Whether you’re into laid-back scenic pedaling, slip-streaming it on the open tarmac or hardcore mountain biking along the single tracks of the forests, Plettenberg Bay is the ideal destination for devotees of two-wheeled, muscle-powered motion.
This Garden Route playground features hundreds of kilometres of bike trails and dozens of different options. And we’ve whittled our can’t-miss cycling list down to three primo adventures: a stunning selection of cycling trails, the rigorous Dr Evil Classic and the annual Tour de Plett. On top of that, we introduce you to local cycling favourites Aidan Connelly and Rogan Smart, who are tackling the world of competitive cycling head on and compete regularly in both local and National MTB races.
Plett is the quintessential pot of gold at the end of the MTB trail rainbow. Practically every nook and cranny of forest and farm road is bursting with ‘stofpad’ and single-track waiting to be conquered. Whether you are a seasoned rider or mere novice, there’s a trail out there with your name on it. One of the most exciting aspects of riding these forests is that one minute you’re slogging it through the dense undergrowth, thick with fynbos and the like and the next minute, you emerge from the canopies to behold the most incredible ocean view you could ever have imagined.