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      Located at the heart of South Africa’s world-renowned Cape Winelands, the small city of the Paarl is home to many of the most famous wine estates in the Cape. In recent years the Paarl has become equally famous for an exciting culture of fine dining and diverse foody experiences.

      But Paarl is not only about outstanding epicurean craftsmanship, it is also home to Paarl Trails, a joint initiative between Drakenstein Municipality, private landowners, Hero Legacy Project and Paarl Trails, the latter responsible for the conceptualization, development and maintenance of the network.

      The custom-built Paarl Trails network, which caters for mountain biking, hiking and trail running, traverses the beautiful and historic Paarl mountain, with spectacular views of the picturesque Cape Winelands.

      The trail network, which connects a variety of unique trail systems on many of the private wine estates and public lands surrounding Paarl Mountain, offers something for riders and runners of all fitness levels and skills abilities. The trails cross over a variety of terrain and boasts many spectacular technical trail features, ranging from novice to expert.

      The Paarl Trails network is anchored by 4 main trail systems, with Rheebokskloof and Ridgebackto the North of Paarl Mountain and Specialized Paarl and Spice Route to the South. These are connected by a dense network of trails on neighboring properties as well as connecting trails over and around the Mountain.

      Take a journey of discovery on our trails where there are many restaurants, guest houses, museums and craftsmen and women plying their trades. Come learn about and enjoy our foods, wines, olives and cheeses.

      So, take your time to enjoy our awesome trails and enjoy a journey of discovery around our beloved Paarl Mountain.
      Disclaimer:
      Paarl Trails is entirely funded by the trail fees paid by trail users and donations. Before you access the trails please ensure that you have registered and paid and carry proof of payment with you for presentation on request.

      The registration points, all marked on the map with the green Office icon, are at:

      - Rheebokskloof Wine Estate
      - Spice Route Destination
      - Ridgeback Wine Estate
      - Specialized Paarl ( bicycle shop )
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      Region Details
      • 165
      • 3
      • 95
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      • 10
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of May 14, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      373
      Trails Mountain Bike
      369
      Trails E-Bike
      356
      Trails Horse
      40
      Trails Hike
      366
      Trails Trail Running
      366
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1
      Total Distance
      158 miles
      Total Descent
      20,718 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,309 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,740 ft
      Reports
      816
      Photos
      309
      Ridden Counter
      22,419
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Paarl Mountain Bike

      17 |
      Nov 25, 2023 @ 5:10am
      Nov 25, 2023
      trail: LaBorie
      9 |
      Jul 13, 2023 @ 2:26am
      Jul 13, 2023
      trail: LaBorie
      10 |
      Jul 12, 2023 @ 8:23pm
      Jul 12, 2023
      13 |
      May 15, 2022 @ 11:27am
      May 15, 2022
      6 |
      May 15, 2022 @ 11:27am
      May 15, 2022
      7 |
      May 15, 2022 @ 11:27am
      May 15, 2022
      5 |
      May 15, 2022 @ 11:26am
      May 15, 2022
      9 |
      May 15, 2022 @ 11:26am
      May 15, 2022

      Videos of Paarl Mountain Bike

      Specialized Paarl
      42 | Apr 4, 2022
      120 | May 7, 2021
      Rhebokskloof Wine Estate
      0:41 | 59 | Apr 22, 2020
      Actions Speak Louder Than Words- Stefan...
      3:20 | 6681 | Oct 30, 2016
      new A-line at Cascade Manor
      3:09 | 200 | Jun 22, 2015
      Paarl Trails .
      2:43 | 57 | Jul 13, 2023 , Paarl
      Paarl Trails Experiences
      0:50 | 69 | Jul 13, 2023 , Paarl
      Paarl Trails bike rentals
      0:40 | 64 | Jul 13, 2023 , Paarl

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Mar 29, 2024 @ 10:05am
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      Activity Feed

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      May 21, 2024 @ 3:03am
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      May 12, 2024 @ 7:27am
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      May 8, 2024 @ 6:33am
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike369156 miles20,689 ft67 miles2,310 ft
      #916#163078168110,117
      E-Bike356151 miles19,121 ft63 miles2,310 ft
      #318#14281476788
      Horse4014 miles1,017 ft3 miles1,916 ft
      17
      Hike366151 miles17,920 ft62 miles2,310 ft
      #736#1281043143
      Trail Running366151 miles17,920 ft62 miles2,310 ft
      #740#1181046852
      Dirtbike/Moto12 miles128 ft
      10
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