8.1 miles
588 ft
-592 ft
4,577 ft
High Point

Trail Passes are required for access to Drakensberg Trails. Available from All Out Adventures and participating resorts. No Pass No Ride.

Gypsies Bend - Green Blazes:

Gypsies Bens is and easier 13.5km Route. The Route follows singletrack trails with mostly solid, firm surfaces, but with intermittant rocks, roots and other smaller obstacles, all of which can be bypassed. The route traverses several smaller river crossings which are mostly dry, but may become impassable in the rainy season.

The Gypsies Bend Route is technically a relatively easy ride with no extreme or unavoidable obstacles. With an elevation change of approximately 206 meters, the Route does require a reasonable level of fitness. This Route is suitable for confident novice riders and above.

Detailed Description
Gypsies Bend Route (Green Blazes) is a 8 mile popular easy route located near Bergville. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a easy overall physical rating. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 588 ft with a max elevation of 4,577 ft then descends -592 ft.
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Drakensberg Trails Association (www.drakensbergtrails.co.za)
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Trails in Route

The Start4,462 ft
Upper Acacia4,790 ft
Acacia Meander2 miles
Gypsies Return3 miles
The Start4,495 ft


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More Stats for Gypsies Bend Route (Green Blazes) mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 19 min
  • Altitude min
    4,225 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,351 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,350 ft
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    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
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    3,337 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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