Flash-Packing KZN | September 2019
Dates: 13-15 September 2019
Riding Days: 3
Tour Distance: 600km with 10,000m of climbing
Hardest Day: 200km with 4,000m of elevation change
Altitude Range: 1,200m - 3,300m
Average Speed: 15-20kph
Difficulty Rating: 4/5
Cost: R3,500 PPS with 2 nights accommodation included
About the Tour
This KZN Flash-Packing Tour is a ride and an adventure across one of the most beautiful parts of this country. The days are full of vistas, mountains and rural towns and we will spend the vast majority of our time in open mountain plains and farmlands away from towns and modern life.
We will encounter local life in its truest form, from Spaza shops to Shebeens
and from seeing Khaya life to Shepherds tending their ﬂocks of cattle, goats and sheep. This will be a journey back in time to a simpler, sustainable life that you can't help but yearn for. The roads and trails we will traverse vary from smooth to rough and technical but are always manageable and enjoyable, at least in hindsight. From the magniﬁcent Sani Pass to the endless climbs, as we make our way towards the Mountain Kingdom and, the descents that come with that will be in awe of your surrounds and their beauty, which is both rugged and beautiful and inspires a sense of awe that is impossible to describe.
The Tour will start in Pietermaritzburg from where we will make our way to Curry's Post, then to Sani Pass and finally back to 'The Burra'. We will cover in 600km with 10,000 metres of climbing along the way on mostly dirt roads that are full of Mountain Views and priceless moments. Riders should be prepared for long days and big rides, but surrounded by beautiful vistas and scenery that feels like it is from a forgotten time. You will work hard to earn the honour of wearing the Warrior's Mokhorotlo but that honour will be well worth earning we assure you!
This is a Tour for ﬁt riders who feel conﬁdent in their ability to ride long hours day after day but you do not need to be superhuman to take part. It will not be a race and so you do not need to ride fast but ﬁtness and endurance is still important. If you are unsure of that, but want to take part, please get in touch and talk to us - we are sure that you should come along!
The tour will be guided by Benky who knows these backlands like the back of his hand. As a self-supported trip the back-up will be limited be will always ensure that support is available to riders if needed though and there is no need to worry about that. Transport You will need to get yourself to and from the start in Pietermaritzburg.
Accommodation and Meals
Each guest will be provided with Guest House accommodation for the full duration of the tour. Rooms are shared but single rooms are available on request. The standard option includes 2 nights accommodation, during the tour, but should you need pre or post tour accommodation please let us know and we will arrange it for you.
Breakfast and Dinner will be provided for the duration of the tour starting from the evening of the 13th and ending with breakfast on the 15th. We will be riding through lunch so that will be a hearty side of the road cafe snack in most cases. Breakfast and Dinner will be hearty meals and you will not have to worry about going without.
Drinks will be for your own account but are very well priced.
What is flash-packing?
Flash-packing is bike-packing without the camping. While you will carry your clothes and food each day on your bike (we have bike bags available if you need) we ensure that you get a comfortable night's sleep in a Guest House. It is a great soft introduction to self-supported riding, whether you intend to race this way or just want to experience the fun that it has to offer.
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