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MTB, Running & Hiking Trails

Our MTB, running & hiking trails routes are open to our farm friends!

Opening Hours

The Trail Centre is open

Mon – Fri | 08:00 – 17:00

Sat – Sun | 07:00 – 17:00

 

Please note our trails will be closed on rainy days for everyone’s safety.

Feel free to send us your comments and reports on trail areas and skimpy signage that may need attention. Have fun!

If you’re looking for a fun farm adventure, we’ve got a variety of hiking, biking and running trails that cater to all levels of experience.

You can expect some mean climbs and sweet singletrack rides all the way down our MTB trails, beautiful farm scenery along our running trails and exquisite views of the Franschhoek Valley on the hikes.

Visit the Trail Centre to get your permits and we’ll help you navigate all the routes and rentals we have available.

Bike rental bookings are recommended for the weekends and public holidays, for bookings please email trailcentre@boschendal.co.za

Our Trails

MTB Trails

Our marked trail circuits starting just inside the Avenue 1685 security gate. 4km Yellow Route; 9km Green Route; 11km Blue Route; 15km Red Route; 23km Black Route. The Black XL route adds 3-4 sections onto Black route.

Running, Walking and Family Cycling Routes

Runners can choose 5km or 10km route. Come and visit us at the Trail Centre and we can help you with your farm exploration.

Permits & Maps

Buy your permits at our Trail Centre. Maps can be downloaded from our website or scan the QR code available. Trail Forks has all the trails available too. 100% of the permit fee goes towards building and maintaining our trails. Please note that permits for riders will be checked by security at Avenue 1685 gate. No permit no ride.

Parking

Riders and runners can park and pay at the main parking area close to the Trail Centre, you can’t miss us.

Pump Track

Our MTB pump track which is located next to The Tree House Playground is open to all Boschendal visitors. Bring your own bike or rent a bike from our MTB Trail Centre.  

GUIDED HIKES

Take to the mountains to explore the undiscovered beauty of Boschendal on foot. Follow our experience guides into Simonsberg or Drakenstein mountain for breathtaking views of the valley, reaching as far as Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Our guided hikes and hiking trails are complimentary for our accommodation guests to enjoy. To ensure we show you the best of what the farm has to offer, our guided hikes can be booked between 07h00 and 09h00 daily.

 

Bookings to be made directly with our reservations team at least 24 hours in advance so we can prepare accordingly. Minimum 2 people per booking.

Pricing

Day Permits

Boschendal Annual Permit

Winelands Annual Permit

Bike Rentals

4.6/5

Reviews

Disclaimer

Please note that mountain biking is a dangerous sport. Trails are constantly changing and riders should use these trails with caution. No helmet no ride. Riding and running is at your own risk and we do not accept liability for damages or injury.

 

Your safety and the safety of our staff is crucial during these times and we’re taking all the necessary measures to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. All staff and guests will have their temperature checked on entry to the farm. Anyone showing signs of fever will not be allowed entry. Please remember to wear your cloth mask & sanitize your hands at the stations provided. Social distancing protocols will be followed as per government regulations.

 

Our staff will be hard at work before and after opening hours to ensure that the Trail Centre is properly sanitised on a daily basis.