Beyond the Desert Edge

Expedition #1: Fat Biking & Trekking

Beyond the desert edge

Adventurer Peter Van Kets tackled a gruelling off-road mountain biking route in September 2017, pedalling all the way from Serra Cafema - near the Kunene River mouth on the Angolan border - to Walvis Bay. Called ‘Beyond The Desert Edge’, the expedition was proudly driven by Dunlop. He started off along the inhospitable edge of the Skeleton Coast National Park before crossing the dune fields into the desolate Hartmann’s Valley. From here, his ride took him through the arid and remote Namibian landscape - passing via Brandberg and Spitzkoppe - en route to the finish at Walvis Bay, after three weeks of gruelling riding three weeks later.

Along the way, Peter Van Kets was joined by adventure photo-journalist Jacques Marais, who rode sections of the route with him while recording this incredible adventure.

One of the biggest challenges for the crew was the incredibly inhospitable terrain making the off-road driving on two new Isuzu 4x4s an adventure in itself. The expedition was driven on Dunlop Grandtrek AT3G tyres - the hardcore, tough new addition to the Grandtrek range.

Take a look at the photos below to glimpse the conditions they overcame, and the arid beauty of the desert.