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Outeniqua Wild Ride

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 10 people
Destination(s): South Africa  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: October - April
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 8900 South Africa Rand (ZAR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 15000 South Africa Rand (ZAR)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Wilderness, a small village near George along the Garden Route of South Africa. After checking your bike set up and handing over your luggage to the back up vehicle, you depart on the trail. Day one starts with a steep climb up the historic "Old Voortrekker" pass. From the top of the pass there is an awesome view: to the south, the beaches you have just left behind and to the north, more mountains bisected by a fertile farming valley. Descending down the other side of the pass the day ends on a traditional farm in the Little Karoo. Overnight accommodation is in a restored farmhouse. Distance cycled is approximately 40km’s along gravel tracks.

Day 2: Today’s ride is far more relaxed as you meander through the Little Karoo with its stunning scenery. The day’s ride ends in Herold. The police station and post office have been renovated to become the luxurious guest house. This is where you spend your second night. You arrive in time for lunch because summer temperatures prohibit riding in the middle of the day. The afternoon is spent visiting a hops farm or relaxing at the guest house.

Day 3: After breakfast depart from the quaint Karoo town and prepare for a thrilling descent down the Montagu Pass, a steep 10km of winding downhill. The pass has amazing views but it’s probably best that you keep your eyes on the road rather than appreciate it. Once down the pass head west along the mountain foothills through forest and crossing mountain springs where water bottles are replenished. East of Mossel Bay we continue toward the ocean stopping at a private game farms where you will be staying for the next two nights. Distance covered is approximately 55km’s, most of which is downhill.

Day 4: Today you get to view some of Africa’s wildlife up close from your bike. The easy cycling route takes you cycling amongst white rhino, buffalo, giraffe and a variety of antelope. Return to the lodge and have the rest of the day to relax at the lodge or enjoy and afternoon game drive.

Day 5: After an early breakfast there is a short cycle route for some more game viewing. Thereafter check out of the lodge and transfer back to Wilderness where the tour ends.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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