This route takes you back up the hill you came down when entering Mazeppa Bay. Then turns off into a local forest.
Single Track 15%
Jeep Track 34%
Gravel Road 50%
Un-ridable 1% ( rocky river crossing)
Highest Point 137m
Lowest Point 25m
Total Ascent 294m
Fun Factor 6/10
Aerobic Factor 7/10
Short Description Great exploration while on holiday. Forests, hills and beaches!
Technical Difficulty Not technical at all – except for the drop to the river!
Aerobic Difficulty The only flats are in the forest. The rest is not flat!
100km North of East London on the N2 is a small town called Butterworth. 7km North from Butterworth there is a turn-off to the East which is clearly marked Mazeppa Bay. Then 57km down this road will take you straight to Mazeppa Bay. The start is on a grassy hill , overlooking the bay, just past the hotel.
This route takes you back up the hill you came down when entering Mazeppa Bay. Then turns off into a local forest. The route cuts through the centre of the forest and comes out on the other side, where you follow a cattle trail down to the Ngqwara river. Cross the river and head up the hill to a little rural village which mapsource calls a city! Join in on the villages roades till you come out on a gravel road that takes you back to the main gravel road to Mazeppa Bay.
- Website: www.easterncapemountainbiking.co.za