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3 Mountain Bike Trails to Try in the Cape Winelands

Cape Town has no end of world class trails for mountain bikers and enthusiasts, regardless of their skills will find no shortage of places to take a spin around Cape Town and surrounds. You can take a cycle on the trails that surround Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles, or make your way through the lush countryside.

While you are waiting to get the all clear signal to visit our beautiful country check out three more mountain biking trails in the winelands for your outdoor enjoyment, and take a ride with us as we explore three more trails below.

Spice Route Mountain Bike Trail

The Spice Route makes for the perfect day trip from the city, boasting plenty for the whole family to enjoy. This charming village set up offers a host of delicious high-end market-style treats, including chocolate and charcuterie, as well as the opportunity to head off on an MTB mission with Paarl Adventure Trails.

These exciting outings traverse vineyards, citrus plantations, meadows, olive groves, and the Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve. There’s something for every level of mountain biker to relish in this part of the world as well as a host of dog-friendly walking and running trails, and plenty to eat and drink once you are done.

Capaia Wine Estate Mountain Bike Trail

With 140-hectares to explore, you’ll find no shortage of places to burn rubber at this Philadelphia wine estate, 30-minutes from Cape Town.

The trails were designed by Adrian Winsor of Trail Blazers, SA and incorporate stunning vistas of both Table Mountain and the Swartland Hills.

You can trundle out along the Jeep track or pump up the adrenalin on heart-thumping single track through the hills.

Afterwards, refresh at Olivia Deli or Mariella’s Restaurant where bikers are welcomed with open arms.

Make your way to Botterberg Road and let the Philadelphia fun begin. 

Muratie Wine Estate Mountain Bike Trails

No mention of the winelands is complete without Stellenbosch. This area boasts a wealth of mountain bike trails, each with their own charms.

Muratie Wine Estate stands out for its challenging single track built by Meurant Botha and the Dirtopia team. This outing’s best suited to experienced riders and winds through the Simonsberg Mountains.

Need something a little more low-key? Try some of the other tracks through the forest above the cellar, suited for bikers of all levels as well as walkers.

When you’ve had your fill of exploring the hills and dales of Stellenbosch, pop into Muratie’s Farm Kitchen for a bite to eat and something cool to drink. 

Get on Track in Cape Town

Whatever blows your hair back, you’re bound to find an outdoor activity in Cape Town that suits your needs.

Keep browsing our blog for more information on the best things to do and see in an around the Mother City, including some more top-notch mountain bike trails.

When you’re ready to make your way back to Cape Town, get in touch and we’ll set you up with the best MTB -friendly self-catering accommodation in the city.
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