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NOTE. All our trails are rideable on a cross country bike.

All our routes start outside our trail head the Hub+Spoke in Greyton. The Genadendal Loop starts at the Genadendal Moravian church square .

Permits and route maps (Click here to download or click on map below) are obtainable from the Hub+Spoke on DS Botha St. Permit fees go straight back into the trails. See our Permit section for details and 'rules of the trails"


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Forest Loop

Distance: 4km

Elevation: 31m

Difficulty: Beginner

Approximate ride time: 30mins

Arrows: GREEN

Trail head: Hub+Spoke - direction Riviersonderend

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The forest is a great spot for families and friends to ride together without straying too far from the village. Shaded, flat and fun to ride with a few berms and table tops to test those mountain bike skills makes it the perfect route for beginners and folks new to the sport.

Directions: Follow the GREEN arrows north east out of town onto the dirt R406 - in the direction of Riviersonderend. After crossing the Gobos river bridge, the GREEN arrows take you right and into the Forest Loop.

As you come to the midway point in the forest, you will reach a junction where you can continue on the Forest Loop by following the green arrow left and return to Greyton or you can continue right onto the Green Route (also a green arrow) and the Bakenskop Loop (red arrow).


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The Green Route

Distance: 13km

Elevation: 100m

Difficulty: Beginner/Intermediate

Approximate ride time: 1hr

Arrows: GREEN

Trail head: Hub+Spoke - direction Riviersonderend

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Strava Segments: Click on segment names below to see details

Bucket & Spades

Directions: Follow the GREEN arrows north east out of town onto the dirt R406 - in the direction of Riviersonderend. After crossing the Gobos river bridge, the GREEN arrows take you right and into the Forest Loop.

Take the right GREEN arrow at the midway junction, (you will complete the final Forest Loop section on your return to the village). Following the arrows south you will exit the forest at the bottom south end, crossing the Krige Rd and climbing a bike stile to enter the Sandpit. After 5km’s you’ll exit the Sandpit via another bike stile taking you back across the Krige Rd into the last section of the Forest Loop. To complete the second half of the Green Route, follow the arrows left at the Hub+Spoke and up past the Post House. The route takes you along the base of Knietjieshoogte via an old jeep track. The final leg home takes you along the Gobos river trail and back to the Hub+Spoke for a good coffee.

The new Sandpit is the perfect place for a beginner to experience a little more wilderness. With a good mix of jeep and single track - the new route offers some wonderful scenery and a few exciting little nooks and crannies to explore. Warrick - Trail Designer 


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1st Bench

Distance: 10km

Elevation: 183m

Difficulty: Intermediate

Approximate ride time: 1hr 30mins

Arrows: LIGHT BLUE

Trail head: Hub+Spoke - direction Riviersonderend

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Strava Segments: Click on segment names below to see details

1st Bench Climb - Bone Shaker - Real+Simple Climb

Directions: Follow the LIGHT BLUE arrows north east out of town on dirt R406 - in the direction of Riviersonderend. Once you cross the Gobos River follow the light blue arrows taking you left across the flat land towards the mountains.

As you reach the foothills, follow the LIGHT BLUE arrow taking you onto the Old Potter’s Trail - recently completed. Great views from the top of this first climb overlooking the Sandpit and Greyton to your west. Follow the trail down to reach the Real+Simple Climb - a much easier option then the old jeep track climb, (which is still available). As you exit the Real+Simple Climb you’ll join the top of the old jeep track and head for the final pinch to the view point at 1st Bench - well worth it! Enjoy your return to the village on the Bone Doctor (the recently rebuilt Bone Shaker).

The 1st Bench loop is a fantastic adventure with rolling hills, wilderness and beautiful views. The Old Potter’s Trail takes the rider into the hidden valleys never before seen - it’s an adventure in its self. At the beginning of the Real+Simple climb, you have the choice to continue left and climb to 1st Bench or pick up the Green LINK arrow and join the Sandpit below - for a shorter easier route home - a nice option for the beginner rider.

Don’t be afraid to tackle Real+Simple though, as the name implies it’s an easy climb with lots of areas where the trail levels out and you can catch your breath.

Warrick - Trail Designer 

 

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2nd Bench

Distance: 6km

Elevation: 152m

Difficulty: Intermediate

Approximate ride time: 45 mins

Arrows: LIGHT BLUE

Trail head: Hub+Spoke - direction Post House

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The R.I.P

Directions: Follow the LIGHT BLUE arrows up DS Botha St in the direction of the Post House. The first 1.5 km’s shares the Green Route trail before tuning left through the gate and into the reserve. The climb is a non technical smooth dirt road through stunning fynbos with the mountain close to your right - see video to the right. The view from the bench is well worth the climb. Get ready for the R.I.P descent, completed in 2017 - fast and furious all the way down to the graveyard behind the village and you can already smell the coffee!

