Eastern Cape Cycling

Situated between Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal, the Eastern Cape is the second largest of South Africa's 9 provinces. Show on Map

Destinations in Eastern Cape


Zuurberg Pass MTB Route

Where? Zuurberg
Take part in this exciting ride up the Zuurberg pass. This is a relatively hard ride and will take about two to three hours to finish. The pass comprises of two rather difficult straight inclines that seem ...

Commando Drift MTB Route

Where? Tarkastad
This mountain bike trail in the Commando Drift Nature Reserve is easy if hilly at points, but not overly challenging. The route can either be circular or you can take a number of alternative routes back to the ...

Gubu Dam MTB Route

Where? Stutterheim
Where: Gubu Dam, 20 km west of Stutterheim Level: intermediate (this is not for beginners) Type of route: circular; no single track How long: 25 km Best: any time of year (summer is cool because of the ...

Longmore Forest MTB Route

Where? Hankey
This long trail is perfect for the intermediate mountain biker and can take between 2 hours to a few days to complete (if you wanted to come back to cover all routes of course) depending on how long you want ...

Slipperfields MTB Trails

Where? Uitenhage
Where: Old Cape Road near Uitenhage, just outside PE Level: all levels; also for trail runners Type of route: cross-country with single-track and gravel farm roads, aimed at the whole family, but with plenty ...

Norm-Hudlin MTB Trail

Where? Lorraine
If you are looking for a great ride with varied terrain and room to explore then this is the one for you. Suitable for beginner and intermediate riders, this trail is a 20km circuit, with shorter options ...

Baviaanskloof MTB Route

Where? Baviaanskloof
Where: The Baviaanskloof World Heritage Site Level: difficult, the routes are long and can be gruelling Type of route: gravel roads, tricky river crossings, dense wooded areas, uphills and heart-stopping ...

3 Silos MTB Adventure Trails

Where? East London
Where: Smythelands Road, East London Level: technical, but not difficult; beginners can handle it, though lots of climbs Type of route: 87% single track (18 km, 15 km, 8 km) Best: any time of year These ...

Rhodes MTB Trail

Where? Rhodes
Where: Rhodes, north east of Barkly East, near Tiffendell Ski Resort Level: difficult (the climbs are gruelling); the route is long Type of route: mostly gravel and dirt road; 81 km circular route Best: ...

Mountain Biking Near Kidds Beach

Where? East London
Enjoy a variety of awesome mountain biking trails around Kidds Beach. There is route along the actual beach, which also forms part of the Gulu Private Resort and Tyolomnqa Nature Reserves. This is has a ...

JBay Bike Park

Where? Thornhill
The Eastern Cape bushveld provides magnificent landscapes for those who love the outdoors. The JBay Bike Park is ideally located just outside the surfing Mecca of Jeffrey’s Bay, only half an hour’s drive from ...

Silverbrook Farm MTB Trail

Where? Bedford
This is a difficult 28 kilometer circular route and will take you about 2.5 hours to finish. Starting at Silverbrook Farm, you will ride along a gravel road before ascended up a bumpy farm road towards a steep ...

Boschberg MTB Trails

Where? Somerset East
The Eastern Cape remains the quietest and least developed of all South African provinces. However, it offers visitors plenty in the way of things to do and see, which is often best done from the saddle of a ...

Mountain Biking and Cycling in Hogsback

Where? Hogsback
Hogsback is a tiny area in the mountains of the Eastern Cape, nestled away from the suburban hubbub or the city buzz, approximately three hours’ drive from Port Elizabeth. It is known for its breath-taking ...

Cycle the Baakens River Mountain Bike Trail

Where? Walmer
Get some exercise on the Baakens River Mountain Bike Trail. The Baakens River has a total length of 23 km and is situated on approximately 500 hectares of public open space which falls under the jurisdiction ...

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