Helderberg Trails is set on a private farm within the foothills of the Helderberg Mountains (half-way between Somerset West and Stellenbosch), Helderberg Trails prides themselves on providing a trail destination suited to every type of rider, no matter age, skill level, type of bike, or level of fitness. (Even trail runners will love our routes)!
The Helderberg Farm Trail offers superb views over False Bay, Table Mountain and the Stellenbosch vineyards. This in itself should be enough to motivate you to ascend the moderate climbs and zoom the downhills and flat sections.
All trails have been designed and built by Jan Van Schalkwyk (the name behind the original Steilte and Hermanus MTB Trails) and partner in crime, Andrew Neethling, a World Class professional mountain biker who honed his skills on this very mountain.
There are four individual loops: a 4km GREEN Loop (70m ascent) for Beginners; a 6km BLUE Loop (150m ascent) for up to Intermediate; the 14km RED Loop (500m ascent) for more experienced riders; and finally the 17km BLACK Loop (700m ascent) for the truly committed MTB crowd.
There is plenty of parking, and braai facilities, a petting zoo for the kids, a kiosk serving coffees, breakfast, cakes, cold drinks, fresh produce and other mouthwatering eats.
Next to the parking area is a bike wash facility, to make sure you don’t go home with a dirty bike.
Fees: All permits should be purchased at the Kiosk at Helderplaas – the same venue where you can buy cold drinks or something to eat
Kiosk is Open from 8am. Please use honesty box if out of office hours.
No permit No ride
Private Shuttles are allowed
Private Shuttle permits are available at the Kiosk. Please stay on the marked shuttle routes. Be very aware of fellow riders/runners and 4×4 vehicles.
- Day Permit Adult R60
- Day Permit Scholar/Pensioner/Trail Runner R30
- Annual Permit Adult R500
- Annual Permit Scholar/Pensioner/Trail Runner R250
- Family membership (2 Adults and 2 Scholars) R1000
- *Annual Permits run from December 2016 – 31 December 2017
- NO helmet NO ride
- Permit Holders Only