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RIDING AMONGST GIANTS DIRT RIDE

Often referred to as the Red Cederberg, this wilderness area is breathtakingly beautiful. It is well known for its mountains and hiking routes to landmarks like the Wolfberg Cracks and Wolfberg Arch and Maltese Cross, this is only the tip of what the Cederberg has to offer. The area has some of the best conditions in South Africa for wine growing, this has resulted in a few wine farms producing some of the finest wines in the country. The nature of the mountains is such that they are very untouched and as a result a population of Leopards has been discovered and now being protected through interventions of The Cape Leopard Trust Project, which was started over twenty years ago. The chance of a sighting is incredibly rare but knowing the creatures are there adds to this adventure ride.

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ITINERARY

Riding in the Cederberg Wilderness is thrilling. You are surrounded by red giants rocky outcrops that are up close and personal. The riding takes place over two days with great diversity on offer between the 2 days. Day 1 is on gravel road with undulating long hills, which is suitable for gravel bikes. Day 2 is mostly technical single track through the dense Cederberg vegetation and vineyards.

DAY 1:

10h00 arrive at Cederberg Park Kromrivier

Accommodation is shared safari tents – 2 pax

10h15 brunch and ride brief

 

11h00 ride starts

Cash bar after the ride at the accommodation

Matjiesrivier Ride

40 km with 680 m elevation. The ride is all jeep track and sand roads in the heart of mountains. You will ride through area’s where the sheep are protected by Anatolian sheep dogs and Alpaca’s. The route will take between the majestic mountains, over rivers and in the valleys with the towering Wolfberg Cracks above you. A steep fast decent is your reward a few kilometers from your base.

 

Light lunch on your return

 

Afternoon at your leisure

 

18h00 dinner, excludes all drinks

DAY 2:

Wolfberg Cracks

45km with 450m elevation. The ride starts with a 2km climb out of the valley which overlooks your accommodation. We ride to the bottom of the Wolfberg Cracks and onto jeep and single track through beautiful proteas along the Matjiesrivier. There are sections on the single track where portage is necessary. We ride upto the one of the landmarks in the Cederberg, the Maltese Cross and then onto Cederberg wines for a quick glass of wine before heading back to base. 

 

7h30 breakfast

 

8h15 ride starts

 

13h00 lunch

 

Afternoon at your leisure.

18h00 dinner, excludes all drinks

WHAT TO EXPECT

Great riding
Luxury Safari tents
Great food
Wine from the Cederberg region
Relaxed environment
Spectacular scenery

 

What the package includes:

• Shared accommodation
• All meals
• Guided rides
• Glass of wine per rider at Cederberg Wines on day 2
• Water point at half-way point

What the weekend excludes:
Transport to venue
Bicycles
Bike repairs (will assist where we can)
Bike wash
All drinks


Pricing is based on 2 people sharing accommodation.

Route difficulty 3/5

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