Some of South Africa's best mountain biking terrain is found in the Garden Route from Plettenberg Bay to Knysna. The area's pristine forests, mountains and coastal routes make it an unforgettable mountain biking destination.
BICYCLE DAY TRIPS AROUND KNYSNA
With a variety of trails to choose from, there is something for everyone, from beginner mountain bikers to experts. Our experienced guide will decide which trail best suits your abilities and level of fitness and guarantees that you will have fun!
Knysna Forest Trips
Four colour-coded routes – ranging from easy family rides to superb singletrack – meander through shady plantations, coastal fynbos and indigenous forest
The Yellow route
(14km) is an easy ride along level gravel service roads, perfect for the not-so-fit.
The Blue Route
(12km) is also an easy option, but this time includes sections of singletrack, meandering through the forest before looping back through a glade of giant redwood trees.
The Green Route
(15km) is an intermediate, circular route that follows the Grooteilandpad for several kilometers before turning eastwards into Waterpad. On Waterpad is a shady swimming hole which provides a pleasant stop-over.
An alternative southward loop gives the cyclist an opportunity to enjoy a breathtaking view of the rugged Harkerville coast before returning through a section of tall, coastal forest.
The Red Route
(24 km) is a challenging ride with wicked stretches of singletrack and a vertiginous coastal cruise along towering fynbos cliffs.
This route can take between 3 and 5 hours to ride. It is much tougher than the other routes and can be difficult for the not-so-fit rider. Probably the most scenically diverse mountain-bike route in the country, its two outstanding features are the long stretches of off-road track, which follow old slip-paths through the forest and section of track through.
Garden Route Trail Park Trips
Garden Route Trail Park has over 25km of well marked, manicured, fast flowing single track. Just the route names inspire. You to ride ... Lunacy Lane ... Crazy Creek, Forest Frenzy, and Jungle Fever!
Imagine a secret place off the beaten track, where endless trails snake their way through ancient forests. The secret Knysna single-track that are always spoken of but never seen. Only a privileged few have had the opportunity to experience these trails.
- Knysna Forest Trips
Includes equipment, water & light refreshments.
Garden Route Trail Park Trips
- Half day
Includes equipment, water, permits & light refreshments.
Duration 3.5 hours
- Full day
Includes equipment, water, permits & lunch.
Coffee shop on site
Duration – 4-6 hours
If you have all your own equipment then a minimum “Guide only” rate of R1250 is charged for the first two guests and R100 pp. thereafter.
Rates are based on a minimum of 2 persons, for single rates please enquire.
Permit fees for the forest (when not included in the below rates) are payable in cash to your guide before the ride.