Nico Explains why he thinks this is the perfect Tour.
The average daily distance is 130km (edit: in 2020 it drops to 110kms daily average to accommodate our Euro friends who come from an off-season). This calls for just enough effort to have some bragging rights after the week. The longer you go, the stronger you get.
Time to relax
Once you’re done cycling, you can choose how you spend the rest of it. In 2015 I took my laptop and did some work in the afternoons. In 2016 I ditched the laptop and soaked up the Boland experience. Best decision ever.
The longer stages are an excellent way to build on your base training. In 2015 we had some Epic and Ironman athletes who swapped their obesssions for a while – to break the routine and get in some road miles. Don’t worry, they didn’t kill anyone in the process. Or, if you’re like me, it might be some of the few opportunities you get to cycle uninterrupted for a whole week.
The Tour is during the week prior to the Cape Town (Argus) Cycle Tour. Which is great for two reasons. After a week of Touring, you’ll arrive at the start line in peak condition. And we know that flights are a nightmare that week, so skip the madness and come down a week earlier. And while the others are stuck at the airport, you’re already sipping wine in the vineyards with some miles in your legs. Brilliant.
We take the roads less traveled. Safe and scenic and lovely to pass through quaint little towns. The people are sincere and the heart-warming hospitality will leave you wanting to come back every year. Refreshing.
MTB stage races are a dime a dozen. But there are very few road stage events open to everyone. So come and ride through the Boland and a safe environment. And on thin wheels it goes quickly.
Each rider decides how lavish or basic he wants to tour. The entry fee is not loaded with unnecessary or unwanted extras. Freedom of choice. You decide.
Life if short. What are you waiting for?