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MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL IN DARLING

............since 2012

Where: 5km outside  Darling on the R315 towards Yzerfontein.

Open: Always open

Cost: R40 Honesty Box

Toilets: Yes, ask for key

Water: Drinking water tap at paypoint.

Where do I start? Park at paypoint, and follow arrows from there.

The West Coast has endless gravel roads intersecting towns, farms and highways. Sadly most West Coast mountain bikers have come to believe that riding a gravel road for kilometers on end is "mountain biking".

Approximately 45 mins from Cape Town in the South, Langebaan in the North and 30 mins from Malmesbury in the East.

Wolwefontein MTB offers challenging rides on its +/- 21 km Red Route for moderate to experienced riders and 11km Green Route for the beginner and less experienced riders.

Each trail incorporates single track, steep climbs, fast descents, switchback corners with berms, ramp-bridges crossing farm fences, rock garden, portaging and a surprise in the Blue Gums where both trails converge.

And the best part is, as soon as you start to get used to the trail, it changes with the seasons, bringing the added benefit to developing your skill and level of experience.

Always wear your helmet, ride safely and enjoy the ride.