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The Vlei Cycle Park MTB Trail

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20km from Germiston

-26.3122, 28.0799

1 - 4hours, Intermediate

+27 11 867 8047

Configuration: Circuits starting from 4km

Trailhead: The Shack, Rietvlei Farm

General Information: Sand roads, jeep tracks, single-track and forest trails. A beginner trail is available. Riding is good throughout the year.


The Vlei Cycle Park is a safe venue with some really stunning trails to suit all levels of expertise and fitness, from 4,5 kilometers for novices to 12 kilometers for those who enjoy a technical challenge, plus loops to set your own goals. You can enjoy nature as you ride or walk, with various species of small animals and prolific birdlife to be seen.

The trails were designed with the goal of making 80% rideable by 80% of cyclists.  The 20% adrenalin trails are challenges at most levels. The trails are colour coded as follows: The four-kilometer yellow trail is perfect for novice and beginner riders. There are optional jeep tracks and single tracks to take as you gain confidence in your abilities. The Green trail is slighty more challenging and has an intermediate rating.  This is not just a simple ride; there is space for loads of fun.  The trail is a circular 11-kilometer route that includes jeep tracks, single tracks and forest trails all put together via some interesting hills for climbing and descents.

Finally, for the big boys, the blue and black trails are extensions of the green trail. While the blue trail is technically challenging, it is not out of range. The black trail, however, is an “own risk, adrenaline … ouch” guarantee.

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