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15 Sep

We are happy to announce an absolute unique MTB  experience! VERY few people have ever done this MTB, or know of some of the routes existence!

E Bikes are advised if you are not fit enough, or just get on the vehicle when you are tired.

You will see flower covered valleys, rugged mountains, ancient canyons and experience natures’ magical show of colour and beauty during the world’s largest and most spectacular natural flower display. You will cycle over many private farms and around the surroundings of the magnificent Schaap River as it meanders through a majestic Canyon carved by the hands of time. You will see the famous copper trail and experience the flowers of Namaqualand. Please note, this is not the Namaqua Quest Event. This is a tour with max 20 people allowed and on different routes

Info and Cost

MTB Tour for max 20 people, E Bikes welcome.

Go where you feel most alive!

We are happy to announce an absolute unique Mountain bike experience! VERY few people have ever done this mountain bike routes, or know of its existence! You will experience Namaqualand during the flower time where the arid terrain is covered with flowers. You will also see parts of the Schaap River Canyon, a gem in Namaqualand that compare to the Fish river Canyon, but cleaner, beautiful and definitely not commercial.

Namaqualand remained a very quiet place during the cultural evolution until about 2000 years ago. This was when the Khoikhoi or Nama arrived from the area that now encompasses northern Botswana. The region is known for its cultural history, which was preserved by the Nama and Khoisan tribes. The Nama people are the largest group of Khoikhoi people.

The Schaap River Canyon is in Namaqualand. Namaqualand is an arid region of Namibia and South Africa, extending along the west coast over 1,000 kilometres and covering a total area of 440,000 square kilometres. It is divided by the lower course of the Orange River into two portions – Little Namaqualand to the south and Great Namaqualand to the north.

 

We are happy to announce an absolute unique MTB  experience! VERY few people have ever done this MTB, or know of some of the routes existence!

You will cycle over many private farms and around the surroundings of the magnificent Schaap River as it meanders through a majestic Canyon carved by the hands of time. You will see the famous copper trail and experience the flowers of Namaqualand.

Date: 15 to 19 September 2022
Venue: Springbok area
Meeting point: Okiep Country hotel, Springbok, Northern Cape
Fitness Level: Suitable for beginners

Costs:
R9500 pp sharing (Single supplement of R2000)

Optional: Namaqua Undiscovered Tour, the day after the tour : R1200pp
Which includes:
– A special Namaqua Lunch prepared by Locals
– Quiver tree forest
– Local building of quiver tree
– Demonstration of the local medicine used by Nama San
– Beautiful and best flowers of Namaqua
– Scenic drive through the Koppies and Landscape of Namaqua

Registration:
Limit to 20 people

Distances:

Day 1: 40km
Day 2: 45km
Day 3: 40km
Day 4: Namaqua Undiscovered Tour (optional)

Includes:
* 4 nights, 3 days
* 2 nights Accommodation at a Nigramoep Guest Farm
* 2 nights Accommodation at Okiep Country Hotel
* All meals from Dinner on arrival to Dinner the last night
* All permissions on private property
* Guides
* Backup vehicle
* Food and drinks on route

Optional – 1 Day Namaqua Undiscovered tour includes lunch
*Transport & Logistics of your gear
*Water supply along the route
*All meals from breakfast until breakfast on the last day
*An unforgettable and unique Namaqualand experience!
*All bookings and arrangements made by Trisport

Excludes:
*Travel to Springbok, Northern Cape
*Alcoholic Drinks
*Tips
* Breakfast on departure

Compulsory Equipment (for your own safety):
As a precaution, we would like you to carry the following compulsory equipment with you during the race. It is for your own personal safety. Please adhere to the following:

  • Cell phone
  • zip lock bag to keep phone dry
  • Space blanket
  • Small Backpack
  • Long Thermal base layer (pants and top)
  • Whistle
  • Hat
  • Emergency food
  • Headlamp
  • Water bottles
  • Sunscreen (factor 50)
  • Outer shell jacket (waterproof)
  • Small First aid kit

Cancellation Policy
No refunds will be made due to Covid 19. If we have to cancel/postpone the event due to any unforeseen circumstances including Covid 19 we will transfer your entry fees to the new date

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE COVER ANY INJURIES, ILLNESS OR CANCELLATIONS FOR ANY REASONS SUCH AS AN PANDEMIC, TERRORISM, FORCE MAJEUR.

Transfers
20% of Entry fee will be charged for any transfers for admin costs.

Route

Day 1: 45km Elevation 500m
Day 2: 40km Elevation 450m
Day 3: 47km Elevation 650

 

Accommodation

Accommodation included:
2 night at a 3 star Country hotel, Okiep

2 nights at the Guest house in the Canyon, Nigramoep

Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: Please arrange your own transport to the start at Nigramoep Guest house

THURSDAY
17H00: Meet at Nigramoep Guest Farm
18H00: Dinner

FRIDAY
8H00:Breakfast
9H00: Bike around on Nigramoep Guest Farm on the top of the Canyon
13H00 Light Lunch
18H00: Dinner by our Canyon Hosts while you relax and experience the slow living of the nature reserve

SATURDAY
7H00: Breakfast
8H00 Drive in convoy to Goegap
9H00 Bike in and around Goegap
13H00 Check in at Okiep Country hotel
13H00 Light Lunch at Okiep Country hotel
18H00: Dinner

SUNDAY
7H00: Breakfast,
8H00: Cycle the Copper trail MTB route
13H00: Arrive at Okiep hotel, light Lunch
18H00 Dinner

MONDAY: Optional Namaqua Undiscovered Tour
7H00: Breakfast (optional) and Good Byes
8H30: Optional: Start of Cultural HOP on Tour, lunch included
16H00: Arrive back at Okiep hotel and Good Byes

Please note: If you like to stay an extra night after the Namaqua Undiscovered Tour at Okiep hotel, please let me know when you book your trip

Please see info below re the Namaqua Undiscovered Hop on tour below:
HOP ON TOUR

Contact:
Sonja@trisport.co.za
082 5797595

For all information contact Sonja : sonja@trisport.co.za

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Venue

Namaqualand, Northern Cape, South Africa

Organizer

TriSport
Phone:
0825797595
Email:
sonja@trisport.co.za
Website:
trisport.co.za

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