- Full-day cycling tour through the Cape Winelands
- Wine tasting and lunch
- For all levels of fitness
- Physicality: 7 / 10
- Fully Guided Tour – 1 guide per 10 guests
- Mountain Bike and Helmet rental
- Snack Pack (including bottled water, choc & peanuts/raisins)
- All Wine tastings on route (3 estates visited)
- Lunch – We will stop at an estate en route for lunch at clients own account
- Additional wine purchases made on the day
- Upgrade to Ebikes
Deviating off the beaten path slightly, the Adventure Ride steers cyclists along undulating backroads and through the endless rows of neatly-lined vineyards of three boutique wineries in the Stellenbosch wine region. Between wine tastings and navigating your way along the trails, this 21km (13mi) bicycle tour is best suited to the more adventurous traveller.
The Cape Winelands is a collection of historic towns and Dutch farmsteads that are known for producing top South African wines. Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, Tulbagh, and Wellington form the backbone of the Cape Winelands, with grape cultivation that dates as far back as the 1600s. Interestingly, the wines do so well in this area as a result of the unique mountain soils. However, the influence of nearby oceans means offshore winds prevail in summer. As they say, “a vineyard that can see the sea, is a good vineyard.”
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Day
Skilpadvlei Wine Estate
Advice for visitors
This day tour is a 15km, moderate ride suitable for any level of fitness. The route is mostly flat, taking riders along oak-lined paths that follow next to picturesque rivers. Remember to bring comfortable shoes, sunblock and a camera. The tour includes a snack and bottled water en route, as well as all wine tastings and nibbles.
Did you know
Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, Tulbagh, and Wellington make up the traditional Cape winelands. However, the area has today extended to include newer vineyards in and around the Cape Town area including Durbanville Hills, Constantia, Elgin and Darling. Those looking to experience a range of South African vintages have no shortage of options in this city!