Only 3 days to go before the start of this year’s Merrel Eden Duo.
This year’s event starts on Saturday, the 25th -27th October 2014, at Ebb & Flow, Wilderness section of the Garden Route National Park (race village). It is a 24- hour multi-sport event combining all forms of racing, mountain biking, kloofing, paddling, trekking and easy navigation.
The race includes eight legs amounting to 150 kilometres in and around the Park. Starting at Touwsriver Mouth, the event promises a journey on a beautiful and peaceful stretch of the Park, passing through Swartvlei Caravan Park and ending up back at Ebb & Flow.
While there will be plenty of activities for the whole family, that section of the Park is home to several bird species including and not limited to Cuckoo Hawk, Crowned Eagle, Forest Buzzard, Black and Red-breasted Sparrowhawk and African Goshawks. Canoeing now on offer from the Park’s reception can also be enjoyed by the whole family.
This year’s full itinerary can be downloaded from this link: http://www.24-7adventure.com/the-merrell-eden-duo.html
The GRNP is host to numerous popular adventure activities including the Otter Trail Run which is managed by Magnetic South. This event nearly trebled its participants this year when compared with previous years. Through such events, adventure seekers get the thrill presented by the activity and also get to enjoy the picture-perfect GRNP. All events occur on an existing footprint, areas ‘zoned off’ for activities that are compatible to biodiversity conservation.