VAL - VREDE - 100 KM
The adventure starts with the small town Val after breakfast. The route is appropriately named as we will pass 4 silos on the first day to our overnight destination
After dinner, we ride through town to set up camp at the overnight venue
VREDE - VAL - 138 KM
Day two is a different route back to Val and is remote only accompanied by friends and open sky country
Upon completion of the adventure route, you will receive your Dirt-Warriors cycling jersey
The route is predominantly mixed terrain gravel with no facilities between destinations. Be adequately prepared with your water supplies
Bring a mug for coffee/snack stops along the route
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 2,400 p/p
Meals/snacks are included in the full Ticket price
Half Ticket holders pay for their own meals/snacks
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 Silo Wonders Route starts and finishes in the town of Val situated in the Gauteng Province, South Africa. The route can be experienced as an overnight adventure totaling 238 km with 2,210 m ascent. I often call the route the connective route as it connects as many as 14 bikepacking stages.
Combine these stages and there are many different route variants to keep any bikepacker busy for some time. The max distance when all stages are combined is in excess of 700 km.
Saturday morning we arrived at the town of Val and were greeted by friendly faces and lovely weather, a good omen for the ride ahead. Gordon and I were in good spirits and looked forward to the first day's 100 km ride.