The Details: Type: Group Tour Minimum Age: 18 Duration: 5 days Private Adventure available Read our Bookings Terms and Conditions Cost: From ZAR R10600.00 Per person sharing
Type: Group Tour
You Will Be Able To:
- Take part in a high altitude training camp aimed at boosting your training and setting you up riding season and attaining improved results
- Be fully supported while riding the routes
- Includes all meals,drinks and accommodation in luxury chalets
- Full medical support during the ride and massages every day
The Tour Will Consist of:
- 5 days cycling with vehicle support
- 570% tar road and 30 % Dirt roads
- Group normally 6 to 12 plus local leader. Min age 18
- 4 nights accommodation
- All food and drinks whilst on the tour excluding premium brands of sports, wine and champagne
- Full medical support and massages during the tour
Athletes from many sports have used altitude training to prepare for a big match or event, and not just when the event will be at a high altitude. They do this because the air is “thinner” at high altitudes meaning there are fewer oxygen molecules per volume of air. Every breath taken at a high altitude delivers less of what working muscles require.
While the effect is most dramatic at altitudes greater than 8,000 feet (2,438 meters) above sea level, it is noticeable even at 5,000 feet (1,524 meters) above sea level.
To compensate for the decrease in oxygen, one of the body’s hormones, erythropoietin (EPO), triggers the production of more red blood cells to aid in oxygen delivery to the muscles.
The rides will take place on tar and on jeep tracks and a MTB would be better suited for the riders, if there is space road bikes may also be transported.
- Number of days cycling: 5
- Pace: Medium: 15-25km
- Terrain: 70% Tar with 30% dirt road
This is a small group of riders who’s aim is to ride in a supported fashion. The pace is up to the individual rider. The escorting vehicle will be close by as often as possible.
The riders will meet in Fouriesburg on the 25th of January 2017 and overnight in Fouriesburg. Riders arriving early have the option of a ride around Fouriesburg as a warm up ride.
The riders will ride too the Lesotho border at Caledoenspoort. The ride will take you past the border and will proceed up to the Moteng Pass at 2840 Meters and onto Mahlasela Pass 3222 meters. The Afri Ski resort is our base for the duration of the camp.
The riders will head to the top of the Sani Pass via Black Mountain. The ride is approximately 140 kms. The riders will be transported back from the Sani Pass to Afri Ski after having a beer or two at the highest pub in Southern Africa.
The riders will ride towards Katse Dam 130 kms. If we have time a tour around the Dam !
The riders will head back up Mahlasele and onto Moteng, heading back down towards the border and Fouriesburg. The riders will be able to show at Fouriesburg and have a meal before heading back to their destinations.
You are reasonably fit and possess a spirit of adventure. A sense of humour is a good thing to have.
- All food during the tour
- All accommodation
- Snacks and drinks whilst riding
- All drinks including alcohol, excluding premium brands of alcohol, wine and champagne
What’s not included
- Travel insurance
- Visas or vaccinations
We will be staying in accommodation at Afri Ski Lesotho and in Fouriesburg.
Eating & drinking
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
The tour leaders do all the shopping and meal planning for each group. the tour has a cool box for cold drinks. We will supply all drinks and water including alcohol except premium brands.
You should be aware that cycling of all kinds has its dangers and that accidents can happen from time to time. Please ensure that you are properly prepared for the riding you are going to undertake. Helmets must be worn by all cyclists in South Africa.
All riders are to have lights front and rear, and are to wear reflective vests whilst riding.
Legal Note: all group members joining this tour will be asked to sign an indemnity form at the start of the tour.
Dates & Prices 25th-29th January 2017
Full Payment required by the 5th of January 2017
All prices are fully inclusive as specified excluding items of a personal nature.
25 (Wednesday) 1:00 am - 29 (Sunday) 1:00 am
Massive Adventures & Toursbookings@massivetours.com