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Why choose MTB Bike Tours

Customer centric experiences

Our customers are special! We tailor make our tours to suit our customers needs. From the biking novice to the advanced rider.

Our Guides

Guides provide our Guests with fun, dynamic, and safe experiences in South Africa’s most beautiful locations. During a typical day, we are extremely organized and flexible. We educate our Guests on safe biking techniques, enrich their cultural understanding, motivate those who wish to challenge themselves, pamper those looking for the ultimate in luxury, and provide vacations of a lifetime for all.

We love life, are extremely passionate about people, travel and cycling. We want to share that with all other people we interact with.

Safety

Due to the inherent risks in any physical activity, we have a peerless dedication to ensuring that safe practices are followed and Guests are educated on proper riding habits when out on the road. All Guides are required to be First Aid and CPR certified and are qualified adventure guides, deliver pre-ride Safety Talks and Tips, constantly be aware of Guests’ riding habits and offer suggestions or warnings as necessary.

Unique

Cycling is a unique way to see the countryside at a relaxed pace. The sights, smells and sounds of Africa.

Our grading system explained

Technical ability

Easy

Easy: Mostly tar roads or easy gravel roads. Possibly some jeep track.

Moderate

Moderate: Single track with some bridges, rocks and berms.

Advanced

Advanced: Single track with bridges, rocks, steep ascents/descents and berms. Some steep climbing.

Difficult

Difficult: Single track with bridges, rocks, steep ascents/descents and berms. Steep climbing with possible jumps and drop-offs.

Fitness Level

Easy

Easy: Short distances with minimal climbing, You should be able to maintain and average speed of 15km/h – 20km/h for road cycling and 10km/h – 12km/h for mountain biking. Not greater than 30km distance. Not greater than 300m total ascent

Moderate

Moderate: Long distances with climbing. You should be able to maintain and average speed of 20 – 25km/h road cycling and 12 – 14km/h mountain biking. Not greater than 60km distance. Not greater than 800m ascent.

Advanced

Advanced: Long distances with climbing. You should be able to maintain an average speed of 25 – 30km/h for 3hrs+ road cycling and 14 – 18km/h mountain biking. Not greater than 110km distance. Not greater than 1200m total ascent.

Difficult

Difficult: Long distances with extended climbing. You should be able to maintain an average speed of +30km/h for 5 hrs+ road cycling and >18km/h mountain biking. Greater than 110km distance. Greater than 1200m total ascent.