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After tasting some lekker new trails this holiday I reckon I need to try and ride as many new trails this year as I can.

I know there are very many gravel roads that are called trails, but I mean trails as in singletrack.

 

So I'd like your input on setting up a list of trails/trail centers.

 

Table Mountain National Park:

Tokai, City Bowl and the Traverse between them.

 

Tygerberg:

Contermanskloof, Hoogies (other than boiemendaler the rest of the other trails there have never really held my interest. Maybe because the day permit doesn't allow multiple farm access?)

 

Stellies:

Eden. Mont Marie. Gspot. Coetzenburg. Jonkers. Simonsberg Banhoek Conservancy and Boschendal. Bottelary.

 

Somerset West

Helderberg

The new Wannabee trails at Stellenzicht sound lekker, maybe combine it with a ride from Audacia and then include Dornier and the MM trails.

 

Boland

Taal Monument, Rhebockskloof and the around the Pêrel Traverse. Wild Boar. I'd also like to ride Franschhoek trails. There must be some trails around the dam.

 

Elgin

Oak Valley. Paul Cluver. Lebanon. Mto/A2Z/ Stolz Tri Cross revived trails.

 

Overberg

Wildekrans wines trails, Hermanus Hemel en Aarde. Greyton. Tesselaarsdal. Gansbaai -Lomond. Bredasdorp. Swellendam - Marloth. Grootvadersbosch.

Garcia outside Riversdal. Stilbaai also has some lekker Trails.

 

Garden Route

George- Witfontein. GRTP. Knysna Surrounds. Harkerville.

 

Cederberg and Ceres

Eselfontein. Kaleo. Houdenbek. Sanddrif.

Tulbagh(?)

 

Swartland

Piket-Bo-Berg.

Kardoesie-Eendekuil

Darling - Wolwefontein

 

What am I missing? Please add if you know of something.

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After tasting some lekker new trails this holiday I reckon I need to try and ride as many new trails this year as I can.

I know there are very many gravel roads that are called trails, but I mean trails as in singletrack.

 

So I'd like your input on setting up a list of trails/trail centers.

 

Table Mountain National Park:

Tokai, City Bowl and the Traverse between them.

 

Tygerberg:

Contermanskloof, Hoogies (other than boiemendaler the rest of the other trails there have never really held my interest. Maybe because the day permit doesn't allow multiple farm access?)

 

Stellies:

Eden. Mont Marie. Gspot. Coetzenburg. Jonkers. Simonsberg Banhoek Conservancy and Boschendal. Bottelary.

 

Somerset West

Helderberg

The new Wannabee trails at Stellenzicht sound lekker, maybe combine it with a ride from Audacia and then include Dornier and the MM trails.

 

Boland

Taal Monument, Rhebockskloof and the around the Pêrel Traverse. Wild Boar. I'd also like to ride Franschhoek trails. There must be some trails around the dam.

 

Elgin

Oak Valley. Paul Cluver. Lebanon. Mto/A2Z/ Stolz Tri Cross revived trails.

 

Overberg

Wildekrans wines trails, Hermanus Hemel en Aarde. Greyton. Tesselaarsdal. Gansbaai -Lomond. Bredasdorp. Swellendam - Marloth. Grootvadersbosch.

Garcia outside Riversdal. Stilbaai also has some lekker Trails.

 

Garden Route

George- Witfontein. GRTP. Knysna Surrounds. Harkerville.

 

Cederberg and Ceres

Eselfontein. Kaleo. Houdenbek. Sanddrif.

 

Swartland

Piket-Bo-Berg.

Kardoesie-Eendekuil

Darling - Wolwefontein

 

What am I missing? Please add if you know of something.

All the trails around Paarl, Wellington, Simondium and Pniel now fall under the same permit called the Winelands Trails. The main Trail Centres are at Rhebokskloof, Spice Route, JanKan, Wildboar Trails at Val du Charron, at Boschendal in Pniel and Banhoek Conservancy. There are other smaller trail centres also along the traverse loop around Paarl Mountain.. All in all a yearly R1000 permit that gives you access to around 400km of trails.. worth every cent! Edited by JohanDiv
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All the trails around Paarl, Wellington, Simondium and Pniel now fall under the same permit called the Winelands Trails. The main Trail Centres are at Rhebokskloof, Spice Route, JanKan, Wildboar Trails at Val du Charron, at Boschendal in Pniel and Banhoek Conservancy. There are other smaller trail centres also along the traverse loop around Paarl Mountain.. All in all a yearly R1000 permit that gives you access to around 400km of trails.. worth every cent!

That is a bargain if you are a local. Pretty much like Tygerberg for the N-Subs.

 

We rode Banhoek and Boschendal on a day permit this weekend. Lekker ride. Very underrated trail network that.

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That is a bargain if you are a local. Pretty much like Tygerberg for the N-Subs.

 

We rode Banhoek and Boschendal on a day permit this weekend. Lekker ride. Very underrated trail network that.

When I am a bit more fit again I really want to join you guys.

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Hemel en Aarde, Hermanus

 

http://www.mtbroutes.co.za/hemel-en-aarde-mtb-trails-closest-citytown-hermanus

 

That web site seems to answer the original question pretty well.

http://mtbroutes.co.za

 

*Edit: Sorry, I see that Hemel en Aarde was already mentioned under Overberg in the original post.

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Hemel en Aarde, Hermanus

 

http://www.mtbroutes.co.za/hemel-en-aarde-mtb-trails-closest-citytown-hermanus

 

That web site seems to answer the original question pretty well.

http://mtbroutes.co.za

 

*Edit: Sorry, I see that Hemel en Aarde was already mentioned under Overberg in the original post.

I rode Hemel en Aarde last week, was super disappointed 

 

wouldnt waste my time riding there its barely an MTB trail 

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Life's too short to wait for that. Kom ry net saam. We're all fat and lazy enduro riders anyway. We're only fast in our imagination.

yarre, was almost going to join until this... :unsure:

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I rode Hemel en Aarde last week, was super disappointed 

 

wouldnt waste my time riding there its barely an MTB trail 

 

Just goes to show how people differ ....

 

 

We LOVED Hemel And Aarde trail - before the fire.  Have not cycled there since .... part of the magic was the sections in the woods ....

 

 

Sure, it aint a black route .... but what a nice natural ride.  Far prefer this over the man made obstacles ...

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When I am a bit more fit again I really want to join you guys.

Just come with anyway man, we are hardly pushing pace...

 

I'm a #endurobro when I climb, and an marathon rider when I descend ;) You'll be fine.

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