Bottelary Hills Conservancy MTB Trails

Stellenbosch - Western Cape Boland

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Trails: 94
Total Distance: 127km
eBikes: Yes
Shuttle-friendly: N/A
Cost: Day Permits - R70 | Sold at the route access points as well as Engen Soneike open 24/7.
Security Rating: 4/5
Nearest City/Town: Stellenbosch
Trail type: Country Trail

Best suited for: Beginner, Intermediate and Experienced riders.

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Day Permits – R70 | Sold at the route access points as well as Engen Soneike open 24/7.

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06 June 2022
The Bottelary trails are a mix of jeep tracks and singletracks. Distance range between 10-50km, all depending where you start and how you link the trails. Wherever you ride you will have beautiful views and the feeling of riding in the mountains. The Jordan trail is a gem. Amazing singletrack twisting through a pine forest. Then curving down the slopes either to the restaurant or back to Zevenwacht with a short lungbuster. Start either from Jordan or Zevenwacht Wine Estate.
06 June 2022
The Bottelary trails have a variety of options. The Jordan trail is suitable for all skill levels. A good mix of jeeptrack and singletrack. The singletrack twists through vineyards and pine forest. The lower singletrack on the slopes take you down to either the restaurant of Jordan or back to Zevenwacht via Jeeptrack with a short lungbuster climb. Park at either Jordan or Zevenwacht.
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Michael Rhategan
03 May 2022
Great trials with so many options to pit together either short or long one
Henriette Lombard
25 April 2022
The Bottelary Hills have great trails - from jeeptracks to mountain singletracks. Quite a bit of hills to work the legs. Gorgeous scenery and views. Most of the entry farms sells day permits. A ride can become quite long on Bottelary Hills and best to plan your route well.
Ebrahim Domingo
11 April 2022
Awesome trails all is good condition. Very well marked. Magnificent views from every angle!
Michael Green
30 March 2022
Huge amount of options to ride, well market and lots of expansion done during 2021. Some of the best trails on our doorstep in Cape Town
Elsché Eygelaar
17 March 2022
Nice flowing trail with beautiful views of Cape Town.
Leo Gable
14 February 2022
Great trails, well maintained, good climbs and single-track, good relationship with the surrounding nature and conservation thereof!
Temblin Vergotine
14 February 2022
The best entry level to expert trails both for family and friends
Jacques vd
14 February 2022
Great trail for all fitness levels, well marked & easy to navigate.
Richard Key
14 February 2022
Tokai Mountain Bikers do an enormous amount of work in building, maintaining and upgrading the trails. Just a pity that our mountains are so rocky!!!
Christiaan Van Vondel
08 February 2022
Very nice routes in very beautiful area. You'll have a 360 view of the cape peninsula including table mountain. There is no specific trailhead but you can park at Zevenwacht or Hazendal
Thomas Bothma
04 February 2022
Loved the trail, missed Ribbok. Love the views and challenge here and there.
Marlon Jansen
11 January 2022
This trail caters for all riders of various skill levels; It is my weekly goto trail and I have started out as a beginner on this trail 2 years ago. It can be access from a number of farms and have exit routes Kuilsriver to Stellenbosch and anywhere in between. New sections have been added recently and the trails are always maintained.
Gerda Diezel
11 January 2022
Something for everyone with the most amazing views. Technically challenged you and you will love every moment. Ps pack climbing legs
Marleen.L (Earth Warrior)
15 December 2021
I am really surprised to find one of my favourite routes this far down the ranking. It IS a bit of an undiscovered, hidden gem. But once you have discovered the beauty of the Renosterveld-area with insane singletrack running through forests and along dams and vineyards, you will return weekly if you live in the area. They also offer (free) guided rides to introduce and familiarize riders with the different route options. In Winter these trails drains better than most of the surrounding trails as it has beach type soil. The trails run over working farms and have views of Table Mountain and all the Stellenbosch mountains. Use the Trailforks App to further familiarize yourself with the area/trails. I give it a solid 9/10.
Evan Springfield
15 December 2021
The trails is well maintained, scenic and always evolving! Having a diversity of MTB terrains on a route + close to home is awesome to me!
Selwyn Crotz ??
10 December 2021
Only started seriously cycling the Bottelary Trails this year, takes a while to get used to it all but once you get the hang of it all comes together. Beautiful scenery, smooth single tracks and solid climbs. Will give it a solid 8/10. The signs and maps on the trails do need some updating even though you can’t really get lost. All comes together very nicely, Hope this helps
Dudon Weber(BCC)
10 December 2021
Brilliant single tracks, well maintained lots of routes to choose from.
Dudon Weber(BCC)
10 December 2021
Brilliant single tracks,well maitained lots of routes to choose from.
Leo Gable
10 December 2021
Great network of trails with a good drainage system. Doing fantastic work conserving the environment and enriching the local community. Highly recommend
Pierre Steyn
10 December 2021
One of the Boland’s hidden gems. Pristine Renosterveld and views for days.
Graham Bawden
10 December 2021
Well maintained trails that can be ridden by beginners. You can get some distance in as it takes some climbing to get to some of the single track. As a beginner I liked the fact that the single track was manageable and not too technical. Stunning views across the Peninsula and a fun place to ride. The riders here also seem more friendly than others I have encountered
Temblin Vergotine
10 December 2021
Awesome trail for all round training
Michael Green
10 December 2021
Huge expansion this year on all trails and massive variety for numerous fitness levels
Michael Green
10 December 2021
Right on our doorstep and awesome variety
Jacques vd Merwe
10 December 2021
Great trails, within 5km from my house.
W Strachan
10 December 2021
Amazing trails, well marked and maintained. Something for everyone, from beginner to more advanced. End-less trails and amazing views. Definitely my favorite trails in Stellenbosch.
Andrew Rich
10 December 2021
This is some of the best trails around. The single tracks a awesome and well maintained. This is absolute value for money. The trail builders adds new sections of trails frequently. .The maintenance is tops.
Chantélle Bosch
10 December 2021
Bottelary Hills Trails are simply amazing, offering variety for all types of riders and just ensuring a pretty awesome time out on the bike!
Karen St Clair
10 December 2021
Amazing views, beautiful single track. Nice variety of single track and jeep track. Lots of climbing. Stunning starting and end points on wine farms.
michael kidd
10 December 2021
Fantastic trails, beautiful scenery and easy to navigate. A big range of difficulty and skill level trails, you could take anyone from a complete beginner to an expert and give anyone a good time. There are so many entry and exit points that you can really just make what you like of it.
Etienne Lombard
10 December 2021
Awesome trail network. Various routes to choose from. You will need your climbing legs!
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