Dude, there is rollicking riding to be had in the good old EC, a largely unexplored province where you can crank till your legs go blunt. Anything goes, from those rough-shod trails tripping through the Frontier Province’s interior, to a whole bunch of brand new coastal routes.
The Mountains are Calling ...
Tired of city traffic and pretentious trails? Then go load up on some mountain biking stoke in Grootvadersbosch Conservancy. Miles of head space, free-range people, home-grown food and the trails are truly on the level, bru ...
The San roamed the high reaches of the southern Cederberg over 6,000 years ago, and one still gets a sense of their earthy spirituality encapsulated within the rocks and upon the fynbos plains of the Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve. The area is part of the Swartruggens Conservancy, and forms a bridging biome between the Cederberg and Ceres-Karoo.
Bru, few experiences on the bike come close to the Great Zuurberg Trek. Yup, I know many mountain biking stage races like to lay claim to a ‘boutique’ experience, but few of them actually deliver on this promise. The annual #GZT does so on all fronts, and without losing the edge when it comes to riding these wild Zuurberg trails the region has become legendary for.
‘Ultimate’ is one of those adjectives that are oft over-used, but in the case of the ‘Ultimate Southern Pass Trail’, I really believe it applies. This MTB route traverses private properties near Stanford Valley, and everything from views to riding rate as downright superlative.
‘The Hush’: some places have it, and others do not …. De Hoop Nature Reserve is of the former kind, and surely rates as one of those wilderness spaces where the tranquility will come and find you. – Photographs & Copy: Jacques Marais Local Buzz: De Hoop is – at […]
Saddle up and tap into the magic of Overberg mountain biking amidst a patchwork of canola and wheat fields lining the picturesque ‘Around The Pot’ 100-Miler route. This may just be South Africa’s ‘greatest gravel grind’, but the good news is you can ride it solo any time! […]