EVENTS

Jun
7
Fri
2019
The Liberty Waterberg Encounter @ Sondela Lodge
Jun 7 @ 7:00 am – Jun 9 @ 7:00 am

The Route

Below is the map for the 2019 Liberty Waterberg Encounter

Stage 1

Sondela – Elements: 62km 800m ascent
So for 2018 we have lots of exciting new developments as we link up Sondela with our new race village at Elements.

As per usual we have handpicked some of Sondela’s best and quickest single track sections which takes the route out of Sondela on the North-Western border and across the N1 freeway.

Then we go past the Lion Camp, through the Humphreys farms adjacent to the tar road. On this section, we are working with a local village and building a road for them which they can use to go into Bella Bella.

We spend 3km on this road before crossing the tar road and then climbing into the Waterberg. The first climb is not too serious on some single track before crossing the Modimole – Bella Bella Road on the plateau.

The route stays on the plateau until it enters the very well-known ATKV resort of Klein Kariba. Some wonderful Klein Kariba hospitality waits at their water point before we tackle their beautifully sculpted single track trails.

There are some technical sections inside Klein Kariba but it’s fun. We will go into the heart of the resort and experience a bit of their hospitality.

Through Klein Kariba the event passes by the famous shop of Tannie Poppie Dinkelman. Then it’s onto Thaba Manzi where riders will spot some beautiful Rhino. We then enter a farm where we weren’t allowed to traverse last year – we’re busy building some wicked single track on the farm.

Now we’re in a valley with some stunning cliff faces on both ends, passing by a few dams before entering Marulani.

The event runs along the northern border of Marulani and climbs to the top of the plateau. The view from the top is amazing and the single-track reward on the other side just as stunning!

The event then passes a natural spring (waterpoint) before entering the old SANDF grounds. We are building various single track sections on the former SANDF grounds You’ll be riding in a ravine and contouring the side of the mountain before entering an imposing orange farm and get the chance to enjoy some of Bela Bela’s famous citrus fruits.

The route then runs past The Shack restaurant (waterpoint) where riders can hydrate in numerous different ways, including a cold beer.

The route then enters the back of Elements. We will be riding some of the newly built single track in Elements and we’ve selected some of the nice rideable singles inside Elements.

Stage 2

Elements – Elements: 51km 1054m ascent

2016 riders will remember Shakana for the cement climb we did. Shakana is also developing some interesting and exciting single track which will serve the race well in 2018.

Once finished inside Shakama we enter back into Elements and speed along some more single track sections back to the Clubhouse.

The stage is characterised by regular ups and downs, but no major signature climbs and all the little ups are followed by some delightful downhill single track rewards. It’s the fun day of the Encounter and it takes place in beautiful surroundings.

We finish back at the Elements Clubhouse where a delicious lunch again awaits.

Stage 3

Elements – Sondela: 59km 920m ascent

The journey back to Sondela is probably the most manageable of all three stages. It’s nice and fast… mostly.

Again, we leave Elements on some of the new single track and the event then heads onto a gravel road for a 3.5km descent before entering Highlands Private Estate.

Beautiful views and beautiful houses await at Highlands and we’ll be climbing right to the top viewing point on the plateau inside the Estate.

We cross over what they refer to as stand no 100, which is right on the edge of the mountain. Then it’s down into Lekkerbreek and past the shooting range next to the dam before turning into Marulani.

At Marulani some wonderful hospitality awaits (as was the case in 2017!).

Out of the gate at Marulani a delightfully quick and long downhill stretch awaits, albeit technical here and there. We’ll then go into Thaba N’thle. We didn’t ride Thaba N’thle last year so it’s some nice and fresh single track that awaits.

There is a little rocky climb halfway through Thaba N’thle but a smooth tar road awaits as a reward on the other side.

The route then links up with Thaba Manzi where some Rhino spotting awaits. The event passes by Tannie Poppie’s shop again, but we’re not taking the same route back to Sondela as used on the first day – it’s only a 1km stretch which we use to access the new stage 3 trail back to Sondela.

After crossing the tar road, the route runs next to the historic Buiskop. Some singles and climbing follow Buiskop before we then access the same trail which took the event back to Sondela in 2016.

Inside Sondela we’ll enjoy 15km of fast single track before finishing at the Farm Yard.

