10 th Joburg to Durbs including the Amashova (5 Days)

Day 1
Meet at 34 Roscommon Rd at 4:30, pack bags & drive to garage on Maribou corner in Vereeniging. We know the way now!!! Cycle to Deneysville for our sandwich stop, continue to Oranjeville, Jim Fouche and Frankfurt for a bite to eat. Rack bikes. Then cycle from Reitz to Bethlehem, good road with a shoulder – another 48 kms!! Distance: 185kms.

Overnight: Bethlehem Guest House D, B & B, tea & sandwiches

Day 2
Rise and shine – after breakfast, we start cycling towards Clarens and the Golden Gate National Park, where we will stop for some refreshments at about 60 kms. Continue through the Park on the R712 and then onto the R74, stop for lunch here as we have to rack bike – 120 kms. Road is under construction for 16 kms. (I am sure it will still be under construction!!) Cycle down Oliviershoek Pass to Bergville & on to Winterton. Distance: 181 kms

Overnight: Winterton - D, B, B & packed lunch

Day 3
After breakfast, the road is undulating, with some serious hills before & out of Estcourt, where we will have lunch – about 70 kms. Continue cycling through beautiful countryside towards Nottingham Road, Balgowan to Lions River. Distance: 125 kms

Overnight: Fernhill Hotel - D, B, B & sandwiches

Day 4
Up early, rack bikes and drive to Pietermaritzburg for the race. GOOD LUCK – 106 kms. After the race go for a refreshing swim in the sea. Dinner at one of the many restaurants in the hotel

Overnight: TSOGO HOTEL- B&B

Day 5
Depart for Johannesburg after a hearty breakfast. Distance: 598 kms

  • 2 x Support vehicles with trailers.
  • Accommodation -D B & B, Except Durban
  • Tea, coffee & sandwiches in Deneysville
  • Packed lunch day 2
  • Sandwiches for lunch after Escourt
  • Professional guides x 2
  • 2 x travelling masseurs
  • Muffins, fruit biscuits & water in bus
  • Cycle shirt for those that do not have.
  • Race no delivery to no 34
  • Transport back to Joburg
  • A lot of fun!!

  • Bike spares
  • Personal & medical insurance
  • Beverages & dinner in Durban.
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Amashova race entrance fees.
  • NB: If conditions are bad – No Cycling down Oliviershoek Pass –