South Africa's only Carbon Negative tour of the Winelands
These tours are targeted at young-hearted and outdoor-loving people who would like to experience a South African wine tour from a different and authentic viewpoint.
Up to four first-class Stellenbosch wine estates, situated 50 km outside of Cape Town, are visited during the day, accessed by private farm roads that take riders through vineyards and quiet tree-lined roads, with dazzling views along the way.
Bikes ‘n Wines caters for all ages and fitness levels, offering personalised tours as well as adventures for private and corporate groups. “A cycling tour that embodies the culture and spirit of adventure in the Cape winelands.”
Stellenbosch 1/2 Day Tour: 9km
A fully guided cycle around the historic town of Stellenbosch. Learn about the history and culture of the “City of Oaks” from our experienced tour guides. Tour includes a visit to 2 wineries en-route.
Franschhoek 1/2 Day Tour: 15km
A fully guided cycle around the Hugenot town of Franschhoek. Learn about the history and culture of "French Corner" from our experienced tour guides. Tour includes a visit to 2 wineries en-route.
Family Ride: 9km
This family friendly tour is designed to ensure that families of all ages and sizes are able to join us on a fantastic day out. With easy cycling, and lots of activities to keep the kids occupied, parents are guaranteed a lot of “quiet time”. Our trained guides will ensure the children’s safety on the bikes and off, at all times, leaving mom and dad to enjoy themselves on tour with us.
Vineyard Meander Tour: 9km
For those that want to slow down the pace and spend the day absorbing their
surroundings, book yourself on a relaxed meander through the winelands. Riders
will visit 2 superb wineries and 1 brandy distillery. Our knowledgeable guides will inform riders on how South Africa’s oldest wine route developed along the famed Eerste River. Guests will cycle through the vineyards and look over the Stellenbosch Valley whilst they learn about wine making and culture of the region.
Adventure Ride: 20km
For the young-at-heart looking for an action packed day, this 21km (13mi) route is
the one for you! Enjoy tastings at 3 superb wineries focusing on the smaller,
boutique wineries of the Stellenbosch region. The cycling route takes you along
private farm roads through the breathtaking vineyards of the area.
Please note: Basic cycling fitness is required for this route
Platinum Package: 15km
For those who enjoy the finer the things in life spend the day absorbing their
surroundings; book yourself on our Platinum Tour through the Winelands. Riders
will visit 3 fabulous wineries and 1 brandy distillery where you will indulge in a decadent brandy, coffee & chocolate pairing.
Winelands Luxury Tour: 15km
This premium tour offers you the unique perspective of cycling through the vineyards. Experience decadent and daring pairing combinations and visit the cellars that are still using the old fashioned techniques of wine-making. Includes boutique wine tastings, cellar tour and indulge in a decadent brandy, coffee & chocolate pairing. Includes Charcuterie and local Cheese platter for lunch
Honeymoon Package: 15km
This couples only tour offers you a unique perspective of cycling through the vineyards, on a private guided tour. Experience decadent and daring pairing combinations and visit the cellars that are still using the old fashioned techniques of wine-making. Includes Charcuterie and local Cheese platter for lunch
Bottelary Hills Guided MTB Ride (3 Hours)
3 hours of sublime MTB, on jeep track, single track, through the vineyards and gravel forestry roads. This fully guided tour is for the mountain biker that would like a taste of what the winelands has to offer. Mechanic on tour but note that MTB gear, gloves and shoes not included.
Stellenbosch Full Day Town Cycle Tour: 25 km
A fully guided cycle around the historic town of Stellenbosch, including stops at
various points of interest on route and a tour to the “cellar under the mountain”.
Wellington Wine Wander: 20km
This tour takes guests through some of the best kept mountain biking trails in the
Western Cape. Starting and ending in the Bainsklook region outside Wellington, riders can expect up to 60km of manicured single track riding – suitable for all levels of experience. Guests are rewarded with a gourmet lunch and wine tasting at the end of their days ride, before heading back to their accommodation for a well-earned rest.
Elgin Valley Vineyard Venture: Private: 30km
The Elgin valley, nestled in the Overberg mountain range, is the perfect spot to get away from the hustle of the city, experience quality MTB trails and taste some of the regions amazing vintages. A wholesome farm style lunch followed by a MCC tasting rounds off a fantastic day of exploration in the valley
Hermanus Wine Adventure: Private: 30km
This tour explores the dedicated Mountain Bike trails of the Hemel en Aarde valley
outside Hermanus. Meandering through the valley, guests cross rivers, ride through untouched fynbos and pristine mountains, before returning to the manicured wine estates that sparkle throughout the region like gems on a crown.
Franschhoek Experience: 20km
Clients will cycle through the picturesque roads of Franschhoek, meandering past the famous Huguenot Monument to glimpse some of the culture and heritage that has become a part of this small town. The tour runs through the lavish vineyards that give Franschhoek its charm, stopping to taste wines from 3 different estates in the region.
Meet at Stellenbosch Winelands Bike Shed unless otherwise stated.
Departure Times: Vary from 09h00 - 10h30 for Full day or morning tours and 13h00 - 13h15 for afternoon tours.
Rates: (Valid until 30 December 2016)
|Stellenbsoch 1/2 Day tour
|Franschhoek 1/2 Day tour
|Family Ride: 9km Adults & Kids Over 13
|Family Ride: 9km Kids (Age 6 - 13)
|Family Ride: 9km 12 mo - 5yrs
|Vineyard Meander: 9km
|Adventure Ride: 20km
|Platinum Package: 15km
|Winelands Luxury Package: 15km
|Honeymoon Tour - private
|Bottelary Hills Guided MTB Ride (3 hrs)
|Stellenbosch Town Cycle
|Wellington Wine Wander - private: 20km
|Elgin Valley Vineyard Venture - private: 30 km
|Hermanus Wine Adventure - private: 30km
|Franschhoek Experience: 20km
- Fully guided cycling trip
- Bike & helmet rental
- All tastings
- All additional pairings, tastings, entrance fees applicable to each tour
- Personal wine purchases
- Gratuities to the guides
- Return transfer to meeting point
Terms & Conditions
PLEASE NOTE: No email or telephone bookings will be accepted after 16h30 for tours departing the next day.
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