Cape Winelands Tour
On this upmarket Cape Experience Tour, we will focus on a few of the famous and historic Wine Estates of South Africa.
We begin our journey in the Franschhoek valley. After settling into our 5 Star boutique Hotel which will be home for the next two nights we'll explore the beauty of this unique valley, steeped in the history of fine wine making. With easy to light riding we will visit 3 to 4 Estates - taking in some of the local culture and hospitality found in this beautiful valley. From Franschhoek we cycle to Stellenbosch stopping on route to take in historic estates with wonderful eateries and coffee shops.
At Stellenbosch we will find luxury accommodation at the famous Lanzerac Hotel. This will be our home for the remainder of the tour as we spend the next two day exploring the most famous wine region of South Africa.
Duration - 5 Days
Total Distance - 80km (20 km Average per day)
Accumulated Ascent - 450m
MTB Ability - Intermediate
Fitness - Medium/Fit
Day 1 - Collection & Transfers form Cape Town Hotels or Airport to Franschhoek Hotel. Meet your guide and book into Hotel
Night 1 - Evening drinks overlooking Franschhoek from a local Wine Estate. We will dine at one of the top restaurants in the Valley.
Day 2 - From our hotel and after a sumptuous breakfast, we cycle through the valley exploring and experiencing 3 to 4 of the great Franschhoek Estates. Before returning to our hotel we will stop for lunch at one of the many highly rated Estate restaurants. After lunch we will retire to our hotel where you have the afternoon to recuperate or explore the village with its many fine art galleries and museums.
Chocolate Tour or Vintage cheese tour available.
Night 2 - With our last night in Franschhoek, we will experience the very best in Cape dinning at one of the internationally rated restaurants.
Day 3 - Its our biggest day on the bikes as we cycle 36km from our hotel to the town of Stellenbosch. Stopping along the way to enjoy historic Estates, fine eateries and coffee shops. At the top of Helshoogte Mountain pass we’ll stop for lunch to enjoy breathtaking views as the Cape of Good Hope unfolds beneath us. After lunch, it’s all down hill to our luxury accommodation at Lanzerac Estate. Spend the afternoon enjoying the spa and village.
Night 3 - We’ll experience Stellenbosch night life with it’s many restaurants and craft beer pubs. We will have time to discuss any preferences you might have with regards South African Estates and see whether we can visit them on tomorrow route.
Day 4 - Cycling on the quite back roads, we will visit a few Stellenbosch classic Wine Estates and try to include a few that create some of your favourite wines. We will lunch at one of the fine Estate restaurants. Spend the later part of the afternoon exploring the many galleries, museums or markets.
Night 4 - Our last night together on this tour we have to do something special - fine dinning with exceptional views.
Day 5 - Transfer form Stellenbosch to Cape Town Hotel or Airport. Depending on your travel commitments, as we depart from Stellenbosch we may have the opportunity to visit, by vehicle, any last Wine Estates you might have hoped to see.