If you love outdoor adventure that includes biking, you’ll find that Clarens has world class mountain biking trails and quad bike out-rides that’ll get the adrenalin pumping on some of the most scenic trails in the Eastern Cape.
Clarens is known as the ‘Jewel of the Free State’, and with good reason. The trails will take you through the foothills of the beautiful mountains that surround the village of Clarens, giving you spectacular views that simply don’t let up as you tackle the terrain on quad bikes.
Not only do you get to drink in these views, you’ll also be riding through historical sites that hark back to Clarens before it was established, so this is more than your average quad bike experience!
If you’ve hitched your mountain bike to your car you’re going to be hard-pressed to choose from the many different mountain biking trails in and around Clarens, but you’ll get all the help you need from locals to enjoy the best of them.
It’d be a good idea to spend the whole weekend in Clarens so that you can explore these trails and get in on all the other awesome experiences on offer in this stunning valley.
In between the adventures, you’re going to need the right home away from home to lay your weary head, and nobody does it better than the team at Clarens Eddies Self Catering or B&B!
Having won coveted Certificates of Excellence Hall Of Fame from TripAdvisor and Booking.com 5 years in a row, you can understand why guests return again and again to enjoy the hospitality and comfort of Clarens Eddies, which obviously means that it’s best to book as early as possible.
Clarens Eddies is central to the Clarens Town Square, making it easy for you to walk to the ‘dorp’ to enjoy beautiful art, pop in to gift shops and eat breakfast, lunch and supper at one of the many eateries that spill out onto the pavement under the trees.
Eating out in Clarens is a great way to meet the locals, which is an experience in itself, as these are the artists that make Clarens the art mecca of the Free State.
You can imagine that those living in Clarens have a deep and abiding love for their quaint village and exquisite surroundings, which means that you’ll get to know more about the history and culture of this corner of the world than you may have imagined.
The friendly, warm and welcoming staff at Clarens Eddies have in-depth knowledge about their village and the surroundings, and they’ll be more than happy to make bookings at only the best of eateries for you.
If you’re uncertain about what to do in Clarens aside from quad biking and mountain biking, this team will fill you in on every activity there is, and also assist with these bookings.
Clarens is only a 3 hour drive from Johannesburg, 3 hours from Bloemfontein and 4 hours from Durban, leaving you with more than enough time to make the most of a weekend in Clarens.
Of course if you want to extend the weekend and make it 3 or 4 days, speak to owner Dawn about the specials she and her team are always running, they’ll make it well worth your while to stay longer!