IN REVIEW: BIKE The Longer Road Adventures across Southern Africa, by Greg Beadle


Compiled: Tracy Knox

Following on the hugely successful book BIKE Tar & Gravel Adventures in South Africa, this exciting sequel takes riders across eight countries, on longer routes, and provides interesting information on what to do and see along the way.

BIKE The Longer Road Adventures across Southern Africa, by Greg Beadle

Whilst the first book focused on shorter trips in South Africa, BIKE The Longer Road details eight to ten-day long journeys not only in South Africa but also in our neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, and Mozambique. Readers are taken on an exciting expedition through some of southern Africa’s most scenic and picturesque spots, including Sossusvlei, Victoria Falls, the Okavango Delta, and the Cederberg wilderness area. Whether you want to explore one country at a time or five in one trip, there is a route to meet every need.

The book includes information on bike-friendly accommodation and campsites, historical monuments, mountain passes, national parks, and even adventure activities in the specific regions, as well as full map coverage. Another addition is an extensive gear guide with in-depth reviews on bikes, tyres, camping gear, GPS systems, communication tools, and luggage systems.

About the author

Renowned adventurer and photographer, Greg Beadle presents the book in an easy-reading diary and itinerary style. Greg passionately writes from his wealth of knowledge and experience ensuring that BIKE The Longer Road is the most comprehensive, interesting, and accessible guide possible.


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BIKE The Longer Road Adventures across Southern Africa