We will meet at a coffee shop on the spruit (river) banks and I will find out what level of mountain biking we will be doing and any other vital information. I will issue the cyclist with a bike and helmet and talk a little about the history of this particular area of Johannesburg and also discover if the client is interested in bird watching, tree identification or some interesting architecture in the area. Then we will set off along the leafy, beautiful river bank on single track and ride up to the Botanical Gardens and explore the lakes and dams, crannies and corners of Emmarentia Dam before looping back to the coffee shop. The ride can be made super-easy or fairly hard, depending on the client's wishes. It is a lovely ride on dirt tracks, full of streams and dams: a ride where you will be among the full range of South African society from the homeless to the moneyed cyclists, the Zionists using the river to baptise their faithful and the African mamas who set up their spaza shops under the trees. South Africans are friendly and always ready to chat if you want to hear our people's life stories. We''ll finish at the coffee shop or bar for a quick replenishing of energy!
I am a knowledgeable, energetic, enthusiastic, entertaining mountain bike guide with a lot of experience guiding people of all levels on bikes. I like showing off this iconic Jo'burg green belt with all it rivers, dams, streams and trees, on my favourite machine, a bike, at whatever pace you want to go. I am an amateur naturalist who can show you Joburg's trees and birds and talk about the history of my beautiful city. The trip can take anywhere between 2 hours to 3 depending on how much energy you have. We will end up at a cafe or bar for a quick refreshmen.
Mountain bike, helmet, water.
Part of the the Braamfontein Spruit and Delta Park. The fine Art deco buildings in Delta Park and the Spotted Eagle Owl's Nesting platform (with hopefully a glimpse of the owls themselves.) The streams and dams of Delta Park. Dabulamanzi Canoe Club. Emmarentia Dam and the Botanical Gardens The Cafe.
最多可供1位年滿12歲的旅人參加。 As long as you can ride a bike, you will be fine! You don't have to be an accomplished or very fit cyclist although there are great technical opportunities and optional hills for those who wanna go for it!
Closed trainers (the bike does not have clip-in pedals). Optional: camera, sunglasses and cap (all optional).
This experience can take place at any time during daylight hours.
Mountain Bike Ride Along the Spruit.