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Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park

Garden Route National Park Mountain Bike Routes

Harkerville Mountain Bike Routes

Download the Harkerville Mountain Bike Routes poster.

Harkerville: Yellow Route

  • Route: Beautiful views. Ride through indigenous forest, small sections of fynbos and plantations.
  • Trail Type: Jeep tracks and logging roads.
  • Surface: Smooth to rough gravel. Muddy after rains.
  • Technical: Basic riding.
  • Exertion: Easy (moderate when wet).
  • Distance: 13 km
  • Route Duration: Approximately 1 - 1.5 hours
  • Difficulty: 3/10

Download the Harkerville Yellow Route Map:

  • JPEG
  • KMZ (View this file type via Google Earth. The specific mountain bike route will appear under the Places panel and the map will zoom to the coverage area. Right-click on the route and select "Show Elevation Profile". This will provide you with a route profile.)

Harkerville: Blue Route

  • Route: Beautiful views. Ride through indigenous forest, small sections of fynbos and plantations.
  • Trail Type: Jeep tracks, single track and logging roads.
  • Surface: Smooth to rough gravel. Dirt tracks. Muddy after rains. Tree roots across track.
  • Technical: Easy non-technical ride.
  • Exertion: Easy to moderate.
  • Distance: 11 km
  • Route Duration: Approximately 1 - 1.5 hours
  • Difficulty: 4/10

Download the Harkerville Blue Route Map:

  • JPEG
  • KMZ (View this file type via Google Earth. The specific mountain bike route will appear under the Places panel and the map will zoom to the coverage area. Right-click on the route and select "Show Elevation Profile". This will provide you with a route profile.)

Harkerville: Green Route

  • Route: Beautiful views. Ride through pristine indigenous forest, small sections of fynbos and plantations.
  • Trail Type: Jeep tracks, exciting single track, and logging roads.
  • Surface: Smooth to rough gravel. Dirt tracks. Muddy after rains. Tree roots across track.
  • Technical: : Mostly an easy non-technical ride however the single track section does include technical sections.
  • Exertion: Moderate (high when wet).
  • Distance: 14 km
  • Route Duration:Approximately 2 - 2.5 hours
  • Difficulty: 6/10

Download the Harkerville Green Route Map:

  • JPEG
  • KMZ (View this file type via Google Earth. The specific mountain bike route will appear under the Places panel and the map will zoom to the coverage area. Right-click on the route and select "Show Elevation Profile". This will provide you with a route profile.)

Harkerville: Red Route

  • Route: Breathtaking views of the area, including the Harkerville coastline. Ride through pristine indigenous forest, sections of fynbos and plantations.
  • Trail Type: Jeep tracks, exciting and long sections single track, and logging roads.
  • Surface: Smooth to rough gravel. Dirt tracks. Muddy after rains. Tree roots across track.
  • Technical: Feathered braking, gear shifting on the fly while descending, moderate to steep inclines and declines. Bumpy surfaces. Negotiate moderate to rough obstacles.
  • Exertion: High.
  • Distance: 22 km
  • Route Duration: Approximately 3 - 5 hours.
  • Difficulty: 8/10

Download the Harkerville Red Route Map:

  • JPEG
  • KMZ (View this file type via Google Earth. The specific mountain bike route will appear under the Places panel and the map will zoom to the coverage area. Right-click on the route and select "Show Elevation Profile". This will provide you with a route profile.)

Diepwalle to Harkerville: Petrus-se-Brand Cycle Route

Petrus-se-Brand Cycle Route

  • Route: Beautiful views. Ride through pristine indigenous forest, small sections of fynbos and plantations. Low water bridge crossings.
  • Trail Type: Jeep tracks, single track and logging roads.
  • Surface: Smooth to rough gravel. Dirt tracks. Muddy after rains. Tree roots across track.
  • Technical: : Feathered braking, gear shifting on the fly while descending, moderate to steep inclines and declines. Bumpy surfaces. Negotiate moderate obstacles.
  • Exertion:Moderate (high when wet).
  • Distance: 22.4 km
  • Route Duration: Approximately 2 - 3 hours
  • Difficulty: 7/10

Download the Diepwalle to Harkerville Petrus-se-Brand Cycle Route Map:

  • JPEG
  • KMZ (View this file type via Google Earth. The specific mountain bike route will appear under the Places panel and the map will zoom to the coverage area. Right-click on the route and select "Show Elevation Profile". This will provide you with a route profile.)

Farleigh Mountain Bike Routes

Download the Farleigh Mountain Bike Routes poster.

