A 72 hour bike journey across Namaqualand
Date 2 – 5 May 2019 | Distance 243km | Ascent 4807m | Cut Off 72 hours | Meals 9 | Overnight Points 3
A Spiritual bicycle journey in the most sparsely populated but exceptionally hospitable region of South Africa – the Namaqualand. There are easier ways to traverse a region, but besides hiking there isn’t a way that immerses yourself in the landscape quite like cycling. Now throw everything you need on your bike and you’re bikepacking.
Namaqua Coastal Route, the piece of South Africa often referred to as Eenkantland. The Challenge will traverse from Okiep Country Hotel an historic mining town to the great coastal plains of the Atlantic Ocean at the small fishing village of Hondeklipbaai.
9 Scrumptious Meals | 5 Star & Under The Stars Accommodation | Event Merchandise | Event Logistics
2 May – 5 May 2019
There is not one designated route for the event and riders can choose between Green and Red Route options. Green being the easier less technical route and red being the opposite. There will be minimal route markings on the route only indicating major turn offs, basic map knowledge will be required and GPX files will be provided for navigation devices.
You can choose to ride the route in one go or tour it over 72 hours and take your time to take it all in. Touring or racing, this is the structure we will provide if you skip a bed or a meal that is your strategy or choice, this also means that a breakfasts might become your dinner. Some accommodation and meals will be 5 Star and some will be under the actual stars with local cooking.
Take note there will not be any water points and no bag service.
The most important item of your journey
Your Bikamino Passport will be given to you at registration and you will need to carry it with you on your journey. You will be required to collect Passport stamps at points of interest, accommodation points and shops. You will need to present your completed passport at the finish in order for your journey to be recognised as an official finish.
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