A Brand new Mountain bike Tour by Trisport! An amazing 5 night/4 day mountain bike tour in and around the town of Nieu Bethesda.
Nieu-Bethesda is a village in the Eastern Cape at the foot of the Sneeuberge, approximately 50 kilometres from Graaff Reinet. It was founded in 1875 as a church town, like many other Karoo villages, and attained municipal status in 1886. The name is of biblical origin (John 5:2–4) and it means “place of flowing water”.
We will be staying 4 nights at Ganora Guesthouse and 1 night at Sneeuberg Nature Reserve. Your overnight bags will be transported to Sneeuberg Nature Reserve and back. Ganora farmstead and guest cottages are nestle deep in the slopes of a depression carved into the bedrock by ancient rivers in pre-historic times. E Mountain Bikes are welcome.
Info and Cost
We will be staying at 2 beautiful Guest and Private Game Reserves, Ganora and Sneeuberg. Ganora is a working sheep farm situated just outside Nieu Bethesda providing guests with first hand experience of life on a typical Karoo Farm.
The surrounding rock formations and rich fossil beds in the area bear testimony to the events that contributed to the formation of this vast and beautiful land.
1 to 6 May 2023
6 to 11 May 2023
R9 900 pp sharing
R13 900 pp single
Limit to 20 per date
Register here for 1 to 5 May
Register here for 6 to 10 May
You will cycle through Nieu Bethesda 2 days but on different routes. You will also cylce around the famous Kompasberg mountain.
It is an absolutely beautiful cycle route where we will cycle over Private Game Reserves and see many Game along the way.
We will be staying 4 nights at Ganora Guesthouse and 1 night at Sneeuberg Nature Reserve. Your overnight bags will be transported to Sneeuberg Nature Reserve and back. Ganora farmstead and guest cottages are nestle deep in the slopes of a depression carved into the bedrock by ancient rivers in pre-historic times.
Sneeuberg Nature Reserve Situated in the heart of the Great Karoo, between Graaff-Reinet and Nieu Bethesda lies Sneeuberg Private Nature Reserve, a 14 500 hectare, Nguni cattle ranch and home to a variety of antelope species. Sneeuberg provides an authentic yet luxurious Karoo experience.
15H00 onwards: Arrive at Ganora Guest House, 7km outside Nieu Bethesda
08H00 Start with day 1, a circular route from and back to Ganora, snacks, coffee and drinks along the way
13H00 Lunch and relax
17H00 Talk by JP re the history of Ganora and the ancient fossils that he discovered on the farm
07H00 Breakfast and pack an light overnight bag to travel to the next destination Sneeuberg Nature Reserve
08H00 Start with cycle, drinks, coffee and snacks along the way
13H00 Arrive at Sneeuberg, lunch, relax and take in the mountain air
16H00 Meet for sundowners
08H30 Start cycling around the famous Kompasberg, drinks, coffee, snacks along the way
13H30 arrive back at Ganora Guest house, lunch
16H00 See the rock paintings with JP
08H00 Drive with your car into Nieu Bethesda
08H30 Start with circular route from Nieu Bethesda and back, drinks, snacks and coffee along the way
13H00 Lunch in Nieu Bethesda
15H00 Drive back to Ganora Guest house, enjoy the last moments
07H00 Breakfast and Good Byes