Tour De Addo

Guided MTB bush experience through the Addo Elephant National Park.

WELCOME TO

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 5-day mountain bike experience using two Glamping sites, 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.

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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 4 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.

4 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 3 freshly cooked and prepared meals daily. From Steak Braais to homemade lasagne, you won’t go hungry.

Our Tours

For 2023 we have a range of tours available on different dates. Each tour makes use of two glamping villages and affords participants the opportunity to camp out in luxury, from inside the Addo Elephant National Park.

Our all-inclusive package costs R16 450 per person (incl VAT), This can be secured with a R (ZAR) 5000 deposit, while the balance is payable 2 months prior to the event.

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

Best of Darlington DAm

TRIP 1 | 22 – 26 March 2023
TRIP 2 | 29 March – 2 April 2023

Details
  • 4 nights
  • 4 days of mountain biking
  • Average of 600ms climbing and 35kms per day of riding
  • Click here to read more and enter.

Best of Nyathi

Trip 1 | 23 – 27 August 2023

Details
  • 4 nights
  • 4 days of mountain biking
  • Average of 800ms climbing and 41kms per day of riding
  • Click here to read more and enter.

4 tours

4 different locations

Testimonials

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

Location

156 Villers road walmer
Port Elizabeth
South Africa

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