Winelands cycling tour in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek
Experience the historic Cape wine route with a personalised guide who will take you on a Winelands meander. Guests can choose between hiking, cycling or mountain biking in either Stellenbosch or Franschhoek.
Stellenbosch is home to the oldest wine route in the Cape. We start cycling from the historic Lanzerac wine estate, which is one of the oldest first farmed in 1695. We continue up the Jonkershoek valley which is framed by a towering wall of rock, punctuated by the Jonkershoek Twins. The valley is a setting of fynbos, fern-lined kloofs and spectacular waterfalls. The plantation offers a 10km ride for beginners and more demanding rides of up to 40km for the experienced mountain bikers.
Franschhoek is named after the French Huguenots who settled here in the 17th century and utilised their expertise to transform this landscape into a prime wine producing area. We start cycling approximately 20 to 40 km on secondary roads and cycle paths, cycling past many beautiful wine estates with the Groot Drakenstein Mountains as a backdrop. We cycle through the historical town of Franschoek to the Huguenot Monument. You might be tempted to pop into the many boutique shops and art galleries. For lunch we cycle back to one of the many wine estates in the region for a gourmet picnic lunch. After lunch, we can either continue wine tasting, participate in a cellar tour or visit other attractions in the area, before returning to Cape Town.
Optional extra: For guests who would like to horse ride we can arrange a one hour trail ride at the Pink Geranium in the Winelands. It is a gentle ride through the vineyards with wonderful views of Table Mountain, and if we are lucky we will see ample bird life and some antelope.
Please note that the tour price is on a sliding scale from R 2,800 pp **valid from 1st Nov 2018 to 31st Oct 2020** per person based on two guests travelling and is inclusive of the following:
- Transport in air conditioned vehicle
- Tour Guide with relevant cycling experience
- Road or Mountain Bike and Helmets
- Entrance fees and wine tasting
What should you bring?
- Wear light weight & comfortable clothing suitable for cycling
- Shoes for cycling
- Sunscreen, sunglasses & cap/hat
Please enquire about our half day Winelands cycling or hiking trips. There are cheaper options for our guests who are staying out in Stellenbosch. No transport option is available so guests have to find own way there. We have partnered with a company based in Stellenbosch doing a Winelands cycling tour for R750pp . Our guests who have done our Cape Town city cycle tour get a 10% discount on the Stellenbosch cycling scheduled tours which departs daily at 9am from Black horse centre in Stellenbosch.