Tour De Addo

Guided MTB bush experience through the Addo Elephant National Park.


Tour De Addo

Tour de Addo, a unique Mountain Bike event staged in the mighty Addo Elephant National Park, some 1640 km2 in size.
Addo is host to magnificent game life including the Big 7.

The ride which is not a race will see a limited field of 35 riders tackle a 3-day mountain bike experience using our Glamping site, in the heart of the Addo Elephant National Park. Due to the nature of the terrain and the wild life the group is accompanied by armed rangers with a lead and sweep vehicle to ensure safe passage for all.

The Ride is a true social affair with daily distances ranging from 25km to 50km per day. Adding to the social ride are the wonderful tented villages offering luxury tents with comfy bedding, exquisite cuisine, game walks, star spotting, and wonderful talks in the evening by some fascinating characters.

E-Bikes are more than welcome and there will be capacity to move batteries on the ride and charge bikes in the evenings. As we always have a game drive vehicle with us, the option to load your bike up and rest the legs is always available. So don’t let the distances scare you, anybody can make it as we have plenty of support following the group at all times.

Early Bird Deal Now Open!

Early Bird entries are now open and you can enter at the 2023 price of R12,950 for Best of Darlington Dam.

The Early Bird special is limited to the first 15 riders, and only valid between 18 September – 18 October 2023.

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Guided by rangers

Tour de Addo riders, meander on their mountain bikes, through parts of Big Reserves that are usually off limits to the general public. While in the park, the group is kept together, under the watchful eye of our Sanparks rangers.

Limited group size

In an effort to not dilute anyone’s experience, each tour is limited to just 30 riders. We are dealing with wild animals that get spooked easily, less people means less noise and the more chance of viewing the mighty Big 5.

The Experience

Glamping tented accommodation

Spend 3 nights camping inside the park in our glamping village. Complete with showers, toilets, a chill zone and sounds of the wild.

Exclusive access

Experience what no other can as we take you on restricted tracks inside the Addo Elephant National Park.

3 days of mountain biking

Where people can’t go in their cars, you get to explore on your bikes. All under the escort of armed rangers.

Bush walk / Game Drive

Experience added extras like bush walks and game drives as part of each trips itineary.

All beverages

Leave your wallet in the car. All drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic are included once entered.

Fresh meals, cooked daily

Enjoy 2 freshly cooked and prepared meals daily. From Steak Braais to homemade lasagne, you won’t go hungry. For lunch we have great snacks and sandwiches en route

Our Tours

For 2024 we have a range of tours available on different dates. Each tour makes use of our glamping village and affords participants the opportunity to camp out in luxury, from inside the Addo Elephant National Park.

We have a range of extras available from E-Bike rentals to No-Hassle packages, click here to learn more.

Best of Darlington

Trip 1 | 3 – 6 April 2024

  • 3 nights
  • 3 days of mountain biking
  • Average of 800ms climbing and 41kms per day of riding.

4 tours

4 different locations


Gerbrand Breed

Tour de Addo 2022.

An absolutely mind-blowing experience! Riding through “big-5” country and having a chance to experience areas of Addo that no-one else can visit was such a thrill! The small group means you really bond with your fellow riders, and end up with a bunch of new, like-minded friends.

The riding offers enough of a challenge to make it a proper workout for your “run-of-the-mill” weekend-warrior, whilst the option of using an e-bike makes it accessible to anyone else. Definitely worth it!

Gerbrand Breed

Peter Grobler

Most amazing event!

Such a privilege to be able to cycle in these pristine and exclusive wilderness areas which is super well organised by Red Cherry Events. Both camps were great set in wilderness surroundings. Facilities were everything you could want and the catering was fantastic.

Definitely consider going again and also other Red Cherry events.

Peter Grobler

Inga Isabel Hitzeroth

Thanks Red Cherry Team for a wonderful experience.

Despite the weather challenges, you and the Honory Rangers made it an unforgettable event. Worth the 1200 km drive from Johannesburg. Met a group of special people and look forward to doing it again in the future. Loved being so close to nature and the giants.

Thank you!

Inga Isabel Hitzeroth

Chris Ross

Thanks Red Cherry Team for a wonderful experience.

Despite the weather challenges, you and the Honory Rangers made it an unforgettable event. Worth the 1200 km drive from Johannesburg.

Met a group of special people and look forward to doing it again in the future. Loved being so close to nature and the giants.

Thank you!

Chris Ross

Steve Moubray

Awesome trip lots of fun and laughter.

Great to meet everyone …many thanks to Red Cherry crew for amazing organisation.

Steve Moubray

Adri Van Zyl

I arrived with the expectation to enjoy nature and some cycling.

What I found were immense support including airport transport, fixing my bike, patience to wait for me after long uphills, a little push from time to time, meeting like-minded people, lovely fireside discussions, loads of laughter and good nights’ rests.

Honourary Rangers – you rock!
Paramedics – you created a safety blanket
Mike and Shaun – your vision inspires

Adri Van Zyl

Brenda Silberbauer

The tour way exceeded our expectations in all ways!

The organization in the campsites, on the rides, the guest speakers and the food and beverages were all amazing. The game viewing was the cherry on the top! And all the information from the wonderful rangers. The group of very varied characters all out to have fun made for many laughs and friendships were made.

Thank you Red Cherry, we will wear our jackets and branded goodies with pride! Until next time…

Brenda Silberbauer

Bruce Morgan

This event was very cool . 2 very tough days, food was great…Shaun was a great leader and he has a great team around him… We cannot choose the weather but it was really lekka!

Bruce Morgan

The Cause

Tour De Addo is more than just a ride amongst the Big 5.

Funds raised from this event will be donated to the SANParks Honorary Rangers for conservation projects in the Addo Elephant National Park. The SANParks Honorary Rangers is a group of passionate and unpaid volunteers who give freely of their time and skills to foster conservation in South Africa’s national parks. As the official SANParks volunteer organisation, they are a registered public benefit and non-profit organisation with close to 2000 members – all volunteers. To find out more about the SANParks Honorary Rangers please click here to read more.

Get In Touch

(041) 581 5335


156 Villers Road, Walmer
Port Elizabeth
South Africa


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