There are a few guys in South Africa you can trust when it comes to all things mountain biking. Glenn Harrison is one of them and, if you know the name, you will immediately understand why you need to his trails at Tranquilitas.
Most of the routes consist of a rollicking combo of purpose-built single-track, hiking trails and gravel roads, and will therefore suit all levels of rider. Enjoy the super-tight, fast and flowing sections, especially through the Zorro swerves in the forest, and take occasional breathers to enjoy the many viewpoints and historical landmarks.
There will be climbing, but the ascents are pretty rideable, following the contours of the landscape. The up-side of this is that the elevation gain is quick - and very achievable - without too many gear changes
The descents are 98% rideable, and the brave will blast the wooden bridges and drop-offs others agonise over. All in all, the routes are extremely well marked, and the Blue Trail is suitable for families. Plus there are all those jeep tracks around the campsite to keep the kids occupied …plus there is a kiddies track at the campsite where parents can keep an eye over the young ones – whilst enjoying a cuppacino
The four-X track or jump track is sure to entertain the kid in all of us.
mySOS is a mobile application for iPhone and Android devices, which allows you to easily locate and contact emergency services, as well as notify your friends and family of an emergency situation. You can also use it to find Emergency Providers near your location and track yourself when you are cycling, hiking or driving somewhere.
All riders must have permits
Permits are available from Tranquilitas Farm
7 Day week permit ........... R100
3 Day weekend permit ..... R50
1 Day permit .................... R30