Question: Why would I do a 3 day mountain bike trip in the Eastern Cape?
Answer: Because it will be an unforgettable experience cycling on remote and safe dirt roads in a beautiful countryside that is totally unknown to you. We cycle from mountains to the sea to apple country.
You have to be fairly fit to do this route. You will spend three to four hours per day in the saddle.
Day one: (60km)
We meet in Kareedouw. It is a small village in the ‘Langkloof’ from where we start our mountain biking towards the sea. The route will be approximately 60km. We stay over at a luxury lodge on a private beach where you can go for a horse ride or just relax on the beach or next to the pool. Fine cuisine and soft beds to end your day!
Day two: (60km)
Today we cycle for about 60km. Our destination is the southern border of the world heritage site, the Baviaanskloof. Here we will stay over in a privately owned border wilderness farms. This is going to be an unforgettable experience. We sleep in native American tipi tents. If you have energy to spare you can take part in a range of adventures on the farm. Most probably it will be enough just so sit and enjoy the scenery.
Day three: (60km)
Today will be a challenge for your legs. We cycle through remote mountainous
countryside. You will find out why your bike is called a mountain bike. The scenery is worth the effort. The last 10km is a downhill that will stay with you for a long time. You will be glad that you did not cycle this route in the other direction. For the Mountain biker that excels in pain….we can always reverse the direction of the route. The last evening will be spent in a country lodge near Kareedouw. Time to unwind after three days of cycling. The lodge is the centre from where different adventure’s can be organized such as trips to the Kouga River Deck and Bush pub. Abseiling and fishing is also an option. It is also on the well known ‘Route 62’ which takes you through the Langkloof. The Langkloof is known for brilliant mountain scenery, fruit orchards, game, good food and great hospitality
You will need to bring:
Your own mountain bike
Cycling clothes and kit. For all weather conditions. We cycle through various climates.
Casual clothes for the evenings
Accommodation for day’s one, two and three
Breakfast and supper
Backup vehicle and support
Transport to and from Kareedouw.
Please see Rates and Dates for tour rates