DAY 1: 29 JUNE 2024
75, 50 & 30 km MTB

Start 2024KCT

75km MTB Race

75km MTB kCT 2024
Profile of 75 km route

50km MTB Ride

50km MTB KCT 2024

30km MTB Ride

30km MTB 2024 Knysna
30km MTB KCT 2024

Experience the enchanting Knysna Forest on Day 1 of the Knysna Cycle Tour. Ride through dense indigenous forest, surrounded by towering trees and lush ferns. Choose between a 75, 50 or 30 km loop, and embrace invigorating climbs and thrilling descents. Conquer gravel roads and navigate jeep tracks in this magical and captivating natural landscape.

The bulk of the Mountain Bike rides are on gravel secondary roads and sections are rough with sandy sections.  A few short sections of single track are included in the three events. Gravel Bikes should be able to ride most of the routes.  The choice is yours as to what bike suites your level of experience.

All cyclists, including those with gravel bikes, MTBs, and E-bikes, are welcome.

2023 MTB


All rides start at the base of Simola Hill on Old Cape Road. Please park at the designated area near Knysna High School Fields. If parking around the field is unavailable, you can find parking in other areas of town. It’s just a short 2km ride from the parking area to the starting line, serving as a great warm-up. The events begin with a delightful 2km climb to the summit of Simola.

After your invigorating morning ride through the captivating Knysna Forest, you’ll reach the Knysna High School Fields. There, you can enjoy refreshments and food. It’s the perfect place to unwind and relax.

Event Details

MTB Rides

Date 29th June 2024
Start bottom of Simola Hill – spectators are welcome to view
Times: From 08:00 will be started in groups from start area
Sequences – 75km – 50 km and then 30km – Groups will be indicated to cyclists prior to starts
Finish: All races finish on the Knysna High School Fields

Road Races

Date 30th June 2024
Start from Waterfront Drive next to the Knysna High School Fields
Times: 100 rides will start in groups form 08:00
50 km ride after the 100km have left
Groups will be indicated to cyclists prior to starts
Finish: All races finish on the Knysna High School Fields

Registration details

Registration – Knysna High School Field

Friday 28th June 2024
11:00 to 19:00
Saturday 29th June 2024
Late Number Collection
06:00 – 07:00