Cycle the best that the Cape Winelands has to offer. Mountain views, scenic cycle routes through conservancy areas and magnificent vineyards.

Day 1: Stellenbosch to Franschhoek

Cycle a beautiful of road route from Stellenbosch to the winelands town of Franschhoek. Cycle jeep and single track paths over the old Helshoogte Pass, a route used by the first Dutch and French families who settled here in 1688. Enjoy fantastic views and sites along the way. Learn about small mission stations and local people living in the Banghoek Valley. Get a chance to spot Eland and Oryx as we cycle the groomed trails along multiple mountain streams in the Banhoek Conservancy to Boschendal where we will have a coffee break. From here we cycle a bike path and tar for 6 km before getting on a gravel road that leads us through wine farms and vineyards to the town of Franschhoek.

Enjoy a winelands lunch on a Franschhoek Wine estate while the bikes get loaded before we take a short ride to our beautiful guesthouse accommodation on the foothills of Franschhoek pass surrounded by breathtaking views and vineyards.

The afternoon is spent at leisure. The evening we can reserve a restaurant for you in the beautiful town of Franschhoek with its many top eateries. Dinner excuded.

Day 1 Route Info
Distance : Approximately 45- 50 km
Elevation: Approximately 560 m
Road: Mostly jeep track and MTB trails, approximately 15 km of tar road
Ride duration: Approximately 4 hours
Skill level : Intermediate

Accommodation: Double or twin room sharing rooms at a beautiful Guesthouse in Franschhoek

Day 2 : Cycle Franschhoek to Botrivier

Embark on a great day of cycling through plantations, winelands and small towns and rural villages towards Botrivier en route to Hermanus. Those who want to take on the Franschhoek pass start an hour earlier with the guide to cycle over the pass (tar road). The rest will be driven over the pass and start the tour from the Theewaterkloof side.

Cycle mostly off road past the Theewaterskloof Dam and enjoy fantastic views of the dam and the surrounding mountains and fynbos before we join up with the Van der Stell Pass road (gravel) leading to the Botrivier area where we will have lunch on a wine estate before cycling or driving the last 2km to our accommodation.

Enjoy the afternoon wine tasting or just relaxing at the Guesthouse between the vineyards. This evening your Guides will serve a Braai dinner.

Day 2 Route Info
Distance : Approximately 60km
Elevation: Approximately 650 m
Road: Mostly jeep track and gravel roads, approximately 8 km of tar road
Ride duration: Approximately 4 hours
Skill level : Intermediate

 Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Day 3 : Botrivier to Hermanus

This morning we embark on a day of cycling through farmlands, winelands and small towns towards Hermanus.

End the day’s ride on the manicured mountain bike trails of the Hemel and Aarde valley with its many beautiful wine estates. You will have time for lunch after the ride in Hermanus before we depart back to Stellenbosch via the beautiful Clarence drive with magnificent sea views.

Day 3 Route Info
Distance : Approximately 35km
Elevation: Approximately 430 m
Road: Mostly jeep track and MTB trails, approximately 10 km of tar road
Ride duration: Approximately 3 hours
Skill level : Intermediate

 Meals included: Breakfast.

Included

  • Guide and ride assistance and backup
  • Back up vehicle and trailer for luggage and bikes. Bike transport with our bike trailer
  • 2 nights guesthouse accommodation in twin sharing room
  • All meals included except 1 Dinner in Franschhoek.

Excluded

  • Dinner in Franschhoek on your evening out.
  • Optional activities
  • Items of personal nature

Optional E-bike or MTB rental

  • E- bike rental of Giant Fathom E hard tail bike R500per day
  • Hard tail Giant Talon Mountain bike rental R300per day
  • Soft Tail Mountain Bike rental R700 per day

Rate :  R 8 950 pp sharing (group discounts available)

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Pre-tour bike transport:

Wynand from Cycle Transport Logistix offers a transport service for your bicycle from Johannesburg to Stellenbosch in a safe and convenient way. More info on www.cycletransport.co.za