Jun
12
Wed
2019
RTR – Race to Rhodes @ Pietermaritzburg
Jun 12 @ 6:00 am – Jun 19 @ 6:30 am
Grindrod Bank Umngazi Pondo Pedal @ Umngazi River Bungalows
Jun 12 @ 6:30 am – Jun 16 @ 6:30 am
Jun
14
Fri
2019
The Katberg Quest @ Fort Beaufort
Jun 14 @ 6:30 am – Jun 16 @ 6:30 am
Jun
15
Sat
2019
The Greyt Escape @ Greyton
Jun 15 @ 6:00 am – Jun 17 @ 6:30 am
TRANS AUGRABIES MTB @ Riemvasmak
Jun 15 @ 6:30 am – Jun 17 @ 6:30 am
Jun
16
Sun
2019
RASA – Race Across South Africa @ Pietermaritzburg
Jun 16 @ 6:30 am – Jun 22 @ 6:15 am
Jun
17
Mon
2019
FISH RIVER SUN MTB CHALLENGE @ Fish River Sun Hotel
Jun 17 – Jun 18 all-day
Jun
28
Fri
2019
SYLVESTER MTB & TRAIL RUN CHALLENGE @ Camp Grantham, Karoo National Park Beaufort West Western Cape
Jun 28 @ 7:00 am – Jun 30 @ 8:00 am
Jul
5
Fri
2019
iSimangaliso MTB 4 Day @ iSimangaliso Wetland Park’s uMkhuze
Jul 5 @ 6:30 am – Jul 8 @ 6:30 am
Jul
14
Sun
2019
Imana Wild Ride @ Great Kei River
Jul 14 @ 7:00 am – Jul 18 @ 6:30 am
Jul
23
Tue
2019
Nedbank Tour de Tuli @ Botswana
Jul 23 @ 7:00 am – Jul 28 @ 7:00 am
Aug
9
Fri
2019
OLIVANTI MTB TOUR @ Olivanti, Oudtshoorn Oudtshoorn Western Cape
Aug 9 @ 7:00 am – Aug 11 @ 8:00 am
Aug
10
Sat
2019
NAMAQUA DAISY CHALLENGE @ Die Keldery, Namaqua Wines, Vredendal Vredendal Western Cape
Aug 10 – Aug 11 all-day
Aug
17
Sat
2019
The UMKO Adventure @ Richmond Country Club
Aug 17 – Aug 18 all-day
36ONE MTB Challenge @ Kleinplaas Holiday Resort, Oudtshoorn
Aug 17 @ 6:30 am – Aug 19 @ 6:30 am
Jozi2Kozi Mountain Bike @ Luneberg
Aug 17 @ 6:30 am – Aug 24 @ 7:30 am
Aug
23
Fri
2019
THE MAGOEBA TREK @ Cheerio Gardens Haenertsburg Limpopo
Aug 23 @ 7:00 am – Aug 25 @ 8:00 am
Aug
30
Fri
2019
DARLING HILLS MTB STAGE RACE @ Doornfontein Wildlife Estate, Darling Darling Western Cape
Aug 30 @ 7:00 am – Sep 1 @ 8:00 am
Aug
31
Sat
2019
GREYTON MTB TOUR @ Uitkyk Primary School, Greyton
Aug 31 – Sep 1 all-day

The Greyton Tour is a non-competitive 2 day MTB stage event. The objective is to give MTBs and newcomers to multi-stage events (NOT NEWCOMERS TO MTB) the opportunity to enjoy a weekend of scenic, fun and non-competitive riding. However, make sure that you are fit as each of the two stages are approximately 50km, mostly on gravel roads (including jeep and single tracks) and that you can, and enjoy riding flowing single tracks.

