INTERNATIONAL RIDERS – TRAVEL INFORMATION
Every year we welcome mountain bike enthusiasts from all over the world to enjoy this unique South African mountain bike stage race. To make sure you have everything you need to make your planning a breeze, we’ve put together some additional information just for you.
If you have any travel enquiries, please contact our race office – firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Information on International travel packages can be found here.
If you are doing your own planning then take note of the following:
Getting to South Africa
You will need to fly into Johannesburg – OR Tambo International airport and fly out of Durban – King Shaka International airport. If there are no direct flights from your country then one option is to fly Emirates. It’s the only international airline where you can fly into Johannesburg and out of Durban (via Dubai).
Tip – we recommend that you arrive two to three days before the start to acclimatise.
You must send us proof of adequate travel insurance.
Make sure you have adequate travel insurance. We have an incredible medical support team, however if you go to hospital for any reason it will need to be a private hospital and they will insist on a credit card and travel insurance. You will not be allowed to ride unless you send us proof that you have adequate travel insurance.
Tip – when booking your travel insurance make sure you say you are doing a ‘tour’ (as opposed to an event or race).
Visas and Passports
Ensure that your passport is valid and that you meet all the necessary requirements. Check with your embassy if you require a visa to visit South Africa. If you are traveling with children make sure you meet all the South African requirements by checking with your embassy.
We have put together this guide to help you ensure you have thought of everything. You can download a version here.