If it’s good enough for Brad Pitt, would it be good enough for Karoo Biking clients? That was the question we asked ourselves when invited by BMW Motorrad to test the facilities. Astride the latest BMW R1200GS, intrepid traveller and owner of Karoo Biking Jurgen Muess, reports, “The new electronic suspension adjustment system of the R1200GS is ideally suited to South African riding conditions although the handling of the actual machine hasn’t changed that much at all. That is to say, it’s as good as it’s always been.

Beginners to off-road riding would benefit the most from this two-day course which teaches basic off-road riding skills. My instructor was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Set in a beautiful area of Altmühltal or the area of the Old Mill, the course is set in an old quarry and is surrounded by beautiful forests as can only be found in Germany. The uphills and downhills of the quarry made the riding particularly challenging and something that I enjoyed immensely. Want the best riding course money can buy? Go to the BMW Enduropark in Hechlingchen!”