7.9 miles
Distance
1,552 ft
Climb
-1,556 ft
Descent
1,916 ft
High Point

Adventure Cycling route which includes the Old Bethlehem Sky Traverse.
Long Climb up from Old Bethlehem Gate to the Sky Traverse
Sky Treverse all the way to Duiwelskloof . This includesthree river crossings, some hike-a-bike sections three rock gardens, Indigenous forests.
A steep downhill section to the Old Rocky singletrack which will bring you smoothly back to the Old Bethlehem Gate.

Detailed Description
Bethlehem Sky Traverse Scenic Route is a 8 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Stellenbosch. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 9 trails. This route climbs 1,552 ft with a max elevation of 1,916 ft then descends -1,556 ft.
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1 Review & Comments

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theee-a-team (Jul 26, 2021 at 0:44)
This has to be one of the most fun trails I've been on. Really good tech riding and nice views. You might not be able to clear everything in both directions, but everything is rideable in at least one direction.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Bethlehem Sky Traverse Scenic Route mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    924 ft
  • Altitude start
    929 ft
  • Altitude end
    925 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -87.2%
  • Grade min
    101.2%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,854 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Bethlehem Gate
Nov 11, 2022 @ 9:08am
Nov 11, 2022
Trail is manicured. Thanks for the hard work, it's really appreciated
Bethlehem Ascent to Nick Nacks
Nov 11, 2022 @ 1:08am
Nov 11, 2022
Trail is manicured. Thanks for the hard work, it's really appreciated
Bethlehem Sky Traverse
Dec 8, 2021 @ 10:24pm
Dec 8, 2021
Lots of trees fallen over and blocking the trail. Thursday 2nd Dec, 2021
Old Rocky
Jul 18, 2021 @ 6:01am
Jul 18, 2021
Dig Bos
Jul 18, 2021 @ 6:01am
Jul 18, 2021
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  • By Banhoek-Conservancy BANHOEK & contributors
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