Farleigh: Green Route

  • Route: An easy introductory route for novice riders and families through Pine plantations and pockets of indigenous forest as well as some open fynbos offering views of the farming area below with glimpses of the sea in the distance.
  • Trail Type: Jeep track and main logging road.
  • Surface: Smooth to rough gravel. Dirt tracks. Tree roots across track in places.
  • Technical: Basic - braking, gear shifting, moderate inclines, negotiate minor obstacles.
  • Exertion: Low to moderate.
  • Distance: 8 km
  • Route Duration: Approximately 1.25 - 2 hours.
  • Difficulty: 2.5/10

Download the Farleigh Green Route Map:

  • JPEG
  • KMZ (View this file type via Google Earth. The specific mountain bike route will appear under the Places panel and the map will zoom to the coverage area. Right-click on the route and select "Show Elevation Profile". This will provide you with a route profile.)

Farleigh: Yellow Route

  • Route: A route offering some moderate climbs and awesome views for those improving their mileage and technical ability. Beautiful views of the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains in the distance as well the historic Millwood Goldfields. The Knysna heads are clearly visible on clear days . Ride through pockets of indigenous forest, plantations and large sections of mountain fynbos.
  • Trail Type: Jeep tracks and logging roads.
  • Surface: Dirt tracks. Smooth to very rough gravel. muddy after rain.
  • Technical: Feathered braking, gear shifting on the fly while descending, moderate inclines, bumpy surfaces, negotiate moderate obstacles.
  • Exertion: High.
  • Distance: 25 km
  • Route Duration: Approximately 3.5 - 5 hours.
  • Difficulty: 7/10

Download the Farleigh Yellow Route Map:

  • JPEG
  • KMZ (View this file type via Google Earth. The specific mountain bike route will appear under the Places panel and the map will zoom to the coverage area. Right-click on the route and select "Show Elevation Profile". This will provide you with a route profile.)

Farleigh: Blue Route

  • Route: A challenging route for intermediate riders wanting to test their endurance abilities and/or training for longer endurance events. Beautiful views of the Outeniqua and Tsitskamma Mountains in the distance as well the historic Millwood Goldfields.The Knysna heads are clearly visible on clear days . Ride through pockets of indigenous forest, plantations and large sections of mountain fynbos.
  • Trail Type: Jeep tracks and logging roads.
  • Surface: Dirt tracks. Tree roots across track. Smooth to very rough gravel in places. Muddy after rain.
  • Technical: Feathered braking, gear shifting on the fly while descending, moderate inclines, bumpy surfaces, negotiate moderate obstacles.
  • Exertion: Moderate - high.
  • Distance: 20 km
  • Route Duration: Approximately 2 - 3 hours.
  • Difficulty: 6/10

Download the Farleigh Blue Route Map:

  • JPEG
  • KMZ (View this file type via Google Earth. The specific mountain bike route will appear under the Places panel and the map will zoom to the coverage area. Right-click on the route and select "Show Elevation Profile". This will provide you with a route profile.)

Homtini Mountain Bike Route

Homtini

  • Route: Most of the trail follows fairly easy contours in the indigenous forest and plantation. It is enhanced by winding single-track slip-paths, shady plantation and indigenous forest roads offering a regular bird's eye view of the surrounding area. It is a moderate ride with the exception of a steep 4km climb. A quality ride not requiring advanced technical skills.
  • Trail Type: Jeep tracks and logging roads, single track.
  • Surface: Dirt tracks. Tree roots across track. Smooth to very rough gravel in places. Muddy after rain.
  • Technical: Mostly non-technical with some feathered braking, gear shifting on the fly while descending, bumpy surfaces, negotiate moderate obstacles.
  • Exertion: Moderate - high (4km climb).
  • Distance: 19 km
  • Route Duration: Approximately 1.5 - 2 hours.
  • Difficulty: 6/10

Download the Homtini Route Map:

  • JPEG
  • KMZ (View this file type via Google Earth. The specific mountain bike route will appear under the Places panel and the map will zoom to the coverage area. Right-click on the route and select "Show Elevation Profile". This will provide you with a route profile.)


Tags for frequent cyclists

Annual tags:

  • Tags will be available from 1 December and will be valid for 13 months. From 1 January to 31 December, annually.
  • Price: R 190.00

Seasonal tags:

  • Tags will be available from 1 December and valid until 31 January every year.
  • Tags will be available from 1 June and valid until 31 July every year.
  • Price: R 135.00

Important Information:

  • Tags must always be visible.
  • Tags are not transferable to another person.
  • Tags are only available to recreational cyclists and not to commercial operators.
  • Cyclists who are in possession of the old cycling card will still be able to use this until the card expires.
  • Cycle permits for day cyclists will still be available for purchase. Cyclist can obtain permits from the designated gates or SANParks Office in Thesens Island, Knysna.
  • Wild Cards and other Activity Cards are not valid for this activity in the Garden Route National Park.

Contact Information:

  • Garden Route National Park Regional Office - Thesen Island
    Tel: (044) 302 5600
  • Garden of Eden
    Tel: (044) 532 7793
  • Diepwalle Office
    Tel: (044) 382 9762
  • Farleigh Office
    Tel: (044) 356 9021
  • Goudveld
    Tel: (044) 389 0252

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