8.1 miles
Distance
588 ft
Climb
-592 ft
Descent
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.

Local Trail Association
Drakensberg Trails Association (www.drakensbergtrails.co.za)
Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance.

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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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  • Featured
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Easy
More Stats for Gypsies Bend Route (Green Blazes) mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,225 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,351 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,350 ft
  • Grade max
    -25.2%
  • Grade min
    25.1%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,337 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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The Start
Mar 14, 2021 @ 9:48pm
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Gypsies Return
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Acacia Meander
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