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March 5 @ 4:00 pm - March 7 @ 2:00 pm
Explore the back roads of South Africa
BADAss Bike Adventures are Social Rides, perfectly suited for Gravel Bikers and Mountain Bikers, wanting either high altitude training or awesome weekend breakaways for family and friends.
We kick-off 2021 with the Wakkerstroom eXplore on 6-7 March 2021. It offers a 1 – 2 Day Stage Ride and is Ideally suited for training for events like: VAL100, C2T, Munga, Trans Xhariep, 36One, and more – with an altitude starting at 1760m above sea level – we will regularly hit 2000m above and even higher.
Wakkerstroom has country roads which have all the hills and dales, and the quaint town is surrounded by mountains with kloofs, mountain springs, vlei areas, dams, conservation and heritage sites. It has ample accommodation, great restaurants, and even boasts a bioscope, nogal !! . . and best of all, is less than 3 hour’s drive from Johannesburg (260kms) – making it the PERFECT cycling ‘Break-Away’
Referred to as “The Jewel of Mpumalanga”, Wakkerstroom’s motto “Inter Flumina et Montes” (between rivers and mountains) gives you an idea of what to expect. The area offers a climate of warm temperate summers to cold and freezing winters.
Birding, for which Wakkerstroom is world famous, offers all interested Birders the opportunity to search for some of the vast number of common species in the area to the vulnerable and endangered species such as Rudd’s and Botha’s Larks, White Winged Flufftail , Blue and Wattled Cranes and the Bald Ibis. So, if you’re a photographer – you will be in paradise.
Other activities include Fishing, Hiking/Walking Trails, Historical Walks and Tours, Off Road Biking, Scenic drives, an annual Music Festival and much, much more. Together with all this, Wakkerstroom offers you a choice of both local eating and local accommodation venues to suit your pocket. No need to travel to the next town – so stay, chillax, enjoy the country lifestyle, away from the big city, and experience the Wakkerstroom eXplore 2021.
eXplore 100km or eXcape 65km (6 March)
eXplore 55km (7 March)
PLENTY Accommodation within 2 – 7km from Wakkerstroom ( http://www.wakkerstroom.co.za/category/accommodation/ ) and local residents will be opening their houses too. For a complete list view you can also keep this link handy: https://badass.co.za/wakkerstroom-accommodation/
Route Details and Profiles
Day 1 eXplore 100km Profile (with option to eXcape via the 65km route if needed. The Split at 45.7km)
Day 1 eXcape 65km Profile
Day 2 eXplore 55km Profile (fast rolling roads, perfect for Gravel Bikes)
- March 5 @ 4:00 pm
- March 7 @ 2:00 pm
- Event Category:
- Social Ride
- BADAss Bike Adventures
- Wakkerstroom Hotel
- Badenhorst St., Marthinus Wessel Stroom, Wakkerstroom Mpumulanga 2480 South Africa + Google Map