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Adventure Motorcycle Training

An introduction to adventure motorcycling...

If you've been following our thrilling motorcycle tours, you're probably familiar with our passion for exploring the most awe-inspiring parts of South Africa on adventure bikes.


If you have always dreamed of joining us on an adventure but feel hesitant about riding off-road, don't worry! We understand that venturing off-road can be daunting for some riders. You may also be unsure about the right protective gear to buy for adventure riding or which tyre choice to make. Additionally, you may feel uncertain about your motorcycle's various settings and programs, such as ABS and traction control.


Several of our clients who have participated in our motorcycle tours have expressed a desire for a one-day adventure bike training course that can help improve their confidence and equip them with new off-road riding techniques and skills.


Well, we've designed a new comprehensive introduction to adventure bike riding course to fulfil this demand. It's an incredible day where you will learn both basic and some advanced techniques to significantly enhance your confidence and safety on your adventure motorcycle.

Our top priority is your safety and well-being. To ensure this, we will have a support vehicle and trailer fully equipped with all necessary resources, alongside a qualified ILS medic. We've got your back and you can confidently focus on learning and enjoying your motorcycle training without any concerns.


At SA Adventure we're passionate about motorcycles, and that's why we welcome all brands of adventure bikes. So, regardless of the make of your motorcycle, you're more than welcome to join us on our exciting training days.


So, what are you waiting for? Your bike can’t come without you. Reserve your spot now so you don't miss out on the opportunity to take your riding skills and confidence to new heights…

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Training Venue

Where do I do my Adventure bike Training?

Our adventure bike training venue is located in the serene surroundings of the Cradle of Humankind. With all the necessary facilities to teach you new adventure bike riding skills, our venue also boasts a remarkable coffee roastery and restaurant on site. It truly is a premier destination for off-road motorcycle training in Gauteng. Adventure bike training


The day's adventure begins in our outdoor-style classroom, which serves as the background for the theoretical part of your training course. Here, we will explore the essential knowledge and principles to guide you through your off-road journey. Basic riding techniques will then be taught in a practical manner on the field. Later in the day, the focus will shift to more specific training scenarios such as conquering ascents and descents, ruts and rocky terrain, tight turns, and some single-track practice.


Our training facility is designed to simulate the diverse terrains you might come across while exploring South Africa on your motorcycle. By doing so, we ensure that you are well-equipped to handle any off-road situations you may encounter during your adventures.

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So What Will I Learn?

Our adventure motorcycle training course starts at 8 am in the morning with an in-depth theoretical session that thoroughly explores the basics of off-road riding, rider gear, tyre choice, and motorcycle protection.


Once the theory session is over, we give priority to providing a hands-on experience because we believe that it is a more effective method of learning, so we move to our training field, where you will have the opportunity to actively manoeuvre your motorcycle through various off-road obstacles, at your own pace, in a practical and safe teaching environment.


From conquering challenging terrain to overcoming obstacles, we aim to equip you with the skills and techniques needed to confidently navigate various real-world off-road scenarios on your motorcycle. In the afternoon, we'll take a little outride on our specially designed trail to further solidify your learning. By putting everything you've learned into practice, you'll gain the knowledge and expertise necessary to conquer rugged landscapes and embark on unforgettable off-road adventures on your motorcycle. Country Trax Adventure Motorcycle Training

Our Course Includes the Following Subjects:

​The theory will cover:

  • Setting up your motorcycle for off-road riding correctly 

  • Body position on your bike for adventure riding

  • Tyre choice for your adventure motorcycle

  • Packing your adventure motorcycle

  • Motorcycle protection

  • Choosing the correct off-road rider gear

  • Motorcycle settings such as ABS and traction control

  • Adventure riding etiquette 

Practical training will cover: Boulders Bike Training

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

  • Clutch and brake control

  • Correct techniques for lifting the motorcycle if it falls

  • Balance and momentum while riding standing up off-road

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

  • U-Turns and cornering

  • Real-world ascents and descents

  • Learn to ride ruts and rocky terrain confidently

  • Singletrack techniques and practice

Afternoon off-road outride:​

The ride is the perfect opportunity to test your newfound off-road riding skills in a real-world setting, allowing you to gain valuable experience and boost your confidence in handling various off-road situations you may encounter on your own adventures.

This adventure motorcycle training course is for you if:

  • You’ve never ridden your adventure motorcycle 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 training course for some time and would like to refresh their skills

  • You would like to invest in yourself and become a better, safer and more confident adventure motorcycle rider!

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Dates and Pricing

Group Training Courses

Our introduction to adventure motorcycling course starts at 8 am and usually wraps up by 3:30 to 4 pm.


Our course is designed for a maximum of 10 motorcycles in a group, ensuring personalised attention and hands-on training for all participants. 

It's important to mention that the training is conducted at a comfortable pace, with plenty of breaks for rest and refreshments. We do not intend to push people or bikes beyond their limits and encourage all riders, regardless of gender, to participate in the course.


The location for the training course is our facility situated in the Cradle of Humankind. The cost of attending the training course for a single rider is R899-00 per day. If you intend to complete the training course with a pillion rider, an additional fee of R399-00 will be charged.

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How Do I Book My Adventure Motorcycle Training?

Now that you have made the decision to invest in yourself and participate in one of our adventure motorcycle training courses, you can easily book and confirm your place via our online portal. All the available dates for our training courses can be found on the booking form. After we have received your completed booking form and online payment, a confirmation email will be sent to you, providing all the necessary details about the day of your training course.


If you are purchasing this course as a gift for someone, please indicate on the booking form if you would like us to email you a gift voucher.


It is important to note that the training course will be conducted using your own motorcycle. However, SA Adventure accommodates all adventure or dual-purpose type motorcycles on our rider training days, including the following makes:

BMW, Triumph, KTM, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Husqvarna, Ducati and the Harley Davidson Pan America.

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About your Coach Tim Skelton Adventure Training

With an impressive ten years of experience in adventure motorcycle skills training and touring, Tim Skelton is an avid explorer, adventurer and coach. He has been planning and guiding motorcycle adventure tours since 2014.

A FGASA level 2 field guide, ILS medic, and qualified off-road coach and trainer. He's also led tours in South America, Australia and Tasmania with partner company Compass Expeditions. He has arranged and supported tours for adventurer Charley Boorman on his African and South American expeditions and tours as a medic, mechanic, sweep and lead rider.

His favourite words of wisdom in the field:

“Nothing is as hard as what you’ve already done.”

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