Cape Town offers a wealth of things to do for action-seekers as well as more laid-back travellers. So, it you want more from your trip than cultural amazements, amazing cuisine, and beach lounging, check out these top Cape Town MTB trails to try this winter.

Table Mountain

A host of activities centre on this icon of the Mother City, located on the edge of the city bowl. So, it’s not surprising that you can explore these slopes on a variety of trails accessible from Tafelberg Road as well as Deer Park.

Don’t miss the chance to experience a new side of Table Mountain during your stay in Cape Town self-catering accommodation.

Durbanville

Durbanville Hills features a network of trails traversing some of the most beautiful wine farms in the area. Here, you’ll find 120km of pristine trails managed by South Africa’s largest club, Tygerberg Mountain Bike Club.

Try the Hillcrest, Meerendal, Contermanskloof, and Majik Forest trails.

Lebanon Forest

If you’d like to try something a little wilder, head for Grabouw where you’ll find plenty of circular forest trails suited to all levels of riders.

In Lebanon Forest, you can head out on an easy 7.3 km stretch or tackle the strenuous 23 km track depending on your energy levels. There are plenty of tricky single tracks, narrow ridges, steep climbs, and rock gardens to test your skills here.

Helderberg

A little closer to the city, the Helderberg Trail presents four different tests for enthusiastic MTBers. Whichever one you choose the stunning views along the way make the exertion worthwhile.

There are four individual loops at Helderberg, ranging from 4km for novice riders, to a 17km loop for die-hard riders. The trails wind through a private farm with a petting zoo onsite to keep the youngsters entertained as well as a coffee shop and braai area for relaxing after your ride.

Dirtopia

If you’re planning to enjoy the exquisite wine-tasting experiences available around Stellenbosch, you can add some extra to your trip at this excellent venue.

Designed by trail-builder extraordinaire, Meurant Botha, these trails on Delvera Wine Estate provide a complete portfolio of trails include something for everyone, including a bike shop and bike rentals.

The Bike Park at Constantia Uitsig

Designed by bike champ Chris Nixon in 2015 the bike park is great for all ages from 3 years and upwards. Teach your youngster to ride, learn new skills such as berms, drop offs, rock gardens and bridges or test out your speed on the dual slalom race track.

Not a bike lover? Not to worry, the Bike Barn offers a cozy hideout for spectators and there’s a whole host of food offerings and a great restaurant to quell the appetite after all the effort.

Ride the Best Cape Town MTB Trails

Are you ready to take on Cape Town’s extraordinary array of MTB experiences? Book your Cape Town self-catering accommodation now if you want easy access to all the best trails around town.

Get in touch and we’ll help you get your adventure started.

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