Mountain Biking South Africa
Mountain biking holidays in South Africa.
We offer you safe tailor made mountain bike holidays, tours and excursions through the Garden route, the Western and Eastern Cape. Experience the breathtaking mix of spectacular scenery, forests, fynbos, waterfalls, mountains and the sea. Cycle through majestic ravines and nature reserves with abundance of wild life. Add to this, wonderful cuisine and wine. An unforgettable experience!! We offer you a safe and awesome cycling experience. Safe enough for a group of female cyclists
Remember: You decide on how far or how hard you want to go!
…bring your partner and kids. They can spend time in and around Plettenberg
Bay while you cycle… and won’t even miss you!
Options to do on your own:
- From Stormsrivier village, cycle in the reserve, stop for a swim in the river and experience the quiet of the forest.
- Take a ride over the spectacular Bloukranspass. See Nature’s Valley where the five day Otter hiking trail ends. Lunch with hungry finishers of this trail.
- Cycle through the Knysna forest. A range of trails await you depending on your fitness and skills level.
- Take a ride over the Prince Alfred pass, back on a spectacular track through the Knysna forest and have a few beers at the waterfront.
Guided tours by Mountainbikingsouthafrica:
3 DAYS/3 NIGHTS: Kareedouw to Oysterbay:
Experience a mountain bike trip of diverse environment. From the coastal area of Oysterbay, were you stay over at a lodge on a private stretch of beach, to the Baviaanskoof area, to the apple valley of Kareedouw. Enter Baviaans from the southern side and stay over in luxury tepi tents. Meet a group of conservationists who are rehabilitating the local land.
You will do about 58km per day. Depending on your fitness you may be busy cycling for 4 to 5 hours per day.
7 DAYS……..FOR THE FITTER MOUNTAIN BIKER – Garden Route/Karoo experience:
This tour is for the fitter type of mountain biker. It can be done as a training route for multistage races. The good news is….it isn’t a race. You can take each day at your own pace and have time to enjoy the breathtaking scenery. There will be time to use your camera. You may even bring your partner who have never done a multistage race and want to experience the high of cycling through this beautiful country.
We will do between 80 and 100km per day!
The tour takes you from the beautiful Plettenberg Bay, through Knysna forest to ostrich country near the Swartberg. You will climb a few spectacular passes through the mountains and your legs will burn. You will cycle past the Kammanassie Mountains on remote but safe gravel roads. You will experience mountain biking as never before. We will follow you with a backup vehicle and look after your every need while you enjoy the spectacular scenery around you. We do a circle route and you will end up in Plettenberg Bay after seven days of mountain biking. Luxury accommodation and wonderful food will await you at the end of each day’s cycling.
All trips depart from Plettenberg Bay
We have a range of accommodation available if you want to spend time in Plettenberg Bay before or after a tour
Do this trip as part of your tour through South Africa. You can’t sit in a bus for an entire month!
Plettenberg Bay Easy cycling experience: Do this one in the ‘secret season’
Winter time days in Plettenberg bay is wonderful. Cool but not cold, mostly sunny and wind free.
In and around Plettenberg Bay are many spectacular mountain bike routes. If you love to ride your bike with your kids and family, this is the one for you. We can accommodate 8 people on this tour. We ride through the forest and stop to listen to the birds. Depending on the distance you want to do per day, we sleep in a lodge next to the forest from where we leave the next morning to ride to a game farm. Here we ride freely among different species of mammals and birds. The Knysna Lourie is one of the regulars. The kids can play or ride on their own in a safe environment in nature while you read your book. On day three we ride up a steep but short climb to a log cabin on a private farm. Peace and quiet at its best. If you have energy left you can hike on the 360ha property or swim in the pool. On the last day we cycle downhill back to Plettenberg bay.
As an extra option accommodation for before and after the tour can be booked at a special rate through us at a 4 star guesthouse.
The average distance per day is between 20 and 30km. If you want to do the same type of ride but want to do longer distances we can do that.
Rates: Please contact me as this depends on the season
Baviaans Mega Mountain Bike Tour:
Explore the greater Baviaanskloof Wilderness area and Grootrivierpoort from the seat of your saddle.
The Baviaanskloof (valley of the Baboons) lies between the Baviaanskloof Mountain range in the north and the Kouga mountains in the west This 192 000ha conservation area was awarded ‘World Heritage Status’. It is home to a wide variety of habitats and species. Proteas, Karoo scrubs, Yellowwoods and many more can be seen. A variety of animals like Kudu and Mountain reedbuck roam the hills and valleys. If you are lucky you will see the Baviaanskloof Rhino. On the Baviaanskloof side there are campsites and lodges. You will see other mountain bikers or hikers as well as people in their 4×4’s. On the Grootrivier poort side of the Baviaanskloof Mountains it is extremely remote and the silence is overpowering.
Mountainbikingsouthafrica will take you on a trip not to be forgotten. Accommodation will be either in a lodge, farmhouse or mountain hut. You will experience nature at its best. All you have to do after your hard day’s cycling is to sit down and enjoy a beer while you watch the sun set.
Along the route snacks and will be provided. A backup vehicle will follow you. A guide will accompany you on the bike. This is quite a tough ride but is within the means of any fit individual.
WE have two different itineraries for the tour. The total distance is 345km. The amount of days to cover this distance depends on the group fitness: The group will accommodate only 12 riders.
Please bring your own bike…..always the best for your comfort…
Mountain Biking South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)44 5330387 / Mobile +27 (0)82 561 7541