sa Adventure motorcycle training weekends


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 introductory 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

The Itinerary

BMW Off Road Motorcycle Training, KTM Off Road Motorcycle Training, Triumph Off Road Motorcycle Training

16:00: Theory:

  • 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

On Saturday The training will cover:
  • 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!

Honda Off Road Motorcycle Training, Ducati Off Road Motorcycle Training, Harley Pan America Off Road Motorcycle Training, Suzuki Off Road Motorcycle Training, BMW 310 GS Off Road Motorcycle Training, GS Off Road Motorcycle Training

6:30:  Coffee and rusks

7:00:  2 hour off-road outride

9:00:  Breakfast

10:00: Closing brief

About your instructor
Mike Grimsted:

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. 

Adventure motorcycle training with Mike Grimsted

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, full back up crew, support truck and trailer and an ILS Medic on site all for only R4550pps


14 - 16 January 2022 (5 of 9 places available)

21 - 23 January 2022 (6 of 9 places available)

KTM off-road adventure motorcycle training
Adventure motorcycle training for Honda
Down hill training for adventure motorcycles


Andrew Ernst

Very happy with all aspects of the tour. Time on bike was therapy on two wheels- thoroughly enjoyed myself. Excellent forethought and planning with safety aspects at the forefront. Good alternative plan for rain day situation and/or unexpected delays. Well done SA Adventure team!

Rudy Viljoen

Rudy Viljoen

Great tour with excellent guides and staff. I can highly recommend Tim and his crew to take you on your next adventure bike tour.


Thank you SA Adventure,

you guys rock!

John Edmeston

John Edmeston

Totally professional and superbly organised with excellent safety and backup services in place. 

Learnt new skills and met new friends and had so much fun. 

Cannot fault the tour and would highly recommend it. 

The fact that this was my 5th tour with Tim Skelton and the SA Adventure crew, says it all.

Tony Foce

Tony Foce

I've done a few motorcycle tours with SA Adventure and I've never come away unsatisfied with the way they run their operation, from safety to good accommodation and food.


I have learnt so much over these motorcycle trips.

Andrew Ernst