22 04, 2022

What’s The Big Deal With Bikepacking

By |2022-04-22T15:33:36+02:00April 22nd, 2022|Epic Trips|Comments Off on What’s The Big Deal With Bikepacking

I fell out of love with cycling, confesses Seamus Allardice. It happened slowly at first. Then quickly. But bikepacking always lures me back in. Every January, for last three years, I’ve started the year with a bikepacking trip. It actually started in 2018; when Andrew Robb, David le Roux and myself rode from Stellenbosch to [...]

23 11, 2021

Join a Klein Karoo Bikepacking Adventure

By |2021-11-23T15:56:34+02:00November 23rd, 2021|Epic Trips|Comments Off on Join a Klein Karoo Bikepacking Adventure

Based on a solo bikepacking trip Seamus Allardice did in May 2021 the Diverge January 2022 tour will take in Seweweekspoort, Die Hel, Gamka Mountain Nature Reserve and the Huisrivier Pass. It's a 4 day Klein Karoo Bikepacking Adventure dubbed the Hell's Teeth Tour. Die Leer to Hell. Basics Dates:                   3 to [...]

16 09, 2021

Introducing DIY Around the Pot Adventures

By |2021-09-17T10:15:15+02:00September 16th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Introducing DIY Around the Pot Adventures

The Chas Everitt Around the Pot, presented by SEESA, introduced many South African cyclists to the amazing scenery of the Swellendam and Breede River region of the Overberg. Now, with the launch of a ‘Do It Yourself’ series the event is expanding the riding opportunities and creating the potential for amazing new experiences. Come explore [...]

13 09, 2021

Hell’s Teeth, Boet

By |2021-09-13T09:02:07+02:00September 13th, 2021|Epic Trips|Comments Off on Hell’s Teeth, Boet

I’ve expected my “agh, how hard could it be” attitude to catch up with me eventually. I just didn’t expect it to be on the road from Hell. In hindsight, that was foolish. Hell's teeth, boet; that was tough writes Seamus Allardice. Since January 2018 I’ve organised or been on a bike packing trip every [...]

12 11, 2020

Join Le Tour de Gysmanshoek

By |2020-12-21T08:05:21+02:00November 12th, 2020|Epic Trips|Comments Off on Join Le Tour de Gysmanshoek

This January the now semi-annual Diverge summer bikepacking trip (2018 | 2020) will venture into the Langeberge to cross the fabled Gysmanshoek Pass. Possibly the only gravel pass that is still open to the public crossing the mountain range which separates the Western Cape's coastal plains from the Klein Karoo. The pass was forged, in [...]

5 11, 2020

Introducing The Adventure Collective

By |2020-11-05T13:33:26+02:00November 5th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Introducing The Adventure Collective

Bicycle South is proud to announce the launch of The Adventure Collective - South Africa’s first community hub for bikepacking and adventure cycling. We’ve partnered with leading cycling and outdoor brands * to create an exciting rewards programme to fuel your bicycle adventures. By joining the Adventure Collective, you can access incredible industry discounts and [...]

6 12, 2019

Join an Overberg Bikepacking Adventure 2.0

By |2019-12-06T23:25:01+02:00December 6th, 2019|Epic Trips|Comments Off on Join an Overberg Bikepacking Adventure 2.0

It is going to be bigger, rougher around the edges (I mean not rougher than the accommodation in Greyton last time round) and better than ever. Join us as we kick off 2020 with another Overberg Bikepacking Adventure (OBA 2.0). It will be rad, we promise… Come experience the Overberg at its very best. [...]

17 07, 2019

Slack Pack and Back

By |2019-07-17T09:37:33+02:00July 17th, 2019|Mountains & Valleys|Comments Off on Slack Pack and Back

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” – Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows. Certainly. And who am I to argue with Grahame’s legendary Ratty? But I will present, as a close second, bicycles. To subvert one of the [...]

27 06, 2019

Join an Overberg Bikepacking Adventure

By |2019-07-01T11:38:21+02:00June 27th, 2019|Mountains & Valleys|4 Comments

Join Jaco Pelser and Seamus Allardice on an Overberg Bikepacking Adventure this July. Ride from Grabouw to Greyton, and back, via some of the Overberg's best gravel roads in a relaxed bikepacking tour on the 13th and 14th of July 2019. Routes: 80km from Grabouw to Greyton and back on the same route. Day one: [...]

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