185 KM 

+1,389 M

#5 KOEPEL CRUISE

DATE:

  • 09 - 10 May 2020

DURATION:

  • 2 Days/1 Nights

PLACE:

  • Potchefstroom, Northern Province

DIRECTIONS:

TIME:

  • 6:00 am

TYPE:

  • Self-Supported Bikepacking

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ITINERARY

DAY #1

POTCHEFSTROOM - VENTERSKROON - 95 KM

 

  • Take in the sights and sounds as we ride towards, and into the Vredefort Dome. Enjoy an evening in an old inn established in 1880.

DAY #2

VENTERSKROON - POTCHEFSTROOM - 90 KM

 

  • The second day we complete the looped route crossing the Vaal River a few times as we edge the ancient crater as if crossing time and space.

 

group of 10

  • Optimum group size is 10 people.

 

  • Smaller groups can be accommodated at an additional per person fee.

  • Corporate and custom adventures are priced on request.

  • Choose from various ticket options to suit your budget

from ZAR 2,300 p/p

ACCOMMODATION

  • Saturday night is "camping/room" accommodation at the Venterskroon Inn.

FOOD/DRINKS

  • Saturday dinner is for your own cost at the Venterskroon Inn.

 

  • Sunday breakfast is included in the adventure price.

 

  • On the road snacks and drinks are self-supported.

 

SUPPORT

  • Group marshals will accompany the group and assist with pace and information about the area.

 

  •  Marshals will try and assist where they can but you will have to be self-reliant on bike repair, equipment, gear, and fitness.

 

ABOUT THE ROUTE

The Vredefort crater is the largest verified impact crater on Earth, more than 300 kilometers (190 mi) across when it was formed. 

 

What remains of it are located in the present-day Free State Province of South Africa and named after the town of Vredefort, which is situated near its center. Although the crater itself has long since eroded away, the remaining geological structures at its center are known as the Vredefort Dome or Vredefort impact structure.

 

The crater is estimated to be 2.023 billion years old (± 4 million years), with the impact being in the Paleoproterozoic Era. It is the second-oldest-known crater on Earth. 

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