Mountain Biking Trails in South Africa

Mountain Biking South AfricaNow, here’s somewhere I’ve never considered before for a mountain bike trip – South Africa.

Outdoor adventure magazine just released an article titled South Africa’s top mountain bike trails which details 10 trails across the country, from Tokai Forest in the west to Hogsback in the East. Most of them sound far more cross country on non-bike specific roads and trails than custom made singletrack but they look pretty interesting nonetheless. A friend of mine has visited South Africa a few times and always comes back with stories of how beautiful the place is so I’ve no doubt a few treks through the countryside on my trusty bike would be pretty amazing.

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised but I’m definately chuffed when I see evidence like this that mountain biking is really taking off around the world. I think we’re really lucky to have the kinds of trails we have around Scotland and in the UK so if we get the same kind of facilities around the world then all’s the better. Keep building trail builders!


Colin started mountain biking in the early 2000s and has haphazardly, and with barely increasing skill, dragged his bike around the majority of Scotland's trail centres since then. Colin has oodles of hard earned experience in how NOT to do things - listen, be warned and don't repeat his mistakes...   More about Colin... Google+ Colin

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