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Closest Town: Ceres
Grading: Easy to Intermediate | Duration: 2-4 Hours
Start Point: Matroosberg Nature Reserve
Access: R50 per person day, payable at reception
Beware of: 4x4 route for experienced riders only
Facilities: Bikes can be rented from as little as R50 per day. Various accommodation options, ablutions at start, holiday and weekend activity program, includes Human Obstacles!
Cell Reception: Reasonable
Premium and Curated Trails Only
The ride constitutes a relatively easy 15 km circuit along a cross-country trail traversing the foothills of the Matroosberg Mountains.
On your bike
There is a minimum of climbing and at least 60 percent of the rouge is along singletrack. Trail surfaces vary from thick sand, rocky gravel and hard-packs to riverbeds and farm roads, so there’s a little bit of everything. The annual Matroosberg Gravity Adventure Festival takes place during the third weekend of February, with both a downhill and cross-country course to choose from.
The XC or cross-country train is as per the description above and is suitable for all levels of riders, but the downhill track is a different story. The course starts high up on Matroosberg Peak, the highest point in the Boland, before dropping an awesome 1,081 m across a distance of 11 km. The course follows a dual-track 4×4 route and should not be attempted by riders without the necessary experience.
Off the bike
Lots of different activities to do, see website for more.