Event Dates 31 August & 01 September 2019
Start times 08h30 on both days
Registration 15h00 – 20h00 on 30 August at Uitkyk Primary School, Greyton & 07h00 – 08h00 on 31 August at Uitkyk Primary School
Start & Finish venue Uitkyk Primary School, Greyton- within walking distance of the center of Greyton
Entries Online entries open at 08h00 on Monday 03 June 2019
Entry fee R 950 per person (individual entries only, no team entries), which excludes accommodation and meals.
Sep
6
Fri
2019
Ride2Nowhere Long Route @ McGregor
Sep 6 @ 6:00 am – Sep 8 @ 7:00 am
Ride2Nowhere Short Route @ McGregor
Sep 6 @ 6:30 am – Sep 8 @ 6:30 am
Namaqua Quest Mountain Bike @ Springbok Inn Country Hotel, Street, Springbok, Northern Cape South Africa
Sep 6 @ 7:00 am – Sep 8 @ 7:00 am
Sep
8
Sun
2019
Cape Pioneer @ WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA
Sep 8 @ 6:30 am – Sep 14 @ 7:30 am
Sep
19
Thu
2019
Dr Evil Classic @ Plettenberg Bay Game Farm
Sep 19 @ 6:30 am – Sep 21 @ 6:30 am
Sep
20
Fri
2019
3 Towers MTB Stage Race @ Mankele
Sep 20 @ 6:30 am – Sep 22 @ 6:30 am
Sep
27
Fri
2019
Lormar MTB Tour #Farmtrail @ Fairview Farm
Sep 27 @ 6:30 am – Sep 29 @ 6:30 am
“The Rock” Mountain-bike and Trail Run Festival 2019 @ Paarl
Sep 27 @ 7:00 am – Sep 29 @ 8:00 am
The De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience @ De Hoop Vlei
Sep 27 @ 7:00 am – Sep 29 @ 7:00 am
Oct
12
Sat
2019
Berg & Bush 2 Day Original @ Emseni
Oct 12 @ 6:00 am – Oct 13 @ 7:00 am
Oct
25
Fri
2019
Wines2Whales Chardonnay @ Lourensford Wine Estate
Oct 25 @ 7:00 am – Oct 27 @ 7:00 am

Stage 1: 69km & 1 650m

Lourensford Wine Estate to Oak Valley Wine Estate

The elegant Lourensford Wine Estate marks the start of your three-day journey to Hermanus. The climbing starts almost immediately with a long and fairly steep gravel drag taking you up to the saddle, where you can enjoy spectacular views of Stellenbosch and Cape Town. From the saddle there’s a long and steep downhill so please take heed – it’s very fast with tight, blind corners and water humps. While you’re still on the Lourensford estate you’ll get to experience two new trails – Old Pine and JK’s Contour – and veterans of the W2W might notice that some trails from earlier years have been reintroduced, including Schoeman’s, Witboom and Canarie. Water Point 1 arrives at the 18km mark before the notoriously steep Vergelegen climb makes an appearance. It’s the toughest climb in the race but it’s not very long and the reward is a relatively easy passage to Water Point 2 (38km) at Idiom Vineyards, a superb spectator point. The iconic challenge of the day comes in the form of the historic Gantouw Pass – an old ox wagon trail and compulsory portage section where you can still see the grooves worn in the rocks by the Voortrekkers’ wagon wheels. The reward on the other side is some of the best singletrack in the country – the fabled A2Z network of Grabouw, which has been extensively rebuilt for this year’s event. A change from previous years sees Water Point 3 move to Grabouw Country Club,via the new Willie’s trail,  which now doubles up as a second spectator point and an excellent place to watch the racing or greet your favourite riders. The last 10km to the finish in Oak Valley offers a mix of singletracks and open vineyard roads. If you listen closely before you get to Oak Valley you’ll hear the race commentators welcoming riders home for a well-earned meal and recovery drink.
wines2whales

Stage 2: 66km & 1 350km

Oak Valley Wine Estate to Oak Valley Wine Estate

Dubbed ‘Play Day’, Stage 2 is one of the FNB Wines2Whales’s many drawcards, with sublime singletrack, manicured berms and mind-blowing descents. From the gun, riders will face a steep but short climb that will sort out positioning before entering the singletracks. The first 25km is fast and flowing with regular ups and downs. Riders will access Oak Valley via the signature contour experience – famous for its waterfall and gravity-defying cliff-face singletrack (JK’s Edge). Don’t look down! The real fun begins when you enter Paul Cluver via the new Rietvlei Roller and then on to the Witklippies contour trail, which culminates at the Amphitheatre with Water Point 2 (35km). From here the fun intensifies as the feature-laden rollercoasters of Raka, Swing, Ark, Cobra, Mamba, Boomslang, Pofadder, Jakkels and Pine Singles send your heart rate into overdrive. The infamous Red Climb towards Lebanon village has been replaced by the new Trunk Trail singletrack along with the new flowing Huppeland will take you to Water Point 3 at Thandi next to the Hickory Shack Restaurant. The Thandi switchbacks which appear just after Water Point 3 at the 52km mark are the proverbial last sting in the tail before the thrilling, purpose-built KROMCO-PERI Play Park – redesigned this year to commemorate the 10th anniversary. From there it’s a 10km dash to the finish.
wines2whales

