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The best routes in the 3 Cape provinces: Top Mountain Bike Trails 2 by Jacques Marais

Top Mountain Bike Trails 2The newly released Top Mountain Bike Trails 2 covers the best trails, routes and rides in the three Cape provinces:

Up-to-date route info, great photographs and excellent, detailed maps, along with AMA approvals, make this book the perfect companion for experienced as well as aspiring mountain biking enthusiasts. A comprehensive list of trails to explore in the other six provinces can also be found at the back of the book. So, get on your bike and ride!

The book contains the following: Top SA MTB regions (Eastern Cape, Northern Cape & Western Cape), an overview of trails, provincial and regional intros, entry requirements, facilities, warnings and important information regarding age group – all (sport, race, touring & recreational riders), African MTB Association (AMA) foreword & accreditation.

Tip box for each trail:

  • Terrain (Jeep track, Singletrack etc)
  • Temperatures and safety (shared with hikers etc)
  • Access points
  • Map GPS, web
  • Mail, phone
  • Distance and time

About the author

Jacques Marais is a pro photographer and author who regularly contributes to a wide selection of premium adventure, travel and outdoor magazines, both in SA and abroad. Leading titles include Runners World, Bicycling, Discovery Magazine, Time Out and Men’s Health. As a columnist for a range of newspapers, his photographs and articles are regularly published in newspapers and on websites around the world. Marais has shot and authored numerous outdoor titles for publishers around the world. His short stories feature in an adventure anthology and, as an accredited Red Bull and Land Rover photographer, he shoots global extreme events, covering disciplines as diverse as FMX, adventure racing, DH mountain biking, snowboarding and wilderness expeditioning. During the acclaimed Red Bull Sports Photography Awards, he was honoured as a top 50 finalist from a field of well over 20 000 international shooters. Most recent honours include both a Gold and Silver Award in the respected Sony Profoto.

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