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Southern Showcase

Experience Desciption

The Experience:

The Laborie South Experience offers a diverse trail adventure, highlighting the finest paths in Paarl Mountain’s Southern region. Emphasizing Single Track and XC terrains, this route promises constant engagement. Kicking off at Laborie with a warm coffee, muffin, and brief introduction, our journey begins up the Laborie trail, leading onto the Paarl Mountain gravel road, deep into the reserve. Along the way, breathtaking vistas accompany a steady ascent to the reserve’s core.

Turning right, our path encompasses the scenic Bethal dam contour. Bethal dam, perched atop the mountain, is characterized by massive granite boulders and panoramic views. Our expedition then ventures around the upper reserve loop, pausing at Krismas camp for a snack and photo opportunity beside the iconic Paarl Rock. We then navigate through undulating terrains, approaching the peak of “the Wall” descent, which winds down to the Spice Route destination.

Our adventure continues through the Diamant XCO trail, replete with exciting features. We then transition to the renowned Advocate and Skillie Trail, a descending flow trail that plunges into the valley. Next, we explore the Bovenland Farm, which boasts compact XC trails brimming with unique elements. Our journey then ascends towards the Taal Monument attraction. To wrap up an exhilarating day, we dive into the 3km Laborie descent, marking a thrilling conclusion.

About Laborie: 

Tucked beneath the Paarl Mountain lies Laborie, a wine estate steeped in history in the heart of Paarl. The estate boasts a variety of things to do and enjoy, not to mention the best view in town of the Paarl Mountain!

Take a stroll up the Avenue and you’ll find Stoep, the estate’s bistro-style restaurant that overlooks the gorgeous surrounding vineyards and mountains. Open daily, the restaurant serves delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner from Wednesdays to Saturdays with a focus on local, seasonal, and sustainable produce.

Stoep products, such as freshly made pasta, sweet treats and frozen meals, are available for guests to purchase at the Estate’s Farm Grocer. The Farm Grocer strives to support local businesses and stocks fresh bread, meat, cheese, homeware and wine.

Being a wine farm, wine tasting is also available in the historic Manor House where one can taste the very best of Laborie wines accompanied by a cheese or charcuterie platter.

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Duration: 4.5 hour(s)
Distance: 45 km
Difficulty: Experienced / Intermediate

Intermediate and advanced tours also include coffee and some breakfast snacks as well as en-route snacks.

Not Included
Import Information

Please bring sunscreen and wear comfortable clothing and shoes.


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