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      The boundaries of this municipality, which covers an area of 22,289 square kilometres (8,606 sq mi),[3] coincide roughly with the boundaries of the geographical area that has been known since the early days of the Cape Colony as "The Boland". In Afrikaans Boland means "up land" or "the higher land" or "the land above" (i.e. in contrast to the low coastal areas of the original Dutch settlement at the Cape). However, the term "Boland", as originally used, was a loose concept, with no defined borders (cf. the informal but not meaningless terms "The Sahara" or "The Rocky Mountains"). The Boland is generally mountainous, with range after range of beautiful and isolated sandstone peaks reaching towards 2000m but also has broad, fertile valleys that are home to some of the country's finest vineyards.

      The region has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers are hot and cool, damp winters, with snow on the peaks during August and September. The diverse geography includes peaks, ranges, escarpments, valleys, cliffs, rivers, pools, waterfalls, screes, canyons, springs, forests, caves and other natural features.

      The Cape Winelands District Municipality is divided into five local municipalities, which are described in the following table.
      Name Seat Population
      (2011) Area
      (km2) Density
      (inhabitants/km2)
      Witzenberg[4] Ceres 115,946 10,753 10.8
      Drakenstein[5] Paarl 251,262 1,538 163.4
      Stellenbosch[6] Stellenbosch 155,733 831 187.4
      Breede Valley[7] Worcester 166,825 3,833 43.5
      Langeberg[8] Ashton 97,724 4,518 21.6
      Total 787,490 21,473 36.7
      source: wikipedia
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      AKA: Winelands
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      Region Details
      • 592
      • 5
      • 344
      • 351
      • 45
      • 8
      • 1

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      1,407
      Trails Mountain Bike
      1,347
      Trails E-Bike
      1,253
      Trails Horse
      49
      Trails Hike
      981
      Trails Trail Running
      973
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      8
      Total Distance
      1,076 mile
      Total Descent
      154,628 ft
      Total Vertical
      5,700 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,744 ft
      Reports
      5,004
      Photos
      1,288
      Ridden Counter
      71,258

      Outside Logo Articles

      Video: Andrew Neethling Meets Clemens Kaudela in South Africa 'Mission to Ride'
      May 19, 2021 from pinkbike.com
      Clemens was in town building a new line at Hellsend Dirt Compound, so Andrew took the opportunity to hang out with Clemens for a chat, and to show...
      Video: Niko Velasco Rips Through Scorched Trails in South Africa
      Dec 19, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      After a fire burned through the night on Niko Velasco's farm, he checked the trails by ripping through at a searing pace.
      Video: Big Trains at The Halloween Jam at Hellsend Bike Compound
      Nov 3, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      A spooky jam, with all the local South African rippers.
      Video: Whip Offs and Dirt Jump Jams at the 2020 Hellsend Dirt Party
      Jul 14, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      One last send session at the compound before the lockdown
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      Popular Cape Winelands District Mountain Biking Trails

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      Armageddon 1
      MTO Jonkershoek
      Armageddon 5
      MTO Jonkershoek
      Armageddon 2
      MTO Jonkershoek
      Irish Climb
      MTO Jonkershoek
      Firehut 1
      MTO Jonkershoek
      Armageddon 6
      MTO Jonkershoek
      Firehut 2
      MTO Jonkershoek
      G-Spot - Eden Bottom Link
      STF G-Spot
      Armageddon 4
      MTO Jonkershoek
      Cobra
      Bethlehem Plaas
      G-Spot Alternative Line
      STF G-Spot
      Klipwerf
      Bethlehem Plaas
      Armageddon 3
      MTO Jonkershoek
      Alternative Climb to G-Spot
      STF G-Spot
      The Gutted Baboon
      STF Mont Marie

      Cape Winelands District Mountain Bike Routes

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      Wine Lands Cycling Club: Trail Art, Urban Art Route
      Wine Lands Cycling Club - Somerbosch
      19 miles
      Tulbagh Farm Loop
      Tulbagh MTB Trails
      11 miles
      Tulbagh: The Bone Trail
      Tulbagh MTB Trails
      21 miles
      Wine Lands Cycling Club: Loop from Somerbosch via Billy Visser
      Wine Lands Cycling Club - Somerbosch
      14 miles
      The Hanger to The Top Mast
      Helderberg Trails
      6 miles
      Eselfontein Route A - 14 Miles
      Eselfontein
      14 miles
      Eselfontein Route C - 14 Miles
      Eselfontein
      14 miles
      Wine Lands Cycling Club: 96 Winery Rd, Graduation loop
      Wine Lands Cycling Club - 96 Winery Road
      5 miles
      Eselfontein Route B - 15 Miles
      Eselfontein
      15 miles
      Wine Lands Cycling Club: 96 Winery Rd, Beginners Loop
      Wine Lands Cycling Club - 96 Winery Road
      3 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 29 rides
      Yesterday
      • 42 rides
      Past Week
      • 400 rides

