Cycling through desert landscapes under a full moon. The /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park 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. This park is the perfect home for the Desert Knights mountain bike 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. A team of approximately 100 community support staff ensures that the tour runs smoothly – from the camp set-up and breakdown, to the provision of catering in the camps along the cycling route. The tour runs twice a year during full moon in April and September.
The aim of the tour is to contribute towards unlocking the tourism potential of the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park through staging of a world class annual multi-stage mountain bike event. Proceeds of the tour support joint conservation activities of this unique Transfrontier Park.
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/Ai /Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park