Safety in Cape Town: The benefits of booking with a responsible tour operator.

Cape Town is a world-class travel destination; voted the number one travel destination in 2018 by The Telegraph Travel Awards with South Africa being highly commended in the ‘Best Long-Haul Destination for Families’ category. From cycling paradise to business tourism and everything in-between Cape Town is on the map, and like all major cities, travellers [...]

September 6th, 2019|

Horse riding on the AWOL Tours winelands cycling tour.

The AWOL Tours full-day private Winelands tour has many active options for our adventurous guests. A beautiful way to experience the Cape wine region is an easy one or two-hour horse riding experience through the vineyards overlooking the majestic mountain ranges of Paarl and Stellenbosch. It was an early 7 am journey through Stellenbosch to [...]

August 6th, 2019|

Sea kayaking with the penguins on the Cape Point cycling tour.

The AWOL Tours full-day private Cape Point tour has many active options for our adventurous guests. We recommend an early start to enjoy an easy two-hour sea kayaking experience to meet the penguins in this small marine reserve. AWOL Tours is proud to be working with Shark Warrior Adventures; a responsible tourism company actively involved [...]

July 16th, 2019|

Overnight hiking in Cape Point National Park.

On the AWOL Tours three day Cape Point National Park hiking adventure our guests can experience dramatic landscapes, pristine beaches and well maintained hiking trails. This is the perfect opportunity to connect to Cape Town's wild side.   Cape Point is the most south western point of Africa and the powerful nutrient rich Benguela current [...]

July 3rd, 2019|

Taste the Cape on the AWOL city cycle tour.

On the AWOL Cape Town city cycle tour departing daily from the V&A Waterfront, we not only explore the history, culture and architectural highlights of this diverse city but also include a taste of traditional Cape Malay Cuisine. […]

May 17th, 2019|

10 Reasons to book the Cape Town City Cycle Tour with AWOL Tours.

There are so many Cape Town experiences on offer it is sometimes hard to find the one that will suit your available time frame and personal interests. Below are 10 good (and an 11th excellent one) reasons for booking the Cape Town City Cycle Tour with AWOL Tours. This tour is great way to kick [...]

April 26th, 2019|

Bicycle donations do make a difference

Twelve years ago AWOL Tour guests gifted enough money so we could purchase three kids bikes to donate to Ukhanyo primary school in Masiphumlelele as prizes to their class poetry competition working in collaboration with  Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN).  At the time I had no expectations of the outcome of the donation and just hoped that the bicycle would go to make a small difference in a child’s life. Often donations are not often measured and the results not always realised until many years later. […]

April 18th, 2019|

Riding Through The Grapevines

Visiting the Cape Winelands vineyards is a huge tick of the box in most itineraries when visiting Cape Town. There are over 600 (!) vineyards to choose from nowadays, and wine tasting can sometimes feel like an overwhelming activity. Therefore AWOL Tours provides the unique opportunity to cycle through some of the world famous South African vineyards to discover the history and culture of these unique areas and  include private tastings with the cellar masters or winemakers. […]

March 14th, 2019|

Supporting Songezo Jim Cycling Academy

Over the years, AWOL Tours has been growing its commitment to support the Songezo Jim Cycling Academy based in Masiphumelele Cape Town. Songezo Jim is a professional South African cyclist riding for Kuwait– He rode in the 2015 Vuelta a España & 2016 Giro d’Italia, becoming the first black South African rider to compete in the race. Our Tour Guide Bevan recently went on a training ride with the youth team and discovered just how serious they really are and why they truly do deserve the support of the Cape Town cycling community. […]

February 15th, 2019|

Scheduled Constantia mountain biking tours

AWOL Tours is launching  scheduled mountain bike half day Constantia winelands tours.  We know that cyclists are sociable  and many of our clients love connecting with other travellers. To make mountain biking tours more accessible for spontaneous travellers we are launching scheduled daily departures for a small group experience which we hope will become one of the preferred meeting places for our travelling mountain biking community. […]

September 4th, 2018|