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Winelands Cycling Meander

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.

Please note that the tour price is on a sliding scale from R 2,400 **valid from 1st Nov 2016 to 31st Oct 2017** per person based on two guests travelling and is inclusive of the following:

  • Transport in air conditioned vehicle
  • DEAT qualified Tour Guide with relevant cycling experience
  • 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
  • Windbreaker
  • Camera!

Please enquire about our 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 R690pp  . 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.