Spring is here and there is no better place to feel the fresh Spring mountain air on your face than riding through the Cederberg with its stunning rock formations.
On this three day tour we explore stunning routes that includes the Cederberg, Algeria, Clanwilliam, Pakhuis Pass, Botterkloof Pass, Swartland and all the way to Nieuwoudville waterfall.
We base ourselves for the duration of the tour at Travelers Rest near the beautiful Rocklands of the Cederberg. This is the perfect place from where to explore this beautiful area.
Tour Dates: 13-15 Sept
Duration: 3 Days
Closing Date: 29 March 2019
Tour Price: R2970 Per Person Sharing
Tour Price: R3570 Single Room
*Single rooms are limited and cannot be guaranteed. Rooms will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate 90% 90%
- GRAVEL 70% 70%
- TARMAC 30% 30%
Did you know the name ‘’Cederberg’’ comes from the Clanwilliam Cedar Tree (Widdringtonia cedarbergensis), an extremely rare and endemic tree of the region which typically grows at an altitude of 1 500 metres. Its wood is fine-grained and very beautiful when it was worked properly. However European settlement almost led to the complete destruction of the cedar trees with thousands being used for furniture and housing, even telegraph poles. The Ceder tree is now strictly protected with only isolated trees to be seen in hard-to-reach locations.
When the town of Nieuwoudtville was founded in 1897, on land that was purchased from H.C. Nieuwoudt, after whom the town is named, the fine old buildings were fashioned from sandstone. Many of these homes still exist today.
Travelers Rest History
The name, Traveller’s Rest emanated from passing travellers who used to span out here next to the river to give water to their horses and oxen, as well as to rest, before tackling the very steep Pakhuis Pass to the West, or the dry Karoo to the North-East. This was long before the self-catering cottages and restaurant were built.
We leave Cape Town on Friday morning over the beautiful Bainskloof pass to Ceres. From Ceres we head up Gydo Pass to Op die Berg where we refuel before we head into the hear of the Cederberg.
After refueling we head towards the famous Cederberg Oasis and en route we will cross various passes like Blinkberg, Varkkloof and Grootrivierhoogte. We do a quick stop at Cederberg Oasis for something cold.
From Oasis we head further north and eventually down the Uikykpass and past Algeria all the way yo Clanwilliam. From here we head over Pakhuis Pass to our place of lodging at Travelers Rest
On Saturday we explore further up north to Nieuwoudtville. We ride up two beautiful passes, Klipfonteinrand and Botterkloof. In Nieuwoudtville we allow you some time to visit the motorcycle museum where a great collection of bikes can be seen.
We then head out for a visit to Nieuwoudtville waterfall and Quiver tree plantation and after lunch we head back to Travelers Rest for a fun filled evening.
After breakfast we make our way back to Cape Town riding some stunning back roads and farm roads from Clanwilliam through the Swartland.
For the duration of this tour we stay at Travelers Rest cottages
The name, Traveller’s Rest emanated from passing travellers who used to span out here next to the river to give water to their horses and oxen, as well as to rest, before tackling the very steep Pakhuis Pass to the West, or the dry Karoo to the North-East.
Its the perfect place to base ourselves Dinner and breakfast is included and you can be sure that we will treat you with some great food.
Intermediate skill level – The routes on this bike tour is comfortable and will be easy to navigate for the average rider. You must be comfortable riding at an average of 80 KM/H on dirt roads and have the ability to handle some loose stuff here and there. Roads in the area are mostly solid pack dirt roads and tracks but depending on traffic and when last it was graded there can be a little loose stuff here and there.
Our Bike Tour Package Includes:
All the logistics and planning
Support vehicle and trailer
Fully equipped support vehicle with compressor, tools etc
Assistance with puncture repairs
On tour medic and basic medical equipment for those unfortunate mishaps
Accommodation, dinner and breakfast
Your luggage on our support vehicle so you can enjoy your bike to the fullest
Well trained and friendly staff
BOOK THIS BIKE TOUR
This tour is open for bookings and 50% deposit or full payment secures your spot. Bookings close on 6 September 2019 or when fully subscribed.
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