Things To Do in StellenboschBottelary Hills MTB Trail
Where? Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy, outside Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands
How much? Free
Where: Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy, outside Stellenbosch
Level: easy; children are welcome
Type of route: four routes, 6.3km – 18.5km; 76 km worth of trails
Best: any time of year, but summer gets incredibly hot
A number of MTB routes run across 20 farms in the hills outside Stellenbosch that collectively make up the Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy.
The trail has numerous starting points that include: the Radish Restaurant, Hazendal Wine Estate, Zevenwacht Wine Estate, Overgaauw Wine Estate, Asara Wine state, Devonvale Golf and Wine Estate and Devon Valley Hotel.
All the trails run on private land. Common to all the trails is really great scenery. Money raised from the trails goes towards the conservation of endangered fynbos.
The red route, is the main route – 25.7 km through Renosterveld jeep track and along farm roads with three single track sections. It's a moderately challenging ride.
The yellow loop is 6.5 km ride is along farm roads with a 2.5 km single track that provides an easy to moderate ride.
The purple loop is 9.2 km along farm roads that take you through vineyards and Renosterveld; an easy to moderate ride with some technical downhill sections and a 1.3 km climb.
The green loop is 13 km through Renosterveld jeep track and farm roads with three single track sections and a 2.5 km climb.
The orange loop is perfect for beginners at 9.7 km with a little climb only, along jeep track and farm roads.
For a map of the trails, see the Bottelary Hills MTB website.