MTB trails you HAVE to ride in the Western Cape

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MTB trails you HAVE to ride in the Western Cape
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MTB trails you HAVE to ride in the Western Cape
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Durbanville - Cape Town

Durbanville is quickly becoming the MTB mecca of South Africa with more than 120km of linked trails criss-crossing through the Durbanville Hills, encompassing some of the area’s most beautiful farms and vineyards. Managed by the Tygerberg Mountain Bike Club – the largest in the country – the trails include Majik Forest, Hillcrest, Meerendal, Contermanskloof, and Hoogekraal.

Helderberg - Somerset West

Catering for riders of all abilities, the Heldeberg Trails offers four options to challenge you, with the epic view from the top well worth the effort. The four individual loops range in distance of 4km for beginners, 6km for intermediate, 14km for experienced and finally the 17km loop for the serious riders. Based on a private farm at the foot of the Helderberg Mountains, there are also braai facilities, a petting zoo for kids and a kiosk selling coffee, drinks, breakfast and sweet treats.

Lebanon Forest – Grabouw

The Grabouw / Elgin area is quickly becoming known as heaven for those seeking adventure on the trails with Lebanon Forest one of the favourite spots to ride. The circular forest trails are perfect to test all experience levels, all colour coded according to difficulty levels, including a 7.3km and a 23.6km trail. Depending on your ability, you can expect a ‘gentle’ cruise through the forest or a testing, rigorous ride with plenty of narrow ridges, rock gardens, steep climbs and tricky single-track.

Eselfontein – Ceres

Arguably one of the best single-track trail offerings in South Africa, Eselfontein Farm in Ceres has trails ranging from 15km to 70km, with 80% of the latter made up of single-track. This one is for the more hardcore cyclists and is bound to test your skills to the upmost.

Cederberg Conservancy - Cederberg

The Cederberg is like nothing you’ve ever seen before, it’s like being on another planet or walking on the moon, with big mountain passes and narrow single-track, characterised by large wind and rain-eroded boulders shouldering the trails that run through them. The riding brings fast, free-flowing trails as well as some tight technical sections.

Harkerville Trail – Garden Route

Offering four routes with varying degrees of difficulty, ranging in distances from between 12 to 27km, the Harkerville Trail takes riders through fynbos, plantations and indigenous forest areas. There is everything from gentle forest stretches to more intense single-track, ensuring you get plenty of action on the bike. Situated close to Plettenberg Bay, there is also plenty to do once you have put the cleats away for the day.