The Robertsvlei Loop MTB Trail

Cycling / Sports & Leisure in or near Franschhoek, Cape Winelands in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Things To Do in FranschhoekThe Robertsvlei Loop MTB Trail

Cycling Sports & Leisure Cape Winelands

Where? Intersection of R45 and Robertsvlei Road, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands

When? Best during daylight hours.

How much? Free

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Franschhoek, in Western Cape

Where: intersection of R45 and Robertsvlei Road, Franschhoek
Level: easy, no technical bits
Type of route: circular,14.5 km
Best: any time of year

Most of the ride is on the R45 tar road outside Franschhoek alongside the Franschhoek River. Start at the intersection of the R45 with Robertsvlei Road and head towards Franschhoek through farmland (the original name for the farmlands of the area was Franche Hoek, settled by French Huguenot refugees) and then Le Roux (the Coloured township on your left).

The route continues through Franschhoek, leaving the town shortly after passing Reuben's restaurant (left). At the intersection, follow the R45 right, before heading off the R45 onto the tarred section of Robertsvlei Road.

You now ride through farmland, parts of the road lined with oaks. Just after passing a dam on your left, Robertsvlei veers right, and then bends left at a second dam. The first left turn to the right, after the dam, is the dirt section of Robertsvlei Road. Take this all the way back to the start.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Franschhoek

21 Roux Street Guesthouse

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21 Roux Street Guesthouse

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Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate

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The pride of this estate is the luxury Owner’s Cottage with four rooms, conservatory, lounge and swimming and spa area ... more

De Ville Lodge

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De Ville Lodge

De Ville Lodge offers elegant self-catering accommodation to both leisure and corporate visitors to Franschhoek, Western ... more has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German. © 1999-2016. All Rights Reserved. Find and book hotels and accommodation in South Africa. Sitemap