All mountain bike trails start at the Grootvadersbosch Conservancy office, where permits are available for R50. An honesty box system is available after hours. Safe parking, water and information on trails is available at the office.
Annual permits are R350. Permits are also available from selected guest houses and Delish Restaurant in Heidelberg.
Please note that the old Conservancy Mountain Bike trail through Cape Nature is now closed and conservancy permits are currently not available for sale from the Cape Nature office. The Conservacy office is 1km up the road from Cape Nature.
Suurbraak Trail permits available from Paradise Organic Restaurant and Grootvadersbosch Conservancy and cost R30.
Cows and fence Bridges: You are riding through some of the most productive dairy farms in South Africa. These cows give us milk, cheese, yogurt, butter and ultimately chocolate. We therefore ask that you treat them with the respect deserved. The fence bridges were built to mainly keep the cows safe. REMEMBER NOT ALL BRIDGES ARE RIDE-ABLE FOR ALL LEVELS OF RIDER, EVEN ON THE GREEN ROUTES. If you are unsure, please walk. You are riding entirely at your own risk so be safe. Everyone is just too busy milking to come pick you off a fence pole!
OVERVIEW OF TRAILS
Blue Route: Distance: 39km Elevation: 900m Duration: 3-4hours
Red Route: Distance: 25km Elevation: 750m Duration: 3-4 hours
Black Route: Distance: 45km Elevation: 1250m Duration: 4-6 hours
Suurbraak Route: Distance: 17km and 8km Elevation: 300 and 500m Duration: 2-4 hours
Green Route: Distance: 11km route Elevation: 400m is currently open
New Route of 23km Elevation: 700m Time: 2-3hours (Opening February)
Heidelberg Route: Distance: 10km Elevation: 170m Time 1-1.5 hours (opens mid Jan 2017)
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