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 Big Bear Mountain Resorts, San Bernardino, California USA
Big Bear Lake and Bear Mountain are two sisters resorts. These resorts operate under the same management and are known as Big Bear Mountain Resorts. Big Bear Mountain Resort has mountain biking trails available for freeride. Scenic Sky Chair takes you to some of the best mountain biking trails in southern California.
Bristlecone Trail to the east of the base area and Towne Trail to the west are trails for novice riders, offering rolling gentle terrain. If you are an intermediate rider, there are many terrains, which are more challenging, like Skyline Drive from where you can have a perfect view of Big Bear Lake.
A single track with steep climb can take you to Grandview Point, which is a beautiful spot to catch your breath and the beginning point to one of the most popular trails in the area, Towne Trail, a nine mile loop. There are some specifications you should follow, i.e. bikes must be less than 38 lb/17.3 kg, designated tires must be less than 2.5, bikes must have at least 2 chain rings unless they are single speed and front shock shouldn’t be more than 7.5 in/19 cm.