We are busy working on a huge 5.5km single track trail that will link with the 2nd Bench view point and R.I.P descent. The trail is broken into 3 distinct sections, the first section will be open to ride end June. As each section is completed we will post notifications on the wedsite and social media. Watch the video on the right named ‘Knietjies Single Track’ to get a feel of what we’re doing. Warrick - Trail Designer

 

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Wreck Route

Distance: 20km

Elevation: 321m

Difficulty: Intermediate/Experienced

Approximate ride time: 1hr 30mins

Arrows: DARK BLUE

Trail head: Hub+Spoke - direction Post House

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Directions: Follow the DARK BLUE arrows up DS Botha St in the direction of the Post House. The route flows through Heuwelkroon and links with the tar R406 in the direction of Genadendal. The arrows take you right, off the R406 and briefly onto the Middelplaas Rd before quickly turning you left and along a single track that runs parallel with the R406 in the direction of Caledon. The arrows direct you across the R406 and into Jurassic Park, a great little flowing single track along the old Sergeants River. The route home joins the Bakenskop Loop and hugs the base of the mountain - twisting and winding through the pine forest and kloofs before climbing to a beautiful view point as seen in the picture on the right.

Enjoy the flowing jeep track through the farm lands before reaching the Krige Rd - turning left. Two thirds of the way up the Krige road and the Dark Blue arrow takes you left and into the top section of the Forest Loop before returning to the Hub+Spoke.


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Luislang

Distance: 11km

Elevation: 278m

Difficulty: Experienced

Approximate ride time: 1hr

Arrows: RED

Trail head: Hub+Spoke - direction Post House

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Strava Segments: Click on segment names below to see details

Sewefontein Dam Climb - Rocky Horror Climb - The Python - Luislang Loop

Directions: Follow the RED arrows up DS Botha St in the direction of the Post House. The route flows through Heuwelkroon and drop down the back of the small village via a dirt road. Halfway down this road a RED arrow will take you right off the road and onto the GG Link. This fast flowing single track links Greyton to the back of Genadendal and the beginning of the Sewefontein Dam Climb. Before tackling the The Rocky Horror Climb you’ll get a chance to catch your breath as you ride the back of the foothills. Once you’ve reached the top of the Rocky Horror Climb you will enter the long sweeping drop called Luislang - where the route gets its name. This take you down to the back of Heuwelkroon and home to Greyton.


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Bakenskop

Distance: 20km

Elevation: 383m

Difficulty: Experienced

Approximate ride time: 1hr 30mins

Arrows: RED

Trail head: Hub+Spoke - direction Riviersonderend

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Bakenskop Switchbacks Climb - Bakeshop ST Decent - Bakenskop Loop

Directions: Follow the RED arrows north east out of town onto the dirt R406 - in the direction of Riviersonderend. The RED arrow take you right and into the Forest. You’ll cut out the small forest loops on the left and right as you pass straight through to the bottom exit on the Krige Rd. The red arrow directs you right and down the Krige Rd. The arrows take you right and off the Krige Rd and into the kloof and here is where the fun really begins! The infamous single track Bakenskop switchback climb will test your power, endurance and balance as you negotiate the pinchy switchbacks. There are a few areas to catch your breath and the view from the top is spectacular - see video on the right. The descent to the old shepherds cottage will keep you on your toes before the RED Arrows link with the DARK BLUE of the Wreck Route. The route home hugs the base of the mountain twisting and winding through the pine forest and kloofs before climbing to a beautiful view point .

Enjoy the flowing jeep track through the farm lands before reaching the Krige Rd - turning left. Two thirds of the way up the Krige road and the RED arrow takes you left and into the top section of the Forest Loop before returning to the Hub+Spoke.


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Genadendal Loop

Distance: 13km from Mission Station

Distance: 27km from Hub+Spoke

Elevation: 333m

Difficulty: Intermediate

Approximate ride time: 1hr

Approximate ride time (H+S): 2hr

Arrows: LIGHT BLUE

Trail head: Genadendal Mission Station (7kms from Greyton)

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Berea Breker

Soak up the ambience of the old church square and museum. If you’re lucky they’ll be serving tea and scones under the trees.

Ride up Korlandskloof and onto a great single that takes you over to Voorstekraal and then down into the little river crossing before you get back onto the singles that take you to Bereaville. Once through Berea you climb up Davey’s Sprocket, nice gradient switchbacks, and then back down the sweeping single tracks to the Voorstekraal river crossing – be careful as this section is two way traffic. The two way section takes you back to the Moravian Mission.

Get a descent ride in by starting in Greyton on the Wreck route and then split off at the entrance to Genadendal for the Genadendal loop and then instead of turning back to the finish follow the sign to ‘Wreck route’.

 


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