Riding through the remote Karoo semi-desert, and specifically the ancient Tankwa Karoo basin, is a unique experience not available to many. This is a harsh place with temperatures that can soar as high as 40℃, and drop well below 0℃ at night.
Towns are generally at least 100 kilometres apart and connected by a network of varying quality dirt roads. Expect everything from super-smooth, hard-packed gravel, to loose sand, tyre-shredding rocks, and badly corrugated sections.
The roads are largely unmaintained, and left to the mercy of the weather. The region is very sparsely populated, and it is not uncommon to ride for an entire day without seeing another person. Your typical Karoo town is very small, but the people who live there are known for their generous hospitality and warmth.
We’ll be staying in a range of charming and quirky small-town accommodations, and eat traditional fresh local meals while immersing ourselves in Karoo culture. While each day’s stage will be challenging on riders and equipment alike, there will be enough respite to make this adventure rich and rewarding. A support vehicle will carry our luggage, and occasionally meet us with a freshly prepared lunch or coffee. On other days we’ll take our mid-ride lunches at local farms, meeting some families that have toiled there for generations. Our rides will take us through constantly changing geology with unforgettable vistas, and we’ll learn about the political and social history of this place. On this adventure you’ll experience the true Karoo – the spectacular vast and arid landscapes, and the charming and colorful characters that live here. This is a beautiful place.
Refund and cancellation
Where, for whatever reason, one person is obliged to withdraw, the person must give written notice to Project Adventure Cycling.
Refund will be calculated with this penalty:
– Within 45 days from date of departure the penalty fare is 30% of the total cost of the trip.
– Within 30 days from departure the penalty fare is 40% of the total cost of the trip.
– Within 21 days from departure the penalty fare is 50% of the total cost of the trip.
– Within 14 days from departure the penalty fare is 75 % of the total cost of the trip.
– After this date no refund will be given.
There will be no refunds for those who do not show up at the start of the trip or withdraw during the course of the tour.
There will be no refunds for those who are unable to start or complete the tour due to a lack or inaccuracy of personal travel documents (i.e Visa or Passport).
The traveller understands that some destinations pose more of a risk than other destinations due to weather conditions, socio-political situations and the geography of the region. The traveller acknowledges that factors such as, but not limited to, weather conditions, landslides, floods, flight cancellations or delays, strikes, labour issues, power failures, restrictive governmental laws or regulations, riots, insurrection, war or other (hereinafter called “Force Majeure Event”) are not the fault of Project Adventure Cycling and may hinder, delay or even prevent the Traveller’s ability to make or complete the trip. The traveller acknowledges that the Project Adventure Cycling shall not be liable to the traveller for any delay or cancellation of the trip due to a Force Majeure Event. The traveler is neither entitled to a refund nor any other payment for damages from the Project Adventure Cycling in the event that the trip is cancelled or delayed due to a Force Majeure Event. Please note that we are never responsible for any airfare ticket expenses.
Included + Not Included
THE PRICE INCLUDE
– Support followed with basic mechanical assistance and luggage transport
– Travel insurance
– Welcome dinner
– Bye Bye dinner
– Welcome presents
– Hotel at Cape Town: hotel in a double room for the first two nights and last night
– Full board during the 6 stages
– Airport Transfer – Hotel – Airport on departure and arrival days
– Transfers Cape Town to Sutherland and Sutherland to Cape Town
– 6 days of cycling tours with two guides according to schedule
– Enter the parks or attractions as planned
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
– Plane tickets
– Services, excursions and extra activities
– Possible tips
– Lunches and dinners at Cape Town
– Everything not present in “The price include”
- DatesOn demand
- Duration11 days
- Length680 km
- Elevation5.500 m
- Price3.600 €