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.


May 30th, 2016|

Cape Town Active Tour Package for supporters of the 2016 Men’s Fistball World Cup

Planning on coming to Cape Town to attend the 2016 Fistball Men’s World Cup and the 1st South African Open Fistball Tournament? AWOL Tours is the official South African Fistball partner and offers an exclusive all inclusive holiday experience. Proceeds of tours during the World Cup event will be used to fund Fistball development. The following activities have been tailored as a special  offer to all attendees and supporters of this event!


May 16th, 2016|

AWOL Tours supports Table Mountain National Parks EMP for expanded mountain biking trails in Cape Town

As AWOL Tours takes a vested interest in tourism facilities in Cape Town, we commend Table Mountain National Parks for  the EMP proposal to expand the mountain biking trails on Table Mountain to meet the demand of a rapid growing interest group. […]

April 16th, 2016|

The Long Ride To JoBerg2C

With only a week to go before the start of JoBerg2c mountain biking race, after many trials and tribulations the “Going AWOL” team, Meike Aschenbroich (AWOL German Tour guide and consultant) and Sally Petersen (AWOL Tours Director) are ready for the challenge ahead of them.


April 15th, 2016|

Mountain biking on the Constantia Greenbelt

In February 2016, after a public participation; the City of Cape Town opened the Constantia Greenbelt to cyclists. AWOL Tour guides are  able to offer guests an easy mountain biking route away from tar roads to explore the vineyards in the Constantia Wine Valley. […]

February 11th, 2016|

Christmas giving responsibly on Township Tour

The Christmas season in Cape Town is always a time of renewed compassion. Many guests who join our Bicycle Township tours in December always ask how they can give back to the Cape Town community and this kindness always brings back an appreciation for what we do. […]

December 21st, 2015|
  • Pedalling on the Garden Route

Pedalling on the Garden Route

The Garden Route has so much spectacular scenery and diverse activities to offer, that it is difficult to decide where to go and what to do. AWOL recently took four guests on a lovely Garden Route cycling tour and we showed them the most beautiful scenery along South Africa’s famous mountain passes.

We started the tour with a […]

December 19th, 2015|

Cape Town history tour by bike

As Zizi, recently discovered when she participated on an AWOL City cycle tour that departs daily from the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town has a rich tapestry of diverse cultures and historical stories that our guides love to share with visitors. Cycling is a great way for visitors and locals to gain insight into the history of Cape Town.


November 30th, 2015|

Durbanville Hills Mountain Biking tours

For mountain bikers visiting Cape Town the Durbanville valley is becoming one of the ‘must do’ places to ride. With rolling hills, superb vineyards, quaint coffee shops  and over 70 kilometers of  flowing single tracks it’s a great choice of AWOL guests who want a half day tour of mountain biking!     […]

November 19th, 2015|