2024 Route and daily programme to be released

Please see below for the 2023 Route and daily programme to give you an idea of what to expect. 

July 11th, 2024

12:00pm – On site registration opens, Ilala Lodge & Hotel
– All participants to collect registration packets, fill out additional information & payments if not done in advance
– All participants to sort out their bikes, put their numbers on the bikes and put onto bike racks at Ilala to load onto the trucks before 16:00.

18:00 – Drinks and Rider Briefing begins ** There will only be one briefing for the entire event so please do not miss this.

19:00-21:00  Dinner at Ilala for all participants (3 course meal included in registration), Drinks tickets available @$10 per book, supporters to book in advance

July 12th (Day 1~72kms, Start: Victoria Falls Airport)

06:00- Participant buses depart Ilala Lodge to start of ride, (25 minutes down the road towards Hwange)

07:00 Start of ride. There will be a valuables box/trailer at the start.

Finish- Shearwater Village

Lunch will be available at Shearwater Village for all riders ( included in registration)

Afternoon Free at your leisure

16:00- All bikes to be ready and put onto bike racks for loading onto trucks at Illala Lodge for Day 2http://zambezicyclechallenge.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=9&action=edit#save

Free evening

 

July 13th (Day 2 Distance~55kms)  Start 4kms Down Gorges Road (25 min from town)

06:00- Participant buses depart Ilala Lodge to start of ride, on Gorges Road (20 minutes down the road towards Hwange)

07:00 Start of ride. There will be a valuables box/trailer at the start.

Finish- Wild Horizons Lookout Café

Lunch for riders at Wild Horizons Lookout Café ( included in registration)

Afternoon Free at your leisure

16:00- All bikes to be ready and put onto bike racks for loading onto trucks for Day 3

Dinner- Included for Ilala Lodge Guests in Accommodation package, or for pre-booking by non-residents ?

July 14th (Day 3 Distance 52 kms Batoka Gorge, Riding on the Edge)  1hr out of town to the start.

06:00- Participant buses depart Ilala Lodge to start of ride, (45 minutes down the Gorges Road)

07:15 Start of ride. Valuables box/trailer will be at the start.

Finish- Ilala Lodge

Lunch for riders at Ilala Lodge ( included in registration fee)

16:00- Transfers from Ilala Lodge to Pure Africa Jetty Site

16:30- Sunset Cruise, canapes and drinks provided with registration for all participants

18:30-Gala Dinner (3 course meal) included in registration for all participants, photos, prizegiving and an evening of fun (drinks are not included and can be purchased on site using drinks tickets ($10 booklets) directly from Pure Africa)

Transfers back to Ilala Lodge will be available after dinner onwards until 22:00

Please note the following:

  • Please park your vehicles on arrival outside of the Ilala cark park at the bank arcade parking lot which has been pre-booked for the event. Security will be around at the banks.
  • Services packages are available. Information will be sent out in due course.
  • There will be bike washers available to clean up your bike each day
  • There will only be two waterpoints on Day 1 and Day 2 and one waterpoint on Day 3. There will be checkpoints that will have only water as well. Please ensure you have sufficient water and snacks to get you to the water points. The waterpoint will be providing a variety of basic food water and cokes.
  • Lunches will be available at the finish. Lunches on Day 1, 2,and 3 ( riding days) are included for participants, and available to supporters at their own cost. Drinks are at own cost.
  • Medical support is available if needed and your medical aid will be required for this service
  • For any emergency please contact 0782799006 or 0712230845 which are the lines designated for this event

Thank you for your support!