Knysna is home to a few Cycling events in South Africa, and there are many places of interest around Knysna to visit on your bike. You can Ride out along Salt River road and explore further out to take a ride across the Gouna River and through Kom-se-pad. Forest Harmony is located in Gouna and provides accommodation in knysna where you can simply get on your bike and find and enjoy local Mountan bike trails and get to attend local cycling events.


MTB trails around Knysna cannot be compared to others, trails in knysna are  Next to rivers and lagoons and extend through forests, mountains, past waterfalls, and even the coastline.

While staying at Forest Harmony you can leave your luggage and get on the bicycle and enjoy a journey that you wont forget easily. Let the forest trails take you on a ride while you enjoy a wide range of plant species, In the forest of Knysna amid the mass of flora and giant trees keep an eye open for various antelope species that roam the forests during the day. Some of the tall yellowwood trees in the area are believed to be around 800 years old.

Gouna Cycling Routes Map


Gouna on

Kynsa Cycle Tour 2021

Cycling Events in Knysna:

Knysna Cycle Tour Presented by Knysna Rotary – MTB Event

  • DATE: Saturday, 17 July 2021
  • START & FINISH: Waterfront Drive
  • TIME: First start at 08:00
  • ROUTES: 80 km (actual: 88 km), 50 km (actual: 54 km), 30 km (actual: 34 km), Family Fun 15 km
  • PLEASE NOTE: The MTB Races are for mountain bikes only. The 30 km and the 50 km races have an E-Bike category.
  • CUT-OFF TIMES: 15:00 at High School sports field

MTB Events consist of two premier races – the 80 km race for elite riders and the ‘half marathon’ 50 km event for experienced MTB cyclists – and the two family events – the 30 km and Family Fun 15 km rides for adults and children aged 8-16 years.

This year, three events have been reinvigorated with changed courses and new challenges. The premier events will have more kms in forest areas and more single track.

Knysna Cycle Tour Presented by Knysna Rotary – Road Event

  • DATE: Sunday, 18 July 2021
  • START & FINISH: Waterfront Drive
  • TIME: First start at 08:00
  • ROUTES: 116 km & 50 km
  • PLEASE NOTE: The Road Races are for road bikes and mountain bikes!
  • CUT-OFF TIMES: 12:00 TBC  | 15:00 at Knysna High School Sports Field

Road Races are scenic and challenging!  Both routes leave Knysna along the beautiful lagoon road heading towards George on the N2.