Mountain bike holidays and tours in South Africa must be one of the best ways to experience the country. There are many destinations for a MTB tour where you get to experience the sights and sounds of Africa. Taking mountain biking trips are very popular in Europe and the USA. With the growth in adventure tourism it has become more common in South Africa. Take your mountain bike along and do a cycle safari, forest tour, seaside trail or new singletrack trail while on holiday.

mountain bike holidays

The most popular mountain bike holiday destinations in South Africa are probably Cape Town and Stellenbosch areas, But there is also Knysna and the Garden Route, Sabie in Mpumalanga and the Drakensberg in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Many of these destinations have tour operators and offer guided and self guided mountain bike tours. There are also exotic destinations like cycle safaris in Mashutu Botswana and mountain bike trails in Transkei Pondoland. The mild climate and varied geography of South Africa means there is always a destination with great weather conditions all year round.

DIY or self guided mountain bike tours are now possible as marked mountain bike trails and purpose mountain bike parks emerge. All you need to do is choose a mountain bike trail then find accommodation in South Africa and book your holiday.

Mountain Bike Tours and Operators

Cycle Mashatu
Feel the wild wide-open spaces of Mashatu, in Botswana’s Northern Tuli Game Reserve. Spend 3 to 4 days mountain biking in the ‘Land of the Giants’. This is surely the most awesome wildlife cycling experience southern Africa has to offer.

Road rides, mountain biking trips and ride shuttles. iRide Africa offers hassle-free, bespoke cycling holidays for riders, by riders.

Active Escapes
Cycle Tour Operator Active Escapes currently offer a Wild Coast Cycling Tour and a number of multi-day Midlands and Drakensberg Cycle Tours.

Escape Cycle Tours
Custom experiences for active travellers to some of the most scenic locations in Southern Africa and abroad.

Cycle in Soweto
Offer private bike tours around world famous Soweto township. Although not mountain biking this is an awesome experience for any cyclist to experience the vibe of Soweto.

A well establish mountain bike tour company based in Cape Town they offer half day guided mountain bike tours on Table Mountain and Tokai forest. Other cycle tours are also offered.

Mountain Biking Africa
South Africa’s Garden Route offers unlimited opportunities for adventure. Mountain biking legend Tony Cook, has years of experience on the best mountain biking trails in this stunning region.

Cape MTB Tours
Discover the incredible Mountain Biking trails of Cape Town and the Cape Wine-lands, with guided day tours and multi-day tours from Cape Town. All tours include transport, lunches, trail permits and a qualified adventure guide.

Detour Trails
Focus on bespoke tours for riders who would like an experience that is specifically tailored to their wants, so they will “Design your Dream Ride“, creating any Mountain Bike Adventure that you wish.