Family friendly mountain bike and run trail opens close to Stellenbosch

If you live in the Welgevonden or Nooitgedacht residential areas and love the outdoors, you’ll be elated to know that you can now run and cycle on marked trails from your doorstep.

The team from Dirtopia has developed a new trail on L’Avenir and Nooitgedacht Estates that even beginner mountain bikers can enjoy and is the perfect after-work training route.  This past Sunday a group of 50 riders tested the trail with trail designer, Meurant Botha leading the way.  After the ride L’Avenir served tasty boerewors rolls and riders socialised on the lawns of the estate.

The hillier L’Avenir Loop is 4.4km while the flatter Nooitgedacht loop is 8km. You can do both at the same time as well. If you do Nooitgedacht twice and L’Avenir once you have done a solid 20km of mountain biking.

Trail access is managed via a permit system using the Amarider Trailtag to give users access via the L’Avenir security gate. To obtain a permit, runners or riders can go to the two Dirtopia Trail Centres at Delvera or Stone Square at Welgevonden seven days a week or buy one at the wine tasting centre at L’Avenir.  Permits cost R30 per person per day or R300 for an annual permit. The cost for under 18’s is R20 and R200 respectively.

The trail is currently open from 07:00 to 18:00 and there is a map available when you buy your permit.

For more information call 0218844752 or email or visit

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