The Big Red Barn – Irene

The Big Red Barn is a working farm; growing berries, salad leaves, vegetables and organic herbs. The trail is on a 160 acre farm based between Centurion and Irene. The entire experience is family oriented; the kids can try out some Acrobranch or go on a mountain bike ride with a pre-booked guide while you ride the trail before a hearty breakfast in the rebuilt barn. The trail is every riders’ dream with multiple entry points to loops varying in difficulty for either riders that are just beginning to fall in love with the sport or for the expert riders who are seeking some crazy adrenaline pumping obstacles. This is truly the theme park of mountain bike trails. The trails are extremely well marked as well as maintained and are graded to the IMBA rating system.

 Oi!! Beware of bee hives if you wonder off the MTB track.

One bottle of water or two?

Trails vary in distance from 7 km to +/- 30 km.

 

How should I prep my bike?

Dry chain lube is recommended and tubeless/tubed tires should be at moderate pressures.

 

When can I ride?

Friday: 13h00 – 17h00, Saturday – Sunday: 07h00 – 17h00

 

Small change or personal loan?

R30 per person (multiple access cards are available on request).

A guide can be organised for children at R150 per child but must be pre-booked during the week.

 

Where do I park?

Safe and secure parking is available.

 

Do I need to find a bush?

No need, toilet facilities are available at the Barn.

 

Take me, quick and easy!

-25.92742        28.23003

S 25° 55.645’   E 28° 13.802’

S 25° 55’38.7” E028° 13’48.1”

 

I have burnt all my energy, where can I eat?

The Big Red Barn coffee shop is famous for their big breakfasts, there is also a lunch menu.

You loved the trail, now go show them some love!

 

Website: The Big Red Barn, Twitter handle: @BigRedBarnSA, Facebook page: The Big Red Barn

Trail specifics

Green Circle

Distance: 7 km
Difficulty: Easy
Terrain: Jeep track, single track, mostly flat with minor berms, suitable for children with geared bikes.

Blue Square

Distance: 22 km
Difficulty: Intermediate
Terrain: Jeep track, single track, mostly flat with some climbing, visible roots in forest areas, narrow bridge crossings.

Black Diamond

Distance: +/-30 km
Difficulty: Hard
Terrain: Jeep track, single track, mostly flat with some climbing, visible roots in forest areas, narrow bridge crossings, drop-offs and jumps.

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