Stage 3: 72km & 1 250m

Oak Valley Wine Estate to the Marine Hotel, Hermanus

The third and final day of the FNB Wines2Whales is a challenging affair – especially with nearly 150km of riding and 3000m of climbing in the legs. Don’t be fooled by the route profile and make sure not to get sucked into racing dynamics early on – most of the climbing comes in the last 30km so save something for the end. The trickiest section of this stage is the Kat Pas descent just after the Houw Hoek trails. Caution is advised as this is a particularly fast downhill with a rocky, loose and sometimes quite rutted surface. Water Point 1 (24km) is located at the Botrivier School, a highlight for many owing to the incredible support from the local school children and supporters. The next 20km, which takes in a large portion of the Wildekrans trails before rising to Water Point 2 (43km), is arguably the most important section on Stage 3. It’s important that you pace yourself correctly as a nasty series of ups and downs await – the breath-taking Gaf-se-Bos and Hemel en Aarde trails. Here you’ll confront as many climbs as you will descents before the new route home, which includes a climb towards Rotary Way and a trail through the Hermanus Golf Course. The last few kilometres drop you into Hermanus and the magnificent Marine Hotel, where you’ll hopefully be welcomed home by the very whales that inspired the event.
wines2whales
Oct
28
Mon
2019
Wines2Whales Pinotage @ Lourensford Wine Estate
Oct 28 @ 7:00 am – Oct 30 @ 7:00 am

Stage 1: 69km & 1 650m

Lourensford Wine Estate to Oak Valley Wine Estate

The elegant Lourensford Wine Estate marks the start of your three-day journey to Hermanus. The climbing starts almost immediately with a long and fairly steep gravel drag taking you up to the saddle, where you can enjoy spectacular views of Stellenbosch and Cape Town. From the saddle there’s a long and steep downhill so please take heed – it’s very fast with tight, blind corners and water humps. While you’re still on the Lourensford estate you’ll get to experience two new trails – Old Pine and JK’s Contour – and veterans of the W2W might notice that some trails from earlier years have been reintroduced, including Schoeman’s, Witboom and Canarie. Water Point 1 arrives at the 18km mark before the notoriously steep Vergelegen climb makes an appearance. It’s the toughest climb in the race but it’s not very long and the reward is a relatively easy passage to Water Point 2 (38km) at Idiom Vineyards, a superb spectator point. The iconic challenge of the day comes in the form of the historic Gantouw Pass – an old ox wagon trail and compulsory portage section where you can still see the grooves worn in the rocks by the Voortrekkers’ wagon wheels. The reward on the other side is some of the best singletrack in the country – the fabled A2Z network of Grabouw, which has been extensively rebuilt for this year’s event. A change from previous years sees Water Point 3 move to Grabouw Country Club,via the new Willie’s trail,  which now doubles up as a second spectator point and an excellent place to watch the racing or greet your favourite riders. The last 10km to the finish in Oak Valley offers a mix of singletracks and open vineyard roads. If you listen closely before you get to Oak Valley you’ll hear the race commentators welcoming riders home for a well-earned meal and recovery drink.
wines2whales

Stage 2: 66km & 1 350km

Oak Valley Wine Estate to Oak Valley Wine Estate

Dubbed ‘Play Day’, Stage 2 is one of the FNB Wines2Whales’s many drawcards, with sublime singletrack, manicured berms and mind-blowing descents. From the gun, riders will face a steep but short climb that will sort out positioning before entering the singletracks. The first 25km is fast and flowing with regular ups and downs. Riders will access Oak Valley via the signature contour experience – famous for its waterfall and gravity-defying cliff-face singletrack (JK’s Edge). Don’t look down! The real fun begins when you enter Paul Cluver via the new Rietvlei Roller and then on to the Witklippies contour trail, which culminates at the Amphitheatre with Water Point 2 (35km). From here the fun intensifies as the feature-laden rollercoasters of Raka, Swing, Ark, Cobra, Mamba, Boomslang, Pofadder, Jakkels and Pine Singles send your heart rate into overdrive. The infamous Red Climb towards Lebanon village has been replaced by the new Trunk Trail singletrack along with the new flowing Huppeland will take you to Water Point 3 at Thandi next to the Hickory Shack Restaurant. The Thandi switchbacks which appear just after Water Point 3 at the 52km mark are the proverbial last sting in the tail before the thrilling, purpose-built KROMCO-PERI Play Park – redesigned this year to commemorate the 10th anniversary. From there it’s a 10km dash to the finish.
wines2whales

