Nedbank Tour De Tuli Launches 2016 Route

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The 2016 Nedbank Tour de Tuli multi-stage mountain bike event will see 350 riders cycle across 275 kilometres of challenging and remote terrain in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa between 28 July and 2 August 2016.

The Nedbank Tour de Tuli is organised annually by Tour de Wilderness and attracts cyclists from across the globe. Mountain bikers not only have the opportunity to see 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.

“As we make our final preparations for the 12th edition of the Tour, we are excited to deliver yet another life-changing and one-of-a-kind experience to all our participants, from our seasoned regulars to first-timers. Cyclists can look forward to plenty of adventure, camaraderie, and total immersion in some of Africa’s most pristine and spectacular wilderness areas, along with the incredible hospitality that has become synonymous with the Nedbank Tour de Tuli,” says Tour Director, Nicola Harris.

All funds raised by the Tour are channelled directly into Children in the Wilderness, a non-profit organisation that runs sustainable environmental education programmes to bridge the divide between communities and the adjoining wildlife areas. 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.

Compiled by: Melissa Jane Cook. Source: Wilderness Safaris. 

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