22 02, 2019

Bikamino: A Bicycle Journey through the Heart of Namaqualand

By |2019-02-22T15:40:56+02:00February 22nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Bikamino: A Bicycle Journey through the Heart of Namaqualand

Inspired by the Camino de Santiago – pilgrimage to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela – the Bikamino is a pilgrimage of a different sort. A journey by bicycle; through the ancient heartland of South Africa, past copper mines which pre-date European colonialism, to the wildest of coastlines – the Namaqua Coastal Route. The Bikamino, [...]

12 07, 2018

Namaqualand Bikepacking Adventures

By |2018-07-13T09:46:45+02:00July 12th, 2018|Epic Trips|1 Comment

There are easier ways to traverse a region, but besides hiking there isn’t a way that immerses yourself in the landscape quite like cycling. Now throw everything you need on your bike and you’re bikepacking. Seamus Allardice did just that, when he joined Zane Schmahl for the extended Bikamino recce in the most sparsely populated [...]

29 05, 2018

Bikamino: A Journey To Namaqualand’s Forgotten Gems

By |2018-05-30T16:33:25+02:00May 29th, 2018|Epic Trips|1 Comment

In May 2018 Seamus Allardice joined Zane Schmahl, Jacques Marais and a group of fellow cycling adventure enthusiasts on the recce ride for the Bikamino – a three day tour through the arid Northern Cape Province. From the once booming mining outpost of O’kiep to the icy waters of the Atlantic Oceanside village of Hondeklipbaai, [...]

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