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Montagu Pass (50.6km from De Rust)

 

Description

If you are a mountain biker you would love the gravel road that winds its way up to Harold - small village with a church. Beautiful views of the surrounding landscape - you will even be able to see the sea on a clear day.

Directions

Take the N12 from George towards Oudtshoorn. After about 1.5km, turn right at the Witfontein/Outeniqua Nature Reserve sign. Take the third right into the main entrance.

 

Popular Attractions

Redberry Farm...5.6km
Mountainview Horse T...20.6km
Cloud 9 Lookout ...41.5km
 

 

Homtini Mountain Biking Trail (67.1km from De Rust)

 

Description

Get on your bike for an awesome 19-kilometre trip through Knysna’s Goudveld Forest. 

Starting at the Goudveld Forest Station, the circular Homtini Trail weaves along fairly relaxed contours in the indigenous forest and plantation. With only one steep four-kilometre climb to make you gasp for breath, it is considered a moderate ride. 

Starting and ending at Krisjan-se-Nek picnic spot, the route offers some lovely exhilarating single-track slip-paths, shady jeep tracks and sweeping elevated views of the mountainous landscape and distant Knysna Heads. 

Permits can be obtained at the Goudveld boom before the Krisjan-se-Nek picnic site. 

Directions

From Knysna, head towards George on the N2. Take the Rheenendal turn-off to the right after 8 km. Drive along this road for 13 km and turn right at Homtini/Millwood.

 

Popular Attractions

Knysna Heads ...21.7km
Ocean Safaris ...49.2km
 

 

Harkerville Mountain Biking Trails (99.2km from De Rust)

 
Description

Get on your bike to experience the stunning scenic single track and jeep track trails through indigenous forest, plantations, fragrant fynbos and dramatic cliff tops overlooking the ocean. 

The four colour-coded Harkerville routes offer a range of routes to suit all levels of riders ranging from an easy family ride to fast-flowing single track through plantations, costal fynbos and indigenous forest. 

The 14-kilometre Yellow Route is an easy ride along fairly flat gravel roads and is just right for slackers. The Blue Route is also an easy 12-kilometre option with some single track, through indigenous forest and a section of enormous redwood trees. 

The more difficult 15-kilometre Green Route offers exhilarating glimpses of the craggy coastline and dense coastal forest. Diehard cyclists can’t resist the 24-kilometre Red Route for the incredibly scenic and dizzying coastal cliff top cruise with some downhills and uphills that guarantee to get your pulse racing. 

Cyclists have the option of a two-day ride with a stay at an overnight hut. Please be aware that all the trails except the Yellow Route may be closed if heavy rain has fallen. 

All routes start on the N2 opposite the Garden of Eden Department of Water Affairs and Forestry kiosk. Maps are available at the Garden of Eden kiosk. 

 

Popular Attractions

Bloukrans Bridge Bungee ...47km

 

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