Bikamino a Spiritual Bikepacking Journey across Namaqualand


Bikamino a Spiritual Bikepacking Journey across Namaqualand

The Bikamino Challenge

A 72 hour bike journey across Namaqualand

Date 2 – 5 May 2019 | Distance 243km | Ascent 4807m | Cut Off 72 hours | Meals 9 | Overnight Points 3

The Concept

A Spiritual bicycle journey in the most sparsely populated but exceptionally hospitable region of South Africa – the Namaqualand. There are easier ways to traverse a region, but besides hiking there isn’t a way that immerses yourself in the landscape quite like cycling. Now throw everything you need on your bike and you’re bikepacking. Bikamino Challenge

The Location

Namaqua Coastal Route, the piece of South Africa often referred to as Eenkantland. The Challenge will traverse from Okiep Country Hotel an historic mining town to the great coastal plains of the Atlantic Ocean at the small fishing village of Hondeklipbaai. Bikamoni Challenge

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72 Hour Challenge

A taste of the Bikamino Challenge

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All images Jacquaes Marais

The Strategy

You can choose to ride the route in one go or tour it over 72 hours and take your time to take it all in. Touring or racing, this is the structure we will provide if you skip a bed or a meal that is your strategy or choice, this also means that a breakfasts might become your dinner. Some accommodation and meals will be 5 Star and some will be under the actual stars with local cooking.

Take note there will not be any water points and no bag service.

We will provide

  • Dinner and Bed the night before the start
  • Breakfast on the start morning
  • Lunch Stop at Nigramoep
  • Dinner, bed and breakfast at Naries
  • Lunch Stop at Kommagas
  • Dinner , bed and breakfast at Kookfontein
  • Finishers Lunch at Hondeklipbaai.
  • More info on venues go to: Link to Kiep Stations

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Kiep Stations