Dirtopia MTB Trails

We are an outdoor, off-road event & trail construction company. Our HQ is based at Dirtopia Trail Centre on Delvera farm 10km from Stellenbosch where we sell permits for the marked trails.

Grade

Epic

Disabled Friendly

No

Accommodation

Nearby

Team Building Facilities

Yes

Family Friendly

Yes

Dirtopia is a mountain bike event and trail construction company, focusing its activities in the Western Cape region of South Africa. It all started out as a mountain bike festival in 2000 (Greyton).

The company was registered in 2001 and since then have branched out to incorporate the organization of several annual mountain bike events, the construction of mountain bike trails as well as extensive trail maintenance projects on hiking and mountain bike trails in the Western Cape.

Events in the Dirtopia stable include Dirtopia MTB Festival (since 2000), Cape Argus Pick ’n Pay MTB Challenge, Grape Escape (route), Amarider 100Miler, Die Burger Stellenbosch MTB Challenge, Nelsons Creek MTB Festival & stage race, Spur MTB Classic, 24 Hour MTB Team relay, Staalwater MTB Challenge and various other mountain bike events like Provincial races, funrides, skills clinics, nightrides, downhills, trial shows and of course our Full Moon & Sunset hikes, MTB outrides, 8hour MTB relay (9-5) etc. Dirtopia Trail Run Series offered 26 Trail Runs in 2015 and is now the biggest series of Trail Run events in the country. What is Dirtopia:
Dirtopia is a mountain bike event and trail construction company, focusing its activities in the Western Cape region of South Africa. It all started out as a mountain bike festival in 2000 (Greyton). The company was registered in 2001 and since then have branched out to incorporate the organization of several annual mountain bike events, the construction of mountain bike trails as well as extensive trail maintenance projects on hiking and mountain bike trails in the Western Cape. Partners: Meurant and Arina Botha.

Alanda Radley is our Event co-ordinator & administrative manager, Rene Brown the hospitality manager and Andreas Kruger is the Trail Centre manager. The trail crew is contracted with a team of labourers. To the team, event organising is our lifestyle and we love what we do! The bike shop is manged by Wessel.
Based on Delvera Farm north of Stellenbosch, 2004 saw the expansion of Dirtopia activities to incorporate a Trail Centre from where active travelers can buy trail permits for 3 mountain bike trails as well as 3 hiking trails. Giant mountain bikes are for hire as well. In September 2007 a ‘Pump Track’ was opened on Delvera – a cross between BMX, dual and MTB dirt jump track. In Feb ’09 a Terrain Park & kiddies track were opened. The Trail Centre expanded at the end of 2011 to a bigger building on the farm.
The Dirtopia Trail Centre also stocks maps, clothing, snacks and basic mountain bike accessories and acts as our events office. A second Trail Centre opened near Stellenbosch at Welgevonden Oct 2013, but moved to Delvera in 2016. A fully operational bike workshop with Giant bike sales, equipment and accessories.

In February 2006 Dirtopia opened another two new marked trails in Grabouw. In association with the Greenmountain Ecoroute, Groenlandberg Conservancy and Thandi Farm Kitchen.
From 2014 Dirtopia manages the trails of the Knorhoek Valley in The Greater Simonsberg Conservancy and in June 2015 opened the L’Avenir / Nooitgedacht trail near Stellenbosch.

Form 2016 the Trail Centre moved next to the Cafe that is now under the Dirtopia wings. With the Trail Lodge next door, it is the perfect base for any outdoor lover!

Events in the Dirtopia stable include Dirtopia MTB Festival (since 2000), Cape Argus Pick ’n Pay MTB Challenge, Grape Escape (route), Amarider 100Miler, Die Burger Stellenbosch MTB Challenge, Nelsons Creek MTB Festival & stage race, Spur MTB Classic, 24 Hour MTB Team relay, Staalwater MTB Challenge and various other mountain bike events like Provincial races, funrides, skills clinics, nightrides, downhills, trial shows and of course our Full Moon & Sunset hikes, MTB outrides, 8hour MTB relay (9-5) etc. Dirtopia Trail Run Series offered 26 Trail Runs in 2015 and is now the biggest series of Trail Run events in the country.

Meurant Botha is a well-known trailbuilder and also the founder of the African Mountain bike Association www.amarider.co.za that runs the Spur Schools MTB League and the Trail Tag system. Meurant has served on several non-profit committees such as CSA, PPA (8 years), Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, WPMBA, Simonsberg Conservancy, WP Cycling, WPMBA etc.

The trail construction and maintenance component of the company has undertaken various projects including contracts for Sanparks, Safcol, CapeNature, MTO, Mountain Club of SA, Pedal Power Association and private landowners. Projects have ranged from mountain bike trail construction all over the Western Cape to major maintenance projects on the Tsitsikamma Hiking trail.
You are welcome to contact us for consultation on trails and event consultation of mountain biking, trailrunning, hiking and teambuilding events. Dirtopia is the oldest mountain bike event company in the country with extensive experience, a strong database and lots of equipment!

In November 2008 Dirtopia was runner-up in Nedbank/567 Capetalk Small Business competition out of 3549 nominations.
Dirtopia is leading the way by creating sustainable ecotourism product in conservation areas. Dirtopia is a member of the Greater Simonsberg Conservancy.
Dirtopia’s mission is to offer outdoor enthusiasts of all ages & abilities the opportunity to take part in events and therefor promote and develop off-road trails & activities such as mountain biking, trail running and hiking.

Our Events
Dirtopia has organised well over 300 different kind of outdoor events since 2000. While the main focus has been mountain bike events & trails, the team has put together many Full Moon hikes, family bike and Trail Run events and will continue to offer the outdoor enthusiast choices to enjoy singletrack at various venues. From novices to the experts – we are sure that you’ll find something for your age & ability on our yearly calendar.

We can also assist other event organisers with services like marketing, entries, registration, timing, routes etc to make their event more successful. Need a corporate event? Contact us for a quote. We are affiliated with Amarider and members will get pre-entry discount for our events. Join Amarider and get a permanent timing Trail Tag included that you’ll use at many events and even for trail access.

Dirtopia Trail Lodge is situated on the Delvera farm, off the R44 between Stellenbosch and Paarl, and offers comfortable and affordable country accommodation in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands. Enjoy the farm atmosphere and beautiful gardens with breath taking views of Table Mountain and the Simonsberg.

Browse through Delvera’s pottery shop, wine shop and sample home-made olive medleys. There is also a local craft brewery. visit www.delvera.co.za Please note that these business are only open during the day with various operating hours.
For the more adventurous there are pristine walking, hiking and mountain biking trails. Marked routes on Klapmutskop and to the Simonsberg trail network (for mountain bikers). The Trail Centre (open daily from 8am-5pm) rents good Giant mountain bikes.
The lodge offers DSTV, a fireplace in the lounge, swimming pool, braai facilities and free wireless internet access.
A hearty farm breakfast is served at the Cafe next door from 8am and has kids play areas like go-carts, jungle gym and ball games. The Cafe is open for lunch, but closes 4.30pm. Dinner can be ordered in advance or early continental breakfast in your room.

The large five-bedroom farmhouse can be rented per room or as a unit for groups of friends or family get-togethers. It has two standard rooms sharing a separate bathroom and three en-suite rooms as well as a luxury suite separate from the house.
The luxury suite is a separate private unit with its own shady patio that has a magnificent view of Table Mountain. This spacious suite has a kitchenette, lounge, DSTV and a lovely bathroom with bath and shower, as well as air-conditioning for those hot summer days and evenings.

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