Exploring nature on your bike!
Enjoy game viewing of endangered species while breaking a sweat in the saddle
An activity the whole family can enjoy!
Mountain Biking on Gondwana
Gondwana offers 4 demarcated mountain biking routes situated in the Reserve’s 1200 hectare protected and endangered species area. The trails are for unguided rides on demarcated routes for a maximum 8 riders – 6 adults and 2 children. The routes are graded from intermediate to advanced. We have complimentary mountain bikes with helmets for use in this area. Please enquire at Reception as regards making a booking and receiving a map of the trails.
We have 8 Mountain Bikes and helmets available for Guests to use. These are all made by Giant, and 6 of the bikes are 29-inch bikes (bigger wheel than the conventional 26inch), we also have 2 x 24 inch Kids bikes (up to 12 years can ride). Bike hire is free of charge for guests staying at Gondwana.
All of the bikes are housed in the Activity Shed, which is situated in the Protected area, just off the Milkwood road (There is signage from the Red Rocks gate to the activity shed.)
Routes are as follows
Red Route – 7.44km – Novice Rating
This route is on Reserve dirt roads, and great for the whole family to enjoy.
Blue Route – 8.62km – Intermediate Rating
This route has a short bit of Reserve Roads in the beginning and the end, and then goes on to Jeep Tracks, then a long decent down the valley, some loose areas, then climbs back up towards the Milkwood Roads. A good fitness level is required as there is a good 2,5km of climbing as well as some technical sections, so previous experience is essential.
Green Route – 10.4km – Advanced Rating
This route follows the Blue Route on the descent and then halfway on the climb out of the valley, it turns left and drops down and then runs along the hills and has a very steep climb. This route is definitely for more experienced riders.
Orange Route – 2km loop off the Green Route so 12,4km – Advanced Rating
This is off the green route and is an advanced loop with some steep climbs and then joins back onto the green route. Again, for Experienced and fit riders.
* All of the Mountain Bike Routes can also be used for trail running.