You really couldn’t ask for a better place to cycle – awesome weather all year round, breath-taking scenery, varied terrain and very little traffic.
The weather in the berg is, on the whole, great for mountain biking – long summer days with without stifling humidity, crisp winter sunshine which makes being on your bike a treat, gorgeous autumn colouring and mild spring days make it the ideal cycling destination.
The scenery speaks for itself. There aren’t many places in the world where you can enjoy the beauty of a UNESCO World Heritage Site from the saddle of your bike. The terrain offers something for everyone – whether its quiet district roads, groomed single track, or gnarly climbs and descents - nobody will leave disappointed. The funny thing is that not many people seem to know about this, and so the mountain bike trails are never over run with cycling traffic.
There are also many organised MTB races and mountain bike events which take place throughout the year in the Drakensberg, Take a look at our Events page to find out what MTB races are coming up.
Always call ahead to check opening times and about MTB Passes. Main cycling destinations in the Drakensberg Experience region:
CHAMPAGNE CASTLE ADVENTURE CENTRE
Tel Number: 074 103 3613 firstname.lastname@example.org
Family adventures including MTB Trails. Also offers team building and adventure camps.
DRAKENSBERG MTB TRAILS
Tel: 071 657 0741 082 406 8980 email@example.com
100kms of marked, mapped mountain bike trails linking many of the resorts in the Northern Berg. The trail system, which is mostly purpose built single track, offers routes for all ability levels. Trails are marked according to the International MTB Association Grading system. Passes and maps can be purchased form All Out Adventures or participating resorts.
FOUR RIVERS ADVENTURES
Tel: 036 468 1693 083 785 1693 firstname.lastname@example.org
Four Rivers offers an extensive variety of packages tailored to suit all your requirements which include mountain bike guided trails.
Tel: 084 240 7277 email@example.com
Enjoy fully supported mountain bike tours or tailor-made Drakensberg adventures with Active Escapes.