Marquard MTB Routes

Marquard was founded in 1905 on the farm Varschfontein as is a vibrant and energetic town in the beautiful South Eastern Free State. This is the ideal spot for a peaceful family getaway.

There are very few tarred roads in Marquard and there is no traffic either… One of the most pleasant activities is simply riding around the quiet streets, admiring en route the old houses and the beautiful sandstone church. Much thought has been put into the convenience and accessibility of the MTB trails to riders staying in Marquard which will lead them out onto numerous riding trails and distances.

Most rides are along dirt farm roads and jeep tracks. A word of caution: the overgrown ones yield superb crops of the infamous devil thorns of the area, resulting in what has become known as the “Marquard Ritual” of fixing punctures. Don’t bring your bike anywhere near Marquard if you don’t have slime in your tyres… you won’t get very far!

There are fine views of the surrounding area, and most of the climbs in this trail network are gentle, suited to all levels of riders.

Contact Details

  1. Email: marquardhotel@telkomsa.net
  2. Phone: +27 (0)51 991 00 40
  3. Website: www.mtbroutes.co.za

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