Welvanpas and Paarl Rock MTB Trails


Many mountain bike routes in the Cape claim to have the most amazing variety of routes, sublime single-track and a rich historic heritage. At Welvanpas you get exactly what is advertised. 

Please note: The cost indicated includes – Bike hire, Helmet, Water Bottle, Transfers to and from Venue. Tell us if you bring your own bike etc, and we adjust the cost accordingly


Difficulty Level

Moderate to difficult, depending on the selected route

2 Star Rating


The elite MTB route of Cape Town. The routes all start and end at Welvanpas farm which is nestled between the beautiful Hawekwa and Groenberg mountain ranges near Wellington. The trails are mainly on single-track, winding through orchards, vineyards, pristine fynbos and past stunning waterfalls. The trails will take you up high onto Groenberg, before descending back down to the Kromme River. You’ll have options between challenging and very steep sections or their (equally) challenging chicken runs.

The Yellow Route is 17km and a mere 400m ascent. Many small mountain streams crossings and a section through a pine plantation and a single-track party all over the side of the mountain. The Black Route extension to the Yellow Route and make it last longer! This 27km route has exhilarating single-track sections in the pine forest above Bainskloof and their names, Point Break, Route 66, Angel’s Tears, Heaven’s Gate, Super G and The Full Monty, will give you an idea of what to expect!! With a similar finish to the Yellow (17km), it ensures you’ll still enjoy the thrill of Cool Runnings and Cool Runnings Too, coming down the Bainskloof Road. For a less strenuous ride there is a 29km White Route that has amazing single-track, but with less climbing, while family groups with children may like to ride the more sedate 15km Blue Route.


The Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve, with its giant granite boulders dating back more than 500 million years, provides a spectacular backdrop to this enjoyable MTB ride. Leisure cruising on good dirt roads with a gentle gradient makes this trail suitable for the whole family. 

Starting at the entrance to the Paarl Nature Reserve, various options from 4km to 20km are on offer providing leisurely riding on good dirt roads with a gentle gradient. Various circular loops offer great views of the Boland mountains and across False Bay towards Cape Point in the distance. The trail takes you right up to the Afrikaanse Taal Monument, the Victoria Dam and Paarl Rock. In winter, the waterfalls are pumping and the dams full, but expect the roads to be dusty on dry summer days 

2 Star Rating
Per Person: R1,200.00
Per Person Sharing: R1,050.00
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