Closest Town: Prince Alfred Hamlet
Grading: Intermediate | Duration: 2 - 3 hours
Configuration: 10 - 40km circular, marked with red arrows.
Start Point: Houdenbek Farm Cottages
Access: Free for rental guests and R25 for day visitors
Beware of: All the adrenalin. Hot in summer
A mere 60km north of Ceres some tough but rewarding routes with loads of fun and beautiful views of the Koue Bokkeveld are ready to be cranked
On your bike
The route starts at Houdenbek Farm cottages where you will hit the 1st piece of singletrack through someamazing rock formations. This single track will bring you to HEIVELD HILL.
Your 1st and longest climb: 4.5km with a 220m vertical climb. From here you will get to MONKEY VALLEY single track. Here you will have spectators of a different kind. The name says it all. Vey exciting and fast singletrack through some tight rocks spotsand ample Bridges over a dam and rivers and then a technical drop into SUICIDE GORGE.
Jeep and singletrack awaits you all the way to GRANNY GALORE. A very very steep, short climb take you up the downhill singletrack called SUIKERBOS RUN.
Up and down some jeep and sinletrack untill you reach some technical singletrack , called JARCO. That will take you to the last lap with some nice singletrack and your way back to the Houdenbek Farm Cottages.
Off your bike
There are a couple of really good Hiking trails and more than 20 rock climbing routes (sport and trad). Bridwatching and fishing are also big at Houdenbek. 4×4 routes near by for the big guns at Luiperdkloof.
Route information: Charl van der Merwe
Telephone: +27 (0)83 661 9912
GPS: 32°57’42.9” South / 19°25’44.0” East