Mountain Biking in Clarens, Maluti Mountains, Free State South Africa

Intermediate - Hard
The Free State is situated on the flat boundless plains in the heart of South Africa. Known locally as the "breadbasket" of South Africa, it is the agricultural city and most of its land is at 1000 m/3281 ft above sea level. It is the land of rugby, sunny skies and characterized by a continental climate, with warm to hot summers and cool to cold winters.

Clarens, situated in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains, offers one of the best mountain biking experience in South Africa. It is said to have beautiful and rich terrain and is mostly a mountain bikers’ haven. Mountain biking here is performed all year round, however during the snow period, it can get tricky and one needs to confirm as soon as possible and before embarking on this adventure.

The trail is a technical loop route covering a distance of 12 km/7.4 mi. Level of difficulty here ranges from intermediate to hard and is not suitable for children. The terrain is characterized by jeep tracks and single track trails and the mountain biking tour lasts approximately 3 hours.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Johannesburg
314km/195miles 3hours 13minutes
Head east towards Delvers St. Take the 2nd left onto Errors St and then turn left onto M31, continue with M31 to merge onto M2 via the ramp. Take exit 9 to merge onto M1 towards Bloemfontein. Then take exit 67 to merge onto N1/N12. Slight right on N1 and take the ramp on N5/R708. Continue with R708 and turn left on to Free State.
Bloemfontein Airport,

Free State’s main train station is in Bloemfontein and situated on the corner of Maitland and Harvey Streets, at the east of Kings Park.


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