Mountain biking tour 2016

We have finalised dates for our flagship new year singletrack mountain biking tour.

If you’re keen to ride the best mountain bike trails in and around Cape Town, you better free up your calendar from 29 December 2016 – 7 January 2017!
We don’t mind customising dates for another singletrack mountain biking tour! If you’re looking for other dates then contact us and ask us what other mountain biking tour ‘s we have planned.

Tour Duration:

10 days

Tour date:

29 December 2016-7 January 2017

Tour price:

R 25 500 per person sharing (+R3000 for single supplement)

The basics:

• Intermediate fitness required
• Intermediate/advanced technical skills advised
• Best bikes to ride our terrain are 4-6 inch full suspension trail bikes.
You can rent bikes from iRide Africa
• Each day we ride about 2-4 hours (15-30km) in the morning, have a good hour break for lunch and then another 1-2 hour ride (15km) in the afternoon if you wish.
• Our elevation gain on each ride ranges from about 400m-1000m
• Temperatures are hot! You can expect 25-35 degrees Celsius on most days

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• Airport transfers
• Van, trailer and driver/guide for 10 days
• 2 Cycle guides for 10 days
• Accommodation at 3/4 star Bed & Breakfast, 9 nights
• 8 x Fantastic picnic Lunches
• *All prices are based on double rooms per person sharing.
• *Single room supplements are available on request.

Not Included:

• Dinners
• Drinks
• Flight
• Bike hire
• Taxi to dinners

Mountain biking tour Day 1,  29 December

Welcome to South Africa!

mountain biking tour

Transfer:Pick up in Cape Town/Airport. Transfer 45 minutes to Grabouw. Ride Oak Valley trails.

We will meet you at the airport and transport you straight to the trails! A quick welcome meeting and safety brief (Their are showers and change rooms at the trailhead) and then it’s onto building up bikes and a fantastic 30km ride full of flowy , easy trails to get the legs spinning.

Sleep at  Grabouw

Mountain biking tour Day 2,  30 December

Eikenhof trails

mountain biking holiday

Transfer: Short 15 minute transfer to traihead

We head out to the plantations of Grabouw and wind our way through forest singletrack and recovering fynbos fields. This area is famous for it’s A-Z trail network and we will attempt to ride every one of the flowing trails from A to Z. For those wanting more technical trail, we can show you some of our favourites here!-(Check out the photo article).

Sleep at  Grabouw

 Mountain biking tour Day 3,  31 December

Lebanon trails

Cape Town mtb holiday

No transfers today as we head out from your hotel room onto trails that we have built with our own hands especially for you! More flowing pine forest trails with some beautifully long descents at 5% gradients. Can you say ‘flow’?!

Sleep at  Grabouw

It’s the last day of 2014 so some might want to take it easy but maybe we’ll create our own party!

Mountain biking tour-Day 4,  1 January

Helderberg Trails

Daniel Dobinson on stage 1 during round 1 of the 2016 WP SRAM Gravity Enduro series, held at Helderberg Trails, just outside Somerset West. 05/06/2016

Transfer: 40 minute transfer to Somerset West

Happy New year! A 40 minute drive and we’ll start the year off with a bang and a day of shuttle runs. We’ll organise a driver and 4×4 vehicle to take our group of riders up the mountain and have a day of downhill riding. There are trails to suit all levels of rider (Take a look at our photo article) and repeated rides down the trails are a guaranteed way of progressing your skills very quickly. You can expect berms, jumps and tonnes of flow trails. We recommend knee/elbow pads but no need for a full face helmet.

Transfer:15 minute transfer to Stellenbosch

Sleep at Stellenbosch
Suggested Restaurants for dinner:
The Big Easy – (5 minute walk)
Wjin Huis – (5 minute walk)
Moyo – (10 minute drive)

Mountain biking tour Day 5,  2 January


Muratie MTB Trails

Transfer: 10 minutes

The Muratie trails have one of the most iconic trails in the area with views over both False bay and Table Bay. A great mix of riding with an ideal excuse to sample some of the the local wines afterwards! Check out our photo article about these trails here!

