Hillcrest Trail

Hillcrest (Members only or Bloemdal/Hillcrest permit!)

 

Hillcrest_Kluprug

 This is a medium length but challenging ride with some very amazing views from Robben Island to Hangklip that make the climbs worthwhile. The single track is flowing and fast in sections which makes for a very enjoyable roller-coaster ride! 

The whole trail comprises of two concentric rings, the lower green route (7km and 250m climbing) and higher red (7km and 250m climbing). Do both and you are in for a really fun 14km ride. The trails are well marked and the signs are easy to see and follow. The green route was designed by Meurant Botha and is a preferred choice for Western Province XC races. The trail is testing rather than technical and includes some atmospheric climbs up and thrilling descents (one is called ‘Elastoplast Valley’!) down through the shady and cool trees in the kloof.  If you’re feeling confident, try the see-saw fence crossing! Newbies can expect to hone their switchback and balancing skills here, whilst the more experienced riders can try the red route, which tests one’s climbing abilities up to 400m, before descending the  ‘Porcupine’s Plunge’ series of 8 switchbacks down the face of the mountain. If you don’t do the descent, you can continue 300m up and over into the top of the Contermanskloof Trail. 

Permits to ride here can be bought from Bloemendal Wine farm for R50.00 which allows you access into Nitida. Hillcrest and Bloemendal. Please do not go into Contermanskloof or any of the members only corridors without a valid Tygerberg Membership board. 

 
(GPS Co ordinates 33°49'31.89"S 18°35'21.77"E) to the gate of Hillcrest Farm. Once there follow the signs for the MTB parking area.

There is also more to do on the farm than just ride MTB, why not try some award-winning wine and olive oils, go hiking or fishing, or book out the spectacular quarry with it’s mystical lake for a wedding or private party.
Hillcrest 021 975 2346   or email  cellardoor@hillcrestfarm.co.za      www.hillcrestfarm.co.za 
 

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