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Not sure about what to expect on the trails?

Have a look below at some of our popular trails around Stellenbosch. We're still busy getting content for most of the trails and we'll update the page as we get more footage!


Situated just outside of the town, this is one of the most prized nature reserves in the area. The reserve is caught in between two rising mountains that offer fun single tracks and jeep tracks along the mountain tops. Enjoy the beautiful fynbos reserve with tranquil rivers, waterfalls, and stunning views once you get high up on the trails.



Situated behind Botmaskop moutain, the Banhoek valley is one of most beautiful areas in the Western Cape. The area is also accessible through the Boschendal farm next to the local town of Kylemore. Once on the road, bikers can enjoy flourishing fynbos in the nature reserve while looking down onto the valley and its historic agricultural farms filled with livestock, citrus fruit, berries, and of course, more wine.

While enjoying all the healthy sought-after trails and single tracks, riders will also have the opportunity to spot some wildlife on neighbouring farms, such as the famous Springbok, Eland, and Gemsbok.



G-Spot, Eden, Mont Marie

G-Spot is regarded as one of the best single tracks in the country. Built by Mark Gordon and managed by the Stellenbosch Trail Fund, G-Spot offers a ride like none other. Situated right above town, the area provides chiseled single tracks with plenty of jumps and curvy berms that will have you jumping with joy.

Eden Forest and Mont Marie is a short ride away from G-spot and is also managed by STF. The two networks make for a great first ride to familiar yourself with Stellenbosch's trails as it's just outside of the town centre. 



Helderberg Trails is set on a private farm within the foothills of the Helderberg Mountains (half-way between Somerset West and Stellenbosch), Helderberg Trails prides themselves on providing a trail destination suited to every type of rider, no matter age, skill level, type of bike, or level of fitness. (Even trail runners will love our routes)

The Helderberg Farm Trail offers superb views over False Bay, Table Mountain and the Stellenbosch vineyards. This in itself should be enough to motivate you to ascend the moderate climbs and zoom the downhills and flat sections.

All trails have been designed and built by Jan Van Schalkwyk (the name behind the original Steilte and Hermanus MTB Trails) and partner in crime, Andrew Neethling, a World Class professional mountain biker who honed his skills on this very mountain.


Bottelary Hills

The Bottelary Hills Conservancy MTB Trails were opened by the Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy (BHRC) in April 2011 to allow controlled access to the Conservancy via a network of curated and well-marked MTB routes and trails. The trail network traverses 20 private farms in the hills outside Stellenbosch that, collectively, make up the BHRC. Money raised from the sale of Trail Permits goes towards the maintenance and development of the trail network and the conservation of the endangered Renosterveld.

The rolling hillsides of the BHRC feature vineyards, farmland, conservation areas and a trail network comprised of farm roads, jeep tracks and numerous purpose-built single-track trails. While never too technical, there are several challenging climbs and a variety of distances on offer for riders of all fitness and skill levels.


Helderberg Wine Farms

Ernie Els, Stellenzicht, Dornier

The trails on the Helderberg side of Stellenbosch crosses many wine farms. The Winelands Cycling Club has partnered with several wine farms to give access to mountain bikers and ride the purpose built singletrack on these pristine farms.

These trails also give riders the opportunity to see the vineyards up close, they might even taste some of the wine at the farms' restaurants on route. 

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