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Desert Knights

 
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Date:15 to 21 September 2013
Province:Namibia
Location:Start Location: Hobas Campsite, /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, Namibia - End Location: Sendelingsdrift Camp, /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, South Africa
Entries Close:10 Sep 2013
Starting Time:16:00, 15 September 2013
Registration:10:00 to 16:00, 15 September 2013
Late Entries:No
Timed By:N/A
Seeding and Batching:No
Fully ROAG Administered Event: No
Event Website:http://www.desertknights-mtb.com

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

Tour Online Entry Fee Manual Entry Fee
Desert Knights R8935* R8500

*PLEASE NOTE: The above online entry includes our bank and administrative charges.

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COST OF TOUR:
R8,500 / N$ 8,500 per person all inclusive of tented camp, meals, activities and shuttles as outlined in programme overview. Non-cyclist participants welcome, and will be accommodated at same tour fee. Participants to bring their own cycling equipment.

A maximum of 100 participants can be accommodated due to environmental considerations.

For more information about the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park see:

www.nwr.com.na and www.sanparks.org

For more information about the Desert Knights 2013 Tour contact Roland on +27 (0)82 466 1251, rvorwerk@environment.gov.za

A WORD FROM THE ORGANISER:
The /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park (ARTP) is a unique environment for adventure sports activities, having beautiful mountainous scenery, a remote wilderness character and the presence of a major river within a desert environment. The perfect home for the Desert Knights MTB Tour – which combines 5 days of cycling, some of it at night under the full moon, and 1 day of canoeing on the Orange River.

Deserts are spectacular during the day, yet under the light of a full moon this becomes an unforgettable experience. By cycling during the evening and at night, the challenge of cycling in the heat of the desert is substantially reduced.

The aim of the tour is to contribute towards unlocking the tourism potential of the ARTP through staging of a world class annual multi-stage MTB event. Proceeds of the tour will support joint conservation activities of this unique Transfrontier Park.

TOUR OVERVIEW:
Day 1 – Sunday  15/09/13: Registration, Welcoming, Official Opening and Evening Cycle (Sunset and Moonrise Duo) to Fish River Canyon and back (30kms). Overnight Hobas Camp, Namibia

Day 2 – Monday 16/09/13: Optional Morning Cycle, Relaxation, Swimming, Lunch; Afternoon and Evening Cycle from Hobas Camp to Ai Ais Resort (70kms). Overnight Ai Ais Resort, Namibia

Day 3 – Tuesday 17/09/13: Relaxation, optional Massages, swimming, enjoying the Ai Ais Hotsprings, Afternoon and Evening Cycle to Gamkab Canyon (60kms). Overnight Gamkab Canyon, Namibia

Day 4 – Wednesday 18/09/13: Early morning cycle to canoes, load bikes, canoe to De Hoop (20kms canoe) and shuttle to Donkiewadrift for Passport Control and bicycle collection (high flow), or

Cycle to Canoes, load bikes, canoe along river, Cycle to Donkiewadrift, Passport Control, Canoe over river with bike and cycle to camp (low water).  Overnight De Hoop Camp, South Africa

Day 5 – Thursday 19/09/13: Relax at De Hoop, optional morning scenic drive (limited availability), and afternoon cycle to Hakkiesdoring (35kms).  Overnight Hakkiesdoring Camp, South Africa

Day 6 – Friday 20/09/13: Early Morning Cycle to Sendelingsdrift (60kms), afternoon swimming, relaxing.  Closing Event in the evening with an Open Air Photo presentation - "The Biggest Big Screen". Overnight Sendelingsdrift Camp, South Africa

Day 7 – Saturday 21/09/13: Shuttle to Hobas to collect vehicles and departure.

COST OF TOUR:
R8,500 / N$ 8,500 per person all inclusive of tented camp, meals, activities and shuttles as outlined in programme overview. Non-cyclist participants welcome, and will be accommodated at same tour fee. Participants to bring their own cycling equipment.

A maximum of 100 participants can be accommodated due to environmental considerations.

For more information about the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park see:

www.nwr.com.na and www.sanparks.org

For more information about the Desert Knights 2013 Tour contact Roland on +27 (0)82 466 1251, rvorwerk@environment.gov.za

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