AWOL Tours guests can now do horse riding and cycling on a full-day private Winelands adventure.  This 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.

Our guest house was kind enough to provide an early breakfast before our 7 am collection for the 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; Hazz was very patient as this novice rider clambered onto him and after a safety briefing we set out at a gentle comfortable pace for everyone.

Tequila, Finlay, Savanah, and Hazz walked us 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, Haaz shook his head as feisty 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 after a final pat and horse nose nuzzle we headed further into the winelands to continue our wine tasting and cycling adventures.

We cycled approximately 28km off the beaten track, past many beautiful wine estates with the Groot Drakenstein mountains in the backdrop and stopped for wine tasting at  Glenwood and Môreson.

There are many perfect lunch options in the Winelands, we decided on a light deli lunch under the oak trees on a wine farm with beautiful gardens specialising in fresh ingredients. After lunch, we enjoyed a little more scenic cycling and ended our day with a final wine tasting overlooking a vineyard valley.

Private tours allow AWOL to provide a personalised tailor-made experience to ensure there is flexibility to enjoy the day according to personal interests and time to linger longer in the meaningful moments.  Click here to book or contact  AWOL Tours sales consultant to assist you with planning your perfect Winelands adventure; with options of cycling, hiking, horse riding, wine tasting, cellar tours, or just time to relax and explore the Winelands towns with their boutique galleries and sidewalk cafes. This tour will be the highlight of your Cape Town holiday.