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      These Mountain Bike Trails are privately owned and managed by Contermanskloof Farm and are situated alongside the Tygerberg Mountain Bike Club trails. These mountain bike trails have been built and developed by Robert Starke, consisting of 27km of well-crafted and manicured trails, catering for all sorts of skill levels, from beginner to extremely advanced..

      The trail consists of 3 different routes that feed off each other, the Green route for beginners and the less fit, the Blue route for intermediate and the Black route for very skilled and advanced riders

      You start at the car park which feeds you to the Dairy Shed and start of the trails, where you can either head off straight away, or stop at the Diary Shed for a wonderful coffee or tea of your choice and a slice of the best carrot cake in town The trail begins with a gentle climb on the dirt roads of the farm, before the Green route turns off as you come up to the Quarry. The Green route is a gentle meander that takes you back to the Dairy Shed via some easy single track. The Blue and Black route start their climb at the Quarry and takes you up to the ridge adjoining the neighbouring farms via a fairly tough single track climb. Once on the ridge, another fairly tough climb on a dirt road confronts you, until you reach the start of the Blue route.

      The Blue route then heads back to the Dairy Shed via some exhilarating descents interspersed with some punchy climbs as well. Once exiting the climb out of Supertubes onto the contour, you have a choice of either heading back up to the start of the Blue for another lap, via the Old Mans climb, or you go straight on towards the trail end. 150m further on you have another choice, turn right into the Kloof which is a fairly technical descent that links back up to the main trail at the bottom table top, or proceed straight and then drop into the Cheeky Corners descent, another intermediate and fun descent that also spits you out at the bottom table top. From there you have an option to climb back up to both Cheeky Corners and the Kloof for a second lap, via a dirt road climb the starts just at the left of the bottom table top. Those wanting to carry on can do so by heading straight along the dirt road after the table top and into another fast and fun single track section called the Tree Charge, or you have a further option of swinging left next to the table top onto a new section of single track, called Happy Hops, which takes you down at the exit of the Tree Charge. Those who have had enough exhilaration have the option of heading straight back to the Dairy Shed along the dirt road and those wanting more can, take the longer route back by turning left onto the single track which takes you eventually back to the Dairy Shed as well, via the dam, Bushvine climb, and some more rolling and less challenging single track.

      It does not end there. Those into gravity and the gnar have more choices. You follow the climb all the way to the start of the Blue route and instead of turning right into the Blue, you carry on straight on and up to the mast via the torturous and infamous concrete road climb. The climb is worth the while once on top at the mast, as you gather your breath and take on the wonderful vista of Table Mountain, Table Bay and Robben Island. From here you have two options down, the Downhill Main Line or the Revised Downhill line. Both are very rocky, rutted, technical and for advanced riders only. The Mainline spirals its way down to the bottom table top, where you have all the options of the Blue route to get you back to the Dairy Shed. The Revised line starts and follows the first section of the Mainline until you reach the first contour, where you turn right, head on for 200m and then drop in left into the Revised line. The revised line also finishes at the bottom table top, where once again you have the options of the Blue route to get you back to the finish

      There is also a Gravity line for gravity riders, which you can access via the Blue route, which you follow for a series of berms, before you will encounter the start of the Gravity run on your right hand side. This is a gravity run consisting of rock gardens, drop offs, pallet jumps and the like, which links you back in the Blue route, half way into Supertubes.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      The Dairy Shed Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Meet at Contermanskloof's famous Dairy Shed where you will also find delicious food, tea, coffee and cakes as well as clean ablution facilities including showers. Also a brewery and beer and pizza garden.
      Payment terms: Paid up members of the Tygerberg Mountain Bike Club, displaying a valid membership board on bike, ride for free. Non members pay R60 at the Diary Shed counter, or at the honesty box in the parking lot outside of the Diary Shed. Please pay before you ride and retain proof of purchase on you. This payment only allows access to the Contermanskloof trails and does not allow you to ride or access any of the adjacent farms trails.
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      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 11, 2020
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      Trails Mountain Bike
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      Trails Trail Running
      Total Distance
      22 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent
      4,647 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,191 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,414 ft
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      Photos of Contermanskloof MTB Trails Mountain Bike

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      Videos of Contermanskloof MTB Trails Mountain Bike

      2018 DH Nationals
      0:47 | 100 | May 31, 2018
      Conties track check
      3:27 | 67 | May 14, 2018
      ZAntics in conters
      1:01 | 167 | Jun 15, 2017
      Gopro (1)- Trails of Cape Town: Contermanskloof
      1:57 | 90 | Sep 22, 2016

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