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Bains Mountain Bike Trails @ Welvanpas

Come and experience the beauty you never knew existed in the Western Cape before! The trail is challenging, but rewarding. Stop at the top of the climbs to absorb it all. The reward for your effort is fast, technical single track with breathtaking views!

 

ROUTE OVERVIEW

The route starts and ends at Welvanpas farm which is nestled between the beautiful Hawekwa and Groenberg mountain ranges. It is mainly single track and winds through orchard, vineyard, waterfalls and pristine fynbos.


It takes you up high unto Groenberg, before a descending steep, technical section down to the Kromme River. Here you can choose the challenging, very steep finish towards the river or an (equally) challenging chicken run. Hereafter it runs on the banks of the tranquil stream through a natural forest. The second part of the route takes you towards Bainskloof Pass, up a thigh-testing single track climb and finally back towards Welvanpas Farm, on single track carved into the steep slopes of the Bainskloof foothills.

 

Terms & Conditions of riding Bain's MTB Trails

  • No permit, no ride.
  • No helmet, no ride.
  • No littering.
  • No smoking.
  • Ride at own risk.
  • Working farms: be aware of farm traffic.
  • Beware of snakes.
  • Report any fallen trees and missing route markers.

 

 


 

 

The routes: 

routes1BLUE ROUTE (15 KM) 

ROXIMATE TIME

1h15 to 2hrs

SKILL AND FITNESS LEVEL
Moderate

TERRAIN
Jeep track Single track Rocky river crossings

HIGHEST POINT ON THE ROUTE
At approximately 7km at an elevation of 360m above sea level.

 

 

routes2YELLOW ROUTE (17 KM) CLOSED FOR NOW!

APPROXIMATE TIME
1h45 to 2h30

SKILL AND FITNESS LEVEL
Good technical skills and high fitness levels required.

TERRAIN
Rocky jeep track River crossings Logging roads Flowing single track

HIGHEST POINT ON THE ROUTE
At approximately 8km at an elevation of 660m above sea level.

 

 

routes2BLACK ROUTE (27 KM) CLOSED FOR NOW!

APPROXIMATE TIME
2h30 to 4h00

SKILL AND FITNESS LEVEL
For the more advanced, fit riders, as there are sections that are quite technical.

TERRAIN
Jeep track Single track Rocky sections
Relatively shielded from wind and sun, which makes it good for summer riding.

HIGHEST POINT ON THE ROUTE
770m above sea level.

 

 

routes3WHITE ROUTE (29 KM)

APPROXIMATE TIME
2h30 - 3h30

SKILL AND FITNESS LEVEL
Advanced technical skills and high fitness levels required.

TERRAIN
Steep single track descents Steep climbs Fast, flowing single track Forest, fynbos Free-fall river crossings Orchards

HIGHEST POINT ON THE ROUTE
Various peaks, with the highest @ 24.5km at an elevation of 410m above sea level.

 

 


 

carrot-cakeCOFFEE

Enjoy a good cup of coffee in the coffee shop “Die ou Meul” before or after your ride!

“Die Ou Meul” serves a variety of freshly baked muffins and the best carrot cake in town!

Make sure not to miss out on our famous farm bread toasted sandwiches and farm breakfast served on weekends. Traditional or light lunches can be arranged by appointment for groups of 6 or more. The Welvanpas boutique wine range can be tasted and purchased at the coffee shop, as well as their own olive oil, peppadews, tomato chutney and other preserves, dried fruit any many more.

 

TRADING HOURS “Die Ou Meul”

Tuesday- Friday: 8am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8am-3pm
Monday: Closed


Honesty Box system for after hours!

 

  • Shower facility available
  • Airconditioning room
  • Play area for children

 

Permit costs

R50 per day

Year permits available at Adventure Cycles, Wellington

PLEASE NO PERMIT NO RIDE

 

PERMITS CAN BE OBTAINED AT:

Welvanpas “Die ou Meul” coffee shop

Tel 021 864 1239 (Office)

Contact Dan 082 393 6268

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DAY PERMITS ONLY

 

Adventure Cycles

Wellington

Tel 021 873 7434

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YEAR PERMITS ONLY

 

 

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