Botswana/June 4, 2019/TheVoiceBW /No Comment/168 views /Botswana Nedbank Tour de Tuli launches new 2019 routeshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel ADVENTUROUS: Riders on the elephant trail Nedbank Tour de Tuli has officially launched the 2019 route of Africa’s most exciting mountain-biking event, with the big difference being that this year’s route will be run in reverse compared to previous editions of the Tour. The 2019 Tour de Tuli promises to be the ultimate mountain biking event. As in earlier Tours, the focus will be on the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area (GMTFCA) which protects wilderness areas in three southern African countries: Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. In keeping with the Tour’s emphasis on minimal environmental impact, riders follow unmarked trails – primarily along ancient elephant paths. Elephant herds have traversed these areas for centuries, so it makes sense to follow in their footprints. ALSO READ Masisi reverses Morupisi’s decision on Khama’s staff cooksThe reverse route will see participants in the 2019 Tour spend more time in Botswana than in previous years, and the Tour will begin and end at the same place in South Africa. Riders will have the opportunity to explore remote wilderness areas, pass through rural communities, and have their passports stamped at unique, especially set up border posts where they will be the only people crossing that week. “Our route reconnaissance team members have outdone themselves this year, and we’re excited to reveal what we believe will be our most compelling route yet,” commented Tour Director, Nicola Harris. “We’ve taken the opportunity to showcase some of the most ruggedly beautiful areas of southern Africa, with routes that focus on both cultural heritage and natural history”. ALSO READ Hamptons Jazz festival to relocateThe GMTFCA has a rich and fascinating history, and this was brought to life at the May 29th Route Launch Event in Rivonia by professional storyteller Rob Caskie. Rob’s compelling retelling added an extra dimension to the appeal of the Tour and gave riders an authentic sense of place through the power of his words. Itinerary highlights over the four days of riding on the 2019 Tour will include:Day 1: Mapungubwe Confluence Camp (South Africa) to Nyala Berry Bush Camp (Zimbabwe) – approximately 65 km, including crossing borders at the Limpopo River. ALSO READ Voice of the fittest rapperDay 2: Nyala Berry Camp (Zimbabwe) to Amphitheatre Bush Camp (Botswana) – approximately 80 km, including another border crossing from Zimbabwe to Botswana, a ride through Shashe Village and the historic Bryce’s Store ruins. Day 3: Amphitheatre Bush Camp Loop (Botswana) – approximately 50 km – easier riding and beautiful scenery, plus a visit to one of the Children In The Wilderness schools. Day 4: Amphitheatre Bush Camp (Botswana) to Mapungubwe Confluence Camp (South Africa) – approximately 60 km – Sacred Mountain and Shalimpo Island LOCAL EXPERIENCE: Riders interacting with local communities Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:Botswana share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleShock as man runs to court to wed police officer girlfriend while wife lies helplessly in hospitalnext articleEast Africa: Effective Lake Ports, Railways for Stronger EAC EconomyRelated Posts444 shares Botswana/June 26, 2019 /No Comment Rape suspect awaits judgement449 shares Botswana/June 26, 2019 /No Comment 9 454 apply for firearm licencesCaught on cameraThe Rise of a new Champion at the Nando’s Botswana 2019 Grillers’ ChallengeLocal talent engaged for “Date My Family”Escaping human traffickingWomen of good worksNgamiland in the political spotlightFace to face with a ferocious beast“I’m sorry i lied, again!” Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.