Pieter van Wyk has been building trails outside Wellington for almost 10 years. His trails are known to be some of the most flowing and enjoyable trails one can ride on. Having worked on the ABSA Cape Epic Route Team for 8 years, he knows what riders want! The Wild Boar Trails are actually a re-launch of the well-known Welvanpas Trails with quite a number of new sections added and a whole network of trails which is now being made available to riders and trail runners. The trail centre is situated at Val du Charron Wine & Leisure Estate (VDC), Bovlei Road, Wellington. Five marked trails will start and finish there, with two other separate trails starting/finishing at Doolhof Wine Estate and the Hawequas Scout Adventure Centre respectively. One other trail involving open gravel roads for people who don’t want too much single track also starts at VDC but must be followed using a GPS.
Wild Boar – 45km
Warthog – 38km
Porcupine – 26km
Hedgehog – 17km
Sections of all of the above trails are regularly used during the ABSA Cape Epic, Nissan Trailseeker and other events. The all finish with the fantastic flowing Golden Mile, and the Happy Hog downhill section’s name also indicates the pleasure riders will get from riding there.
Potbelly (for the kids) – 3km
Flat Hog (GPS route) – 42km
Cross Country (at Doolhof) – 4.5km
Scouts Trail (at Hawequas Scout Adventure Centre) – 20km – this entire trail was used during thr 2018 ABSA Cape Epic Time Trial.
Costs and logistics
Day permits cost R60pp and can be bought at the trail centre at VDC using cash, card or Snapscan.
Two fantastic restaurants are available for visitors at VDC: The Grillroom and Piza e Vino.
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