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      Elgin is home to some of South Africa’s most celebrated mountain biking terrain, combined with our cool climate, it offers riders near perfect conditions.

      Our trails were pioneered by legend Pieter Visser who designed the routes to accommodate all skill levels. From the Racing Snake, Strava Hunter, Trail Blazer to the Weekend Warrior riding with his family, there is something here for every rider.

      Riders pass through beautiful natural scenery, forests of ancient oaks, vineyards, fruit orchards, across cattle pastures, all set against the stunning backdrop of the Groenlandberg mountains. It is a world class 5-star experience.

      Oak Valley is known for its groomed single track. The network consist of a large percentage of well-maintained singletrack, with bridges over farm fences and streams, making for a highly enjoyable ride. There are 3 marked routes: a 14 kilometre Blue Route for the family; a 24 kilometre Red Route for stronger riders; and the 32 kilometre Black Route for more advanced riders. Discover our famous sections, Vissie’s Magic, Stone & Steel, Fountain of Youth, Sounds of Silence, Groendlandberg Stairway, Harrier Hawk, Raging Baboon, JK’s Edge and Wonderland, to name a few.

      Oak Valley also plays host to major MTB events such as the Absa Cape Epic and FNB Wines2Whales.

      The biking trails take the rider through beautiful natural scenery, including forests of ancient oak trees, through vineyards, through apple and pear orchards and across sub-clover/grass pastures, set against the stunning backdrop of the protected fynbos on the slopes of the Groenlandberg Mountain. Due to the mix of terrain we recommend you use a good all round tyre. The trails have been described by expert mountain bikers as the best of its kind in the Western Cape - a 5 star experience
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Private Property
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      Access Info:
      The trailhead is at at the main entrance of the Estate, just after the Security Gate, where you can also pay your fee of R40.00 per rider per day. .

      After your ride, visit the Discovery Cafe or the Pool Room Restaurant, Deli and Wine Tasting venue located 500 metres from the start of the trails.

      The Discovery Cafe serves the best coffe in the Elgin Valley and the Pool Room is open for breakfast & lunch from Tuesday to Sunday and dinner on Fridays & Saturdays. The wine tasting bar is situated at The Pool Room and is open 7 days a week, Monday to Sunday, including public holidays.

      Bike wash, showers and secure parking is available.
      Opening hours: Open 365 days a year during daylight hours only. Closed during scheduled events and stormy weather and 1 day after to protect the long-term integrity of the trails. The fee is R40 per rider, payable at the security office located at the entrance gate to the Estate.
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      Region Status
      Open as of Nov 21, 2020


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      Total Distance
      39 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      16 miles
      Total Descent
      4,266 ft
      Total Vertical
      641 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,569 ft
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      Photos of Oak Valley Estate, Elgin Valley Mountain Bike

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      Videos of Oak Valley Estate, Elgin Valley Mountain Bike

      Oak Valley Red Route single track fun with...

      0:10 | 63 | Feb 5, 2022
      Oak valley smoothness

      0:17 | 65 | Feb 5, 2022
      Oak Valley Red Trail Part 2/2 | Grabouw, South...

      9:22 | 119 | May 18, 2021
      Oak Valley Red Trail Part 1/2 | Grabouw, CPT,...

      9:06 | 83 | May 18, 2021

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #2529425peterledgerwishlistrouteOak Valley - Black Route and 1 more
      Sep 21, 2022 @ 10:15pm
      Sep 21, 2022
      user #2746356LiezlJwishlistrouteOak Valley Estate: Blue Route
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 3:11pm
      Jul 2, 2022
      user #2863314PatrickGraham132riddentrailRed 200 and 1 more
      Jun 22, 2022 @ 11:49pm
      Jun 22, 2022
      user #1264093AndreHammanaddreportBlue Route 103 and 16 more
      Jun 16, 2022 @ 12:44pm
      Jun 16, 2022
      user #3054343DidierETeywfwishlisttrailVissies Magic
      Jun 15, 2022 @ 12:57pm
      Jun 15, 2022

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      user #768205headshottrailWagyu Trail LoopRode Oak Valley for the first time ever this...
      Jan 18, 2022 @ 4:56am
      Jan 18, 2022

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      Activity Type Stats

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      Mountain Bike5539 miles4,265 ft16 miles643 ft
      E-Bike5439 miles4,154 ft16 miles643 ft
      Hike5439 miles4,154 ft16 miles643 ft
      Trail Running5439 miles4,154 ft16 miles643 ft
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