Review Date: February 2012 Updated on:
Arriving at Virginia Farm where the trails are located, you immediately get the sense that things are very orderly, which is to be expected when its been in one family since 18voetsak, literally.
Everything is neat, tidy, in its place, and it has everything you want. Ample safe parking, well signposted entrance, toilets, showers, braai areas, bike wash, bar area, shade, honestly kitchen and fridge with drinks, map, route info, trail conditions notice, first aid kit, emergency contact number, the lotski. It really leaves a positive impression from the start and that continues onto the trails.
Our only criticism of the trail head info is that the map, with the names of various routes, is not equated in any way to their signage, which is in the form of coloured arrows, ie, nowhere does it say that to follow the North Loop, you follow the Orange/ Green arrows, but that’s easily sorted.
Get other people excited about mountain biking. A venue like Virginia is a great opportunity to get your family and friends into riding bikes, and the more people who ride, the better for all of us. With very comfortable accommodation, nice environment and a great mix of trails, this is a good place to spread the love of MTB. Go for an early burn with your normal riding buddies, and a chilled ride in the afternoon with your family. Kit wise, it was dry and dusty so make sure you run your tyres a bit low on pressure to help your grip in the turns.