Situated in the cool climate of Elgin-South Africa, Oak Valley produces unique, terroir specific wines. The Estate is also home to some of the best MTB trails in the region and hosts prominent mountain biking races like FNB Wines2Whales and the ABSA Cape Epic.
The Oak Valley Mountain Biking Experience
Established by Pieter Visser, previously the Oak Valley winemaker, who himself was a keen mountain biker, the trails start and finish in the oak-lined avenues at the entrance of the Estate.
There are 3 marked routes: a 14 kilometre Blue Route for the family; a 24 kilometre Red Route for stronger riders; and the 32 kilometre Black Route for more advanced riders. The trails consist of a large percentage of well-maintained singletrack, with bridges over farm fences and streams, making for a highly enjoyable ride.
The biking trail takes the rider through beautiful natural scenery, including forests of ancient oak trees, through vineyards, through apple and pear orchards and across sub-clover/grass pastures, set against the stunning backdrop of the protected fynbos on the slopes of the Groenlandberg Mountain. Due to the mix of terrain we recommend you use a good all round tyre. The fee is R40 per rider, payable at the security office located at the entrance gate to the Estate. The trail has been described by expert mountain bikers as the best of its kind in the Western Cape – a 5 star experience!
Amenities: Shower facilities, bike wash and secure parking available.
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Wine Tasting & Restaurant
After your ride, relax at The Pool Room, an incredibly beautiful venue with a restaurant, deli and wine tasting all under one roof, located 500 metres from the start of the trails. The Pool Room restaurant provides the quintessential pasture to plate experience with country inspired cuisine and ingredients sourced from the farm where possible. The Pool Room is open in the mornings for our famous ‘Bikers Breakfast.’ Breakfast & lunch are served from Tuesday to Sunday and dinner on Fridays & Saturdays. The wine tasting bar is situated at The Pool Room and is open 7 days a week, Monday to Sunday, including public holidays.
Accommodation – Cottage 1902
Extend your adventure by booking into Oak Valley’s cosy cottage set within the breath-taking beauty of this historic Estate. The cottage is located within easy riding distance of the MTB trails and restaurant and is framed by spectacular mountain vistas and lush natural scenery located within the Elgin Valley. The cottage is self-catering and is fully equipped for your relaxation and comfort.