Coexisting with the wilderness

Johan Rakumako, one of the cyclists in the Nedbank Tour de Tuli
Johan Rakumako, one of the cyclists in the Nedbank Tour de Tuli

In some western countries mountain bikers are not allowed anywhere near the wilderness because the places are simply off limits. You can imagine how frustrating that must be for the two-wheelers because during the summer the rocky and bushy trails are the perfect outdoor corners for a ride uphill.

While mountain bikers are losing places to ride and their trails becoming closed, luckily for Southern Africa, this past week the annual Nedbank Tour de Tuli, which is a multi-stage mountain bike event, provided participants with a chance to cycle across the challenging and remote terrains in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

As usual Botswana was the starting point of the cyclists’ tour and the Northern Tuli Game Reserve (NTGR), which is one of Africa’s most immaculate wilderness areas, was the host. Spanning the Shashe, Motloutse and Limpopo rivers the bushy surroundings in the area provided an amazing experience.

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