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Trails

In our backyard

On MTB trails around Knysna we are spoilt for choice. Next to rivers and lagoons, through lush forests, over magnificent mountains, past waterfalls and awesome coastline. We have it all. A bicycle can take you on a journey out of your everyday. Let your mind wander as you ride under green giants and through beautiful “fynbos” (a distinctive type of vegetation found only on the southern tip of Africa. It includes a very wide range of plant species, particularly small heather-like trees and shrubs.) In the forest of Knysna amid the mass of flora and giant trees keep an eye open for various antelope species that roam the forests during the day. Some of the tall yellowwood trees in the area are believed to be around 800 years old. Other prominent tree species include stinkwood and the pink-flowered Cape chestnut.

A shared journey makes it all the more exciting – whether with friends or family. Furthermore ,each experience on our MTB trails in Knysna is different and special. What’s more is that it can be a time to sort out the worlds problems with your best buds or share the joy of cycling with your child for the first time.

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Knysna Dams Ride – fun cycling for all.

Knysna Dams Ride – fun cycling for all.

Join us for a ride into the forests above Knysna, passing some of the Knysna dams that supply our water needs.

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You will be able to stop at  various look-out points where you will be able to catch your breath and take in the spectacular views, riding past the Knysna dams and surrounds.

The approx 20km Knysna Dams ride is suitable for MTB riders of all ages and competency, including children aged 10 years and older. Moms, dads and kids can join in the fun… this is a relaxed, scenic ride for everyone, whether you are a serious rider who intends competing in the MTB or Road Race events or simply want to enjoy a relaxed Sunday ride in the forest with family or friends, and will include some indigenous forest routes.

Take a ride with us!

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Maybe see a knysna elephant on our MTB trails

Find adventure and escape in the forest . You never know what you will find on a Knysna MTB trail !

During the 19th century, the Knysna forest was home to hundreds of elephants. However, these were hunted to near extinction.

Nevertheless, it is still believed that a few isolated individuals may still roam these dense forests.

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There are many wonderful MTB trails and interesting sites to discover. your own bike or HIRE one from us. Take yourself on one of the well marked trails or let us take you and show you around

We offer transport to and from trails for groups or individuals.

PLEASE PRE-BOOK

Sanparks trail fees are excluded

FOR INFO ON THE SANPARKS TRAILS :

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Knysna Cycle Works Rides and Clinics

We offer the following :

1.Jacques Brink Cycling Academy

Junior cyclists

Watch this space for days and dates for 2018

2. Junior Training Clinics
For Nippers and Sprogs , Juniors and ladies wanting to get a bit fitter and skilled . Will have the occasional “bootcamps” – cycling and hiking – fun events for whole family !
Also “LEARN TO RIDE” for beginner riders – Jacques is the “get rid of your training wheels ” Guru !
3.Repair and Riding Clinics
Throughout the year – evenings and weekends
4.Outrides
At weekends and early mornings when no clinics on (weather dependant)

TAKE NOTE : Please make sure you are always prepared for the longer outrides – water,food,bike in good order,spares, etc. On the kids rides please make sure their bike is in a good condition and that they have water and spares. If you are not sure what to take along when you ride maybe one of our clinics will be just the thing for you ! We will have trail skill clinics ( how to ride that single track more confidently ) and repairs clinics (what to do when something goes wrong on a ride- tips and tricks to get you home)

Contact Jacques if you want to be added to a whatsapp group for above activities- email your cell to freejacq@gmail.com

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Knysna Cycle Works  Rides and Clinics

Knysna Cycle Works Rides and Clinics

We offer the following : 1.Jacques Brink Cycling Academy Junior cyclists Watch this space for days and dates for 2018 2. Junior Training Clinics For Nippers and Sprogs , Juniors and ladies wanting to get a bit fitter and skilled . Will have the occasional...

Trails for the soul

Trails for the soul

I have been told I become a different person on the trail on a mountain bike ! I must say it does always make me smile and reminds me of the freedom I felt as a child. My chicken soup for the soul ! It restores my mind as I escape into the leafy shadows and even the...

