In May 2017, the inaugural new concept named the ‘Tour de Braai’ took place in the Western Cape. The brainchild of the famous Jan Braai, the man behind the National Braai Day initiative and the National Braai Tour.
The event was a way to mix the ever popular sport of mountain biking and braaing. Giving entrants an incredible opportunity to see some of the best landscape that the Klein Karoo and the Western Cape has to offer. This was a five day tour which began in George and featured stops in Oudtshoorn, Calitzdorp, Rooiberg Lodge in the Klein Karoo and Riversdale. The Tour finished in the quaint town of Swellendam.
This is a cycle stage event with a difference: the main aim is to have fun and eat great food along the way! Each night the riders were treated to some of the best braais in SA. All of the areas chosen are renowned for good food and spectacular scenery.
“We have enjoyed excellent Garden Route and Klein Karoo hospitality in our first four days of riding,” says Jan Braai. “On the first day, some riders were still keen to come to breakfast in their cycling kit and ready to race, but that is not the ethos of the Tour de Braai. We are here to see beautiful scenery and to enjoy ourselves. So far, both those objectives have been achieved.
“Everyone has enjoyed the Tour highlights of the Montagu Pass, the port in Caltizdorp, riding up the Rooiberg Pass and braaing at the top, then crossing into the Overberg via the picturesque Garcia Pass. It’s fantastic to see people enjoying themselves on and off the bike and to show them parts of the country that are very special.” (source: Bikehub.co.za)
Food Lover’s Market was proud to be a sponsor of this exciting new event. Make sure to catch the episodes airing on KykNet Channel 114 on DsTV on Friday 21 and 28 July at 18h30. Also watch our Facebook page for exciting daily opportunities to win!