23 11, 2023

Baviaans Bikepacking: The January 2024 Diverge Trip

By |2023-11-23T12:03:55+02:00November 23rd, 2023|Epic Trips|Comments Off on Baviaans Bikepacking: The January 2024 Diverge Trip

For the fifth time, since 2018, will be hosting a year-starting bikepacking trip. This year the route takes in the spectacular Baviaans Mega Reserve, travelling east from Willowmore before crossing the Kouga mountains and dropping into the Patensie. Then the course turns north west, ascending the Baviaanskloof, back towards Willowmore. In total the four [...]

22 02, 2023

Wild Camping: A Bike-Slackpacking Tour with a Difference

By |2023-02-22T22:06:42+02:00February 22nd, 2023|Epic Trips|Comments Off on Wild Camping: A Bike-Slackpacking Tour with a Difference

The first week in January is for bikepacking trips, writes Seamus Allardice. Well, bike-slackpacking trips. Who wants to carry their gear on a bike when a bakkie could do all the heavy lifting? Which is why he organised a wild camping tour to kick of 2023. In 2018 we rode from Stellenbosch to Opsoek. In [...]

24 11, 2022

Wild Camping Bike Tour

By |2022-11-24T16:35:18+02:00November 24th, 2022|Epic Trips|Comments Off on Wild Camping Bike Tour

In January 2023 Diverge Tours will be taking a select group of riders into the very deep south. Off the beaten track and across sandy trails to some of South Africa's best kept secret spots. Saddle up and join the ride... In 2022 rode to Hell and Back. In 2021 we climbed Gysmanshoek Pass. In [...]

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 [...]

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