HARKERVILLE MTB ROUTES

Red Route 

  • Route: Breathtaking views of the area, including the Harkerville coastline. Ride through pristine indigenous forest, sections of fynbos and plantations.
  • Trail Type: Jeep tracks, exciting and long sections single track, and logging roads.
  • Surface: Smooth to rough gravel. Dirt tracks. Muddy after rains. Tree roots across track.
  • Technical: Feathered braking, gear shifting on the fly while descending, moderate to steep inclines and declines. Bumpy surfaces. Negotiate moderate to rough obstacles.
  • Exertion: High.
  • Distance: 22 km
  • Route Duration: Approximately 3 – 5 hours
RED ROUTE MTB trails

Green Route 

  • Route: Beautiful views. Ride through pristine indigenous forest, small sections of fynbos and plantations.
  • Trail Type: Jeep tracks, exciting single track, and logging roads.
  • Surface: Smooth to rough gravel. Dirt tracks. Muddy after rains. Tree roots across track.
  • Technical: : Mostly an easy non-technical ride however the single track section does include technical sections.
  • Exertion: Moderate (high when wet).
  • Distance: 14 km
GREEN ROUTE MTB trails

Blue Route 

  • Route: Beautiful views. Ride through indigenous forest, small sections of fynbos and plantations.
  • Trail Type: Jeep tracks, single track and logging roads.
  • Surface: Smooth to rough gravel. Dirt tracks. Muddy after rains. Tree roots across track.
  • Technical: Easy non-technical ride.
  • Exertion: Easy to moderate.
  • Distance: 11 km
BLUE ROUTE MTB trails

Cycle permits are extra over and above transport and tour fees and payable in cash at the trail offices

Yellow Route 

  • Route: Beautiful views. Ride through indigenous forest, small sections of fynbos and plantations.
  • Trail Type: Jeep tracks and logging roads.
  • Surface: Smooth to rough gravel. Muddy after rains.
  • Technical: Basic riding.
  • Exertion: Easy (moderate when wet).
  • Distance: 13 km
YELLOW ROUTE MTB trails

MORE GREAT ROUTES

Petrus-se-Brand Cycle Route -Diepwalle to Harkerville

  • Route: Beautiful views. Ride through pristine indigenous forest, small sections of fynbos and plantations. Low water bridge crossings.
  • Trail Type: Jeep tracks, single track and logging roads.
  • Surface: Smooth to rough gravel. Dirt tracks. Muddy after rains. Tree roots across track.
  • Technical: : Feathered braking, gear shifting on the fly while descending, moderate to steep inclines and declines. Bumpy surfaces. Negotiate moderate obstacles.
  • Exertion:Moderate (high when wet).
  • Distance: 22.4 km
  • Route Duration: Approximately 2 – 3 hours
MTB trails

Homtini Mountain Bike Route

  • Route: Most of the trail follows fairly easy contours in the indigenous forest and plantation. It is enhanced by winding single-track slip-paths, shady plantation and indigenous forest roads offering a regular bird’s eye view of the surrounding area. It is a moderate ride with the exception of a steep 4km climb. A quality ride not requiring advanced technical skills.
  • Trail Type: Jeep tracks and logging roads, single track.
  • Surface: Dirt tracks. Tree roots across track. Smooth to very rough gravel in places. Muddy after rain.
  • Technical: Mostly non-technical with some feathered braking, gear shifting on the fly while descending, bumpy surfaces, negotiate moderate obstacles.
  • Exertion: Moderate – high (4km climb).
  • Distance: 19 km
  • Route Duration: Approximately 1.5 – 2 hours.
Homtini MTB trails

Graspad

Graspad is a newly launched 12 kilometer cycling route. It joins up to all popular Harkerville mountain biking routes. Cyclists will ride through the species-rich indigenous Knysna forest with a backdrop of the ocean.
GPS Coordinates for Kranshoek (where the route begins): 34°05′28″S; 23°18′23″E.
Other activities in Kranshoek: Picnic spots, the waterfall, dolphin and whale watching and the Kranshoek hiking trail. Follow black & white marked bicycle signs from the Kranshoek gate.

Gold nugget route

5km, 7,5km and 10km trails starting from Mother Holly’s at Millwood .The gold nugget targets junior riders as well as beginners. It’s scenic and beautiful set in the middle of the forest with ocean backdrops and fynbos. Goudveld is an old mining town in the middle of the forest.

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or let us show you all our wonderful local trails – we’ll ride with you and show you our backyard .

FOR OTHER ADVENTURES AND ACCOMMODATION :

www.gardenroute.co.za

your accomodation and adventure guide

www.knysna.org

attractions in the area

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