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Mountain Biking at Berg River Dam

Franschhoek

Activity Description

The spectacular mountains surrounding the Berg River dam in Franschhoek, is the mountain biking adventure land to which you gain a full day’s access (starting 08:00 and ending 18:00) when you purchase this permit. You will start at the entrance on Robertsvlei Road and discover miles of tracks and single tracks charting breathtaking routes through the mountains. Parking is available at the gate where you will present your permit(s) to gain access. You have as much challenge as you want in the mountains in the Berg River Dam conservation area. You can reach high lookout points for wonderful views overlooking the Franschhoek Valley, the Boland mountainscapes and the landscape towards the southern ocean. Table Mountain also features in the distance. There is an abundance of birdlife to surprise and entertain birding enthusiasts.

Arrangements

Duration10 hours
WhenYear round, seven days a week from 8:00 to 18:00
WhereStart and end at the Robertsvlei road entrance.
WeatherYou can bike in all weather but you have to dress appropriately. It can become very cold high in the mountains late afternoon in winter. Do stay on tracks at all times.
What to WearWear light clothing in summer and warm clothing in winter. A good pair of walking shoes is essential.
Things to BringBring your own food, refreshments and drinks, especially water. It is important to stay hydrated while walking and hiking. Bring your own litter bag and protect the environment that you enjoy.
Guests or SpectatorsThere is no restaurant or rest facilities at the gate where guests can wait for hikers. We recommend that your guests can wait for you at one of Franschhoeks many restaurants or winefarms for an enjoyable experience.

Requirements

Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNone
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsAccess to the biking tracks in the Berg River Dam conservation area for one day.
ExclusionsMeals, drinks are not offered and are not included.

Notes

It is good to walk and hike in the company of friends.
Information centre: 0218762861
Emergency number 0218768061

Customer Reviews

We had a great ride, only complaint is that trail markings are completely inadequate. Fortunately local trail runners helped with advice. This is MTB heaven and marking trails at key points would improve overall experience and safety. - Craig Boswell


Had a very pleasant few hours on mountain bikes cycling around the Berg Dam area then back into Franschook for a lovely lunch at Le Petit Ferme. Got good information on directions from the guy in shop. - Colette McDonnell


To find the entry-gate of the natural reserve was easy. to find the starting point of the loop-trail around the berg river dam was somewhat difficult. there should be more signs at least at the start and when there is a Y-point. Development is still in progress as we have seen and therefore hope that by our next visit it will be easier to find the trail-start. We wish you a fantastic 2019 with lots of happy trails - Nicole Loher




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