Hermanus MTB Trails

Starting at the Hemel-en-Aarde Village, four different routes will take you deep into the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley where beautiful views are only a part of the enjoyment. Each track has its own difficulty and will cater for every class and style of mountain biker. From river meanders to vineyards, and some stunning views over Hermanus and the Overstrand.







Ride Time

Route Description
trail.green_ 5 km
90 meters
30 min – 1 hr
Easy & ideal for beginners
Tar & gravel roads
Non technical single track
trail.blue_ 15 km
250 meters
1 – 2 hrs
Longer distance for novice to intermediate riders
Tar & gravel roads
More single track, more hills
trail.red_ 25 km
700 meters
2 – 4 hrs
Longer & tougher distance for intermediate riders
Tar & gravel roads
More single track, more hills, stunning views
trail.black_ 35 km
1300 meters
3 – 5 hrs
Even longer & tougher. More hills, for experienced riders
Tar & gravel roads, with jeep track
More single track, stunning views


Permit Fees:


Permits are available at Euodia Cycles (028 316 2119) and Wine Village (028 316 3988)

Hemel en Aarde Village, Main Rd and Sandbaai intersection.


Valid from 1 January to 31 December

Annual Family Permit – R1000.00

Annual Adult Permit – R500.00

Annual Scholar/Trail Runner Permit – R250.00

Temporary Permits are available

1 Day Adult Permit – R60.00

1 Day Scholar/Trail Runner Permit – R30.00

10 Day Permit – R250.00



1. Use trail at own risk

2. Permit holders only

3. Stay on the marked course

4. Don’t cycle alone

5. No Litter / No fires / No smoking / No shouting

6. No quads / No motorbikes / No vehicles on trail

7. Carefully read liability disclaimer and waiver of claims on the back of permits

8. Save ER24 number on cell phone 084124

9. These conditions and rules will be enforced by cycling marshals and corrective action will be taken against non-compliance