Vanderbijlpark, Heidelberg, village of Val – day trip (tar)

View Larger Map 1. Total distance of route and date of ride? 300km, August 4, 2013 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? Total riding time approximately four hours. Travelled leisurely in places, going back a bit faster. 3. Why are you recommending this route? What’s special […]

Brits, Vaalwater, Thabazimbi – 1 or 2 days (dual)

1. Total distance of route and date of ride? 649 km, 2012-10-27 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? It took a full nine hour day. It could easily been more, but there was a lot of tar on the way back. And I kept it pinned […]

Pretoria, Loskop Dam, Dullstroom – day trip (dual)

1. Total distance of route and date of ride? 570km, 2012-08-18 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? It took us a full eight hours. The day started easy and relaxed but on the way back it got a bit more rushed. 3. Why are you recommending […]

Sabie, Pelgrim’s Rest, Ohrigstad – 4 days (dual)

View North Mpumalangain a larger map 1. Total distance of route and date of ride? +- 1300km; February 2011 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? Four days. Leisurely. 3. Why are you recommending this route? What’s special about it? Within a comfortable four-hour range of Johannesburg […]

2013 BMW Bike Fest was a fat jol

The BMW Bike Fest took place between 21 and 24 March at Goudini Spa near Worcester. More than 500 bikers and 350 bikes joined the party. At the riders’ briefing on the Thursday night the organisers showed us four off-road routes and four routes on tar. We could download these routes from the BMW Bike Fest website and load them […]

Right around Lesotho – 4 days (dual)

  Download the KLM file here   1. Total distance of route and date of ride? More or less 1700km. I rode this route in October 2012. 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? It took four days. Heavy rain on day two caused some trouble and […]

Bains Kloof, Villiersdorp, Rooi Els – day trip (tar)

View Larger Map 1. Total distance of route and date of ride? 388km 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? From 09:15 to 18:00, with plenty of stops – breakfast, lunch and late afternoon coffee. 3. Why are you recommending this route? What’s special about it? This […]

Fouriesburg, Katse Dam, Ficksburg – two days (tar)

View Larger Map 1. Total distance of route and date of ride? Approximately 420km. November 2012 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? You can travel to Katse and back to Fouriesburg or Ficksburg in a day. Or you can take it easy and sleep over at […]

Mossel Bay, Calitzdorp, Bredasdorp (Klein Karoo) – four days (dual)

View Klein Karoo in a larger map 1. Total distance of route and date of ride? October 2012. We travelled approximately 900km. 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? We went down to Mossel Bay in the bakkie, spent four days on the bike and returned in […]

Kalk Bay, Cape point, Chapmans Peak – day trip (tar)

View BR_Around Cape Town in a larger map 1. Total distance of route and date of ride? About 110km. September 2012 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? It took us the whole day (From 11:00 to 18:00). Well, a Vuka can only reach 100 km/h down […]

Cape Town, Citrusdal, Kromrivier (Cederberg) – two days (dual)

1. Total distance of route? 508 km in total, of which about 180km are gravel roads. 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? Two days. I started the Saturday morning at around 07:00 and arrived at my overnight destination at 15:00. On tar I was averaging 100km/h […]

Kraaifontein, Tulbagh, Porterville – day trip (tar)

View Larger Map 1. Total distance of route? 305km 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? Five hours, leisurely. 3. Why are you recommending this route? What’s special about it? A great sample of touring riding, scenic and with some varying speed sections. Also, along this route […]