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Lagoon Mouth MTB Route

CLOSEST TOWN > Sedgefield

TRAIL DESTINATION > Lagoon Mouth or Groenvlei Caravan Park

DISTANCE > 15km return ride

GRADING > Easy

OVERVIEW

This ride can be done from either side. I have done it from the Groenvlei side towards the lagoon mouth. I assume that it would be better doing it the other way around because the sun is not in your eyes and If the time and tide is right you can finish off at Chef Alma and have a cold beer (please remember they close at 5pm on most days, except on Wednesday that they are opened until late). [div2 class="highlight1"]

On your bike

This ride 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. It feels like a highway, and managed 42 kph . There are lots of rocks to jump and dodge in certain sections (great fun)! [/div2]

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:

Route Description: Courtesy of Ben Olivier.

Bike Hire: Lake Pleasant Resort

Tel: 044 343 1985

Cell: 082 802 1160

Website: www.lakepleasantresort.co.za

GPS: 34°01′29.6″S 022°50′00.6″E

Weather:{weather Knysna, South Africa}

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.

BEWARE OF:

Missing the cold beer after the ride at Chef Alma, closes at 5pm!!!!

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.