First Time on a Quad?

What to Bring?

(Short & Day Quad Adventures)
  • Daypack (to pack camera, water, jacket, etc.)
  • Jacket (+ warm clothes in Winter) - dress for the weather
  • Clothes ready for the dust
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Sunblock
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
(2 - 3 Day Quad Adventures)
  • Daypack (to pack camera, water, jacket, etc.)
  • Jacket (+ warm clothes in Winter)
  • Clothes ready for the dust
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Sunblock
  • Change of clothes
  • Toiletries & Towel
  • Sleeping bag (sleeping bags available for hire)
  • Tent (tents available for hire)
  • Torch
  • Water bottle
  • Camera

What about the gears?

Selector The 125 Grizzly has a fully automatic transmission with reverse. This means that you only have three selections to choose from:
  • Neutral
  • Forward
  • Reverse

As our quads have a built-in safety feature that prevents you from accidentally starting the engine in Forward or Reverse you can only start up the engine while the quad is in Neutral (N). Now you decide in which direction you want to go in and select accordingly Forward (F) or Reverse (R). It couldn't be easier!

 

Safety Equipment

Riding gear is essential for safe riding. You can start by arriving with basic gear like closed shoes - preferably boots and clothes you dont mind getting dirty - like jeans.

 

 

 

We'll kit you out with the following (where applicable):

  • Helmet (Required)
  • Goggles
  • Chest Protector
  • Rain-gear

You are welcome to bring your own more specialized gear, like gloves and kneepads, etc. Our quads were specifically chosen for their safety features like front brush guard and full floorboards.

Safety Equipment you can buy from us :
Boots - Basic Riding Boots Riding Goggles
Helmet Chest Protector Kneepad
<back to the top>

Our Tour Rules:

  • No Overtaking
  • Keep a Safe Distance
  • Stay on the Track
  • No Tricks/Jumps/Tail Sliding
  • No Dangerous Driving
  • No Racing In

Riding Tips

We always do an Induction & Safety Briefing before we embark on any guided trail or tour where most topics you would need to know is covered. The guide will also explain and demonstrate the start and starting-off procedure before every tour starts. During the trail or tour our Guides will always stop, explain and demonstrate how to negotiate any difficult obstacles before you get to it. You don't need any previous experience.

Starting Procedure

As described above you would typically:

  • Put the transmission in neutral or park
  • Set the parking brake (Rear Brake)
  • Make sure that the engine stop switch is in the "run" or "on" position
  • Start the engine

Starting Off

After the engine is warmed up:

  • Shift into gear
  • Release the parking brake
  • Apply the throttle slowly

On the Trail

  • Quad Garden Route operate Nature- and Family Friendly tours and trails. If you are looking for Racing or Enduro-style tours - our guided tours are not for you.
  • We do not race. The guides will always keep the group at the speed of the SLOWEST person, as we believe that nobody should be forced to operate outside of their capabilities.
  • Safety First. If you endanger yourself or anyone else in the group the guide will emmediately stop you from continuing the tour.
  • We encourage taking pictures and enjoying nature during the tour .

Signals:

Slow Down Stop
<back to the top>

Rules And Common Courtesy On The Road Or Trail

Please abide by these rules:

  • No Overtaking
  • Keep a Safe Distance
  • Stay on the Track
  • No Tricks/Jumps/Tail Sliding
  • No Dangerous Driving
  • No Racing in

General:

  • You will NOT be permitted to ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Stay in the group. There will be a designated Tour Guide (Leader) riding out in front and if needed a designated Sweeper riding at the back of the group. You are requested to stay in between the Leader and the Sweeper and not to ride off in front of the Leader or lag behind the Sweeper.
  • Ride on designated roads and vehicle tracks only . Always stay on the trail or road and behind the Guide. Don't make your own short cuts, switchbacks, or trails. Others might think it is OK to follow your tracks, resulting in user created trails. Even roads and tracks are particularly susceptible to damage when wet. Walking tracks are managed for walkers and are NOT available for use by bikes.
  • Respect the rights of others . Yield the right of way to mountain bikes, horses, and hikers. Don't make sudden movements or noises, which may startle people or animals. Be alert for signs of horses (hoof prints or droppings) and watch for them on bends or crests. Move to the edge of the road or trail and stop. If intructed by the Guide, shut the engine off. Be courteous and helpful. Other users of the trail have the same rights as you, so let them go about their activities without interference.
  • Low noise, speed and dust. Keep speeds, dust and noise down to avoid frightening other visitors as well as wild animals and have minimum impact on the environment. Avoid revving your engine or running at full throttles. This creates unnecessary noise.
  • Keep to the speed limit. A motorised bike shall not be operated in excess of posted speeds or in a reckless, careless, or exhibitive manner. No person shall operate a bike in such a manner as to create unnecessary engine noise, tire squeals, skidding, or sliding.
  • Avoid skidding. Skidding damages tracks by removing the harder surface layer. This can then lead to erosion. Cutting corners also causes erosion. Do NOT cut corners, stay on the track.
  • Avoid spinning and sliding. Avoid opening up the throttle too quickly and cause the bike to spin or slide on the track. Spinning damages tracks by removing the harder surface layer. This can then lead to erosion.
  • Avoid wet, muddy areas. Muddy areas are very prone to damage. The tracks you leave behind channel the water when it rains and this leads to erosion.
  • Be alert. Always be on the lookout for animals, objects (rocks, tree stumps, twigs, etc), potholes, wet/muddy areas and animals in or on the road/track. Proceed with caution when encountering wild animals in or close to the track/road.
  • Do NOT litter. What goes in comes out. There are no waste facilities once on the trail. Please refrain from leaving any sweet rappers, chips papers, cans, bottles, cigarettes, cigarette butts or any non-biodegradable waste on the trail.
  • Smoking. Smoking is only allowed at the start & finish. Cigarette packs, matches and cigarette butts will need to be discarded of in the bin provided.
  • Minimal Impact / No Trace. Please do not pick or remove flowers, plants, wood, twigs, etc. Let the only memorabilia you bring back from the trail be your photos! Respect nature and be careful of where you ride, park and step so as to leave no trace of your visit.

Other Usefull information found on our FAQs page

 
About Us | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions | © 2013 Quad Garden Route |