10.1 miles
Distance
1,529 ft
Climb
-1,610 ft
Descent
1,853 ft
High Point

The Botmaskop Route also known as the Banhoek Orange Route is marked with black arrows, with a small Orange Triangle in the arrow.
The Route includes a steep sustained climb over Botmaskop.
The reward is a descent down to Bartinney Skyfall and Banhoek Berms.

Detailed Description
Botmaskop Route Banhoek is a 10 mile popular intermediate route located near Stellenbosch. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 14 trails. This route climbs 1,529 ft with a max elevation of 1,853 ft then descends -1,610 ft.
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Banhoek Conservancy (banhoekconservancy.org)
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • AKA
    Banhoek Orange Route
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    3
More Stats for Botmaskop Route Banhoek mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 25 min
  • Altitude min
    949 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,460 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,378 ft
  • Grade
    -0.2%
  • Grade max
    -58.5%
  • Grade min
    36.8%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,373 ft
Avg: 2 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Bartinney Skyfall
Apr 1, 2024 @ 8:57am
Apr 1, 2024
Trail access impaired by a big plowed field between Luiperd se fijn draai and the Skyfall trail start.
Luiperd Se Fijndraai
Oct 18, 2023 @ 1:27am
Oct 18, 2023
Bartinney Connector
Oct 18, 2023 @ 1:27am
Oct 18, 2023
Fijnbos Connector Trail
Oct 18, 2023 @ 1:27am
Oct 18, 2023
Banhoek Berms
Oct 18, 2023 @ 1:27am
Oct 18, 2023
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  • By Banhoek-Conservancy BANHOEK Winelands & contributors
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