Lagoon Mouth MTB Route

CLOSEST TOWN > Sedgefield

TRAIL DESTINATION > Lagoon Mouth or Groenvlei Caravan Park

DISTANCE > 15km return ride

 

GRADING > Easy

OVERVIEW

Lake Pleasant Resort is a peaceful shady resort situated halfway between Wilderness and Knysna, on the shores of the Garden Route's only freshwater-lake, Groenvlei. Groenvlei forms part of the Goukamma Nature Reserve and is also part of the Khysna and Wilderness National Lakes Area. 

On your bike

This ride can be done from either side and includes brilliant dirt road for almost 3 km that meanders through indigenous trees and lots of Fynbos. Expect to climb lots if you are doing it from the Groenvlei side. There is also a briliant technical section at the end towards the beach. The beach ride can't get any better. Solid packed sand with almost 50 metres wide beach to ride.  There are lots of rocks to jump and dodge in certain sections 

Off the bike

Hike the forest trails, bring your bin­oculars and go for trogons and toura­cos, or pack a picnic basket to enjoy in the deep-forest surround sound. The Rheenendal Ramble takes you to the artists and crafters in the area, while the coastal town of Knysna will entice you with a range of action and leisure activities. Restaurants, farm stalls, art galleries, craft outlets, delis and cafés range from the quirky and quaint to drop-dead elegant.

CONTACT:

Telephone: +27 (0)44 343 1985

Cell: +27 (0)82 802 1160

Website: www.lakepleasantresort.co.za

GPS: 34°1′56″ South / 22°50′035″E

 

FAST FACTS

GRADING:

Easy

DURATION:

40 mins

CONFIGURATION :

7.6 km return ride

START POINT:

Lagoon mouth or Groenvlei Caravan Park

TERRAIN:

Brilliant dirt road for almost 3 km. Indigenous trees and lots of fynbos. Very good beach ride.

MAP:

See below.

CELL RECEPTION:

Good

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Free.  Mountain bikes for hire at Lake Pleasant Resort.

FACILITIES:

No facilities on route.

 

 

HOW TO GET THERE

GROENVLEI" signs 2 kms east of Sedgefield. Continue till just after the 3rd speed-hump, the Office/Reception of the caravan park.

BEST TIME OF YEAR

It is a trail for all seasons, with excellent riding experiences especially in spring and early summer.

 

Get the books

Our books are available at Exclusive Books, Loot, Map Studio and probably other leading book stores.

Buy us a beer

PLEASE NOTE: This site is a flippen labour of love, brought to you for nada. Niks. Free of Charge. If you'd like to contribute some Bucks, please do - bank details below, but I'm not holding my breath wink

ABSA Cheque Account
Name: T. J. Marais
Branch Number: 312109
Account Number: 011 3130 0014
Any donation over R300 will receive a free copy of MTB TOP TRAILS 2 or MORE MTB TRAILS; just remember to send me Proof of Payment and a Delivery address!