An oenological jaunt by bike and foot
It’s hard to believe that so much beauty, diversity, and wine can be found so close to Cape Town – not to mention first-class hotels and truly spectacular biking. In fact, this trip bears resemblance to many of our European jaunts, as we explore a compact area and pop easily from elegant hotel to elegant hotel. Pedalling well-paved roads lined with dramatic vistas, we’ll move from the vibrant city and Cape Peninsula to the rolling Winelands.
Trip designed by Travel Expert Michele HarveyView Michele’s Profile
Day by Day
Welcome to South Africa! Upon arrival, your guide will be waiting to accompany you to your hotel, Manna Bay. Settle in for the rest of the day or stretch your legs with an orientation stroll through the historic heart of the city.
Whether you tackle Table Mountain by foot or cable car, there will be numerous options for scenic hikes! Lunch will be a home-hosted affair in Bo-Kaap. Join in a simple cookery demonstration involving delicacies such as chili-bites and samosas.
Depart after breakfast for a scenic drive through the southern suburbs of Cape Town. Embark on a short cliff hike up to Cape Point for a scenic restaurant lunch. Soak in the magnificent views from the Cape Point lighthouse before returning to your hotel.
Explore the Winelands today! This picturesque region is centered around three charming towns, each with their own unique appeal. Discover which is your favourite and be sure to try the Pinotage, a uniquely South African cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault varieties.
Embark on a scenic cycle through vast wheat fields and past trellised vineyards with sweeping panoramas of the Hottentots Holland mountain range. Enjoy a light al fresco lunch under the oaks before heading to Franshhoek.
Begin your ride in the Daschbosch Winery and head through the spectacular Slanghoek valley which offers stunning mountain scenery and riding past rolling vineyards and farmlands. Finish at the Bergsig estate for lunch followed by a wine tasting and cellar tour.
This morning we’ll head back to Cape Town International Airport where you’ll say goodbye to your guide and continue your onward journey.Show All Days VIEW MAP CLOSE Want to see a full
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation
- All breakfasts
- All lunches with drinks
- One dinner with drinks, as indicated
- Services of a local guide and support van
- Use of a customized bicycle and helmet
- All special events and private tours
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All baggage transportation