Karkloof and Giba Gorge mountain bike trails are rated in the top 10 bike parks in South Africa, but are seldom frequented by anyone other than locals. Visitors need some guidance to experience the best trails and find the hidden gems, so join us for a weekend of riding your bike on some awesome trails, while we manage all the logistics.

DETAILS OF THE TYPICAL OR STANDARD KZN BIKE PARKS TOUR

TOUR GRADE This ride is for regular mountain bikers, who have a degree of off road experience.
Routes include some moderate to difficult technical sections
INCLUDED
3 days of riding
3 nights of accommodation
Access to trails
Meals as per Itinerary (3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinners)
Basic trail snacks
Guides
Support crew and vehicle/s
NOT INCLUDED
Compulsory emergency evacuation insurance
Personal beverages at lodges
Bike hire and maintenance (if required)
Expenses of a personal nature
Any meals from restaurants & while travelling
Additional Information: Due to the nature of riding in bike parks with prepared trails, there is a lot of flexibility making this ride ideal to customise to suit groups with a wide range of skills and fitness.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Due to the nature of riding in bike parks with prepared trails, there is a lot of flexibility making this ride ideal to customise to suit groups with a wide range of skills and fitness.
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SUMMARY ITINERARY FOR TYPICAL OR STANDARD KZN BIKE PARKS TOUR

DAY DESCRIPTION DISTANCE ASCENT/DESCENT ACCOMODATION MEALS INCL
1 Travel to Karkloof N/A 11 on Karkloof D
2 Karkloof 50km N/A 11 on Karkloof B
3 Virgina Farms 40km N/A Clifton Country House BL
4 Giba Gorge 30km N/A B

DETAILED ITINERARY FOR TYPICAL OR STANDARD KZN BIKE PARKS TOUR

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Day 1: Travel to Karkloof

There are a couple of travel options (see below) with all riders meeting at 11 on Karkloof by mid-afternoon. After preparing bikes and a briefing, the evening is spent around the braai enjoying the peace and quiet of the Natal Midlands before retiring for a good night’s sleep.

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Day 2: Karkloof

Stats: 20 km – 50 km

With over a 100km of trails, Karkloof offers riders a great mix of single track, technical challenges and forestry road. We kick off the day with the 20km Super loop (70% single track, 30% forestry road).

This gives riders a taste of the Karkloof trails, bringing them to club house for a refreshment break (own account). From here riders choose how much more riding they wish to do or even if they prefer to go spend the afternoon at the waterfall before returning to 11 on Karkloof.

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Day 3: Virginia Farms

Stats: 35 km

Virginia Farms is a little known destination in rural farmlands overlooking the Mgwahumbe Valley where the farmer has created some excellent flowing single track.

It’s an early transfer from Karkloof and a quick cup of coffee at Virginia before the riders are ready to take on these awesome trails of varying length and challenge, enough to keep all levels of riders occupied for many hours.

Once exhausted, it’s time for the group to relax with a beer while enjoying a lunchtime braai before packing up and heading to Clifton Country House (overlooking Giba Gorge). The group will dine at of the many restaurants in the Hillcrest (own account).

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Day 4: Giba Gorge

Stats: 20 km – 30 km

Don’t be fooled by the short distance planned, because of the topography, it is always tough riding in Giba, but so worth it! We will drop in from Clifton Country House for a ride around the perimeter of the park before deciding which of the other trails is best suited to the riders and their skills. We have to admit that we’re a little like ‘monkeys in a mango tree’ here as this is our home turf, so expect us to want to take you on every exciting trail possible!

Expect to be exhausted, but equally exhilarated when it’s time for a shower and lunch (own account) at the trail centre. Then it’s time to reluctantly bid these amazing KZN Bike Parks goodbye and head for home.

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PRICE FOR A TYPICAL OR STANDARD KZN BIKE PARKS EXPERIENCE

> 12 RIDERS 9-12 RIDERS 7-8
RIDERS
< 6 RIDERS
POA as Discounts apply R 4 000 R 4 500 POA as Premiums apply
Per rider Per rider Per rider

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT OF AN ADDITIONAL 30% APPLIES IF A SINGLE ROOM IS REQUIRED

TYPICAL OPTIONS:

-TRAVEL Groups travelling by air into King Shaka International can take the Detour Trails Mothership option where we provide you with a complete Airport-to-Airport service on Friday morning and Sunday afternoon and transfers during the tour at a charge of R 750 per rider and bicycle, max 12.

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