Western Cape MTB Routes

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Nowhere else in our beloved country will you get more ride for your rand than in the sprawling Western Cape region. From the iconic Table Mountain, fynbos slopes, windswept beaches and sandstone ranges unfold beyond the horizon to where the hinterland awaits, with the landscape constantly changing as you explore inland.

With approximately a hundred MTB routes, the Western Cape is a dream ride destination. The province is divided into half a dozen riding regions, each with a selection of mild to wild options. The Cape Peninsula region, featuring Table Mountain National Park and including Tokai Forest, is our starting point. From here, an hour’s drive will take you into the Winelands Region, where Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek boast an exhilarating mix of vineyard, fynbos and rugged mountain trails. 

Head north along the N7 and you’ll discover a diverse riding region combining West Coast beaches, the Renosterveld plains of the Swartland, the rugged Olifants River Valley and the inspiring mountainscapes of the Cederberg and Groot Winterhoek Wilderness areas. The Breede River Valley and Overberg unfold to the south beyond the inland ranges, and you can ride forever along dusty gravel roads and within some of CapeNature’s flagship nature reserves. 

And then, of course, there are the wide-sky spaces and arid plains of the Karoo, with classic mountain passes grinding into the Swartberg ranges. Conquer these and you will cross into the Garden Route, a true mountain biker’s heaven if ever there was one. Crank the tranquil Knysna Forests and bomb coastal cliffs, or defy gravity along the side-winding gravel passes of the Swartberg … the Cape awaits – just make sure you bring your bike!


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