23.0 miles
3,331 ft
-3,406 ft
1,373 ft
High Point

A permit is required to access the Bottelary Hills Conservancy MTB Trails network, which must be displayed on the bike handlebars at all times.
Bottelary Hills Conservancy and the landowners accept no responsibility for any damage or injury incurred.

This route starting from Fort Simon combines sections of the Red, Green, Blue and Yellow loops.
Some steep climbs and descents with flowing single track and some switchbacks linked together with farm roads. Great views.

Detailed Description
Bottelary Red-Blue-Yellow-Green from Fort Simon is a 23 mile popular intermediate route located near Stellenbosch. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction. This route includes 25 trails. This route climbs 3,331 ft with a max elevation of 1,373 ft then descends -3,406 ft.
Local Trail Association
Local trail association
Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy (bottelaryconservancy.co.za)
Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance.


Trails in Route

FortSimon011,342 ft
FortSimon022,087 ft
FortSimon031,407 ft
FortSimon03a456 ft
Red081,394 ft
Red093,130 ft
Red10256 ft
Yellow051 mile
Yellow09 Fish Eagle2 miles
Yellow10702 ft
Yellow012 miles
Yellow021 mile
Yellow041 mile
Red185,151 ft
Red05-Ystervark4,646 ft
Green051,155 ft
Green181,847 ft
Green19325 ft
Green202,139 ft
GreenLongConnector200 ft
Fortsimon04650 ft
FortSimon052,159 ft
FortSimon072,582 ft
FortSimon091,952 ft
FortSimon11981 ft


More Stats for Bottelary Red-Blue-Yellow-Green from Fort Simon mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    374 ft
  • Altitude start
    660 ft
  • Altitude end
    587 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    5 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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