The Trek2Teebus three day stage race, dubbed a Karoo Adventure takes place from the 26-28 April 2019 with the race village located on the Harmonie Farm near Steynsburg, providing the ideal location from which to explore the rural Karoo.
On the bike Trek2Teebus provides a total of 210 kilometres of racing across three 72, 55 and 80 kilometre long stages; and takes in 2100 meters of climbing in the process. The routes traverse the broad grassy planes, ascend the hillocks and trace the cordons of dense greenery which track the watercourses, all of which provide the region with its distinctive scenery.
Route highlights include the ascent over the infamous Bulhoek Pass and a descent below the Karoo’s red soils into the Orange-Fish Tunnel. Each rider will have the chance to descend to the control room for the 82 kilometre long underground aqueduct – which transports 22 cubic metres of water per second from the Gariep Dam to the Great Fish River.
Off the bike Petrichor Adventures’ superb organisation and the world famous Karoo hospitality combine to perfection. Luxury tented accommodation options and the ability to book for a non-riding partner to accompany riders illustrates the race organisers’ commitment. As for the food… riders, and their accompanying friends and family members, can expect traditional hearty and home-made Karoo cuisine.
It is an area well-off the usual tourist route and a great deal of the charm is provided by the honest country life – where visitors are greeted with the familiar hospitality of returning friends.
The event is officially a Cycling SA sanctioned event in the Eastern Cape Province.
For more information visit www.petrichoradventures.co.za