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Welcome to George Trails, SA’s largest and most diverse network of mountain biking, trail running and hiking routes. Routes totaling more than 1000 kilometers are all downloadable from this website to your GPS device to navigate with.
At the heart of the Garden Route and nestled between the Indian ocean and the foothills of the Outeniqua mountain range, lies the picturesque city of George. As the 2nd largest city in the Western Cape, George offers an exceptional lifestyle and world class infrastructure, including a national airport, regional mall, championship golf courses and great trails… the perfect place for a well-balanced lifestyle, filled with adventure.
George is the only place in South Africa where you will find indigenous forests, fynbos, pine plantations, mountains, oceans, rivers, dams, mountain passes, farmlands and semi-desert (Karoo) all within a 20km radius of a town or city center. For the user there is a large variety of jeep tracks, single tracks, plantation roads, district roads and even beaches to choose from. From the historic Montagu Pass to the single tracks of Witfontein to the plantations of Saasveld and beaches of Wilderness… George has it all.
George is situated along the Cross Cape Cycle Route between Plett and Stellenbosch and offers incredible diversity and so many route options making it impossible to ever get bored exploring this amazing natural playground. Because of this diversity it was dubbed the ‘Trail Republic”.
George Trails is a eco-tourism project founded and managed by the Green Sport Foundation non-profit. George is the first Green Sport Trail Town. George Trails provides quality route information to the hiker, trail runner and mountain biker not only benefiting locals, but also attracting tourists to play outside in the great outdoors George has to offer. It is community focused and not legislative in any way but provides guidelines for the responsible and safe use of the trails/routes.