Van Gaalens MTB Trail (Closest City/Town: Hartebeespoort/Skeerpoort)

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Van Gaalens MTB Trail

CLOSEST TOWN > Hartebeespoort/Skeerpoort

TRAIL DESTINATIONMagalies mountain range

DISTANCE > Up to 120km

GRADING > Moderat to Extreme

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Van_Gaalens

OVERVIEW

Van Gaalens MTB Trail or better known as the Skeerpoort MTB trails is situated in Skeerpoort and surrounding areas and has become a world class destination for MTB riders.

On your bike

A variety of trails to prepare you for any race you are training for.  River trails with bridges under a canopy of trees and through reed tunnels.  Technical climbs, ups and downs through dongas and kloofs.  Steep rocky climbs with different gradients on hills and the foot of the Magielesberg mountains.  Flat sections on railway line and sandy jeep tracks.  All in one, a complete package to hone your skills.  Not for novice riders.

Off the bike

Go for a lovely relaxing picnic at the banks of the Skeerpoort river on the farm.

CONTACT:

Tel: (012) 207 1289

Cellular: 083 226 7834

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Website: www.vangaalen.co.za

GPS: S 25º 47.271’ E 27º 46.327’

Weather: {weather Brits, South Africa}

FAST FACTS

GRADING:

Moderate to Extreme

DURATION:

Depends on fitness and route

CONFIGURATION :

Single track on horse trails up to 65km

START POINT:

Van Gaalens Restaurant

TERRAIN:

Single track

MAP:

Ask the trail guide for a map of the trails and to guide you in the right direction.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

R40 day License

FACILITIES:

Restaurant and toilets at the start. Picnic spots next to the river.

BEWARE OF:

Horses on the trail. Stop cycling if approached by horses.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

Van Gaalen Cheese Farm on R512, Skeerpoort, gps coordinates: S 25º 47.271’ E 27º 46.327’

BEST TIME OF YEAR

In the rainy season the trails neer the river can be washed away.