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3-Night Karoo Cycling Breakaway

8 – 14 guests (couples sharing).

Scenic challenging gravel road cycling on a 12 000 hectare Karoo farm where 2000 head of antelope roam.

Day 1

  • Arrive in time for a SUNSET SPIN      13 km
  • Casual Welcome Dinner

Day 2 

  • Optional SUNRISE SPEEDSTER     14km.
  • Breakfast.
  • Cycle to PLATEAU….. across to highest point ROOIBERG   19km
  • Hopefully Zebra, Rooi Hartebeest sightings…
  • Breeze down to TRONKKLOOF HUISIE for light lunch  9 km.
  • Back to base      8 km
  • Drinks in The Pub and Hearty Dinner.

Day 3

  • Early light Breakfast.
  • Cycle to STUKKENDE DAM,  VLEI CAMP, RENOSTERHUIS  14km.
  • Back road to PLATEAU.    Veld Lunch, return home.
  • Optional: Intense challenging ride to Rietfontein (needs to be guided).
  • EVENING BRAAI and STARGAZING

Day 4

  • Another pre-dawn SUNRISE SPEEDSTER  22km
  • BREAKFAST and DEPARTURE…….wonderful memories have been made!

Cost

  • R 7 400 per cyclist sharing;   R5 500 per non-cyclist sharing.
  • Includes:  ALL MEALS, BEVERAGES, LOCAL BEER and WINE.

STARTER 3 NIGHT CYCLING BREAKAWAY is being offered at a 30% discount to the first 2 group bookings  (Minimum 8 guests).

Contact: Jenny Pickard  jenny@pickard.co.za
082 449 7700


KAROOSCAPES CYCLING TOUR

5 NIGHT CYCLING BREAKAWAY ON A KAROO FARM    
NEAR RICHMOND, NORTHERN CAPE

Karooscapes  is ideal for 8 – 14 guests (couples sharing).

Day 1             

Arrive in time for Casual Dinner.

BRIEFING….lots of chirping I’m sure!

Day 2             

  • Sunrise Spin for the Keensters!   18km.
  • HEARTY BREAKFAST
  • Off to the PLATEAU (steady climb), across to the highest point of the farm ROOIBERG.   360 degree view from the kopje.
  • Hopefully Zebra, Rooihartebeest sightings….
  • Meander down to TRONKKLOOF HUISIE for refreshments / light lunch;
  • easy cruise back to base.
  • 26 km 

Day 3             

  • Early light Breakfast.
  • Easy gradient fast cycle to STUKKENDE DAM,  VLEI CAMP, RENOSTERHUIS for veld lunch.   23 km
  • See Scimitar Oryx, Lechwe, Springbok
  • Return option via RIETFONTEIN….VERY HECTIC  17km;
  • or straight back home.       
  • EVENING BRAAI and STARGAZING

Day 4             

  • Breakfast
  • OUTRIDE to Murraysburg.
  • Lunch in the village or on a farm just outside Murraysburg.
  • CYCLE /be driven back to base     30 /60km
  • BLIND WINE TASTING AND CASUAL CURRY EVENING.

Day 5 

  • Early start after coffee and rusks to RICHMOND  22km
  • Breakfast at VETMUISKOMBUIS, hosted by the wonderful Janine Viljoen.
  • Pop into MAP contemporary gallery
  • Horse Museum      
  • Cycle / Drive back to farm  22km

OPTIONAL EXTRA:  DISTANCE RIDE TO HUTCHINSON 
60km one way.

FINAL DINNER….stories to tell, maybe even a few awards!

Day 6   

Depart at your leisure

Unforgettable memories and great friendships will have been forged

  • ITINERARY can be adjusted to the needs of the group.
  • Full backup always available.
  • Daily laundry facility.

Karooscapes Cycling Tour is unique and very special.

COST:  

  • R 10  300 per cyclist sharing for 5 night stay
  • R   7 000 per non-cyclist sharing.

Includes: 

  • All meals (on or off the farm),
  • All backup support.
  • All local beers, wine, beverages.

Our Whisky Trolley and Gin Bar paid separately.

Also available:

  • 4 night package
    R 8 800 per cyclist sharing.
    R 6 000 per non-cyclist sharing.
  • 3 night package     
    R 7 400 per cyclist sharing.
    R 5 500 per non-cyclist sharing.

Contact: Jenny Pickard  jenny@pickard.co.za
082 449 7700