Franschhoek Wine Valley

Mountian Biking at Boschendal

We have opened the Boschendal Trail Centre to the riding public. Expect some mean climbs and sweet singletrack rides all the way down. The world-class black route is proving to be a hit with intermediate to advanced riders, but we do have routes to suit families and casual riders.

The downhill singletrack includes Inferno (3.7 km), Sugar Bowl (2.3km), and Porcupine (1.3km). The 1km Orchards skills track with its sweeping berms, camelbacks, tabletops and gap jumps has both beginner and advanced options.

MTB Trails: Our marked trail circuits starting just inside the Rhodes Avenue security gate. 4km Yellow Route; 9km Green Route; 11km Blue Route; 15km Red Route; 23km Black Route. The Black XL route adds 3-4 sections onto Black route.

Running, Walking and family cycling routes: Runners can choose 5km or 10km route. Come and visit us at the Trail Centre and we can help you with your farm exploration.

Simonsberg & Drakenstein Guided Hikes: Hikes are complimentary for in-house guests and can be booked daily between 07h00 – 09h00. Bookings to be made directly with our reservations team at least 24hours in advance so we can prepare accordingly.

Parking: Riders and runners can park and pay at the main parking area close to the Trail Centre, you can’t miss us.

Permits & maps: Buy your permits at our Trail Centre. Maps can be downloaded from our website or scan the QR code available. Trail Forks has all the trails available too. 100% of the permit fee goes towards building and maintaining our trails. Please note that permits for riders will be checked by security at Rhodes Avenue gate. No permit no ride/ride.

Rates: MTB Trail Day Permit – R50 | 5km & 10km running permit – R50

Boschendal Annual Permit: R500 for 1 | R800 for a couple | R1000 for a family of 4. (R200 per additional family member.) Permits valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. Please bring an ID photo when applying for an annual permit. An annual permit will take 1 week to process but riders can ride for free on the day they apply and pay for an annual permit.

Winelands Annual Permit: R500 for children under 13 | R800 students (13-18) and Pensioners (over age of 60) | R1000 adults (18+) | R2500 Family Membership (2 adults & 2 students/kids + R400 per extra child). Permits valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

Bike rentals:

E-bikes: flat rate of R800 per day

Single suspension: Half day R200; Full day R350

Full suspension: Half day R350; Full day R500

Kids bikes: Half day R150; Full day R300

Bike rental bookings are recommended for the weekends and public holidays, for bookings please email trailcentre@bmtsa.co.za

Pump Track: Our MTB pump track which is located next to The Tree House Playground is open to all Boschendal visitors. Bring your own bike or rent a bike from our MTB Trail Centre.

Opening hours: The Trail Centre is open Mon – Fri from 08h00 – 17h00 and Sat – Sun from 07h00 – 17h00.

*Please note our trails will be closed on rainy days for everyone’s safety.

For more information please contact trailcentre@bmtsa.co.za or phone 021 001 9401.

Disclaimer: Please note that mountain biking is a dangerous sport. Trails are constantly changing and riders should use these trails with caution. No helmet no ride. Riding and running is at your own risk and we do not accept liability for damages or injury.

Your safety and the safety of our staff is crucial during these times and we’re taking all the necessary measures to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. All staff and guests will have their temperature checked on entry to the farm. Anyone showing signs of fever will not be allowed entry. Please remember to wear your cloth mask & sanitize your hands at the stations provided. Social distancing protocols will be followed as per government regulations.

Our staff will be hard at work before and after opening hours to ensure that the Trail Centre is properly sanitised on a daily basis.

Contact: trailcentre@bmtsa.co.za or 074 502 0997 for more information.


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Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

Tourism Levy

Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.

Disclaimer

Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.

 

Contact Us

Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road
Franschhoek
7690

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861
info@franschhoek.org.za