Find our list of trailheads below. We have included details about each trailhead along with a focused map to ensure you know what to expect. You can also view the overall trail map and select the ‘find me’ or ‘track me’ options to help you navigate our trails.
As one has come to expect from Paarl, there is always something intriguing just around the corner. Well in this case, cellar.
A beautifully converted wine cellar on a working wine farm now serves as the home and hub of many things.
First up is the spacious, airy and light Specialized Paarl showroom where one is blessed with vistas of vineyards and the Du Toitskloof mountains whilst strolling through. The shop is equipped with everything one has come to expect from Specialized: experienced staff, top-quality products and a workshop to ensure you and your bike are perfectly calibrated and set.
Secondly, the shop serves as a community hub where parents, kids, grandparents and the curious and adventurous can enjoy coffee, a meal or a glass of wine at Knus Karoo Kombuis while the kids enjoy the pump track. The very same pump track hosts the Hero Legacy Project on a weekly basis. Here children who would not usually have the opportunity of learning to cycle are invested in. The biggest reward? Seeing the child’s face light up once the first ride without training wheels has been taken.
Specialized Paarl is also the starting point of over 400 km of trails which Paarl Adventure Trails create and maintain. You can also get your day permit at the shop should you need one (or buy an annual membership should you want to). Ample and secure parking is provided for those wanting to conquer the mountain.
Specialised Paarl is the home and hub of cycling in Paarl. And home is where the heart is.
Rhebokskloof Wine Estate
The thing is this: One can’t fault Rhebokskloof.
Its setting is magnificent. The farm is nestled in a natural amphitheatre. And nestled within the farm are vineyards, lawns, spaces for family and friends, trails for both cycling and running and incredible dining experiences.
The Restaurant at Rhebokskloof serves meals crafted by Chef Belinda Ferus. She takes the utmost care to use local produce with results that are never short of marvelous. The Pizzeria at Rhebokskloof is too Chef Belinda’s playground, where fresh, flavoursome pizzas are the order of the day. Always. Picnics on the lawns have also become an institution. One needs to book for these at least 24 hours in advance.
Rhebokskoof wines speak for themselves, but in case you are not yet familiar with them, do yourself a favour and go for a tasting.
Spice Route Destination
As Spice Route Destination’s website so beautifully states, one can get lost at Spice Route and find oneself.
Spice Route (as it is known by locals) is as enchanting as the name suggests. It caters for everyone – young, old, adventurers, wine-sippers, beer drinkers, good food eaters, art enthusiasts and chocolate lovers.
Whether you’d like to hit the trails and cool down with some CBC beer after, or languish the afternoon away whilst enjoying a glass of wine or an ice-cream with the kids, Spice Route has got you covered.
So, go get lost there; You won’t be sorry.
Laborie Wine Estate
Laborie Heritage Wine Estate snuggles the foothills of Paarl mountain and almost at the centre of town. And just like the lovely town of Paarl, it too has a beautiful heart.
The estate itself is picturesque with beautifully-maintained buildings whose contents cater to every taste: foodies, wine and confectionary lovers, kids and even those just wanting to spend a lazy afternoon admiring Paarl Rock and the surrounding vineyards.
Small Batch Cellar is an artisan and street food market keeping options fresh and interesting. A cold one is also provided for by Paarl Brewery, or for those feeling a little wilder, Mimosa wine, gin and mimosa bar has you covered. Artisan ice-cream, waffles and mini pancakes are there for those wanting to indulge a little.
Stoep Bistro is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and boasts with exquisite views of the vineyards. Cucina di Giovanni is a celebrated and loved Mediterranean style restaurant with rolling lawns and a play area for the kids. And if sitting in a restaurant doesn’t tickle your fancy, why not book for a picnic to be enjoyed in the Laborie gardens?
One can end of (or start) the day with an Avenue coffee, or just visit for that (it’s that good).
Very simply put, Laborie is lovely. It fills the senses and settles the soul.
Ridgeback Wines is one of the premier wine estates in Southern Africa. They offer a wine-tasting and enjoyment experience that is rooted in award-winning quality, as evidenced by an extensive list of accolades.
Furthermore, The Deck Restaurant is open five days a week and caters for light meals in a tranquil setting. As the name suggests, the restaurant overlooks a dam hosting birdlife and enclosed by Weeping Willows.
Tranquility, good food and excellent wine – what more can you ask for?
This intimate bistro is run by a family who knows just what you need to quench your thirst or how to hit the food spot. Beautiful views are accompanied by warm hospitality and food to make you feel good. Cozy up inside during winters – the fire will be going and the laughter flowing.
Fairview is widely celebrated for its wine and cheese. The farm also hosts a number of micro businesses with the aim to create artisanal and sustainable produce.