19 miles
Distance
3,064 ft
Climb
-3,069 ft
Descent
1,354 ft
High Point

The trails make use of the natural contours of the land, thus avoiding any difficult climbs or dangerous rocky descents, There is one main ascent on the long route to test your balance and legs, called ‘Stairway to Heaven’ featuring four specially constructed switchbacks that even a novice should be able to handle. If you are feeling energetic, there is an additional new blue route that takes you to the top of the 425m-high Dorst Berg (Thirsty Mountain!) from where there is a 2km long piece of thrilling single track back down to Stairway to Heaven. It is worth the climb for the panoramic 360 degree views of the whole of the WC!

The starting point of all the trails is behind the Wine Tasting venue at the end of the tar road next to the car park. Meerendal is the perfect place to take the family for a ride, then retire to the biker-friendly restaurant after your exercise and sample some of their excellent food, or maybe even try their award-winning wines across the road at the cellar.

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Details

  • AKA
    Meerendal trails
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Meerendal - Contermanskloof mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    333 ft
  • Altitude start
    621 ft
  • Altitude end
    616 ft
  • Grade
    -0.005%
  • Grade max
    -31.218%
  • Grade min
    23.805%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,442 ft
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