16.0 miles
Distance
1,520 ft
Climb
-1,518 ft
Descent
1,164 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.

Detail Description:
Exit the main gate at Devonvale and turn right onto Blumeberg Road. Head up the hill until you pass the golf estate and turn right onto a gravel road. Follow this road and climb up to the Landtscap entrance gate. Turn left after passing though the gate and right just before you reach the farm workers cottages and left again at the next junction. Follow the road, crest the hill and roll down to the start of Fish Eagle single track on your left.

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. Turn right (left exits the trail network at Brenaissance). Follow 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 (straight on brings you back to the entrance of Fish Eagle if you want to do another lap).

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.
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 bring you back to the entrance to Fish Eagle single track. Turn left and continue back to Devonvale along the route you came.

Detailed Description
Bottelary Yellow Long from Devonvale is a 16 mile less 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 21 trails. This route climbs 1,520 ft with a max elevation of 1,164 ft then descends -1,518 ft.
Route Supporters
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.

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
markrdlong (Jan 5, 2022 at 0:13)
Not Kingfisher...Fish Eagle onto Yellow01
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markrdlong (Jan 5, 2022 at 0:11)
Great ride.Good mix of single track and dirt road. Course dry and we'll marked except for path coming off last dam on the Kingfisher section.
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  • Primary Activity
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  • Other Activities
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  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • Ridelogs
    8
More Stats for Bottelary Yellow Long from Devonvale mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    383 ft
  • Altitude start
    558 ft
  • Altitude end
    558 ft
  • Grade max
    -31.9%
  • Grade min
    76.2%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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