Stage 3: 72km & 1 250m

Oak Valley Wine Estate to the Marine Hotel, Hermanus

The third and final day of the FNB Wines2Whales is a challenging affair – especially with nearly 150km of riding and 3000m of climbing in the legs. Don’t be fooled by the route profile and make sure not to get sucked into racing dynamics early on – most of the climbing comes in the last 30km so save something for the end. The trickiest section of this stage is the Kat Pas descent just after the Houw Hoek trails. Caution is advised as this is a particularly fast downhill with a rocky, loose and sometimes quite rutted surface. Water Point 1 (24km) is located at the Botrivier School, a highlight for many owing to the incredible support from the local school children and supporters. The next 20km, which takes in a large portion of the Wildekrans trails before rising to Water Point 2 (43km), is arguably the most important section on Stage 3. It’s important that you pace yourself correctly as a nasty series of ups and downs await – the breath-taking Gaf-se-Bos and Hemel en Aarde trails. Here you’ll confront as many climbs as you will descents before the new route home, which includes a climb towards Rotary Way and a trail through the Hermanus Golf Course. The last few kilometres drop you into Hermanus and the magnificent Marine Hotel, where you’ll hopefully be welcomed home by the very whales that inspired the event.
wines2whales
Nov
1
Fri
2019
Wines2Whales Shiraz @ Lourensford Wine Estate
Nov 1 @ 7:00 am – Nov 3 @ 7:00 am

Stage 1: 69km & 1 650m

Lourensford Wine Estate to Oak Valley Wine Estate

The elegant Lourensford Wine Estate marks the start of your three-day journey to Hermanus. The climbing starts almost immediately with a long and fairly steep gravel drag taking you up to the saddle, where you can enjoy spectacular views of Stellenbosch and Cape Town. From the saddle there’s a long and steep downhill so please take heed – it’s very fast with tight, blind corners and water humps. While you’re still on the Lourensford estate you’ll get to experience two new trails – Old Pine and JK’s Contour – and veterans of the W2W might notice that some trails from earlier years have been reintroduced, including Schoeman’s, Witboom and Canarie. Water Point 1 arrives at the 18km mark before the notoriously steep Vergelegen climb makes an appearance. It’s the toughest climb in the race but it’s not very long and the reward is a relatively easy passage to Water Point 2 (38km) at Idiom Vineyards, a superb spectator point. The iconic challenge of the day comes in the form of the historic Gantouw Pass – an old ox wagon trail and compulsory portage section where you can still see the grooves worn in the rocks by the Voortrekkers’ wagon wheels. The reward on the other side is some of the best singletrack in the country – the fabled A2Z network of Grabouw, which has been extensively rebuilt for this year’s event. A change from previous years sees Water Point 3 move to Grabouw Country Club,via the new Willie’s trail,  which now doubles up as a second spectator point and an excellent place to watch the racing or greet your favourite riders. The last 10km to the finish in Oak Valley offers a mix of singletracks and open vineyard roads. If you listen closely before you get to Oak Valley you’ll hear the race commentators welcoming riders home for a well-earned meal and recovery drink.
Stage icons: Lourensford and Vergelegen climbs, portage over Gantouw Pass, A2Z singletracks
Land Rover Technical Terrain: The Vergelegen climb, though just under 400 meters long features the steepest uphill gradient of the 2018 FNB Wines2Whales route. Riders will be wishing for four wheel drive and traction control when they reach it at the 28km mark.
Hendrico’s stage advice: Don’t get sucked in by the hype, nerves and emotions at the start – cycle at your own pace and find a rhythm, there’s still 60km to go. Stay calm and modulate your brakes on the downhills: they’re fast and somewhat technical at speed.
Terrain: Good quality gravel roads, dual tracks and singletracks. Gantouw Pass is the only portage section in the race – it’s steep, rocky and exposed to the elements.

