For travellers looking for an unconventional way of travelling, why not try bikepacking? This fairly new concept is taking the travel world by storm and has allowed riders to venture out to scenic spots on their bike.
Bikepacking.com describes the phenomenon as “the synthesis of mountain biking and minimalist camping.”
Werner van der Sandt from Bikepacking.Africa, a company that markets bikepacking in South Africa, said the trend was relatively new in South Africa.
“Bikepacking has been quite popular in the US and Europe for almost a decade. It has since gained a lot of momentum in South Africa, with many travellers visiting the country to experience bikepacking,” said Sandt.
He said travellers would have to determine the type of trip they would want to do.