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Adventure Motorcycle Training Weekends

Updated: Jan 11, 2022

BMW Motorrad off-road training

If you’ve been following our travels, you will know that we explore the most incredible parts of South Africa with our Adventure Motorcycles. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to come along on an adventure with us, but you’ve never felt comfortable enough off-road to make that booking. Or maybe you don’t feel like you know exactly what all the settings and programs on your bike actually do. We’ve recently created a grading system for our adventure motorcycle tours, and a lot of our clients who’ve come along on the lower graded tours have requested an adventure motorcycle training program that will give them that extra boost of confidence they still need. For all these reasons and more, we’ve decided to team up with an Internationally Accredited BMW Motorrad Instructor, Mike Grimsted, to bring you adventure motorcycle training weekends that will teach you some of the basic and advanced techniques that will elevate your confidence on your motorcycle! And as always, with all of SA Adventure’s events and tours, we will have a full support truck and trailer as well as a qualified ILS Medic on-site giving you further peace of mind! Our off-road motorcycle training is offered to all makes of adventure motorcycles.

This adventure motorcycle course has been designed for you if:

  • You’ve never ridden off-road before

  • You’ve ridden off-road but would like an extra boost of confidence

  • You would like to further your off-road knowledge and learn new off-road techniques

  • Anyone who has not done a course for sometime and would like to refresh skills

How to balance an adventure motorcycle

The Weekends Itinerary

Friday from 16H00:
  • Setting your motorcycle up for off-road riding

  • Body position on your bike for off-road riding

  • Tyre choice for your adventure motorcycle

  • Packing your adventure motorcycle

  • Motorcycle protection

  • Choosing the correct riding gear

19:00: Dinner, Drinks and discussions

Saturday's training will cover:
KTM 1290 Training

Correct off-road braking techniques - especially for downhills and emergency situations

  • Manoeuvrability on the motorcycle while riding in off-road conditions

  • Keeping the motorcycle upright in tricky off-road situations and at low speeds

  • Staying in control of the motorcycle at very slow speeds

  • Clutch and brake control

  • ​Learn to ride ruts, mud, sand, water crossings and rocky terrain

  • Balancing and momentum while standing up off-road

  • Correct techniques for lifting the motorcycle if it falls

  • Adjusting the motorcycle to suit the rider

  • Short outride where you can put everything into perspective - a great end to the day!

  • 6:30: Coffee and risks

  • 7:00: 2-hour off-road outride

  • 9:00: Breakfast

  • 10:00: Closing brief

Your instructor for the weekend will be Mike Grimsted:
Mike Grimsted, Boulders Riding Academy

Mike is an Internationally Accredited BMW Motorrad Instructor, with 13 years of motorcycle training experience, both on-road and off-road. Mike is very serious and passionate about his training and although he follows BMW’s strict guidelines has the ability to adapt courses to suit individual needs, making sure all candidates get the personal attention and professional coaching that they deserve. Mike welcomes any make of motorcycle and does not discriminate against any brand, no matter what you ride you will always be welcomed. Mike has been invited to teach both in Jordan and Dubai and still currently teaches in Dubai on a regular basis.

How to ride a motorcycle off road

A mere 9km away from the Lesotho border and 30km from Clarens, surrounded by magnificent mountain ranges lies the beautiful Boulders Lodge. Accommodation for the weekend will be in shared self-catering units, and training will be done at the venue! Mike’s lovely wife Nadine - also a rider - will treat you to her delectable home-cooked meals.


Two nights accommodation; all meals; two out rides; training with an Internationally Accredited BMW Motorrad Instructor, SA Adventure's full backup crew, support truck and trailer and an ILS Medic on site all for only R4550pps


14 - 16 January 2022 (4 of 9 places available) ​21 - 23 January 2022 (5 of 9 places available)

For more information and bookings, please follow this link: BOOKINGS

So why go on an Off-road training weekend with SA Adventure?

Panda Support truck

SA Adventure has been conducting off-road tours for just over 12 years. Our track record speaks for itself and the relationship we have with all the lodges on this South African motorbike tour have been built up over the years.

We have worked with and supported the likes of Charley Boorman, Billy Ward, Claudio Von Planta, Dylan Wickrama and Compass Expeditions.

SA Adventure Support Crew and Backup Truck

We pride ourselves on safety and nothing is more important to us than your well being while on tour. We have a full support truck and trailer, lead and sweep rider and medic on every tour. You always ride at your own pace and have the support of our backup crew.

You can relax on your motorcycle adventure and know that SA Adventure has taken care of all the details to make your riding experience an unforgettable one! "We know what we are doing"

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Stay Safe, Big Love, the SA Adventure Team!

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