Stage 2: 66km & 1 350km

Oak Valley Wine Estate to Oak Valley Wine Estate

Dubbed ‘Play Day’, Stage 2 is one of the FNB Wines2Whales’s many drawcards, with sublime singletrack, manicured berms and mind-blowing descents. From the gun, riders will face a steep but short climb that will sort out positioning before entering the singletracks. The first 25km is fast and flowing with regular ups and downs. Riders will access Oak Valley via the signature contour experience – famous for its waterfall and gravity-defying cliff-face singletrack (JK’s Edge). Don’t look down! The real fun begins when you enter Paul Cluver via the new Rietvlei Roller and then on to the Witklippies contour trail, which culminates at the Amphitheatre with Water Point 2 (35km). From here the fun intensifies as the feature-laden rollercoasters of Raka, Swing, Ark, Cobra, Mamba, Boomslang, Pofadder, Jakkels and Pine Singles send your heart rate into overdrive. The infamous Red Climb towards Lebanon village has been replaced by the new Trunk Trail singletrack along with the new flowing Huppeland will take you to Water Point 3 at Thandi next to the Hickory Shack Restaurant. The Thandi switchbacks which appear just after Water Point 3 at the 52km mark are the proverbial last sting in the tail before the thrilling, purpose-built KROMCO-PERI Play Park – redesigned this year to commemorate the 10th anniversary. From there it’s a 10km dash to the finish.
Stage icons: Singletracks and Paul Cluver Amphitheatre. Mind-blowing trails of Waterfall, Vissie’s favourite, JK’s Edge, Sounds of Silence, Rietvlei, Witklippies 1 & 2, Raka, Swing, Ark, Cobra, Mamba, Boomslang, Pofadder and Jakkels. KROMCO-PERI Play Park.
Land Rover Technical Terrain: The Pofadder Singletrack is without a doubt the most iconic of all the Elgin Valley’s serpentine inspired trails. Though it has matured into a more sculpted and flowing singletrack it is still more than worthy of the title of Land Rover Technical Terrain.
Hendrico’s stage advice: Ride as many singletracks as you can in preparation. Singletrack requires more concentration and work than open roads so work on your skills!
Terrain: Good quality gravel roads. Manicured berms, purpose-built singletrack. Nothing overly technical.

Stage 3: 72km & 1 250m

Oak Valley Wine Estate to the Marine Hotel, Hermanus

The third and final day of the FNB Wines2Whales is a challenging affair – especially with nearly 150km of riding and 3000m of climbing in the legs. Don’t be fooled by the route profile and make sure not to get sucked into racing dynamics early on – most of the climbing comes in the last 30km so save something for the end. The trickiest section of this stage is the Kat Pas descent just after the Houw Hoek trails. Caution is advised as this is a particularly fast downhill with a rocky, loose and sometimes quite rutted surface. Water Point 1 (24km) is located at the Botrivier School, a highlight for many owing to the incredible support from the local school children and supporters. The next 20km, which takes in a large portion of the Wildekrans trails before rising to Water Point 2 (43km), is arguably the most important section on Stage 3. It’s important that you pace yourself correctly as a nasty series of ups and downs await – the breath-taking Gaf-se-Bos and Hemel en Aarde trails. Here you’ll confront as many climbs as you will descents before the new route home, which includes a climb towards Rotary Way and a trail through the Hermanus Golf Course. The last few kilometres drop you into Hermanus and the magnificent Marine Hotel, where you’ll hopefully be welcomed home by the very whales that inspired the event.
Stage icons: Kat Pas descent after Houw Hoek, Botrivier town (look out for the crèches), Hemel en Aarde trails, new Marine Hotel finish.
Land Rover Technical Terrain: The Wildekrans Singletracks provide the final Land Rover Technical Terrain of the race as they flow through the koppies and ridgelines of the award winning wine farm. Scuplted by Braam Gericke they require focus and fitness to complete with speed.
Hendrico’s stage advice: Ride within your limits down the Kat Pas and remember 80% of the climbing is after the 40km mark. And save some energy for the new sting in the tail.
Terrain: Rocky climbs and descents. Sand and manicured trails upon entering Hemel en Aarde.