When I first saw a FATBIKE I immediately thought of deserts and beaches but this was however not the breeding ground for these wide tyre bicycles.
About 10 years ago a company in Alaska started manufacturing them for snow conditions, now at last they have made their way down to the Southern Africa adventure arena. We off course are lucky to have more sunshine than snow and lots of sand especially along the coastal regions of South Africa and up in the northwest some great desert conditions.
It is now 2015 and the first FATBIKE tours down in the Southern Cape has hit the adventure activity market opening up a playground for Mountain Bikers that was previously not accessible. The only skill you need for this activity is to be able to ride a bike and with an average fitness you can enjoy these FATBIKE tours immensely.
Funny, every time I write FATBIKE it is in capitals, must have something to do with the size of the tyres, talking about tyre size, these bikes are also known as wide tire bikes.
So we add another activity to the awesome variety of adventures available to the South African adventure enthusiasts, now all you must do is go out there and give it a go.