Self supported trip
Date You Choose | Distance 650km (Max) | Ascent 10855m (Max) | Cut Off You Choose | Meals Route Choice dependant | Overnight Points Route Choice dependant
A Do It Yourself journey over the official Bikamino Routes any time during the year. We plan to launch The Trail in 2020 after the official first 300 hour Journey has taken place. We will provide you with the planning and logistics required to embark on your bike journey along with the necessary safety precautions and aids required for such a journey. We will handle your bookings and route plan for you. More info on this will become available in 2020!
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 – 6 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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