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Mountain Bike Activity Guide

Challenge yourself to an exciting racing experience at our new mountain bike activity centre.

Named the Cog & Sprocket, this stylish venue offers access to dedicated 5km, 7.5km and 12km single tracks, along with a host of useful facilities including deli-style dining, showers, bike wash bays and ample parking.

Where outdoor adventure and outstanding luxury meet. Nestled amidst the lush Magaliesburg countryside, The Cog & Sprocket Mountain Bike Club is the ideal destination for avid mountain bikers to test their skills on the open road.

Open to hotel GUESTS and day visitors alike, the mountain bike club offers three exciting 5km, 7.5km and 12km* single-track routes. Each route begins and ends at The Cog & Sprocket, conveniently located at the entrance to African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa.

After tackling the trails, mountain bikers can relax, recharge and rejuvenate at The Cog & Sprocket deli. Chill out at one of the outdoor picnic tables on the lush lawn, catch the big game on the flat-screen TV or cosy up at the indoor fireplace on a rainy winter day. The deli serves everything from crunchy toasted sandwiches, piping-hot pies and fresh bagels to sweets, ice cream, energy drinks, ice-cold beers and plenty more.

The club also features a host of fantastic facilities, including a bike washing service and hot showers, as well as a jungle gym play area for kids, and a baby-changing room. Ample parking ensures that plenty of day visitors are welcome, while the venue itself can host events of up to 80 people.

Whether you’re hitting the trail for a training ride or simply enjoying an adventure-packed day out with the family, The Cog & Sprocket Mountain Bike Club is the perfect destination to get your adrenaline pumping in the stunning countryside.

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Click here to read about our Mountain Bike Centre and view our trail map.  



OPERATING HOURS & FEES:

  • Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays, School Holidays – 6am to 6pm
  • Fridays – 12pm to 6pm
  • Access fee for day visitors: R40
  • Access fee for hotel GUESTS: Complimentary

ROUTE DETAILS

Cyclists can choose from one of three tracks, namely 5km, 7.5km and 12km*. All tracks begin and end at The Cog & Sprocket, with the longer tracks featuring additional loops that are clearly demarcated along the route.
The trail starts on the valley floor under a leafy canopy of trees. It then follows a single-track gravel road while gradually rising up a grassy hill. The road soon widens into a jeep track following winding switchbacks all the way to the top, where the trail then gives way to sweeping views of the town of Magaliesburg below. The track then drops down to reveal breath-taking views of the valley followed by a steep downhill single track with exciting switchbacks and suspension bridges that lead back to the shaded forest where The Cog & Sprocket awaits.

Our Deli offers the following items for purchase:

  • Ice creams, sweets, chocolates and chips
  • Energy bars, sandwiches, salads, muffins, burgers and pies
  • Juice, coffee, tea, beer, cider, wine, soft drinks

Other Facilities:

  • TV with sports channels, showing major sporting events
  • Lush, open lawns
  • Jungle gym
  • Bike washing facilities
  • Outdoor venue for corporate functions, braais, events and teambuilding
  • Shower facilities
  • Host events of up to 120 participants
  • Full moon night rides and trail running

*These distances are subject change due to ongoing route revisions