      Photos of Cape Winelands District Mountain Bike

      1 |
      Dec 18, 2022 @ 10:37am
      Dec 18, 2022
      10 |
      Dec 18, 2022 @ 10:36am
      Dec 18, 2022
      34 |
      Nov 15, 2022 @ 4:02am
      Nov 15, 2022
      66 |
      Mar 20, 2021 @ 1:58pm
      Mar 20, 2021
      89 |
      Jul 4, 2020 @ 7:54am
      Jul 4, 2020
      81 |
      Jul 4, 2020 @ 7:54am
      Jul 4, 2020
      115 |
      Feb 7, 2020 @ 9:20pm
      Feb 7, 2020
      139 |
      May 26, 2019 @ 11:06am
      May 26, 2019

      Videos of Cape Winelands District Mountain Bike

      Specialized Paarl
      17 | Apr 4, 2022
      SA Banhoek Fail
      108 | Jun 9, 2021
      96 | May 7, 2021
      'Boegoe Zag' on Helderberg Trails
      trail: Boegoe Zag
      46 | Dec 15, 2020
      DUST BAE - EDEN FOREST STELLENBOSCH
      92 | Dec 1, 2020
      full throttle
      trail: Downhill
      0:26 | 200 | Sep 22, 2020
      2020 lockdown diaries - garden of eden
      0:29 | 87 | May 18, 2020
      Rhebokskloof Wine Estate
      0:41 | 42 | Apr 22, 2020

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Paddagang
      Wine Lands Cycling Club - 96 Winery Road
      Jan 25, 2023 @ 8:31am
      2 days
      Idealdawieventer WinelandsDirection changed
      Neverending Story 2
      MTO Jonkershoek
      Jan 5, 2023 @ 6:42am
      Jan 5, 2023
      Drymichael14jacobs Major damage to trail from recent...

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #1865922darren-h1addroute85km SAXCM Champs 2023 ( Bike Fest Paarl)
      Jan 27, 2023 @ 11:25am
      5 hours
      user #1472685rudipollardwishlistroute96 Winery 49Km Route
      Jan 27, 2023 @ 2:33am
      14 hours
      user #3366782DavidWebster24wishlistroutePaarl 40km from Laborie ( Fnl_
      Jan 27, 2023 @ 2:32am
      14 hours
      user #1076096Dave-09addreportBikini Beatch and 6 more
      Jan 26, 2023 @ 6:07am
      1 day
      user #3255662eumollwishlistrouteAfrican X day 1 and 1 more
      Jan 26, 2023 @ 1:25am
      2 days

      Recent Comments

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      user #1913268KylebrownCLtrailRed PhoenixIn perfect condition, the team must have done...
      Jul 11, 2022 @ 1:27pm
      Jul 11, 2022
      user #3018798PieterdPltrailDB ST 002Trail is still under construction, but...
      Jun 10, 2022 @ 4:43am
      Jun 10, 2022
      user #477906phenningreportIron Monkey Topupdate
      Jun 8, 2022 @ 1:08am
      Jun 8, 2022
      user #2723654janlouisdtreportThe PlumberPlumber still closed?
      Apr 15, 2022 @ 2:36am
      Apr 15, 2022
      user #2460633SshumantrailBerg River Dam Western ShoreThis trail is badly eroded and rocky. Views...
      Feb 9, 2022 @ 7:01am
      Feb 9, 2022

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1,3471,016 mile135,043 ft416 miles3,675 ft
      1,1744,99121848,003
      E-Bike1,253950 miles125,984 ft386 miles3,796 ft
      84,7101492,061
      Horse4929 miles1,699 ft8 miles1,939 ft
      1,003
      Hike981759 miles111,263 ft306 miles5,679 ft
      974,824391,351
      Trail Running973760 miles110,942 ft307 miles5,679 ft
      94,823554,966
      Dirtbike/Moto12 miles128 ft
      811
      ATV/ORV/OHV82 miles312 ft2,244 ft1,312 ft
      813
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