Whether you like single track fast or technical, natural or manicured, KZN has it all. Experience all the awesome gravity fed trails KZN has to offer in one weekend. Over three days of riding, riders will be presented with more epic trails than their bodies will allow them to do and to save energy, we will shuttle assist everywhere possible.
|TOUR GRADE||5: Are you crazy?
This ride is for trail enthusiasts who love being challenged and pushing their limits. These riders have a solid knee tan line from spending too much time in body armour.
|ADDITIONAL INFO||This tour gives riders a taste of the all mountain/enduro riding KZN has to offer and is an ideal basis for groups of friends to customise. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any information.|
SUMMARY OF ITINERARY
|1||Travel to Karkloof||11 on Karkloof||D|
|2||Karkloof||11 on Karkloof||B|
|3||Cascades||Clifton Country House||B|
Day 1: Travel to Karkloof
There are a couple of travel options (see below) with all riders meeting at 11 on Karkloof by mid-afternoon. After preparing bikes and a briefing, the evening is spent around the braai drinking beer, chatting and hearing more of what is in store for the days ahead before retiring for a good night’s sleep.
Day 2: Karkloof
There is a good reason why Karkloof consistently gets rated as one of SA’s best bike parks in cycling magazines and online forums. If you haven’t ridden here before, now is your chance!
In addition to its network of XC type trails, there are countless enduro/gravity trails of world class quality. We pick the best of these (with names like Bat Outa Hell, Rene’s Rumble) for maximum adrenaline rush with the shuttles between taking away some of the tedious climbs.
After spending the whole morning on the trails, we will enjoy burgers and beers at Steve’s restaurant (own account) and if the weather permits the rest of the afternoon swimming and chilling at the Karkloof Falls.
Day 3: Cascades
Built for world cup events, Cascades has formed an endless network of trails for riders to play on, scattered with jumps, rock gardens and other obstacles, Cascades offers something for everyone, but is seldom experienced without local knowledge and the help of shuttles.
Again, a full morning is more than enough to exhaust even the very fit, so after lunch (own account) the group drives down to Clifton Country House overlooking Giba Gorge in preparation for the final day of gravity assisted adrenaline rush.
An evening at one of the local restaurant/pubs (own account) is the ideal way to relax before the last big day of fuelling the need for speed.
Day 4: Giba Gorge
We kick off the day early by dropping into Giba on one of the steep trail options to ensure you get maximum time on the trails. Giba Gorge has about 50km of trails with different lines branching out of the main trail network. By now we should have a good feel of the group’s capabilities and as this is our home turf, we will plan the day’s runs accordingly. We will regroup at the restaurant for lunch (own account) and a shower before heading off home with (no doubt) huge smiles on our faces.
Expect to pay around R 4000 (inc. VAT) per person sharing, there is a single supplement additional charge of 30% if you require a single room.
MINIMUM NUMBERS: 8