KAROOSCAPES 5-night CYCLING BREAKAWAY

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

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

The private reserve covers 15 000 hectares where more than 2000 head of antelope roam.

There are around 200 km of gravel roads;  suitable for elite cyclists,  some very rocky steep terrain, which will be challenging and require technical skill.  Also many kilometres of comfortable gravel for the less enthusiastic person.

Farm is situated 1 400m above sea level; 
great for altitude training.

This breakaway can be fully adapted to the needs of the group.

Day 1             

  • Arrive in time for Casual Dinner.
  • Optional SUNSET SPIN to stretch travel weary legs  16km
  • BRIEFING….download digitalized routes / elevations.

Day 2             

  • SUNRISE ENERGISER for the Keensters! 18km.
  • HEARTY BREAKFAST
  • Steady climb to the PLATEAU, cross to highest point ROOIBERG.   
  • 360 degree view, hopefully zebra, rooi hartebees sightings…
  • Tricky descent to TRONKKLOOF HUISIE for light lunch   28km
  • Cycle / drive back to base  16km   
  • DINNER with various local specialities.  

Day 3             

  • Early light Breakfast.
  • Short climb up old Wapad, steep descent to STUKKENDE DAM.
  • Fast/flat around VLEI CAMP…to RENOSTERHUIS for veld lunch   23km
  • Return option via RIETFONTEIN….this is challenging with steep elevations  26 km.    Or cycle / be driven back to base  15km 
  • EVENING BRAAI and STARGAZING

Day 4             

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

Day 5 

  • Early start to RICHMOND along farm roads   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 on good gravel secondary road. 60km one way; needn’t go all the 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.
  • Full backup always available.
  • Daily laundry facility available (will be charged).

Karooscapes Cycling Tour is unique;
no doubt will meet guests’ best expectations.

COST:  

  • R 9 800 per person sharing for 5 night stay.

Includes: 

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

Whisky Trolley and Gin Bar paid separately.

Also available:

  • 4 night package at R 8 800 per person sharing.
  • 3 night package at R 7 400 per person sharing.

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