Revel in the Karoo – on a bicycle!

From Middelburg to Graaff-Reinet via Nieu Bethesda; from Mt Melsetter to Cradock following the Fish River; and from Colesberg to Bethulie via the Gariep Dam. See fabulous farms, meet the people. Breakfast and lunch on the trail – and your luggage transported for you. What more could anyone want?

Great Karoo Cycling (GKC) is the consequence of years of cycling the undiscovered and abundant dirt roads and jeep tracks meandering through the timeless panorama of the Cape Midlands area of the Karoo. Ride past and stay at celebrated farms en route. Mountain biking is the fastest growing sporting and leisure activity in the country. Great Karoo Cycling is offering secure and safe mountain biking trails on back roads with little vehicular traffic and no crowded venues. Cyclists are accompanied only by tranquil merinos grazing in the veld, quizzical meerkats, nimble springbok, blue cranes screeching and spurwing geese honking overhead as they pass by solemn, secretive ironstone koppies! Early risers will hear a prolific dawn chorus of Karoo endemics!

GKC, in collaboration with established Karoo Hospitality and Breakaway venues, offers you leisure cycling at its most affordable.

  • All on dirt roads and jeep tracks through well-known Karoo farms, staying over in established farm guesthouses
  • Option of river rafting on the Great Brak.
  • Minimum of 8 cyclists per group, ideal number is 12, maximum of 14.
  • The ride is between 45 and 60 kilometres a day and is mostly flat.
  • Click here for more info on the six exciting trails on offer.