Oewerzicht MTB Trails

CLOSEST TOWNGreyton

TRAIL DESTINATION > Oewerzicht Farm

DISTANCE > 25km

GRADING > Easy to Intermediate

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OVERVIEW

The mountain biking options in and around Greyton and Genadendal have increased dramatically in the last year thanks to a small band of enthusiasts who have built, cleared and marked many kilometres of track. Greyton and Genadendal are wonderful places for a mountain biking weekend: There are several routes to ride; stunning scenery; a range of accommodation to choose from and those who are not so energetic always find plenty to do in our beautiful village.

On your bike

If you want a family getaway of note, and with a whole host of cranking options chucked into the mix, then don’t look beyond the borders of the breathtaking Oewerzicht Farm. Here you get to ride right from your doorstep, and best of all is that you get to ride for free!

Their MTB route may be low-key, but it promises a pearler of a ride within the gritty ridges lining the Sonderend River. From the Farm Office, head onto the public gravel road for a few hundred metres, then get ready to say ‘Howzit!’ to a trippy trail cork-screwing amidst barley fields, fruit orchards and sheep meadows.

Gnarly little drops, river crossings, wooden stiles, mud patches, sharpish climbs and looping ess-bends are sure to keep you dialled, and you can bet your bottom bracket that you will have to work for every metre gained along the track. The majority of the route is along well-maintained single-track, with red arrows showing the way.

Off the bike

Try some hiking and swimming or maybe just putting your feet up over a braai and glass of local wine.

CONTACT:

Telephone: +27 (0)28 254 9831

Website: www.oewerzicht.co.za

GPS: S34°06’12.4”/E19°40’07.1”

 

FAST FACTS

GRADING:

Easy to Intermediate 

DURATION:

1.5-2.5 hours

CONFIGURATION :

Circular

START POINT:

Oewerzicht office

TERRAIN:

Mainly single-track

MAP:

See below

CELL RECEPTION:

Patchy

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Free for guests; day visitor fee applies

FACILITIES:

A quaint country village, bike shop, restaurants, coffee shops. Contact Andrew for more information.

MORE INFORMATION:

Go to www.ggmtb.com for the Greyton MTB Trails network.

BEWARE OF:

This is a working farm, so please close all gates behind you and note that no dogs are allowed on the trails

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO GET THERE

Take the N2 towards Caledon. Take the R406 2km before Caledon to Greyton and Genadendal.

BEST TIME OF YEAR

Great cycling all year

 

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