This weekend, a friend and I decided to tackle the iconic Jonaskop Mountain climb located between Villiersdorp and Worcester in South Africa. The climb has been dubbed "the hardest road climb in South Africa", a title which once again held true on Saturday. The climb was extra tough this time around due to my lack … Continue reading South Africa’s very own Mont Ventoux!
If you are looking for a brutally challenging, yet mesmerizingly beautiful mountain climb, look no further than Jonaskop. Jonaskop is arguably the toughest tarred climb in South Africa. Today marked my 4th summit of the mountain and I figured it is high time I share this experience with you. Jonaskop Mountain Climb There is a … Continue reading Cycling up Jonaskop: the hardest tarred climb in South Africa
Yesterday I published part one of Cycling Across Africa: My journey from Cairo to Cape Town. It received a lot of positive feedback and I would like to thank everyone who read and commented on it! If you missed yesterday's blog post, I will leave a link below for you to check it out. I … Continue reading Cycling Across Africa: My journey from Cairo to Cape Town (Part 2)
When I got married in 2017, I signed the marriage register with one huge caveat: I would one day be able to temporarily leave my wife, and go cycling across Africa, from Cairo to Cape Town – however long that took. It had been a decade-long dream for me – I saw it as the … Continue reading Cycling Across Africa: My journey from Cairo to Cape Town (Part 1)
The most important part of your bicycle touring equipment is your bicycle touring bags! After all, what good is the rest of your bicycle touring gear if you have no place to put it in? When choosing your bicycle touring bags, you will have to decide between bikepacking bags and panniers. Bikepacking bags vs panniers … Continue reading Bikepacking Bags VS Panniers: WHAT TO BUY and WHY?
If you are reading this it probably means you are thinking about conducting your next bicycle tour. It might even be that you are planning your first ever bicycle tour! If that is the case, let me start by saying congratulations! Bicycle Touring is incredible. Wherever you may be heading, whether that be around the … Continue reading 18 Bicycle Touring MUST HAVE Items for Bikepacking
A great thing about Thailand, but also South East Asia in general, is how budget friendly you are able to live. You can find a good quality apartment, eat delicious food and travel around town without it costing you a fortune. A perfect example of this is The Siriruk Apartment in Chiang Mai. The Siriruk … Continue reading The Siriruk Apartment | The Cheapest Accommodation In Chiang Mai
I have been cycling in Plettenberg Bay for years now, but this is the first time that I have a gravel bike with me! I can not believe what I was missing out on. I always knew that Plettenberg Bay had some epic off-road riding routes, but I never knew exactly how epic they were … Continue reading Prince Alfreds Pass: Gravel Cycling in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Thailand is a beautiful country with incredible people. I was fortunate enough to live there for nearly two years! During my time in Thailand I did thousands of kilometers of cycling. In fact, I could count on one hand the amount of times I used a taxi service to get around town. I even cycled … Continue reading How safe is cycling in Thailand?
The Western Cape is home to some of the best road cycling routes in South Africa. What I like about this part of the country, is that you have access to a wide variety of different scenic cycling routes. Depending on where in the Western Cape you live, you could choose to ride next to … Continue reading 7 Best Road Cycling Routes in the Western Cape, South Africa