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The Brandberg was an experiment

As it turned out, the trail, if it even existed, wasn’t exactly made for bikes. Nevertheless, it was a wonderful time. We had a few days left and we ventured to a group of mountains called the Spitzkoppe for some nice photos. Unexpectedly we found just a perfect bike wonderland. Around 100km to the south east of the Brandberg, these giant granite boulders rise unexpectedly out of the flat savanna.

From a distance, the Spitzkoppe is the most distinct one!

many more are scattered around, it is an African Joshua Tree. Deciding on a campground was hard, each one has its own charming character, we finally chose a place next to a vertical rock. The granite has majestic features with a rough surface and smooth lines. It’s a rock climbing destination.

We came for the scenery, for some photo shots against this unique backdrop.

What we found was truly mind-blowing. The most extraordinary riding lines everywhere. We hurried to unpack and explore. On the rocks, we found a stellar grip. Steepness redefined itself for this kind of friction biking. It was an eye-opener and game-changer. It was also the antithesis to the Brandberg, the adventure mountain. Here it was more of a time to enjoy some riding.


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