Part of what we do here at Adventure Focus were all about helping each other.  So, we got the help freely, and were giving back to everyone else.

Many of these routes were done, mapped/ridden/scouted by others, all we’ve done here is put them in a format that your smartphone/GPS can read.

Please take all you need and just remember to pay it forward – help out other riders and adventurers alike when you meet them, they would do the same for you.


Anyone wanting to preview the routes we are are going to be riding, can do so below – all routes are in GPX format.

If you have a GPS, connect it to your computer and load this on as a track/route depending on your brand of hardware.

If you have a smartphone, simply download this route and open it with an app of choice.  We STRONGLY recommend using the MyRoute app – it is completely free for this purpose, works great, and is light on battery.  If you use the my route app and link to our version of the route, you’ll be kept appraised of any changes that are made between now and Africa Bike Week.


Route 1 – 170 km  – +-2 hours

This route starts off at the Africa Bike Week event zone in front of the Osner Hotel, Esplanade Street. From there, we take a ride out to Beacon Bay on a short shake-down. Final stop incase anyone needs something, and last chance to turn back before we leave town.  From there, we head out on the old farmers road into the Gonubie Valley and ride the dirt roads for +-40 km until we pass Kudu Kloof Game Reserve. This road exits onto the R63, where we go to Komga, and into the Amatola Coastal area for a ride through some scenic valleys and hills, making our way back to Cintsa, passing African Angels School, and ending up at the Crossways Spar and Petrol Station.  From there, it’s an easy tar road back to East London.

(This is a self-guided route for you to enjoy at Africa Bike Week)abw-route-1-thumb


Route 2 – 270 km – +-4 hours

(Africa Bike Week Approved Route)

This route starts off at the Africa Bike Week event zone in front of the Osner Hotel, Esplanade Street. From there, we take a ride out to Beacon Bay on a short shake-down. Final stop incase anyone needs something, and last chance to turn back before we leave town.  From there, we head out on the old farmers road into the Gonubie Valley and ride the dirt roads for +-40 km until we pass Kudu Kloof Game Reserve. This road exits onto the R63, which we ride for a few km before turning off into the Kubusi Valley, heading through the Mgwali Cultural Village, past Gangers Cottage (historic Building) and into Stutterheim.  From there, after a pit-stop, we head back through Stutterheim, past the Wriggleswade Dam, back on the R63 for the only long stretch on TAR.  Through Komga, and into the Amatola Coastal area for a ride through some scenic valleys and hills, making our way back to Cintsa, passing African Angels School, and ending up at the Crossways Spar and Petrol Station.  From there, it’s a straight shot back to the Africa Bike Week show grounds. We plan on leaving at 8am sharp and being back by lunchtime on Friday the 28th of April.ABW Route 2 - Thumb

Click here to sign up for this route. Click here to see the route preview.


Route 3 – 340 km – +- 5 hours

This route starts off at the Africa Bike Week event zone in front of the Osner Hotel, Esplanade Street. From there, we take a ride out to Beacon Bay on a short shake-down. Final stop incase anyone needs something, and last chance to turn back before we leave town.  From there, we head out on the old farmers road into the Gonubie Valley and ride the dirt roads for +-40 km until we pass Kudu Kloof Game Reserve. This road exits onto the R63, which we ride for a few km before turning off into the Kubusi Valley, heading through the Mgwali Cultural Village, past Gangers Cottage (historic Building) and into Stutterheim.  From there, after a pit-stop, we’ll head to the Kologha Forest Reserve for a 16km ride through the forest roads.  After that, we head back through Stutterheim, past the Wriggleswade Dam, back on the R63 for the only long stretch on TAR.  Through Komga, and into the Amatola Coastal area for a ride through some scenic valleys and hills, making our way back to Cintsa, passing African Angels School, and ending up at the Crossways Spar and Petrol Station.  From there, it’s an easy tar road back to East London.

(This is a self-guided route for you to enjoy at Africa Bike Week)abw-route-3-thumb

So, guys and gals.  Whether you’re here to ride, watch or cheer on your friends, remember that this is Africa Bike Week, and it’s going to be AWESOME!


Click here to see the routes – so far…

(these are GPX files compatible with your Garmin/Tomtom or readable by your smartphone if used with the MyRouteApp mentioned above – please click the “download arrow” that appears when you hover over the file. Save to your device as it will not open in browser)


 

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