Highlighting the prime southern Paarl Trails, this route promises both challenge and immense satisfaction. The journey encompasses XC terrains, flow trails, remarkable ascents, and panoramic vistas, ensuring an unforgettable biking experience. Our adventure commences at Laborie, where a warm coffee, muffin, and a team introduction set the mood. We then proceed up the Laborie Trail, entering Paarl Mountain via the gravel road. This path gradually ascends to the tower situated on the mountain’s north-eastern side.
Our trail then veers around the mountain’s western portion, leading us to the Krismas Camp stop. Here, a delicious lunch provides the perfect interlude before we embark on “the Wall” descent and delve into the Diamant XCO pocket for added excitement. The journey then takes us down the Advocate trail and into Bovenland for an additional XC thrill.
Finally, we ascend to the Taal Monument, from where we embark on the concluding 4km downhill stretch through Laborie, culminating at our endpoint.
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.Book Now