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.
- Arrive in time for Casual Dinner.
- Optional SUNSET SPIN to stretch travel weary legs 16km
- BRIEFING….download digitalized routes / elevations.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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!
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.
- R 9 800 per person sharing for 5 night stay.
- All meals (on or off the farm),
- All backup support.
- All local beers, wine, beverages.
Whisky Trolley and Gin Bar paid separately.
- 4 night package at R 8 800 per person sharing.
- 3 night package at R 7 400 per person sharing.
Contact: Jenny Pickard
082 449 7700