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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1 day ago
Paarl Trails

The ultimate cycling permit is on our heels! Wine Lands permit launching the 1st of December, don’t miss out on this epic deal!
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The ultimate cycling permit is on our heels! Wine Lands permit launching the 1st of December, don’t miss out on this epic deal!
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4 days ago
Paarl Trails

The weather is perfect for some awesome riding this weekend. Important to note that the trails at Rhebokskloof will be closed from 5am - 2pm Saturday 26 nov, tomorrow for a pvt shooting comp . All other trails are open . If you are keen to do the WC enduro on the 10th dec , there will be a practice and intro clinic tomorrow from 8am at Laborie, see our socials for details . Then lastly the 2023 Wine Lands Permit purchases open 1 December. More trails, more features and loads of awesomeness. Visit Www.winelandstrails.com ! ... See MoreSee Less

The weather is perfect for some awesome riding this weekend.  Important to note that the trails at Rhebokskloof will be closed from 5am - 2pm Saturday 26 nov, tomorrow for a pvt shooting comp . All other trails are open . If you are keen to do the WC enduro on the 10th dec , there will be a practice and intro clinic tomorrow from 8am at Laborie,  see our socials for details . Then lastly the 2023 Wine Lands Permit purchases open 1 December.  More trails, more features and loads of awesomeness.  Visit Www.winelandstrails.com !
5 days ago
Paarl Trails

Are you up for an enduro challenge? Bit scared? Unsure?
Don’t even bother! @wmgoridingsa is hosting a training day on the 26th of November, to assure you it’s way easier than you think😜
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Are you up for an enduro challenge? Bit scared? Unsure? 
Don’t even bother! @wmgoridingsa is hosting a training day on the 26th of November, to assure you it’s way easier than you think😜
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At Specialized Paarl

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5 days ago
Specialized Paarl

It’s that time of the year again!
Get ready for the biggest sale of the year , up to 50% off selected items. Starting 1 December 😜
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6 days ago
Specialized Paarl

Are you ready for the #herolegacyproject!
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
Place: Specialized Paarl
Ages: 2-13 years
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Are you ready for the #herolegacyproject!
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
Place: Specialized Paarl
Ages: 2-13 years
1 week ago
Specialized Paarl

Please note that our store will close at 1PM on Friday the 25th! ... See MoreSee Less

Please note that our store will close at 1PM on Friday the 25th!
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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