African Bikers Mountain Bike Tour

by jpc_touring-bicycle

Like so lots of the rides on my 2-week mountain bike tour throughout South Africa with African Bikers, our trip on the ninth of March started with a steep uphill climb. Fortunately, the cloud cowl overhead stored the trip comparatively cool and the surroundings (for many who took the time to look over their shoulder) was spectacular.



After reaching the highest of the lengthy climb, we sprinted downhill after which started a full day of biking alongside a comparatively flat maze of dust roads by a desert-like setting. The tempo all through the day was a quick one, with few breaks alongside the way in which. I lagged close to the again nearly all day lengthy, however sprinted to the top of the pack from time to time to snap the images you see right here.






Half approach by our trip we stopped for lunch at The Nature Faculty – a small, distant location that provides younger individuals a year-long program designed to equip them with the abilities they should start a profession within the Nature Guiding and Conservation trade. My African Bikers tour group didn’t cease at The Nature Faculty to be educated, nevertheless. We stopped to eat!

A unbelievable lunch of burgers, fries and ice cream was served out on the patio… and after lunch we hit the highway once more. We cycled straight out of The Nature Faculty parking zone, made our approach only a quick distance up the highway, after which reduce onto a hardly ever traveled dust and gravel highway.






Reaching our vacation spot in seemingly no time in any respect (both as a result of we have been going so quick or as a result of we have been having a lot enjoyable (perhaps each?)), we loaded up the van and drove for fairly a while to a spot referred to as the “Rooiberg Lodge,” which might be our house base for the following three nights. The tackle for this distant South African lodge was given solely as a GPS coordinate: 33°45’36″S 21°32’50″E



There have been solely a handful of buildings at Rooberg Lodge, so I assumed that each one 9 of us can be jammed collectively in a single or two of the small homes on the property. However because it seems, we have been every given our personal small dwelling (except Harry and Kirsten and Sandra and Erwin sharing a bigger lodging). Beneath are the images of the within of my distant African villa.




For sure, I preferred the place. If I had had Web entry in my room (it was solely obtainable in the primary lodge) and there have been a grocery store close by, I may have stayed in that distant location for weeks on finish. I actually, actually preferred it there.

Later that evening we gathered in the primary lodge for dinner and dialog. We spoke about our final week of biking and what we deliberate to do the next day – our first official relaxation day on the tour.


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