Madi a Thavha is one of the lodges tipped by the local cycling clubs as “cycle friendly accommodation” in the area. The Soutpansberg has lots of exciting opportunities for serious and fun cyclers, the only problem being, no Bicycle renting companies around here, you have to bring your own bike.
This region is a superb cycling destination, when you bring your own bike
Here are endless trails for all grades of riding. The local Mountain cycling club, has marked five, easy to moderate routes for beginners and moderate riders. All their routes start and end at the Hanglip Arboretum. The routes vary in length, from 4km to 22km and include a mixture of forestry roads and single tracks through indigenous forests.
Kremetart road race and Akkedis mountain bike challenge
The 175km four stage Kremetart road race around the Western Soutpansberg is a highlight on most ardent cyclers’ annual calendar and takes place in June each year. The Akkedis mountain challenge is a 70km route but has a 35km and the easier 10km options too.