Dragon’s Spine: Barberton to Limpopo (to Joburg)

This is another composite route, heavily guided by the Dragon’s Spine Route through Mpumalanga and Limpopo, with the exception of the section through the Wolksberg Wilderness.  The route from Messina to Joburg is our own. Nelspruit- Alkmaar- Mount Carmel Pass- … Continue reading

Dragon’s Spine: Semonkong, Lesotho to Monantsa Pass, South Africa

Semonkong- Ha Kobeli- Senqunyane River-  Mantsonyane- Pass of Jackals- Thaba Tseka- Ha Leoka- Letlapeng- Khatse Dam- Mapeleng- Ha Lejone- near Kaa Mine- cross Motete River- along Malibamatsu River- Oxbow- Moteng Pass- along Caledon River- Monantsa Pass    This is the … Continue reading

Dragon’s Spine: Lundean’s Nek, ZA to Semonkong, Lesotho

Lundean’s Nek- Teleriver- Qoboshane- Tele Bridge (RSA/Lesotho border)- Alwynskop- Ha Falatse- Phamong- Bethel- Ketane- Ha Khomo a Bokone-Ha Mojalefa Tsenekeng- Semonkong Four boys take chase from the last town, meeting us on the road as they shortcut a series of … Continue reading

Event: Bikepacking Night in Israel, May 2nd

Update: A Facebook event has been created.  RSVP and keep up with updates on the Bikepacking Inspiration event page. Join the Israeli bikepacking community for an evening centered around your bikes and our stories of travel and adventure by bicycle. … Continue reading

Grassveld, Battlefields, Timberlands, Swaziland

This route is a composite from the Dragon Trax website and our own adventure compass, connecting the border of Lesotho at Monantsa Pass through Swaziland at Bulembu, passing through part of KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga Provinces in South Africa. The riding … Continue reading

Life across the karoo, in broad strokes

Prince Albert- Willowmore- Steytlerville- Jansenville- Graaff-Reinet- Nieu Bethesda- Middelburg- Steynsburg- Burgersdorp- Jamestown- Roussow- Barkley East- Wartrail- Tele River There are small towns and expansive farms with teams of farmworkers in blue cotton coveralls slowly working under the sun in full-brimmed … Continue reading