Closest Town: Magaliesburg
Grading: Intermediate to difficult | Duration: Depends on distance chosen.
Location (Area/Province): Central Gauteng and Gauteng
Configuration: 20km return or 106km return circuit.
Start Point: Outside of Magaliesburg
Access: Public access
Beware of: Ticks - when the grass is very long it is recommended that riders check themselves for ticks when they get home.
Facilities: Many cycle-friendly B&Bs along the route
Cell Reception: Yes
This route is modeled on the European and American “rails to trails” concept where cycling is along the dirt servitude roads that run parallel to railway lines.
On your bike
Starting at the back of the station head north for ~60m and then turn left along the tar road running between the old pub and the railway workers’ accommodation, the road becomes gravel at this point. Follow the road over the railway lines and turn right immediately after the railway crossing on the rail line maintenance track.
Continue along the maintenance track until you reach the sand road – at this point turn left and continue along the sand road until you reach the T junction. This is a tar road (R500). Turn left and climb towards the top of the hill. Take the next sand road to the left. Continue along this sand road until you reach a T junction at which point you bear left. Carry on along this stretch of road until you reach a T junction which brings you back onto the original sand road, turn right and then right again back onto the maintenance track just before the railway line. Follow the tracks back to the station. [/div2]
Off the bike
Hot-air ballooning, horse trails, hiking, rock-climbing and game-viewing are just some ‘off the bike’ activities available in this area.
GPS: 26°00′06.9″South / 27°32′11.0″ East