remaining balance by no later than 30 days prior to the commencement of your Tour.
There are two payment options available. The first is to pay in full to secure your booking and by selecting this product you will qualify for a 5% discount voucher. The second option is to pay the deposit of $500 by selecting this product during the online payment process, then to pay two further instalments on or before the specified dates (two payments of $1430 each).
Join me on this amazing adventure. It gives me Goosebumps to think of all we will experience together on this wilderness bike tour of soul navigation and African adventure.
NEXT TOUR DATE
16 December 2017 – 6 January 2018
Pick up at Port Elizabeth Airport on 15 December 2016 and drop-off on 6 January 2018
Booking Details (Financial Guarentee)
Use the voucher code ADVENTURE to receive 5% discount when you pay the full amount in one transaction.
Should you prefer to pay a deposit and the balance of the tour in 2 instalments, please begin by paying the $500 deposit.
The deposit of $500 is payable to secure your booking when you submit the booking form, $1430 is to be paid by 15 October 2017, and $1430 is to be paid by no later than 15 November 2017 (30 days prior to commencement of the Tour).
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