The Honda Quest True Adventure 2017 kicks off on Tuesday, 5 September, departing from the Namibian capital of Windhoek. From here the twenty finalists, who were selected from almost 900 entries, will embark on the adventure.
Riding on the versatile Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin, they will set off for the first night’s camp at the foot of the magnificent Spitzkoppe mountains. Here they will be paired up in teams of two. Over the course of 11 days the teams will cover almost 2 500km through some of the most challenging – but also breathtaking – scenery in the world.
The ten teams will head north towards the Namibia/Angolan border in the Kaokoland, where after they will tackle the notorious Vanzyls’ Pass, descend into the sweeping Marienfluss and then head south, meandering through elephant rich habitats of Damaraland.
Although riding skills is a given, the instructors at Quest will also look for leadership abilities, camaraderie, initiative, inquisitiveness and positive attitudes – all necessary skills for adventure riding.
After the convoy arrives back in Windhoek on 15 September, the 2017 Quest True Adventure winning team will be announced at a special ceremony later that day. Both team members will become proud owners of the fully kitted out Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin motorcycles they competed on.
For daily video updates on Quest, as well as live tracking of the group, be sure to visit the official quest-trueadventure.com website.
Honda Quest True Adventure 2017 finalists:
Charl du Plessis
Gerrit du Toit
Johannes van Heerden
Lourens van Wyk
Source: issued by Specialised Adventures and Honda Motor Southern Africa by Jaco Kirsten, Media Manager of Specialised Adventures