Closest Town: Riversdale
Grading: Easy to intermediate | Duration: 20km - 1 hour, 40km - 2.5 hours, 80km - 4 hours.
Location (Area/Province): Garden Route
Configuration: Three circular routes
Start Point: Oudebosch Guest Farm
Access: Guests ride for free; day visitors welcome
Beware of: Milk trucks; horses along route
Facilities: 3 star self catering establishment. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners or groups of 10 or more people
Cell Reception: Good
There are several stunning routes starting from Oudebosch Guest Farm range from 5km to 80km. Riders can explore the beautiful nature of the Langeberg ranges or even cross these Southern Cape mountains to explore the Little Karoo lying beyond the craggy peaks.
All three routes take you through the beautiful valley and mountain landscapes between Heidelberg and Riversdale. You will experience the tranquillity of this rich farming area, while having the peace of mind of a secure environment. None of the routes are very intimidating to cyclists, although the 80km route will be more suited to experienced mountain bikers.
On your bike
Beginner: 20km route
Duration: 1h23min at 14km/h
Total ascent: 419m
Difficulty rating: 2/5
Duration: 2h50min at 17.1km/h
Total ascent: 844m
Difficulty rating : 3/5
Experienced: 84km route
Duration: 4h46min at 17.1km/h
Total ascent: 1556m
Difficulty rating : 5/5
Off the bike
Horse riding, canoeing on the dam, swimming, hiking, bird watching, black bass fishing, your children can collect chicken eggs or you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the fresh air and wide open spaces.
More information: Riversdale Tourism
Tel: +27 28 713 1996
Tel: Linda Muir +27 82 923 1469
GPS: 33°58’55.2”S 21°06’48.5”E