The Overberg is a region of immense beauty and characterized by amazing and diverse landscapes. It forms part of the Western Cape as it stretches from the Hottentos-Holland Mountains in the north while in the southern, the Atlantic and Indian Ocean break on to sandy beaches and rocky headlands. The spot enjoys a Mediterranean climate with warm dry summers and cool wet winters.
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Mountain Biking in Ebbetts Pass, Angels Camp, California USA
Near Bear Valley lies Ebbetts Pass, which is perfect for mountain biking. Generally in Alpine and Calaveras counties you can find great places for mountain biking freeride. The higher you get, the steeper and wilder the routes become. A popular mountain biking route is Arnold Rim Trail, a 10.5 mi/17 km trail trail, which starts at White Pines Lake, west to Sheep Ranch Road, near Avery.
It makes a great ride for bikers and follows San Antonio Creek, crossing from the north side to the south, about 2.5 mi/4 km south of White Pines Lake. Another one is Union Reservoir Loop, a 7 mi/11.3 km loop trail and gravel road. It is a rolling terrain with several hundred feet elevation changes.
Bear Valley to Lake Alpine via the Emigrant Trail is another one. It is a 3.4 mi/5.5 km, one way trail that runs from Bear Valley to Lake Alpine. Cape Horn to Lake Alpine is another trail, which is a 2 mi/3.2 km single track, starting at Cape Horn turnout, on Highway 4, down to Lake Alpine.
Its rates are close to Black Diamond. One last trail is Grover Hot Springs to Hawkins Peak, an extreme 7 mi/11.3 km, one way trail from the state park to the summit of 10.000 ft/3.048 m. The beginning of the trail is at 5.800 ft/1.768 m. This ride will challenge even the most experienced and best fitted riders.
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