Mountain Biking

McFab mountain biking and cross country cycling brings you Free State freedom and gravel road grinding heaven.

Experience the countryside, peace, tranquility, and clean air while enjoying our famous Free State farm hospitality and Free State cuisine like pap en wors, lamb chops and braai broodjies, freshly baked bread and home made jam. You will cycle offroad between our beautiful working farms on double tracks, natural single tracks, as well as gravel roads. Challenge yourself and take your fitness to the next level with our signature ride, “Lion man”. After a nice warm up, of 11 km you will reach Leeukop, a technical mountain climb with an incline of 200m over 2.3 km. There is approximately 400km of gravel road that is well marked and support is available on reques. The average ascent per ride is 100m per 10km, and rides range between 30km to 120km. Challenges are designed to suit all levels of fitness and accommodate both the casual rider as well as the speed racer and the endurance athlete. The best of all is that McFab allows your group or club to facilitate it`s own stage racing, skills clinics and or competitions. The towns of Villiers, Cornelia, Vrede, Reitz and Frankfort are in the vicinity and worth a visit by car or bicycle. Thanda Tau is a convenient stop for a nice cup of coffee cold water on two of the routes.

Self catering accommodation is in the original farmhouse built in 1884 but restored to host you in comfort. If you should choose the fully catered option, be certain that your hosts will treat you to nourishing homey food and delicacies that will satisfy any hungry cyclist. We offer different packages. A two-night or 3 night stay with all meals included or fully self-catering. After your legs have rested and you have some afternoon time to spare, you are welcome to hike down to the dam or opt for some clay pigeon shooting, or even go hunting. Late afternoons are best to spend starting a bonfire and having sundowners on the front verandah, which has a spectacular view of the farm and boasts exquisite sunsets. 


Lion man

Our signature ride, 190m ascent over 2.3km. Highly technical descent, continued between and over farms which makes for an un-paralleled scenic route. 80km

Gravel greatness

Fast and feisty for endurance and speed training. 91km

Easy as a Sunday morning

Legwork, you decide short and nasty or slow and easy. 50km


Night ride

Warm-up to the weekend with your headlamp and head for the sundowners. 35km / 50km


All or nothing

Speed, hills, distance, scenery. 101km




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