All trails start and end at the Qolorha Forest picnic site with the routes traversing diverse forest and woodland.
All trails start and end at the Qolorha Forest picnic site with the routes traversing a range of diverse forest and woodland environs. This is a summer rainfall area with snow in winter. Conditions may be wet for large parts of the year so fit a crud-catcher. The short 8 km return ride loops along management roads and sandy singletrack, passing through pristine forests where waterfalls cascade down to the dam. There is a 17 km circular route as well, which is more of a challenge. Follow a jeep track traversing a mix of indigenous forest, open grassland and plantations, with possible sightings of samango monkeys and the Cape parrot along the way. There are several water points on the circuit. Riders congregate here annually in May to take part in the Amatole Challenge.
DURATION: From 1 to 3 hours
CONFIGURATION : Circular
START POINT: Start at the Qolorha Forest picnic site
TERRAIN: Sandy single track and management roads
MAP: Maps available from office
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:Public access
FACILITIES: Ablutions, picnic sites, camping site, no cell phone reception
- Phone: 043-683-7344
- Website: www.mtbroutes.co.za