Virginia Trails Review

Review Date: February 2012 Updated on:

Rating

7 stars Good
  • Value for money: 9.0
  • General Quality of the Trial: 8.0
  • Range of Trails: 4.0
  • Route Markings: 7.0

Riding Experience

Rating

7.3 stars Good
  • Accessiblity: 7.0
  • Secure Parking: 8.0
  • Attractions in the area: 8.0
  • Child Friendly: 6.0

Facilities and Services

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.

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Test Crew Wisdom

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.

Categories

Cool

  • Fun trail to ride with the ability to entertain different levels of rider on one trail
  • Beautiful KZN bush
  • Amazing views
  • Well-built flowing single track
  • Well-marked trails

UnCool

  • No link between trails marking and trail names
  • No difficulty rating for each trail
  • No trail description
  • Climb to get home, but we knew that was coming

What's on offer

  • Lots of trails and options
  • Great trail Centre
  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Honesty fridge and tea/coffee
  • Picnic/ braai sites
  • Nice wilderness walking trails for families
  • Bike wash
  • Very confortable accommodation (Sleep 13)