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 the beautiful Horse Riding At The Pink Geranium; Louise, our horse riding guide welcomed us and introduced us to Tequila, Finlay, Savanah, and Hazz. It was interesting to watch Louise match the riders to her horses and Hazz stood patiently while this novice rider clambered onto him. After a safety briefing with Louise taking time to ensure that all the riders were feeling at ease, we set out at a gentle pace.

We rode single file through forests, vineyards, and Cape fynbos; once we had passed the vineyards it was exhilarating to canter up a wide long stretch of farm track and watch the horses enjoying the freedom of movement, while fiesty Jackall buzzards chased each other above us

The highlight was the welcome home greeting from the other horses left behind, as they galloped over the fields towards their returning friends for a meet up at the fence, after the ride the horses were rewarded with tasty treats and last nose kisses before we departed deeper into the winelands towards Franschhoek.

After our AWOL guide set up our bikes, we cycled an easy 28km off-road past many beautiful wine estates with the Groot Drakenstein mountains in the backdrop and stopped for wine tasting at the award-winning boutique vineyards of  Glenwood and Môreson.

There are many perfect lunch options in the Winelands, we opted for a light deli lunches at Boschendal wine estate with a little more wine tasting thereafter.

This was a perfect day of horse riding, cycling, wine tasting, and historic wine cellars, and there was still just enough time to enjoy the Winelands towns with their boutique galleries and sidewalk cafes.

Your  AWOL Tours sales consultant will assist you with planning your perfect Winelands adventure;

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