With two days of mountain biking now below my belt, I used to be feeling extra comfy with our routine – a routine that will stay just about the identical all through your complete tour.
We’d get up early, eat breakfast at our guesthouse after which leap within the van and drive to some close by mountain biking vacation spot, the place we’d then unload the bikes and put together for , lengthy experience.
After 2-3 hours of biking, we’d cease and eat lunch (more often than not at a restaurant, however generally carrying a packed lunch with us) after which conduct one other mountain bike experience within the afternoon earlier than calling it a day.
Now totally worn out and deserving of a sizzling bathe and meal, we’d drive to a brand new guesthouse, bathe, relaxation after which eat dinner at a neighborhood restaurant (usually instances inside strolling distance of the place we occurred to be staying).
Then we’d go to mattress early and get up the next day and do it another time.
Not day-after-day on tour with African Bikers was like this (as you’ll quickly uncover by studying extra of my day by day tour accounts), however most days went one thing like that.
On this specific day we drove to a personal pine forest and commenced our experience with yet one more uphill climb (one thing that was rapidly turning into a development on this specific tour – every day appeared to start with a steep uphill climb).
After the painful uphill was over, that’s when the enjoyable started. We dashed by way of a slender beach-like single-track area, cycled alongside the shores of what seemed to be a small man-made lake, after which raced by way of a forest of bushes earlier than making our method again to the van.
As a result of the drive to this location and our guesthouse in Gordon’s Bay took a while, this was our solely bike experience of the day… however it was one!
At an exquisite guesthouse with huge rooms overlooking the water, we showered after which walked all the way down to the harbor for dinner at a beautiful seaside restaurant.
We watched the solar set as dinner was served after which we walked again to our visitor home on the seashore earlier than calling it an evening.