Mountain Biking in the Breede Valley

here are more than enough mountain bike routes on the farm and in the area to keep biking enthusiasts active. There is a well-marked route on the farm consisting of dirt roads as well as single track paths meandering through the mountain. Also see a list of routes below:

Kluitjieskraal MTB Route:

GRADING: Intermediate

This challenging route is mainly on gravel road, with arduous climbs along loose shale and rock. Hectic downhill hairpins mean you need to keep your wits about you, but wonderful views and a spectacular waterfall are sure to keep you coming back for more.  The route starts along a fairly flat section through pine plantations, before the 6km climb  to Watervalberg, with splendid views over the Wolseley Valley. After the summit, descend into the Suurbrak Valley where you are bound to bump into baboons and the odd buck or snake. The route through this low-lying valley is flat and fast.

Near the end of the valley, turn right to cross the Watervalberg once again. The route is marked and the going fast, but from here it starts to get quite technical and bumpy. Cross the river  above the waterfall, then loop onto the high mountain slopes for scenic views of Tulbagh. Stay on the contour path through the plantations along the speedy home run. Although the river water is drinkable, it is a good idea to take enough water and food as this is a hard ride.

Slanghoek Cellar MTB Route:

CLOSEST TOWN: Rawsonville
DISTANCE: 17km loop
GRADING: Moderate

The route, which starts and ends at Slanghoek Cellar, comprises a 13km ride with an optional extra 4km loop.The 13km route is suitable for beginners and the whole family, crossing streams with bridges and cycling through a camp with game! The optional extra 4km loop is more challenging and technical with some great climbs and downhill’s, for the fitter and more experienced rider.