Leeuwenboschfontein

CLOSEST TOWN > Montagu

TRAIL DESTINATION > Leeuwenboschfontein Farm

DISTANCE > 16km

 

GRADING > Intermediate (technical)

leeuwenboschfontein

OVERVIEW

Leeuwenboschfontein Guest Farm is an ideal getaway at any time of year, whether in the warmth of summer or the occasional snow of winter. The farm is set in a valley, against the backdrop of the beautiful Klein Karoo.

On your bike

Pedal from lodge onto 4x4 route, passing to right of small farm dam and climbing steeply along top of ridge. After 2.2 km you top out onto a small plateau; keep right and ascend along a near vertical (push or carry!) climb.

You reach the mountain hut 3.8 km later. Retrace your tracks for just under 1 km then turn right at the first intersection onto the Code 4 section of the 4x4 route. Some nice technical riding here, with steep exits and tight angles for 7 km as you loop anti-clockwise and back onto the original track.

You rejoin your ascent route about 4 km from the trailhead and can look forward to a very fast and rocky downride to the lodge. There is a lot of additional gravel riding in the area too, so saddle up and explore. 

Off the bike

Drie Kuilen Private Nature Reserve is very close and the town of Montagu is less than an hour away. Climb, hike or bike the mountains, sip wine or relax at the warm baths.

CONTACT:

Website: www.leeuwenboschfontein.co.za

Telephone: +27 (0)23 358 1722 / +27 (0)82 577 7169

GPS: 33°34’00.3”S  19°59’08.7”E

 

FAST FACTS

GRADING:

Intermediate (technical)

DURATION:

About 90 minutes

CONFIGURATION :

Return ride with loop – 16km

START POINT:

Leeuwenboschfontein Lodge

TERRAIN:

Very steep riding along 4X4 track; technical and rocky

MAP:

4X4 route map available on website

CELL RECEPTION:

Intermittent

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Free for farm guests

FACILITIES:

Accommodation; no water en route

BEWARE OF:

Hairy, rocky downhills – this is endo territory

 

HOW TO GET THERE

Follow the N1 from Cape Town and turn right onto the R318. Proceed for 27km, then turn left at the Leeuwenbosch sign; the lodge is on your left.

BEST TIME OF YEAR

Skip this one during midsummer.

 

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