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Two tunnel mountain bike trail, De Doorns, Western Cape

Two Tunnel Mountain Bike Route, De DoornsThe two tunnel mountain bike trail traverses the scenic Hex River Valley, mainly along one of the first railway tracks in South Africa, built in the 1870’s. The ride passes through one of the original twin tunnels after which you can enjoy a picnic lunch at Tunnel Station. From Tunnel station, riders who prefer a longer route may take the 4km detour to the Kaffrarian Rifles Monument, and/or the 10km detour to Appaskop to enjoy the spectacular views.

The main route of 20km is moderate, but includes a few steep climbs.  Optional detours extend the route to about 35km with breath taking views of the Hex River Valley and the Matroosberg Mountains. While many serious mountain bikers enjoy the challenge the trail has to offer, it is also quite suitable for family and group excursions.

The trail starts (and finishes) at the Veldskoen Padstal on the N1, 4.5km beyond De Doorns (travelling from Cape Town). Permits must be obtained at the Veldskoen Padstal. This includes a map of the trail. Veldskoen is open 7 days a week from 08:00 to 17:00.

For more information: Tel: 083 292 0348 or Email

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