#1 SILO WONDERS

DATE:

  • 04 - 05 January 2020

DURATION:

  • 2 Days/1 Nights

PLACE:

  • Val, Mpumalanga

DIRECTIONS:

TIME:

  • 6:00 am

TYPE:

  • Self-Supported Bikepacking

bikepacking

tracking

merch

guide/s

ITINERARY

DAY #1

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

DAY #2

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

Route:

  1. The route is predominantly mixed terrain gravel with no facilities between destinations. Be adequately prepared with your water supplies

  2. 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

ACCOMMODATION

  • Overnight accommodation include camping/room/unit options.

FOOD/DRINKS

  • Meals/snacks are included in the full Ticket price

  • Half Ticket holders pay for their own meals/snacks

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 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.

SHARE:

  • Volunteers

  • Sponsors

  • Partners

  • Charities

  • Corporate InvestmentC

Call Us: +27 (0)82 237 9258 or
Mail Us: info@bikepacking.africa

2015 by Bikepacking.Africa

Bikepacking Adventure Routes