South African mountain bikers constantly hear how great it is to race the tide on the pristine Wild Coast, but seldom get the opportunity. As one of our previous riders aptly put it, for this trip we need the sun, moon and stars to be in line! What she meant was that climate, tides and complex logistics dictate when we should take on the Wild Coast. The emphasis of this trip is on much more than pure riding, adventurers will go away with lasting impressions of amazing scenery, magnificent beaches and an insight into the culture of the hospitable people who live here.
DETAILS OF THE TYPICAL OR STANDARD WILD COAST AMBLE
|START/FINISH||Morgan Bay to Hole in the Wall|
|TOUR GRADE||3: EASY TO MODERATE
This ride is for regular mountain bikers, who have a small degree of off road experience and reasonably fit non-riders.
|BEST TIME OF THE YEAR||APRIL – SEPTEMBER|
All you need to bring is bike and riding equipment that’s in GOOD REPAIR (Helmet, gloves, Hydration pack and basic spares you’d usually have for a multi-day event), casual clothes, swimming costume, towel, toiletries, etc.
If you are particular, bring your own personal sports drink and any special snacks you like on the trail and make sure your medical insurance is up-to-date.
Basically the cost includes everything on the trail, except personal spending money. There’s nowhere really to spend money, except for a few cokes at spaza shops, drinks at hotels and maybe for a few bits of beadwork from the locals.
Remember personal insurance! You won’t be allowed on the expedition without this. Signing indemnity and providing medical details and assurance from your doctor that you are medically fit.
Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a suggested kit list. With guidelines on preparing your bike for the rigors of the beach and what to ask your local bike shop to do on servicing the bike after the ride.