Sleep at Stellenbosch
Suggested Restaurants for dinner:
The Big Easy – (5 minute walk)
Wjin Huis – (5 minute walk)
Moyo – (10 minute drive)

Mountain biking tour Day 6,  3 January


Jonkershoek MTB trails

We ride out from our guesthouse to Jonkershoek reserve for an epic day on the bike. The singletrack is purpose-made  for mountain bikes and it has all the elements of riding that will have you ‘whooping’ down the trails!

The ride ends at a cyclists café not far away where we can enjoy our lunch and beers and let the stories flow! Need inspiration to see what you can expect? Click here for our photo article and just imagine being here, riding these trails!

Sleep at Stellenbosch
Suggested Restaurants for dinner:
The Big Easy – (5 minute walk)
Wjin Huis – (5 minute walk)
Moyo – (10 minute drive)

Mountain biking tour Day 7,  4 January

G Spot/Rest Day (Yeah right!)

Cape Town cycling tour

Just outside your hotel doors is a famous little trail full of berms, jumps, pumps and bumps as well a very technical XCO course and some gorgeous natural style trails. While some of our group will be leaving us today, we can have some fun and improve our skillset on these trails. Most people are pretty tired by day 8 so if a rest day is order, then a walk around the village or a day of spa & massages are choices too.

Transfer: 45 minutes to Durbanville
Sleep at D’Aria
Suggested Restaurants for dinner:
Poplars Restaurant, Bloemendal

Mountain biking tour 8,  5 January

Durbanville Trails


Riding from your doorstep, we will show you around this fantastic trails system full of berms, speed, small jumps and great views of Table Mountain and the ocean. It’s mostly singletrack riding but to link the different systems together, we’ll use some dirt and tar roads. The trails are super dry at this time of year with lots of thorns and rocks so tubeless tyres  are a requirement!
Getting excited yet? See what you can expect from Contermanskloof here!

Sleep at Durbanville
Suggested Restaurants for dinner:
Poplars Restaurant. Bloemendal

Mountain biking tour 9,  6 January

Durbanville Trails

Trail Daze 2016 | Hoogekraal

Once  again we’ll ride over the Durbanville network of trails but will divert to other trail centres so that by the end of the trip you should have sample most of the 100km of trail in the area! We’ll meet you at the other side with van and your luggage and transfer you to Cape Town for your last day of riding. Oh, the places a bike can take you! Check out what fun you can have at Hoogekraal.

Transfer: 15 minutes to Cape Town
Sleep at Ikhaya Lodge, Cape Town

Mountain biking tour Day 10,  7 January

Table Mountain


Have you got energy? If so, perhaps we can squeeze in one more ride on the slopes of Table Mountain. The trails are really steep and riding on a World heritage site is a great way to end you mountain biking holiday with us! We’re sure that by now, you know that we know what we’re doing when it comes to having fun on bikes! Here’s one more photo article about the Rhodes  Memorial area (our local trails on the slopes of Table Mountain).

Feedback from previous trips:“Personally I look back at 10 wonderful days in South Africa. Great biking, great weather, great food and wine. You really deserve top notes in terms of preparation and execution. It was a truly memorable trip and I will recommend you to everyone.”

Geert- Denmark

“This mountain biking tour was just incredible and amazing, the best we have ever done. All the guides were so friendly, helpful, in very good shape and you all know the most beautiful singletracks in SA! We fell in love with iRide Africa and your way of life”
Karin & Jürg – Switzerland

“Your organization was far better than the other guided mountain biking tour ‘s that we have been on.”
Richard -USA

“Thanks for showing us the beauty of mountain biking and your favourite spots and tracks! I also appreciated the possibility of seeing and hearing a bit of the SA culture and history.”
Tine- Denmark