Trail Days Trip
XC Mountain Biking at its best.
6 Day Tour : 4 days riding, 2 days transfer, 5 nights’ accommodation.
Suitable : Sport and Elite Riders
- Transfer included.
- 5 Nights’ Accommodation.
- 4 Lunches, 5 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners.
- Bike Wash and Lube.
A 6 Day Trip riding some of the best single track the Overberg area has to offer. Don’t be fooled by the shorter distances, the riding is technical and 80% single track. Accommodation at beautiful country Lodges with Dinners and Breakfast included. Lunches are done Picnic style on most days with Coffee stops.
Ice cold water on hand on our dedicated support vehicle.
Day 1 : Arrive / Transfer and Bike Assembly
- Transfer Shuttle from Cape Town/Airport.
- If time allows, we can do a short ride to test your bike and get a taste of what’s to come.
- Welcome Dinner with Introduction Briefing of Trail Days Tour.
Day 2 : Hemel en Aarde
Level: Medium technical riding.
80% flowing single track and jeep track, this ride has open climbs with breath taking views of the surrounding Fynbos and The Whale Coast giving you a chance to catch your breath for some fast descents. Loads of Strava segments to battle for to claim the KOM on these Trails.Transfer after lunch to overnight in Greyton.
Day 3 : Greyton Genadendal Trails
Level: Social trail riding.
Start by going through the Rockhopper Forest then cross the stiles before and after the ‘Sandpit’. After you cross the second stile (watch out for traffic) you head towards the gun club with a fynbos single track that after a little steep drop takes you into a shady lane. Go through Greyton and along the base of Knietjieshoogte and then back for coffee along the Gobos river trails. All trails are easy fun flowing stuff – nothing too technical or demanding, but fun!Transfer after lunch to overnight in Swellendam.
Day 4 : Swellendam Cape Nature Trails
Note: This is about the same specs as the Epic prologue.Level : Mild Fast flowing jeep track and single track riding.
Starting off in the old town of Swellendam we make our way up Berg Street (mountain road) into the network of trails where we will be doing the red trail. Not super technical but worth the climbs to experience some great views of the surroundings of the Langeberg mountain range.One of the shorter days of riding, giving us some time to for a well-deserved coffee break. Transfer after lunch to overnight in Heidelberg.
Day 5 : Grootvadersbosch Trail Network
Note: a favourite of the African Roots MTB Adventures team.Level : Optional Technical or non-technical trails.
The Grootvadersbosch Conservancy includes three main vegetation types, namely: fynbos, afromontane forest and lowland vegetation (including Renosterveld and Silcrete Fynbos). Of these areas, the Renosterveld is the most critically endangered. The lowland vegetation is mainly threatened by the expansion of agricultural activities, over-grazing of veld and incorrect fire regimes.
The Grootvadersbosch area has large areas of Southern Cape Afromontane forest, estimated at roughly 760 ha. The forests are confined to fire and wind sheltered sites with year-round moisture. The forests are home to many species, including a variety of bird species.
The Grootvadersbosch Conservancy is classified by Birdlife Africa as an Important Bird Area. The forest patches in the conservancy are home to several endemic birds, including Forest Buzzard, Knysna Woodpecker, Knysna Warbler and Forest Canary. Other forest species, some of which are at the western limit of their distribution, include Olive Bush-Shrike, Narina Trogon and African Crowned Eagle. The forest is also home to an endemic butterfly, which has been declared a protected wild animal. In addition, the Cape ghost frog is endemic to the conservancy forests.
We will be lucky enough to be riding through most of this vegetation on purpose built trails and hopefully see some of these mentioned animals and reptiles. 80% Single track. We Have a full day access on these amazing trails, if you have some legs left you can do as much riding as you would like.