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 Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Kirkwood, California USA
Mountain biking in Kirkwood is not just a sport, it is a lifestyle. Dirt roads, bike parks, bike paths and single tracks are around the lake. In the mountains there are many mellow rides, plenty of steep and rocky precipices. Around Lake Tahoe, there are many bike shops offering sales, rentals and demos.
These shops also provide maps, tricks, extra tips, guide books, local lore, accessories and repairs. Bikes are not allowed in wilderness area, in the Pacific Crest Trail, in some parts of Tahoe Rim Trail and in self guided, nature trails at Lake Tahoe Visitor Center.
You should phone at the USDA Forest Services in South Lake Tahoe to get informed about the trails that are open for biking. Some of the biking trails are: Fountain Place, a 2-10 mi/3.2-16 km easy/moderate trail, Angora Ridge, a 2-4 mi/3.2-6.5 km moderate trail, Twin Peaks, a 1-2 mi/1.6-3.2 km moderate/strenuous trail, Meiss Trail, a 5 mi/8 km moderate/strenuous trail, Rim Trail, an 18 mi/29 km moderate/strenuous trail.
Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride is a 3 mi/4.8 km technical/strenuous trail, Genoa Park, an 8-12 mi/12.9-19.3 km moderate trail, Brockway Summit to Martis Peak, a 5 mi/8 km moderate/strenuous trail, McKinney – Rubicon Road, a 6-15 mi/9.6-24.1 km moderate/strenuous trail and Marlette Lake/Flume Trail, a 5-23 mi/8-37 km strenuous trail.