The perilous 1,000-mile journey to save Africa’s endangered black rhinos
28 October 2022
Tour de Wilderness, the organiser of the acclaimed annual Nedbank Tour de Tuli mountain bike event, has launched the route for 2015, which will see 350 riders cycle across almost 300km of challenging and remote terrain in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa in the Greater Mapungubwe TFCA between 13 and 18 August.
The Nedbank Tour de Tuli attracts cyclists from across the globe and provides them with an unforgettable opportunity to follow wildlife trails in pristine, wilderness areas. Cyclists not only have the opportunity of encountering a variety of wildlife, but the route also includes magnificent scenery and cultural interactions with the local communities living on the boundaries of these protected areas.
“For the past six months, the Nedbank Tour de Tuli route planning teams have been hard at work venturing into pristine wilderness areas to map out the best possible route for this year’s event. The result is a perfect blend of new territory and old favourites, ensuring that both repeat and new participants will have an incredible experience”, says Tour Director, Nicola Harris.
Itinerary highlights over the four days of cycling include:
All funds raised by the Tour are channelled directly into Children in the Wilderness (CITW), a non-profit organisation that runs sustainable environmental education programmes to bridge the divide between communities and the adjoining wildlife areas they live next to. Through Eco-Clubs and fun, educational camp programmes, rural children are inspired to respect their environment and to appreciate the long-term value of conservation, becoming the future custodians of Africa’s pristine wilderness areas.
“Each year we are amazed at the generosity of the sponsors, cyclists and volunteers who make the Tour possible. With just two-and-half months to go, we are confident that we will deliver yet another spectacular event, and in doing so, raise even more awareness and funds for CITW and the important goals we set out to achieve”, says Dr. Sue Snyman, CITW Programme Director.