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Vulintaba Country Estate MTB Trail

CLOSEST TOWN > Newcastle

TRAIL DESTINATION > Vulintaba Country Estate

DISTANCE > 10, 12 and 14km

GRADING > Moderate to difficult

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OVERVIEW

Mountain biking trails are easily accessible and have been received with acclaim. The extensive 50km track does offer several options, appealing to mountain bikers of all levels. The network is laid out with trails rated from Green (Easy) to Blue (Intermediate) and Black (Technical). [div2 class="highlight1"]

On your bike

The Hidden Valley basin creates wide trails with sweeping turns through gently sloping grassland. The Black tracks offer aerial views of the golf course with challenging single tracks and stunning, uninterrupted views. This all contributes to creating a world class all terrain mountain biking trail.

Geen route explores the valley bottom below the golf course on wide sweeping trails along the stream edge.

Blue route is mostly contouring single track which climbs through many switch backs to half way up the escarpment. Trail levels and contours back to the clump of gumtrees where the black splits off and goes higher and the Blue descends along single track and jeep track back to the centre.

The Black route Climbs through a set of switch backs up to the old hiking path which then joins up with Donkeys Pass and takes you down a level before turning of onto the last 3km of Downhill Single Track under a waterfall and back to the centre.

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Off the bike

Various activities like golf, trail running, fly fishing, equestrian and adventure centre.

CONTACT:

Name: Tim Bezuidenhout

Telephone: 072 6344305

Website: www.vulintaba.co.za

Rated by: Jan Abbott - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GPS: 27º46'36.93"S     29º46'51.00"E

Weather:{weather Newcastle, South Africa}

FAST FACTS

GRADING:

Moderate to Difficult

DURATION:

2 - 4 Hours

CONFIGURATION :

Stacked loop system Green - Easy, Blue - Intermediate, Black - Advanced

START POINT:

Vulintaba Country Estate Main Entrance

TERRAIN:

From grassy valley bottom up to just below the Escarpment of the Northern Drakensberg

MAP:

See below or ask at reception.

CELL RECEPTION:

Intermittent.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Through Vulintaba Country Estate Main Entrance - by appointment only at present.

FACILITIES:

Under construction.

BEWARE OF:

Big mountains.

HOW TO GET THERE

Turn off N3 to Ladysmith and follow N11 through Ladysmith to Newcastle.

BEST TIME OF YEAR

All year round.