SA's largest and most diverse network of mtb, trail running and hiking routes
Welcome to George Trails. SA’s largest and most diverse mountain bike route network. Explore more than 2000 accumulated kilometers of trail running, hiking, paddling and mountain biking routes crossing diverse landscapes. All routes downloadable from this website. George Trails is a trail-tourism project founded and managed by the Green Sport Foundation non-profit.
Nowhere else in SA will you find indigenous forest, semi-desert (Karoo), oceans, dams, mountains, plantations, fynbos, mountain passes, farmlands and rivers all within 20kms of a town/city center. George is the original Green Sport ‘My Trail Town’ and any trail tourist’s dream destination. Visit George for an unforgettable adventure experience.
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To provide quality information of all the routes on this site took years of development and substantial continuous investment. As a non-profit, we have to raise funds to sustain the project. If you wish to download the GPX route files to navigate the routes with, you can do so here.
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At the heart of the Garden Route, nestled between the Indian ocean and the foothills of the Outeniqua mountain range, lies the picturesque city of George. As the second largest city in the Western Cape, George offers an exceptional lifestyle and world class infrastructure, including a national airport, regional mall, championship golf courses & great trails… the perfect place for a well-balanced lifestyle, filled with adventure.
George lies just 420 km from Cape Town and 320 km from Port Elizabeth, making it a perfect place from which to explore the surrounding towns of Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Mossel Bay and Plett on the beautiful Garden Route. Read More.
The Garden Route is a 300 kilometer stretch of the south-western coast of South Africa which extends from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape. The name comes from the verdant and ecologically diverse vegetation encountered here and the numerous lagoons and lakes dotted along the coast.
It has an oceanic climate, with mild to warm summers, and mild to cool winters. It has the mildest climate in SA and the second mildest climate in the world, after Hawaii, according to the Guinness Book of Records. Read More.