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Paarl Adventure Trails Rhebokskloof

Paarl - Western Cape Boland

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Trails: 72
Total Distance: 39km
eBikes: Yes
Shuttle-friendly: N/A
Cost: Day Pass (Weekdays) Adults - R80.00 | Day Pass (Weekdays) Kids & Pensioners - R50.00 | Day Pass (Weekends) Adults - R100.00 | Day Pass (Weekends) Kids & Pensioners - R80.00
Security Rating: 4/5
Nearest City/Town: Paarl
Trail type: Country Trail

Trail Park Summary

Country Trail 

More information:

https://paarladventuretrails.co.za/

Trailforks Information:

https://www.trailforks.com/region/paarl-adventure-trails-rhebokskloof/

Security rating:

4/5

Websites:

https://paarladventuretrails.co.za/

Best suited for: Intermediate and Experienced riders

What we love about it: Rhebokskloof is one of four main trail heads for the Paarl Adventure Trails network. If you’re super fit and strong, you could try and ride the whole network in two days, but it will likely take you longer. That’s why it’s been segmented around the Paarl Mountain so that you can sample a bit of each section in 2-4 hour chunks. Rhebokskloof is a wine farm set against some superb gradient and dramatic rock on the northern slopes of Paarl Mountain.

It’s essentially a wine farm that’s more than 150 years old that now has an established a rather exceptional mountain bike trails network.

The trails:

There’s some tame, mellow trails low down at Rhebokskloof, but the venue really is all about the Blue and Red routes, which have made this one of the most exciting trails parks in the country. More recently, the new Purple route has been added, which is simply superb!

The trails at Rhebokskloof include:

Rhebokskloof Yellow: 3km
Rhebokskloof Blue: 13km
Rhebokskloof Red: 25km
Rhebokskloof Purple: 18km
Rhebokskloof Blue + Purple: 35km

The Yellow, Green and Blue trails seem very short, but with the combination of elevation on what is a generously sloped piece of land, are sufficiently challenging for beginners and youngsters.

As with the rest of the Paarl Adventure Trails network, the singletrack at Rhebokskloof has been very well built so that you always feel a good level of control, even at speed. The climbing is generally done gradually with switchbacks that are thoughtfully designed, while the twisty, bermed descents are super fun and just reward. The flow is generally very good and a clear sign of a discerning trailbuilder. As a bonus, the scenery in almost every direction is stunning.

Additional Trail Facts

Signage

The signage is good, but was due to be updated in January 2022 with new signage.

Grading

The trails aren’t specifically graded, but are predominantly blue and green trails according to Trailforks. We agree.

Off The Bike

There’s an established restaurant and a pizzeria at Rhebokskloof. The wine tasting is popular and there are options for picnics, quad biking and horse riding.

Summary

The combination of elevation, scenery, thoughtfully laid-out, well-built trails, rock features, flow and sheer volume of stimulating singletrack, make Rhebokskloof one of the best mountain bike trails in South Africa for intermediate and experienced riders.

Cost

Day Pass (Weekdays) Adults – R80.00 | Day Pass (Weekdays) Kids & Pensioners –
R50.00 | Day Pass (Weekends) Adults – R100.00 | Day Pass (Weekends) Kids & Pensioners – R80.00

 

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Dale Lees
15 June 2022
Amazing trails that keep you working but love the challenge
Darren Herbst
14 June 2022
Great
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Elsché Eygelaar
31 March 2022
Fun trails with beautiful views.
Gavin Duxbury
11 February 2022
Pine Cone, Skyfall, two stunning trails, but there are more there. Great coffee and beers afterwards at the restaurant. Longs climbs available if you have the legs. Come early morning to miss the heat in summer.
Franco Immelman
08 February 2022
Awesome trails and can do long rides. The new downhill trail (owloon) is the best. Very well maintained and boards is well marked
Sean Badenhorst
14 January 2022
There's so much good stuff going for this trails park. One of the best trails I have ever ridden.
Boshoff Spengler
11 January 2022
This is lovely trails, well kept with some great technical sections and some climbing. the downhill single tracks are great. Various route options to select from
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