WHO WE ARE


Paarl Trails


Paarl Trails develops and maintains more than 200 kilometers of mixed use trails around the town of Paarl in the Western Cape of South Africa. The trails are accessible for runners, hikers and mountain (or gravel) bikers with a valid day permit or annual membership.

Trails includes XCO, pump tracks, XCM routes, rock gardens, downhills and much more with trails spanning Rhebokskloof, Spice Route, Laborie, Specialized Paarl as well as the Paarl Nature Reserve.

In addition to building and maintaining the trails, the Paarl Trails Organisation does so while uplifting the community. Find out more about us and the Hero Legacy Project and get involved in upskilling, uplifting and building a better Paarl for everyone. The Hero Legacy Project is a Non Profit Organisation.

Winelands Trails Initiative


Paarl Trails is a founding member of the Winelands Trails initiative. Members who hold a valid membership can access not only the trails around Paarl, but also Wellington, Banhoek and Franschhoek. This membership type is know as the Winelands Local membership and can be purchase online from Paarl Trails or WinelandsTrails.com.

If you prefer to go further, the Wine Lands Regional permit will give you access to all trails included in the Winelands Local membership with the addition of A2Z around Grabouw, Somerbosch, Faure, Avontuur and the MTB trails around Stellenbosch including Jonkershoek amonst others.

Winelands Local Membership


The Winelands Trails Local Membership allows members to access trails around Wellington, Paarl, Banhoek and Franschhoek. The following farms/trails are included amongst others Spice Route, Rhebokskloof, Wild Boar trails, Old Bethlehem farm, Plaisir de Merle, Boschendal and Bovenland Farm (Specialized Paarl).

You can purchase this membership here.

Wine Lands Regional Membership


Everything included in the Local membership plus a whole lot more including Somerbosch, Faure, Avontuur, Helderberg, Grabouw, MTO Trails including Jonkershoek.

Purchase a Regional Membership from Wine Land Cycling Club (previously Wannabees).

UCI WCCA Approved


World Class Trails.

Hero Legacy Project


Our mission is to showcase Paarl for what it really is: a hub of world-class outdoor and adventure activities, creativity, artisans, scenery, destinations and promise, all with Paarl Mountain being at the heart of it all. We want to connect the fantastic people and places of Paarl and in so doing, uplift, empower and support the community.


THE TRAILS


Below you can find an overview of our trails, trailheads and points of interests/landmarks. We will be adding links and information to key trails as well as to our detailed trailhead pages. For now, these are accessible from the menu. On the map you will find two buttons, one labeled ‘find me’ and the other ‘track me’. When using your mobile phone on the trails, you can ‘Find Me’ to view your relative location. ‘Track me’ will update your location as you move so you can see where you are in real time.

Note the abbreviation used in route names: SR = Spice Route, B44 = Bistro 44, SP = Specialized Paarl, FV= Fairview, LWE = Laborie Wine Estate.

Trail Colours


Each major trailhead (Specialized, Rhebokskloof, Laborie and Spice Route) has four routes marked routes. Blue, Green, Red and Yellow as a minimum. Owloon (which is accessed from Ridgeback and Rhebokskloof is marked Purple).

Visit our routes page for more information about each route as well as to search routes open to hiking, running or riding.

White routes represent links between trailheads and traverse the reserve while Pink indicated trails being built.

Black routes are for hiking only.


NEWS & EVENTS


On the Trails

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3 days ago
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Another week with great progress on the trails! We recommend trying out some trails this weekend to see the upgrades for yourself 🌲 ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago
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The following @paarltrails are closed down for maintenance. We do recommend that you try the other trails as it’s been fully revamped!😜 ... See MoreSee Less

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At Specialized Paarl

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2 days ago
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THE CHOICE OF CHAMPIONS

@wahoo_sa and @capepic Has teamed up to give away a team entry to the most untamed African MTB race yet, worth R 105 000!

For every R1000 spent purchasing any Wahoo Product at your local bike store, you gain 1 entry

To validate your entry, follow this link > bit.ly/CAPEEPICWAHOO2023 , fill out the form and attach your proof of purchase

Competition will be running from July till December
The winner will be announced in January 2023

Keep on adding to your ecosystem by entering as many times as you like!

T's & C's Apply

#Untamed #thechoiceofchampions #TheRaceThatMeasuresAll #wahooligan
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THE CHOICE OF CHAMPIONS
 
@wahoo_sa and @capepic Has teamed up to give away a team entry to the most untamed African MTB race yet, worth R 105 000!
 
For every R1000 spent purchasing any Wahoo Product at your local bike store, you gain 1 entry
 
To validate your entry, follow this link > https://bit.ly/CAPEEPICWAHOO2023 , fill out the form and attach your proof of purchase
 
Competition will be running from July till December
The winner will be announced in January 2023
 
Keep on adding to your ecosystem by entering as many times as you like!
 
Ts & Cs Apply
 
#Untamed #thechoiceofchampions #TheRaceThatMeasuresAll #wahooliganImage attachment
3 days ago
Specialized Paarl

Please note! The following @paarltrails are closed for maintenance. All other trails including Knus , Laborie and Spice route are open for you to try the out! Get riding this weekend and let us know what you think!😜 ... See MoreSee Less

Please note! The following @paarltrails are closed for maintenance. All other trails including Knus , Laborie and Spice route are open for you to try the out! Get riding this weekend and let us know what you think!😜Image attachment
4 days ago
Specialized Paarl

Mechanics Wednesday! Bring in your bike for a much needed service today 😜 ... See MoreSee Less

Mechanics Wednesday! Bring in your bike for a much needed service today 😜Image attachment
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MEMBERSHIPS & PERMITS

Annual memberships give you access to over 400 kilometers of trails around Paarl, Wellington, Banhoek and Franschhoek to run, hike or bike. See our routes page to find routes that are accessible to each discipline.


DAY PERMITS

Day visitors are welcome at Paarl Trails. Simply enter your details here, select your payment method on checkout and receive your day permit by e-mail within minutes.


Permit TypeWeekdays (Prize in ZAR)Weekends (Price in ZAR)
Adults80100
Pensioners6080
Students6080
Children5080