10.4 miles
1,104 ft
-1,103 ft
821 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.

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 straight (left at this junction is the long yellow route if you want to add more distance). Pass the entrance to Fish Eagle single track and continue back to Devonvale along the route you came.

Detailed Description
Bottelary Yellow Short from Devonvale is a 10 mile popular easy route located near Stellenbosch. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 1,104 ft with a max elevation of 821 ft then descends -1,103 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.


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More Stats for Bottelary Yellow Short from Devonvale mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    59 min 27 sec
  • Altitude min
    374 ft
  • Altitude start
    560 ft
  • Altitude end
    561 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles


  1. Bike northeast on DevonvaleParkingAccess.
  2. Continue for 90 meters.
  3. Turn right onto BlumebergDrive02.
  4. Continue for 700 meters.
  5. Bike southwest on DevonvaleAccess.
  6. Continue for 2 kilometers.
  7. Bike south on DevonvaleAccess.
  8. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  9. Bike south on DevonvaleAccess.
  10. Continue for 100 meters.
  11. Turn left onto Red-yellow.
  12. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  13. Bike southeast on Red-yellow.
  14. Continue for 10 meters.
  15. Make a sharp left onto Yellow09 Fish Eagle.
  16. Continue for 3 kilometers.
  17. Bear right onto Yellow10.
  18. Continue for 300 meters.
  19. Bike northwest on Yellow01.
  20. Continue for 2.5 kilometers.
  21. Bike west on Yellow short connector.
  22. Continue for 70 meters.
  23. Turn right onto Yellow09 Fish Eagle.
  24. Continue for 10 meters.
  25. Turn left onto Red-yellow.
  26. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  27. Bike north on DevonvaleAccess.
  28. Continue for 2.5 kilometers.
  29. Bike northeast on DevonvaleAccess.
  30. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  31. Bear left onto BlumebergDrive02.
  32. Continue for 700 meters.
  33. Turn left onto DevonvaleParkingAccess.
  34. Continue for 60 meters.
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Yellow09 Fish Eagle
Sep 22, 2023 @ 10:25am
Sep 22, 2023
Lots of work done to clear the trail, thanks builders!
Feb 16, 2023 @ 4:31pm
Feb 16, 2023
Feb 16, 2023 @ 4:31pm
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