The Hermanus MTB Trail is the favoured option for mountain bikers in the area. Starting at the Hemel-en-Aarde Village, four different routes will take you deep into the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley where beautiful views and pristine atmosphere are only a part of the enjoyment. Each track has its own difficulty and will cater for every class and style of mountain biker (ranging from an easy 6km Green Route to a challenging 33km Black route). From river meanders to vineyards, and some stunning views over Hermanus and the Overstrand.
Interested riders need to purchase a permit from Euodia Cycles (028 316 2119) or the Wine Village (028 316 3988) to be able to ride the trails. The proceeds from this permit help to keep the trails maintained. Visit our website to see upcoming events and current trail information.
There is also a 17 km (10.5 miles) circular FernKloof – Hermanus Cycle Trail. This intermediate trail consists of mainly jeep tracks but also incorporates single track areas (including a few sandy and rocky sections) and tar. The trails is signposted for clockwise travel and may be joined at any point, although it is best to start at Fernwood Reserve. The route skirts the houses, passing through profuse Fynbos with butterflies, birds, baboons, mongoose, frogs, tortoises, snakes and lizards.