• On The Trail

Welvanpas, Wellington, Western Cape

Riding at Bains MTB Trail was like arriving at a blind date some mate of yours organised and finding Cameron Diaz waiting for you as your date. Yes it’s that good.

Trail: 8/10 Facilities: 6/10

The fact that we got lost trying to find the venue was a bit irritating, but that was all forgotten once we started rolling along the trail. In fact even when you arrive on Welvanpas farm, and park in the open field opposite the old manor house and small coffee shop, you started to become enchanted.

First thing that impresses you is the amazing scenery of the place. Being just outside Wellington, about 45 minutes outside Cape Town and right in the heart of the winelands, it’s a lekker experience just driving out there. You leave the Cape Flats behind and arrive in the stunning mountains and vineyards that extend away to Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.

ur local connection for the ride was Action Sports photography guru Nick Muzik and his riding buddy Rick Lawrence, who is also the creator of Enjoy cycling gear. Nick is an old varsity buddy from Stellenbosch so we invited him to come and join us for the day. Poor Antonio had to sit this one out due to hip surgery. We told him it was actually a crap trail so I hope he does not read this….

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