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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 Oct 26, 2018

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      Trails (view details)
      277
      Trails Mountain Bike
      277
      Trails E-Bike
      14
      Trails Hike
      268
      Trails Trail Running
      268
      Total Distance
      373 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      174 miles
      Total Descent
      63,009 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,430 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,438 ft
      Reports
      118
      Photos
      103
      Ridden Counter
      2,362

      Popular Riding Areas

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      Concordia Contours 6 35 7
      Saasveld 10 30 3
      Brackenhill 1 2
      Witfontein 3 5 4
      Knysna Town 2 4
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      Photos of Garden Route Mountain Bike

      trail: Heroes
      3 |
      Nov 14, 2018 @ 11:28am
      Nov 14, 2018
      Heroes, Knysna
      trail: Everlong P1
      2 |
      Nov 14, 2018 @ 11:26am
      Nov 14, 2018
      Everlong P1, Knysna
      1 |
      Nov 14, 2018 @ 11:24am
      Nov 14, 2018
      Bottom of Blairwitch2
      trail: Everlong p4
      0 |
      Nov 8, 2018 @ 10:31am
      Nov 8, 2018
      Everlong p4, Knysna
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      Videos of Garden Route Mountain Bike

      the green room
      0:53 | 88 | Jan 8, 2018
      Phantom Pass
      1:50 | 139 | Mar 31, 2016
      Driehoek Atletiek 2014
      trail: South
      1:22 | 225 | Mar 22, 2014
      Stillwater DH south africa
      trail: South
      1:58 | 364 | 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
      Cape Country MTB through George
      22 miles
      Jonkersberg kontour and Witels vallei
      47 miles

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      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Garden Route Trail Parkbike parkKnysna
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