MTB Western Cape - South Africa

 

cruising some beautiful trails...

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Table Mountain & Lions Head Loop
  • ca. 34 km / 900m climbing / 2 - 3 hours
  • scenic city route with beautiful costal views

  • need of a permit (SANParks, R 97) can be purchased
    at the Cape Town Tourism in Burg Street or at Kirsten-bosch Botanical Gardens

  • more info: tablemountainbikers.co.za

  • download gps

Cape Epic Prologue - Table Mountain
  • ca. 19 km / 400m climbing / 1 - 1 1/2 hours

  • want to explore the Cape Epic Prologue?

  • need of a permit (SANParks, R 97, see above)

  • best start is coming from Tafelberg Road (cable way)

  • more info: cape-epic.com/route/2021-prologue

  • download gps

Around Table Mountain
  • ca. 50 km / 1200m climbing / 3 - 4 hours

  • scenic route (part of Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden)

  • need of a permit (SANParks, R 97, see top route)

  • more info: tablemountainbikers.co.za

  • download gps

Tokai - Radio FM Mast
  • ca. 25 km / 900m climbing / 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hours

  • stunning views on top of Constantia Berg (FM Mast)

  • serious continuous climbing. but worth the effort and some kiff single trails and berms at the end

  • need of a permit (SANparks, R 97, at the gate entering Tokai Park)

  • more info: tokaimtb.co.za

  • download gps

Hout Bay - Nek - Green Belt - Tokai -Silvermine - Chappies - Hout Bay
  • ca. 52 km / 1100m climbing / 3 - 4 1/2 hours

  • challenging loop

  • need of a permit (SANparks, R 97, at the gate entering Tokai Park)

  • more info: tokaimtb.co.za

  • download gps

Meerendal - Durbanville (Blue Route)
  • ca. 25 km / 600m climbing / 1 1/2 - 2 hours

  • the views on top of Dorstberg are worth the tricky accent (or just do the blue route without the steep climb)

  • lots of fun single trails and berms - playground

  • need of a permit (R 50, honesty box at entrance)

  • more info: meerendal.co.za/activities/mountain-bike

  • download gps

 

Oak Valley - Grabouw (Black Route)
  • ca. 30 km / 600m climbing / 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hours

  • guess the most beautiful trails in South Africa

  • lots of fun single trails

  • need of a permit (R 50, at the gate)

  • more info: oakvelley.co.za/mtb

  • download gps

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Paul Cluver - Grabouw

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Lebanon - Elgin (Blue or Red Trail)
  • blue trail ca. 17 km / 400m climbing / 1 - 1 1/2 hours

  • red trail ca. 25 km / 600m climbing / 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hours

  • unique riding experience that combines rolling orchard, forested pine slopes and mountainous fynboss

  • need of a permit (R 40, register at Back 2 Basics office)

  • more info: lebanonmtbtrails.co.za

  • download gps blue trail

  • download gps red trail

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Jonkershoek - Stellenbosch

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G-Spot Fun @ Stellenbosch
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Famous Skyfall @ Barneys Wine Farm
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Boschendal - Franschoek (Black XL Route)
  • ca. 30 km / 1100m climbing / 1 1/2 - 2 hours

  • expect some sweet singletrack riding

  • need of a permit (R 50, at the Boschendal Trail Centre)

  • more info: boschendal.com

  • download gps

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Welvanpass - Wellington
  • white trail ca. 29 km / ?m climbing / 2h30 - 3h30

  • black trail ca. 27 km / ?m climbing / 2h30 - 4h

  • the trails are challenging, but rewarding

  • need of a permit (R 60, at 'Die ou Meul' coffee shop)

  • more info: welvanpas.co.za

  • download gps

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Selection of One Day MTB Races

Durbie Dash - Durbanville
  • 17. October 2020

  • 60/45/25 or 12 km

  • entry R 395 - R 120

  • more info: durbiedash.co.za

Imbuko Big Five MTB Challenge - Wellington
Attakwas Extreme - Oudshoorn to Great Brak River
  • 16. January 2021

  • 121 km / 2900m of climbing

  • entry R 1 150

  • more info: atta.co.za

MTB Challenge - Stellenbosch
  • TBC, February/March 2021

  • 60/30 or 15 km

  • entry R 350 - R 70

  • more info: pedalpower.org.za

 

Selection of Multistage MTB Races

Berg & Bush - Free State/KZN
  • expect a proper adventure on your bikee

  • 2.-4. October 2020 or 6.-8. October 2020

  • total 220 km / 2700m of climbing

  • entry R 12 700 per team (basics)

  • more info: bergandbush.co.za

To Hell and Back - Oudshoorn, WC
  • ride the oldest MTB stage race in SA (26 edition)

  • 14.-15. November 2020

  • total 120 km / 3800m of climbing

  • entry R 2 800 single (basics)

  • more info: tohellandback.co.za

Tankwa Trek - Western Cape
  • a ride like no other - beat the Merino Monster

  • 4.-7. February 2021

  • total 286 km / 5800m of climbing

  • entry R 16 000 per team (basics)

  • more info: tankwatrek.co.za

Joberg2c - Gauteng/Free State/EC and KZN
  • the ride of your life - for sure

  • 23. April - 1. May 2021

  • total 900 km / 15000m of climbing

  • entry ca. R 54 000 per team (basics)

  • more info: joberg2c.co.za

Wines2Whales - Western Cape
  • three days of spectacular mountain biking

  • 30.10.-1.11, 2.4.-4.11. or 6.11-8.11.2020

  • total 191 km / 4500m of climbing

  • entry R 14 950 per team (basics)

  • more info: wines2whales.com

Sani2c- KZN
  • more than a ride

  • 2.-4. December or 3.-5. December 2020

  • total 265 km / 3500m of climbing

  • entry R 16 460 per team (basics)

  • more info: sani2c.co.za

Cape Epic - Western Cape
  • the Tour de France of MTB

  • 21.-28. March 2021

  • total 700 km / 15000m of climbing

  • entry USD 6 490 per team (basics)

  • more info: cape-epic.com

Gravel and Grape Extreme - Western Cape
  • mountain biking back to it’s roots

  • TBC, May 2021

  • total 181 km / 3300m of climbing

  • entry  R 6 200 per team (basics)

  • more info: gravelandgrape.com

 

MTB Tour Guiding

 

Are you coming soon to Cape Town and you would like to ride one of the beautiful trails in the Western Cape?

 

But you don’t know the area that well so that you can ride for your own?

 

We offer guided MTB half day or full day trips with start in the Cape Town area. MTB trips starting outside Cape Town can be arrange as well and we are glad to guide you too.

 

Price                 R    750/person for tours with start in Cape Town (parking area in front of Virgin Active, Green Point – or by arrangement)

                           R 1100/person for tours starting outside Cape Town (transport at the expenses of the rider/group)

​                           Ask for discount if more than one rider

 

Insurance        It is the responsibility of each rider to take out travel and personal accident insurance cover. Therefore, you must be adequately insured

                           against personal injury, medical expenses arising from accident or injury, theft or damage

Contact             Andi Ettlin, Hout Bay

                            andi.ettlin(at)gmail.com             +27 72 397 43 73 (WhatsApp)

 
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Accommodation

Villa Amanzi, Hout Bay

'by Athletes for Athletes'

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 Web: villa-amanzi-sa.com                                     Mail: villaamanzi.sa(at)gmail.com                    +27 72 397 43 73 (Andi - WhatsApp)

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