THE ULTIMATE 8 DAY MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL RIDING ADVENTURE
Where: Bainesfield to Rhodes
When: 23 April – 1 May 2016
Distance: Approx 500kms, 13000m ascent
Best time of year: September – November & March – May
What’s in: We supply everything necessary from the start of the trail to the finish including all access to trails, 8 nights accommodation, food, support team and vehicle PLUS travel from Durban and back from Rhodes.
What’s out: Emergency evacuation insurance, alcoholic beverages, bike maintenance, expenses of a personal nature.
COST: R11 000 per rider.
Not supplied: Bike and riding gear, emergency evacuation insurance, alcoholic beverages, rider specific sports drinks and snacks, bike wash and repair, expenses of a personal nature.
– Bicycle hire.
– We can assist riders from out of Durban with travel to the start and back to the airport and can arrange any necessary accommodation in Durban before and/or after the trip.
This tour provides an exceptional JOURNEY across the Sisonke and No Mans Land districts, over the Maluti Mountains and into the Rhodes area of the Eastern Cape. This is largely adventure trail riding on pony trails and cattle paths with dirt road linking these trails only when necessary.
This part of our country is characterised by the Spine of the Dragon or Drakensberg/Maluti Mountains to the west and impressive valleys running east to the sea. The trails are characterised by riding into the valleys and out again, along ridgelines, across watersheds, through necks, etc. wherever the local people and their animals have made trails. The riders who experience this and take the time to absorb their surroundings will never be able to simply follow a marked trail again!
This will give each rider an insight and first hand experience of what expedition riding is all about!
Download the pdf DETOUR2RHODES for a more detailed itinerary.