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      The Garden Route (Afrikaans: Tuinroete) is a stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa which extends from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape. The name comes from the verdant and ecologically diverse vegetation encountered here and the numerous lagoons and lakes dotted along the coast. It includes towns such as Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Nature's Valley; with George, the Garden Route's largest city and main administrative centre.

      It has an oceanic climate, with mild to warm summers, and mild to cool winters. It has the mildest climate in South Africa and the second mildest climate in the world, after Hawaii, according to the Guinness Book of Records. Temperatures rarely fall below 10°C in winter and rarely climb beyond 28°C in summer. Rain occurs year-round, with a slight peak in the spring months, brought by the humid sea-winds from the Indian Ocean rising and releasing their precipitation along the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains just inland of the coast.

      The Route is sandwiched between the aforementioned mountains and the Indian Ocean. The Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma indigenous forests are a unique mixture of Cape Fynbos and Temperate Forest and offer hiking trails and eco-tourism activities. Nearly 300 species of bird life are to be found in a variety of habitats ranging from fynbos to forest to wetlands.

      Ten nature reserves embrace the varied ecosystems of the area as well as unique marine reserves, home to soft coral reefs, dolphins, seals and a host of other marine life. Various bays along the Garden Route are nurseries to the endangered Southern Right Whale which go there to calve in the winter and spring (July to December).
      source: wikipedi
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      Caution on Sep 1, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails
      270
      Total Distance
      336 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      156 miles
      Total Descent
      56,243 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,438 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,430 ft
      Reports
      112
      Photos
      97
      Ridden Counter
      2,024

      Popular Riding Areas

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      Concordia Contours 7 35 14
      Saasveld 16 27 4
      Brackenhill 1 2
      Witfontein 2 5 3
      Garden Route Trail Park 2 6
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      Photos of Garden Route Mountain Bike

      5 |
      Aug 23, 2018 @ 7:38am
      Aug 23, 2018
      Saasveld pump track, George
      4 |
      Aug 23, 2018 @ 7:38am
      Aug 23, 2018
      Saasveld pump track, George
      4 |
      Aug 23, 2018 @ 7:38am
      Aug 23, 2018
      Saasveld pump track, George
      3 |
      Aug 23, 2018 @ 7:31am
      Aug 23, 2018
      Tippeton 'O Rock, George
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      Videos of Garden Route Mountain Bike

      the green room
      0:53 | 82 | Jan 8, 2018
      Phantom Pass
      1:50 | 137 | Mar 31, 2016
      Driehoek Atletiek 2014
      trail: South
      1:22 | 225 | Mar 22, 2014
      Stillwater DH south africa
      trail: South
      1:58 | 362 | Nov 18, 2012
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      Garden Route Mountain Bike Routes

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      Petrus-se-Brand Cycle Route
      14 miles
      Katrivier paaie
      22 miles
      Hillbillies TT route
      6 miles
      Cape Country MTB through George
      22 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1193050PeerlesstrailKatrivier CrawlTrail cleaned of encroaching branches, twigs...
      Oct 4, 2018 @ 3:08am
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      user #1604543JohanvanDykreportWitfontein DHDone
      Aug 11, 2018 @ 10:02am
      Aug 11, 2018
      user #1590619dmmvtrailElephant BathFallen tree near the top
      Jul 24, 2018 @ 10:04am
      Jul 24, 2018
      user #1581646MojovascotrailKomsepadStunning ride , best ridden in autumn and winter
      Jul 13, 2018 @ 4:44am
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      user #1193050PeerlesstrailWhipSnakeA new drop off has been created, called "tree...
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      user #1536995RiettelikedirectoryHillbillies Mountain Bike Club
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      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Garden Route Trail Parkbike parkKnysna
      The Farmbike parkKnysna
      GRTP Pumptrackskill parkKnysna
      The Farmskill parkKnysna
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      Local Trail Supporters

      • By stuartlightley & contributors
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