Archive: May, 2013

Meet Ajabu

Tags tours Escape Adventures Kenya Nairobi Kenya & Tanzania Cycle Tour Posted on 27/05/2013 by Mandy & John

AjabuMeet Ajabu, our fostered orphan baby elephant.  As a part of our support of the countries we visit on our tours Escape Adventures has just fostered an orphan baby elephant in Kenya called Ajabu.

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Heaphy Track MTB season is OPEN!

Tags Heaphy Track mountain biking Heaphy ride Golden Bay Posted on 08/05/2013 by John

The Heaphy track is open once again for a winter of mountain biking and being the third year of the three year trial - it will be up to the powers that be to decide the future of mountain biking on this classic track.

So on the 2nd of May I headed out to ride the track and check out all the summer track upgrades and believe me its all good!  Last year's new hut at Perry Saddle is all complete and a great stop off point for your first night on the track, its warm, bright and comfortable. DoC Golden Bay have upgraded the track between Saxon and MacKay huts, and DoC West Coast have airlifted masses of gravel onto the Mackay tops and the tracks are amazing!  There is still a lot to do, but its heading the right way to be an awesome all weather track!

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Single Track Mind, April 2013

Tags Nelson Canaan MTB Rameka tracks single track ride Posted on 01/05/2013 by John

Unusual for sunny Nelson, Thursday dawned with a slightly damp feel about it (Ok it was raining...) as I met Robin, Simon and Derek at Nelson Airport. A bit of rain couldn't keep these three down and as we headed to Canaan the skies cleared for us to ride around the Canaan MTB tracks and down the infamous Ramaka tracks, 900m descent over 20kms of prime single track!! That was just the beginning of another three days of gorgeous single track and three nights of Derek's dinner-time stories that never cease to leave me crying with laughter. Our last days' ride in the hills behind Nelson city coincided with a deluge of rain that sent flash floods through the city streets but couldn't keep the smiles of the dials as we finished our last ride of the trip with a welcome pint at the Sprig and Fern. Cheers Fellas.

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