Dates for 2021

20 - 24 October 2021 

24 - 29 November 2021

Join us for a 4-night and 5-day MTB tour as we take you into the heart of the Eastern Cape for an experience of a lifetime. 


Your own private Great Kei Trek with a few twists. The scenery, the riding and the hospitality will make you want to keep coming back for more.


Day 1 -  Meet at Old Thomas River by no later than 14.00. Enjoy a 30km warm-up ride before what can only be described as a gastronomic experience with Tony and Elaine from Old Thomas River hosting you for the night.


Day 2 will start at Old Thomas River and take you on parts of the original Great Kei Trek, through the farmlands and forests with breathtaking views, some challenging climbs and rewarding riding.

After summiting F.U.R. 1, you have an 18km stretch of dirt that has been known to make grown men cry. 

But 60km later, there's an ice-cold beverage waiting, before you head off to your home for the next 3 days, the Morgan Bay Hotel.


Day 3 will be a more relaxing ride, an out and back ride to Haga Haga, a small seaside village just south of Morgan Bay. Put 58km in the bag and settle in for a special treat at the Hotel.


Day 4 will be a ride into the old Transkei, crossing the mighty Kei River on the ferry before heading off to the Ixgara Falls for swim, then on to Trennerys and/ or Seagulls for a light "refreshment" before heading back to Morgan Bay.  Total distance for the day will be in the region of 50km. 

Then it's our final night at the Morgan Bay Hotel, where we will enjoy a last night farewell braai at the hotel.


Day 5. Depending on transport arrangements, it's "early to bed and early to rise" to head off to East London to catch the early flight home on Day 5 of your Great Kei Trek Tour.

Costs

As this is a "Bespoke" tour, we will outline what's included and what's excluded.


Your Cost Includes

Transport to start @ Old Thomas River from EL Airport

Transport from finish @ Morgan Bay Hotel to EL Airport

Vehicle support

Support Crew

Bike transport ex Jhb only

Accommodation for 4 nights on a D, B&B basis - 1 night Old Thomas River, 3 nights Morgan Bay Hotel on a sharing basis. (Single Supplement POA)

Route guidance

Forest access and farmer levies

Limited "energy" drinks


Excluded Items

Drinks

Guide & driver gratuities


Cost per Person

Priced from R8 400 per person, excluding bike transport and transport to and from East London

What to Bring

Please use this as a guideline


Clothing

Bike helmet

Cycling shorts x 2 (min)

Cycling socks x 2 (min)

Cycling Shirt x 2 (min)

T-shirt

Fleece, or jacket

Cycling gloves

Rain jacket 

Cycling shoes


Casual Clothing

Bring Jacket or warm fleece. 

Jeans

Tracksuit 


Miscellaneous

Sunglasses

GPS

Charger for GPS & phone

Sunscreen

Insect repellent

Bandana

Miscellaneous (Contd.)

High energy snacks

Small hydration pack with room for packing snacks

Money – just in case you pass a shebeen on the way

Energy Bars

Energy Drink

Recovery Drink

Adapter 

Plug


Massage Facilities

The Morgan Bay Hotel has a spa and massages will be available at the end of each day. Bookings can be made directly and fees are for your own account.


Bike Wash Facility

The Hotel will arrange staff who will assist with bike wash. Please can you ensure that you tip the bike washers.

The Great Kei Trek Tour


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