a Half day E-Bike Tour to spend an active outdoor day with friends or family. Cycle from Stellenbosch to Boschendal Wine estate via arguable the most scenic valley in the Winelands. We will ride along the Stellenbosch Trail Fund Mountainbike trails through town and up into Idas Valley and the Banhoek Conservancy trails to Boschendal. Our guide will lead the way and give insights into the area and impart local knowledge. Our bus will transport you back to Stellenbosch early afternoon

This E-Bike tour is family friendly and kids above 140cm in height can ride our bikes. Riders however need to have intermediate mountain biking skills to do the tour as there are some sandy and rocky sections along the mountain bike trails in the conservancy! Only a general fitness level is required as the E-bikes assist with the hills. Activity level 2/5

E-Bike Tour Stellenbosch to Boschendal Itinerary

  • Start at 9:00 from our office in Stellenbosch
  • Cycle mostly jeep tracks and mountain bike trails over the Helshoogte Pass, a route used by the first Dutch and French families who settled in the Olifantshoek valley in 1688. Later known as Franschhoek.
  • 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 along multiple mountain streams in the Banhoek Conservancy.
  • Time to explore Boschendal or have a coffee or meal at the Boschendal Deli.
  • Transport back to Stellenbosch by vehicle
Route Info
Distance : Approximately 25 km
Elevation: Approximately 650 m
Road: Mostly jeep track and MTB trails, and some tar roads
Ride duration: Approximately 3 hours


  • Guide
  • E-Bike
  • Time to explore Boschendal or have a small meal at the deli.
  • Transport back to Stellenbosch early afternoon.
  • 1% donation to the Stellenbosch Trail Fund

What to Bring

  • Water bottle – We are striving to be environmentally friendly and want to cut down on plastic bottles. Free water fountain in the office available to fill up with water, please just bring your own bottle. Aluminium water bottles for sale at office.
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes for cycling.
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Warm Jacket if it is a cool or rainy day.