The Freedom Challenge

A tandem challenge for sponsorship of ABLE Centre!

freedom challenge ABLE Centre sponsorship The Freedom Trail is a 2350 km long, 37 000 metres of ups and downs, mountain bike route across South Africa, from Pietermaritzburg in the east toPaarl in the west. This technically challenging trail was started in 2004 and is made up of dirt roads, dirt tracks and cattle tracks featuring impressive geological and scenic diversity, going through some seven biomes, from the high mountains of Lesotho, to the wide open spaces of the Great Karoo, crossing six mountain ranges, criss-crossing countless valleys, venturing through unspoilt wilderness areas, a few national parks and some nature reserves.

The route is open throughout the year, and riders not participating in the annual race may tackle the entire route or part of it, at their discretion. Bikers may be solitary or in groups, and may make use of accredited guides if they choose. The Freedom Trail is unmarked and requires some proficiency in navigation, with bikers making use of maps and GPS waypoints. Accommodation points are usually 3–4 hours apart, and may be guest houses, country hotels, game lodges, nature reserve cottages and even furnished caves. These are all fully serviced, enabling bikers to dispense with tents and sleeping bags.

Read more on the associated blog for the Freedom Challenge tandem ride: