Cape Trails offers exceptional guided hiking trips and mountain biking tours for all levels of experience and fitness.
The Cape Mountains is a playground for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. These mountains offer a great number of excellent guided hiking trips and mountain biking tours with superb scenic views. Whether you’re looking for adventure or solitude, a hike in one of the mountains around Stellenbosch or Cape Town is not to be missed!
Guided Hiking Trips:
Hiking up the famous Table Mountain, Lions Head or Jonkershoek Nature Reserve are popular activities in Cape Town. We do Half Day Hikes or a Full Day Hikes. All these trips can be enjoyed any time of the year, weather permitting. Enjoy the beautiful and exhilarating climbs that Stellenbosch and Cape Town has to offer by hiking with Cape Trails.
Guided Mountain Bike Tours:
A wide variety of private guided mountain biking and cycling tours are on offer to suit your fitness and type of riding skills. For mountain bikers, a variety of beginner to technical single track mountain biking tours with an experienced guide can be tailored to your requirements. The Western Cape has some of the best trails in the world. If you’re just here to enjoy an easy ride and awesome scenery and good wine, Cape Trails can take you there. Guided Hiking Stellendbosch:
The Stellenbosch Mountains have endless options. Come experience guided hiking in Stellenbosch by booking a trip with us. We specialize in small groups and want to give you a true mountain experience.
If you have limited time we have two fantastic short hikes that you can book. By choosing the option of guided hiking in Stellenbosch you can be sure to enjoy the most spectacular view and nature this town has to offer. Cape Trails specializes in creating this unique experience for you. Here the guided hiking in Stellenbosch we offer:
Stellenbosch Mountain First Mast:
This mountain is nestled in the heart of Stellenbosch. The climb is a mixture of gravel road and singletrack. The majority of the hike is steeply uphill and quite strenuous but only for a short while. You are rewarded with splendid views over the town and Winelands once at the mast!
Full Day Hike:
Simonsberg/Pieke/Panorama and much more. Booking essential.
DURATION: 6-8 hours
LEVEL: Challenging. Average fitness required.
IMPORTANT: Full day hikes are only done FRIDAYS – SUNDAYS.
• Pickup and drop-off at your hotel (only Stellenbosch area)
• Fully accredited guide
• Coffee/Tea with a view
Important: Pickup is at 07:00
Guided Jonkerschoek Hiking:
Come to experience a guided Jonkershoek hiking adventure. Jonkershoek is a nature reserve 8km’s out of Stellenbosch. This truly is a beautiful valley with an abundance of fauna and flora and unforgettable views.
Guided Jonkershoek hiking is not Table Mountain. Its even better as this valley is tucked away and hidden from most tourists and guides. You really experience something special of Stellenbosch here. Here the guided Jonkershoek hiking we offer:
This is a must-do trip. An easy stroll to a beautiful hidden waterfall. Elevation only 100m.
Perfect for a summers day.
Swartboskloof is on the righthand side of Jonkershoek as you enter the Nature reserve. There are various options here for keeping it a 2/3 hour walk. We cross the mountain stream more than once and there are various spots for the perfect mountain picnic.
Guided Table Mountain Hike:
If there is one activity you should not miss when you’re visiting Cape Town, it is a guided Table Mountain hike. With an abundance of routes, we are privileged to call this our playground.
A guided Table Mountain hike will leave you with unforgettable views over our City and surroundings. Don’t miss this for anything. Here the guided Table Mountain hikes we offer:
Platteklip Gorge Hike:
Platteklip Gorge route is the most direct and quickest route up Table Mountain. On clear days the Platteklip Gorge route presents hikers with excellent views of the Cape Town coastline, city center, and southern suburbs.
Once at the top you have the option of spending more time here. There are a restaurant and shop. And you can take the cable car down to the start again.
Skeleton Gorge Hike:
This hike starts on the Eastern side of Table Mountain in the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. We ascend Skeleton Gorge through an indigenous forest which offers some welcome shade from the African sun. This hike has a few ladders and short scramble. At the top, it opens up and from here it is a steady climb on the ‘back table’ of the mountain to Maclear’s Beacon which is the highest point on Table Mountain at 1085 meters. The last part to the cable car is a relatively flat walk offering iconic views of the front side of Table Mountain and the City of Cape Town below.
Guided Hiking Cape Town:
Whether you’re a seasoned hiker looking for some inspiration or an inexperienced, but aspiring trailblazer not sure where to start, we have guided hiking in Cape Town to suit you. From easy strolls through the forest to more challenging climbs up mountains, there are so many great hiking routes on and around Table mountain
If you’re in the city and craving a nature fix, come to enjoy panoramic views of Cape Town with our guided hiking in Cape Town. Here the guided hiking in Cape Town we offer:
Lions Head Hike:
This is a favorite ‘value for time’ hike in Cape Town. Rising almost 700 meters above sea level, Lion’s Head offers 360º panoramic views of Cape Town’s city bowl, Table Bay and the Atlantic Seaboard with its flashy neighborhoods of Clifton and Camps Bay and their turquoise blue waters. On a clear day, Robben Island can be seen in the distance. There are 2 sets of short ladders to climb while on the trail. My favorite time of the day to this hike is with the sunrise. You will be back at your hotel just in time for breakfast!
Table Mountain is a beautiful mountain with so many options/routes/combinations. See the Table Mountain Hikes we offer HERE.
Guided Mountain Bike Stellenbosch:
Stellenbosch is a mountain biker’s paradise with a network of trails that can keep riders entertained for days. Experience some of the best trails in the country with our guided mountain bike in Stellenbosch.
A wide variety of private guided mountain biking and cycling tours are on offer to suit your fitness and type of riding skills. Enjoy guided mountain bike in Stellenbosch by joining me on an epic adventure custom made just for you. Here the guided mountain bike Stellenbosch we offer:
Stellenbosch Town and Mountain Combo:
Starting in the historic town of Stellenbosch, the route goes through town and then follows mainly gravel roads along the foothills of Stellenbosch mountain. There are various options for this ride, depending on your skills level.
More Technical Riding:
There is an abundance of trails in the Stellenbosch area such as the singletracks of Jonkershoek, Banhoek, Welvanpas, and Oakvalley. This is definitely for the more fit, experienced rider.
Guided Mountain Bike Jonkerschoek:
Jonkershoek is a mountain biker’s paradise with a network of trails that can keep riders entertained for hours. Experience some of the best trails in the country with a guided mountain bike in Jonkershoek.
A wide variety of private guided mountain biking and cycling tours are on offer to suit your fitness and type of riding skills. Enjoy guided mountain bike in Jonkershoek by joining me on an epic adventure custom made just for you. Here the guided mountain bike in Jonkershoek we offer:
Jonkerschoek Easy Ride:
This route starts at the Ride-In Coffee shop. We cycle from here to Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, where we follow the jeep track up to the first contour, from here take a smooth flowing single track down and across to the opposite side of the valley where we climb the fire hut trail and descent another flowing singletrack back to the gate and from here back to town. If you prefer to not do any climbing and/or single track we can change our route to meet your expectations.
Jonkerschoek Advanced Ride:
This route starts at the Ride-In Coffee shop. We cycle from here to Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, where we follow the jeep track up to the second contour, from here take a single track down all the way. The first part is very technical (rocky) and the second part is smooth and flowing. We then cross to the opposite side of the nature reserve where we climb the fire hut trail all the way to the top. From where we descent another amazing single track down. The first part is very technical and the second part is flowing single track all the way back to the gate and from here back to Ride In.
Guided Wine Bike Tour:
Why not combine a bit of nature and exercise with excellent wines and do a guided wine bike tour with me?
There are endless guided wine bike tour options in Stellenbosch and the surroundings. Look out our standard options or if you want something different let me know and I can make it happen. The multi-day tour is a fantastic way of exploring and experiencing this town, its vibe and some of the best hand-picked wine farms. Here the guided Wine Bike Tour s we offer:
This is a perfect package for those who are staying a bit longer and would like to do more than one day of cycling and tasting! We get to know each other much better and you get a true Stellenbosch bike and wine experience with a personal touch.
Town and Mountain Combo:
Starting in the historic town of Stellenbosch, the route goes through town and then follows mainly gravel roads along the foothills of Stellenbosch mountain. On the way back we stop for a wine tasting at Lanzerac Wines. A nice not-too-hard trip for someone looking for a mixture of town/bike/mountain/wine.