CEDERBERG AND TANKWA TRAILS & TRACKS (7 days)

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ABOUT THE ROUTE

 

Discovery tour alternating technical tracks and easier gravel roads.

Lots of trails are waiting for you (e.g. Karretjies, Ouberg, Biedouw and other unforgettable spots). Everything in this tour has been put together to offer you the most enjoyable routes of the area.

Starting from the basecamp in the Tankwa Karoo, the route will bring you through the Cederberg Mountains, before crossing again the Tankwa, up to the Ouberg Pass, and will eventually get you back to the starting point.

Please be aware that although off-road skills are not pre-required, a reasonable level of fitness is strongly recommended in order to fully enjoy the trip.

 

PROGRAMME

 

Day 1:

Meeting at endurafrica – collection of rider’s apparel   Taxi to Bike X Cape (3 hours) – Afternoon’s training (4 hours) around the Katbakkies Pass

Day 2:

Dröelandskloof – Winkelhaak – Blingberg Pass – Cederberg Oasis

Day 3:

Eselbank – TraTra 4×4 trail or Heuningvlei loop – Mertenhof trail – Mertenhof guest cottages

Day 4:

Biedouw Valley – Uitsprankraal Pass – Stonehenge

Day 5:

Loop around the Tra-Tra river – Apollo de Karoo

Day 6:

Ouberg Pass – Amandelnek – Bike X Cape

Day 7:

Rental bikes return  Late morning: Taxi to Bellville (3 hours) – Restitution of rider’s apparel – End

 

DURATION & DIFFICULTY

 

Duration: 7 days (includes 1/2 day of training + transfer from/to Bellville)

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Grade: up to 3

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

The crossing of the Doring river (day 4) could be flooded (Apr-Nov); an alternative and less technical route,  further North, is always praticable.

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For off-road newcomers, we recommend to add one more training day at the beginning of the tour.

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You are welcome to come with your own bike.

Please specify options while booking.

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We are happy to organise extra accommodation for you, e.g. on the day before the tour and/or last day, please specify your request in the booking form.

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We will send you a detailed programme & schedule once the booking has been confirmed.