11.6 miles
948 ft
-952 ft
1,167 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.

Open farm roads with great views onto the mountain ranges surrounding Stellenbosch with flowing single track on the return along rivers and dams. Some wide wooden bridges. Mostly uphill to the halfway mark with some steep sections between the vineyards.

Note that there are 2 options marked Yellow, long and short. This is the long route.

From Brenaissance head right onto Devonvalley Road; after 750m turn right into the entrance for Dwars-in-die-Weg & Fransmanskraal. Pass through the manned security gate.
Initially follow pink arrows past the Styling Shed to access the Yellow loop, then follow yellow arrows.

You will see the exit of the route (wooden bridge over dam overflow) on your right. Continue past this bridge, following yellow arrow markers climbing gradually between the vineyards and orchards.

After cycling along side the top dam, you reach a junction where you go left for long Yellow. (Short route carries on straight to enter Fish Eagle single track on the right).

The route meanders uphill through the vineyards. Look out for a junction to the right near the top of the Wolwedans Vastrap climb. Take a breather here, to admire the great views onto the mountains surrounding Stellenbosch. This is approximately the half way mark.
Follow the contour to the single track entrance. Enter the lower single track at this junction for your return home, starting with a fast single track section leading into some switchbacks.

Look out for a junction to the left onto a dam wall shortly after exiting the single track at the bottom. After crossing the dam wall it is downhill again leading into Fish Eagle single track along the dams.

At the end of the single track you cross a brick paved road and then ride along the bottom dam wall, crossing a wooden bridge over the dam overflow, bringing you back to where you started. Follow the pink arrows to return to Brenaissance.

Detailed Description
Bottelary Yellow Long from Brenaissance is a 12 mile moderately popular easy route located near Stellenbosch. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a easy overall physical rating. This route includes 19 trails. This route climbs 948 ft with a max elevation of 1,167 ft then descends -952 ft.
Route Supporters
Local Trail Association
Local trail association
Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy (bottelaryconservancy.co.za)
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More Stats for Bottelary Yellow Long from Brenaissance mountain bike route
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    1 hr 4 min
  • Altitude min
    340 ft
  • Altitude start
    359 ft
  • Altitude end
    354 ft
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  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
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    1 mile
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Yellow09 Fish Eagle
Sep 22, 2023 @ 10:25am
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Lots of work done to clear the trail, thanks builders!
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Lots of work done to clear brush and smoothen it out, thank you! Will get even better as the trail beds in
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