West Coast National Park Mountain Bike Trail

The West Coast National Park mountain bike trail is located on the Langebaan Lagoon 90min from Cape Town. The MTB trail is a unique way to experience mountain biking in the West Coast National Park. This trail is very scenic and is not technically challenging. It is a pleasant ride with great views and a unique opportunity to cycle in a national park. Out in the open it is like a biking safari that lets you feel and smell the park and see and hear the birds and animals.  
Features
National Park
Off the beaten track

Game viewing & Bird life
Lagoon views

Langebaan MTB Trail
Fossil Park MTB Trail
Saldanha MTB Trails 
Koringberg Singletrack
Aurora MTB Route

Bike Shops

Hike n Bike
Saldanha
T: 022 714 2932

Frankia Fietse
Vredenburg
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Closest Town Langebaan
Technical Rating Easy or moderate
Fitness Rating Low to moderate
Distances 13km and 18km
GPS coordinates S 33 07'.02.84" , E 18 03'.16.71"
Route Composition 40 % Tar, 60 % Jeep track
Route Type Circular with red and green trail markings
Trail Head Langebaan Gate West Coast National Park
How to get there From Cape Town City Center, Take N1 (Paarl) On ramp, Take R27 (Marine Drive) off ramp, 27 continues as West Coast Road, travel along R27 for 120km, Take left turn at Engen 1-stop towards Langebaan. Follow signs through park to Langebaan Gate.
Short cut: Take the West Coast National Park Turnoff after Yzerfontein off the R27. Enter at the R27 gate and travel through the park to the Langebaan Gate.
Parking and access Park at the Langebaan Gate
Entry Fees National Parks Entry fee, approx R20, or use Wild Card
Accommodtion Langebaan Accommodation
Facilities none
Be careful of Ostriches keep your distance, Snakes especially Sept - Mar
Contact Details West Coast National Park
LIVE2RIDE for mtb trail map and guide
Download Seeberg mtb trail map
Download Cape West Coast MTB trails map
Description
This mountain bike trail allows you to enjoy many experiences from an intimate up close feel in amongst the fynbos, to the breathtaking views of the Lagoon from top of Seeberg. A variety of animals can be spotted, including caracal, bat eared foxes, porcupines, duiker, bontebok, springbok, ostriches, and a world class selection of birds. Ride details

Easy Route
The ride starts off at the Park gate and is marked from this point. The basic route is marked with green arrows indicating the shorter easier route. The first half of the trail follows the park tar road and is rather hilly. It is a peaceful and scenic cycle, low to no traffic means that you have the road all to yourself. Then the best part of the ride starts as you turn off the tar onto a rocky jeep track that descends down towards the lagoon shore. At this turning point you will be heading back along Oostewal on an old disused dirt track. The track takes advantage of the elevation to give some of the best views of the lagoon and Postberg. It eventually passes the Seeberg bird hide which provides great viewing of the large variety of wader and shore feeder birds, before popping out at the Langebaan gate.

Harder Route
The red arrows offer two challenging detours off the basic green route. The first is a short steep dirt climb up to Seeberg view point. This is the toughest part of the ride, but the views from the top are awesome and worthwhile. After a brief stop the fast downhill takes riders back down to the tar before taking the second red arrow turn off up past Mooimaak. This old farmstead is now incorporated into the park. The open grassy plains provide good opportunities to spot some game like bontebok, springbok and duiker. The sandy singletrack and jeep track then leads back down towards the lagoon to rejoin the green route.

For an extended 10 km ride park in Langebaan town at the beach and ride to the park gate for the start of the trail.

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