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