PE to Kenton MTB Tour - July 2023
PE to Kenton MTB Tour
During lockdown, Jeremy Mansfield and I started a charity called “The 100% Challenge”. One of the initiatives was a charity ride called Tour Le’DiFrance, a ride taking place over the Tour de France.
And now for the 2023 edition of Tour Le’DiFrance.
Join us as we take you on a 4-day cycling experience of a lifetime.
Discover the hidden treasures of the Eastern Cape.
Ride from Uitenhage, just north of Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha) to The Zuurberg Mountains enjoying breathtaking views, where you will send your first night at the stunning Camp Figtree Mountain Safari Lodge.
On Day 2, you will ride over the Zuurberg Pass, stopping off at the Zuurberg Lodge for “tea”, before heading on to enjoy an elephant encounter at your home for the night, Barefoot Addo.
From there you will cycle through the stunning Krom River Valley on to Alicedale. From there, a quick portage to where you will spend a night at Buffalo Kloof, a private luxury game farm where you will have wildlife encounters second to none.
From Buffalo Kloof, you will cycle via the Kariega Valley region on your final stretch to Kenton.
Enjoy a river cruise into Kenton as the last piece of your journey.
4 days of awesome riding. 4 days of awesome company
4 nights of luxury accommodation and much, much more
Distances range from 50km to 70km per day
Check it out: https://campfigtree.com
Check it out: https://www.barefootaddo.co.za/
Situated just outside of Grahamstown, Buffalo Kloof features an exceptional variety of habitat, from forested hills cleft by ancient rivers to open savanna grasslands home to a rich biodiversity of wildlife and plant life – from elephants to field mice; crowned eagles to sunbirds; palm trees to fynbos; Cape clawless otters to African buffalo.
Check it out: https://www.buffalokloof.co.za
Your last night will be spent in Kenton-on-Sea, and here there will be a few surprises waiting for you. Don’t expect to ride all the way to the finish. Some of the journey will be on water. But more about that later…
Accommodation for 4 nights and all meals
- Group airport transfer
- Return bicycle transport ex Jhb only
- Water point refreshments
- On the ride refreshments
- Limited drinks
- Snacks en route on each day
- Vehicle support. At least one vehicle will follow riders at all times
- Flights to Port Elizabeth
- Personal refreshments
- Bike Transport if not traveling from Jhb
Price On Application
We can custom make this package to suit many requests.
The Tour Le’DiFrance is now an initiative of a newly formed NPO called “The Bridge-It Foundation”.
The Bridge-It Foundation currently has a number of initiatives in the Eastern Cape, supporting a rural primary school in Morgan Bay called Ferndale Rural Primary School. Plus we also support the Cwili Community Center as well as Cwili Primary School based in Kei Mouth.
We also have an entrepreneurship development initiative and have as of January 2023 started supporting various entrepreneurs in startup or expansion initiatives with interest-free loans.
Our objectives are to expand these initiatives into the greater South Africa.