Fri, 01 Mar|
The Eastern Cape High Passes Adventure Motorcycle Tour
Join us on this incredible motorcycle journey through the rugged terrain and untamed wilderness of the Eastern Cape’s highlands. Prepare to be amazed by breathtaking vistas that will leave an everlasting mark on your soul.
Time & Location
01 Mar 2024, 15:00 – 05 Mar 2024, 15:00
SA Adventure, Eastern Cape, South Africa
About the event
Join us on this incredible motorcycle journey through the rugged terrain and untamed wilderness of the Eastern Cape’s highlands. Prepare to be amazed by breathtaking vistas that will leave an everlasting mark on your soul. From majestic peaks to vibrant valleys, every moment of this adventure motorcycle tour will be filled with beauty and wonder.
But it's not just the natural wonders that make this motorcycle adventure unforgettable. The memories and friendships we create along the way will stay with you forever. Share laughter, camaraderie, and a sense of accomplishment with fellow adventure riders who share your passion for exploring the unknown on motorcycles. Embrace the spirit of discovery as we venture into the heart of the Eastern Cape's highlands, uncovering hidden trails and routes that few have had the privilege to ride.
As you traverse some of South Africa's highest mountain passes on your bike, you'll not only experience their beauty but also sharpen your riding skills and techniques. Our expert guides will be with you every step of the way, offering guidance and tips to help you navigate any challenges that may arise. You'll acquire new on and off-road riding skills, enhancing your overall riding prowess, so don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This motorcycle expedition will ignite your sense of adventure, push your limits, and elevate your adventure bike riding skills.
So, if you're ready to redefine your adventure motorcycle riding experience, gear up, rev up your engines, and embark on this epic motorcycle adventure to the mountains that will challenge you and invigorate your soul. The captivating highlands of the Eastern Cape await your exploration, and we invite you to join us on this remarkable journey. It's an experience that will create cherished memories that last a lifetime.
Meeting Day: As the captivating charm of the magnificent mountains beckon, we come together at our exquisite accommodation just outside of Kokstad, filled with anticipation for the upcoming motorcycle adventure. Tonight, we are fortunate to indulge in a delicious dinner that will excite our taste buds and provide the perfect opportunity to connect and get to know our fellow adventure bike riders.
As the night progresses, the SA Adventure team, a group of experienced explorers, will enchant us with their extensive knowledge and adventures, providing a complete overview of the upcoming tour. Their vast expertise and captivating stories from past adventure motorcycle tours will transport us to faraway places and awaken our desire to explore. We will also delve into the fascinating history of the area, gaining a deeper understanding that will enhance our appreciation for the region.
After a night of camaraderie and enlightenment, we retreat to our opulent rooms. The comfort of our accommodations ensures a peaceful and rejuvenating night's sleep, enabling us to wake up refreshed and prepared for the extraordinary motorcycle expedition that awaits us in the morning.
Tour Day 1: Before embarking on an exhilarating day of riding, the SA Adventure team will conduct a brief workshop focusing on off-road adventure motorcycle riding skills. This session will equip you with valuable tips to establish a strong foundation for the off-road sections of our journey. Once we are prepared, we hop aboard our motorcycles and commence our adventure along incredibly scenic routes that lead us to the highest mountains in South Africa. Our path consists of gravel back roads that guide us to the historic village of Rhodes in the Eastern Cape. While these gravel roads won’t present significant technical challenges, there are sections that will test your abilities and the capabilities of your adventure bike. Today, we will conquer the following high passes: Lusipoort, Pitseng, and Naudes Nek.
Tour Day 2: Prepare for an incredible day of adventure motorcycle riding. We will embark on a loop that delves deep into the mountains, offering breathtaking twin-track routes. Along the way, we will conquer two more of the renowned Ben Ten high mountain passes, namely the Volunteershoek pass and the absolutely mesmerising Lundin's Nek pass. Additionally, we will take on the challenging route down to the War Trail area and have the opportunity to witness the remarkable Ben Macdhui, the highest peak within South Africa's Eastern Cape region. Amidst all the thrilling adventures, we will make a stop at Bidstone Farm for a delicious lunch that includes the finest homemade pizza and apple pie you have ever tasted. Today we conquer a series of high passes including Carlieshoekspruit, Volunteershoek, Wartrail, and Lundeans Nek, leading us to the magnificent Dangers Hoek lookout point.
Tour Day 3: As we bid farewell to the peaceful village of Rhodes, our adventure takes us towards the town Barkley East. In the early part of the day, we traverse well-maintained gravel roads that offer a smooth and speedy ride. Along the way, we encounter the picturesque Bokspruit pass, where we navigate a few shallow river crossings and seize numerous opportunities to capture breathtaking photos of the surrounding landscape and our beloved motorcycles. Our next conquest is the remote and steep Bottle Nek pass, a 5.1 km long gravel pass located north of Elliot. Finally, we reach our evening accommodation, nestled atop the majestic Barkley Pass. Today's adventure encompasses the thrilling high passes of Bokspruit, Barkley, and Bottle Nek.
Tour Day 4: Today is undoubtedly a once-in-a-lifetime adventure motorcycle experience. Our challenge for the day is to conquer the technical Bastervoetpad Pass, a pass that may be slow but offers breathtaking views that seem to stretch endlessly. Not many people have the privilege of riding their motorcycles in this area, making it all the more special. We break for lunch in Mclear before embarking on a scenic gravel track that leads us to the captivating Tsitsa waterfall, a sight not to be missed. Our final destination for the evening is our cosy lodge in Kokstad. Throughout today's ride, we will conquer the high passes of Bastervoet, Gatberg, and Fetcani. As we come together around the dinner table for our final night, we will reflect on the incredible experiences and camaraderie we have shared on this off-road motorcycle adventure. It will be a time to cherish the memories, laughter, and stories we have accumulated, fostering lifelong bonds. With hearts filled and spirits soaring, we bid farewell to the majestic mountains of the Eastern Cape, knowing that this extraordinary motorcycle journey will forever hold a special place in our hearts…