WHO WE ARE


Paarl Trails


Paarl Trails is a Non Profit organisation that develops and maintains more than 200 kilometers of mixed use trails around the town of Paarl, 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.

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.

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 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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2 days ago
Paarl Trails

Have you had a chance to rate your local trails yet? It’s about time. Visit @top_mtb_trails today show your support to your local trailbuilders by giving them a good rating! ... See MoreSee Less

Have you had a chance to rate your local trails yet? It’s about time. Visit @top_mtb_trails today show your support to your local trailbuilders by giving them a good rating!
1 week ago
Paarl Trails

Pure smiles! Pure concentration! Join us this Wednesday with the #herolegacyproject from 4PM-5PM at Specialized Paarl ! ... See MoreSee Less

Pure smiles! Pure concentration! Join us this Wednesday with the #herolegacyproject from 4PM-5PM at @specializedpaarl !
1 week ago
Paarl Trails

After a great success with the WXCO at @laborieestate this weekend , we are back with some fun outrides! Don’t be shy to join! 🚵🏻 ... See MoreSee Less

After a great success with the WXCO at @laborieestate this weekend , we are back with some fun outrides! Don’t be shy to join! 🚵🏻Image attachment
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At Specialized Paarl

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2 days ago
Specialized Paarl

The Wednesday #herolegacyproject is upon us!
Join us this Wednesday for some fun for the little ones! The project is aimed at expanding the cycling community , giving kids the opportunity to sculpt their skills with the expert advice of our team !
Date : Every Wednesday
Time : 4PM-5PM
Ages : 2-13 years
Place : Specialized Paarl
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The Wednesday #herolegacyproject is upon us!
Join us this Wednesday for some fun for the little ones! The project is aimed at expanding the cycling community , giving kids the opportunity to sculpt their skills with the expert advice of our team !
Date : Every Wednesday
Time :  4PM-5PM
Ages : 2-13 years
Place : Specialized Paarl
1 week ago
Specialized Paarl

It’s that time of the year again! We have launched a huge winter promotion on in store products! Visit us today to see what we have on offer😜 ... See MoreSee Less

It’s that time of the year again! We have launched a huge winter promotion on in store products! Visit us today to see what we have on offer😜
1 week ago
Specialized Paarl

We would like to thank everyone that made the weekend’s WXCO possible and to everyone that competed! It’s a great honour to be hosting such an event in the beautiful town of Paarl! 🍇🏁 ... See MoreSee Less

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Congrats Specialized Paarl, Darren and Team. You can be proud

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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