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  • Cape Town City Hall on cycle tour

AWOL’s City cycle tour unfolds the founding of Cape Town

On an AWOL City cycle tour of Cape Town, our experienced tour guides unfold the sequence of unfortunate events led to the founding of the Mother City.

1. The closure of overland trade routes by the Turks
By 1453, the lucrative Spice trade florished; but when Constantinople fell into Turkish hands, overland trade routes to the East […]

July 5th, 2017|
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AWOL Tours partners with cycling academy in Masiphumelele

AWOL Tours has moved the start of the Masiphumelele Bicycle Township tour to Chasmay Road campus to be closer to our NGO partner MasiCorp and to share workshop with the Songezo cycling academy.

Songezo Jim, a professional road cyclist started a cycling academy in the Masiphumelele Township to expose teenage children to cycling rather than the […]

May 12th, 2017|
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Top Five family hiking tours on Table Mountain in Cape Town

Cape Town is fast becoming a popular holiday destination for families with children. kids Hiking on Table Mountain makes for an adventurous challenge for active young hikers.  […]

December 20th, 2016|
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The Western Cape Cycling Mecca

Cycling has long become an integral part of tourism in South Africa. Especially the Western Cape with its many events attracts thousands of international visitors every year. Let’s have a look at what makes cycling here so special.

Events like the Cape Town Cycle Tour, the Cape Epic, Wines2Whales and the Coronation Double Century (just to name […]

December 17th, 2016|
  • Safe hiking on Table Mountain AWOL Tours

Top 6 safety tips for hiking Table Mountain

Table Mountain  should be on your to do list when visiting Cape Town. Hiking up is the best way to go for an even more adventurous experience.  You don’t need to be very fit or experienced  as long as you have a little bit of stamina.  We share our top 6 tips for hiking up […]

December 9th, 2016|
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The history of the Company’s botanical garden

On the AWOL City Cycle tours our guides share the city’s heritage and culture. In between the beautiful historical buildings and vibrant the vibrant Cape Town communities are the tranquil Company Gardens. This is a heritage gateway to the past and in the spirit of heritage month we reflect on 2 of the oldest artifacts in the city; namely the Company’s botanical gardens and the Presidents house.

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October 27th, 2016|
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Bicycle Township Tours in Masiphumelele

Since the ending of Apartheid, Township Tours in South Africa have become really popular, but AWOL Tours was the first tour operator to start offering the same experience by bicycle in Masiphumelele Township on the Peninsula in Cape Town. Involvement with the local community earned AWOL Tours an international responsible tourism award at the World Travel Market in London in 2006. […]

August 15th, 2016|
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AWOL goes joBerg2c – 9 days of mountain biking adventure in South Africa

Team “Going AWOL” Sally and Meike have successfully completed the 9-day mountain biking challenge JoBerg2c in April this year. Now,  it is time to reflect on the huge personal challenge, the most spectacular South African landscape and  the adventurous endurance race we accomplished.

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June 13th, 2016|
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Township tour Cycling through Gugulethu

AWOL Tours has expanded its  Community-based Bicycle Tours in Cape Town to include another community. Building on the success of operating a Bicycle township tour in Masiphumelele for the last 15 years, AWOL is now offering  guests an opportunity to gain insight to the post apartheid Gugulethu community. As we cycle through this historical township with a more developed urban landscape we learn about the political past. […]

June 7th, 2016|
  • AWOL Tour de Attakwas Sally

Tour De Attakwas

In search of new off-road biking routes for our mountain biking clients, we went on another spectacular AWOL adventure. We designed a new itinerary with a route that connects Montagu to George with our already existing Garden Route/Karoo tour. The highlight of the trip was to ride the (in)famous Attakwaskloof, a historical mountain pass that tested our climbing skills.

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May 30th, 2016|
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