Clarens has a variety of mountain biking trails, the trick of course is to know where to go and where not to go. At Clarens Xtreme we are keen cyclist and have basically pedalled any possible track in and around Clarens. Below we have listed some of our easy accessible route options to go cycle, even at Fouriesburg because they got some amazing trails worth the drive.
To start you need a map, so come to our office bring your smart phone along and come take a picture of it or purchase a map for R20 (unfortunately we have no marked trails)
If you want to cycle in our village conservancy which trails are part of the well known Ashburton series you have to purchase a "Village Conservancy hiking map" which doubles as your cycling permit.
Village Loop 11km – 25Km
As the name says it is a loop that goes in and around our village ranging from village dirt road, single track some sand stone ridges and lekker technical down hills. Don’t let the distance fool you if you are tuff do it twice. The trail has been featured in the Tread magazine. Definitely the best to ride if you don’t have time or if you are in the mood for a short technical ride
Rebellie Game farm 30km
This trail is taking you 15km out of town 4km tar road and then some gravel road with breath taking climbs. You double back on the same road to town. This trail is a definite must do, it goes into Rebellie game farm which is amazing. And of course don’t forget to get to the game farm in the top corner of a mountain means a lot of up hills
On this trail you will have some 3km tar road to travel before you hit the gravel roads taking you on a 40km loop.
This road is ideal if you want to get time in the saddle without any technical riding. This loop can be extended and one can do almost a 100km of gravel road. When you get the map just ask us for the info on the extension or even buy a village map and on your way back loop into the village loop.
Camelroc Guest Farm near Fouriesburg
This is a genuine MOUNTAIN bike trail. Set out in the Rooiberge of the Eastern Free State, near Fouriesburg. Beautiful and varied single trail purpose built for authentic mountain biking. Excellent views along most of the trail. This is for the adventurer who wants more than just riding on gravel roads and Jeep tracks. You will not want to ride this exciting trail just once!!!
The MTB route is a new addition at Camelroc Guest Farm and has been laid out in the mountainous region of the Eastern Free State. We have two routes. A 10km figure eight route which is completely on Camelroc Guest Farm. The second route is 30km, with some two short-cuts to reduce the route to 10km's and 20km's as well. This route is quite difficult with a very tough climb up to the mountain top. The trail is mostly single track and quite technical. Riders are advised not to ride beyond their capability. If in doubt "get off and push". The trail has been very well laid out with great variety. Winding through trees, along the Small Caledon river, climbing the mountain, long winding down-hills (after the climb!!) Beautiful views overlooking the Maluti mountains, the two Caledon rivers, rural Lesotho, and viewing Blesbuck. - See more at: http://www.camelroc.co.za/adventure.html#3
PS: Don't forget to stop at our shop for some basic bicycle spares or a minor service for your bike