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Bikes ‘n Wines and &Bikes Cafe launches Free Cruiser Bike Rentals For Summer

Bikes ‘n Wines Launches Free Bike Rental

Are you looking to cruise the city of Cape Town on a bicycle during your summer visit to the city?

Bikes ‘n Wines just launched FREE bike rentals for all their city cruiser bikes from their &Bikes Cafe location in the heart of Cape Town.

All you have to do is pop in to the &Bikes Cafe  at 32 Loop street, Cape Town and rent one of their cruiser bikes for free for two hours.

If you want to keep it for longer, no problem, just pay R150 for half the day or R250 for a full days bike rental.

If you have any questions please contact us on +27 21 823 8790 or +27 74 186 0418 or email us on bookings@bikesnwines.com

 

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A beautiful Spring blossom in the winelands
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A little history on SA White Wine – Chenin Blanc

Spring is here and summer is on the way!

A beautiful Spring blossom in the winelands

What that means for wine lovers in South Africa, is that it’s time to break out the cold and crisp white wine varietals again!

We thought we would give you a few facts about white wine in South Africa. I say South Africa, but most of the country’s wine is grown right here in the Western Cape, which is of course why we are based here. #wineloversforlife.

Of all of the vineyards in South Africa, the majority (around 55% in 2014) is white grapes and of that 18% is Chenin Blanc. This may seem like a little, but South Africa has more chenin blanc hectares under vine than the Loire Valley in France (weird, because that’s where the grape is form originally).

First known as Steen and later called Chenin Blanc, a much more regal name for a much more regal varietal.

So what is so great about the Chenin?

Mainly its versatility, the wine is known to produce all styles of wine, from bone-dry to luscious as well as sparkling wine and used in many blends, and although not a lot of new vines are beong planted, the older bush vines around are prized posessions to wine farmers.

Not all vineyards are created equal and even in a province as small as the Western Cape, location is everything.

This is because the type of climate differs over the province and that different climate transfers different characteristics into the grapes.

 

For instance:

Asara Chenin Blanc - a warm climate Chenin Cool Climate Chenin Blanc’s can be found in the Elgin Valley region, and along the coast. Ondine Chnin from Ormonde Estate in Darling – these wines tend to be unwooded and show a lime green colour with fruit aromas of Guava and Lees. The winemakers tend to go for a smooth creat palate whilst keeping a crisp acidity.

Warm Climate Chenin Blanc’s can be found in the Stellenbosch and Franschhoek region. Asara Chenin Blanc in Stellenbosch – This lightly wooded wine is a golden straw colour with tropical fruits such as pineapple and honeysuckle aroma’s. The palate is rich and slightly oily with a layer of stone fruits such as apricots and peach with a mouth filling acidity.

 

 

Just reading the two different tasting notes on two wines made from the same grapes in very different parts of the province you can see how different and versatile a this amazing grape can be!

So get out and get tasting some amazingly diverse Chenin Blanc’s that the Western Cape wine region has to offer!

Cycling in Winter
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Winter Wonder Winelands Special

Looking for a romantic outing or just an excuse for a weekend getaway? This Winter Wonder Winelands Special gives you the opportunity to truly experience the magical winter season in the winelands by bicycle. Snuggle up in front of a crackling wood fire with a good glass of red wine after an active day of cycling and indulge in the most decadent and daring pairings South Africa has to offer. Explore the Franschhoek Valley and Stellenbosch Hills on this two day adventure, cycling through the most beautiful winelands of South Africa with this unique package.

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A rewarding glass of wine

Cost per person? R2600.00 per person sharing R3200.00 single person *Special runs from 01 June – 31 August* Above package includes:

  • Bikes and helmet rental
  • Wine and pizza pairing
  • Chocolate and wine pairing
  • Fully guided and chaperoned cycling tour
  • Local delicacies and wine pairing
  • Biltong and wine pairing
  • Exclusive brandy, coffee and chocolate pairing
  • Daily snack pack and bottled water
  • Gourmet lunch on both days
  • 1 night’s accommodation at Val D’or Guesthouse (4*)
  • Full English Breakfast
  • Transfer by vehicle to and from the Winelands from Cape Town and pick up from your accommodation

This price excludes:

  • Gratuities
  • Any additional wine purchases made on the day

    Franschhoek bicycle friendly accommodation

    Val D’or Guesthouse in Franschhoek

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Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence
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Bikes ‘n Wines receives Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

Tripadvisor CoEBikes ‘n Wines is proud announce that we have received a Certificate of Excellence 2015 from Tripadvisor. We earned this certificate because we have great reviews on TripAdvisor! We would like to thank all our partners, clients and staff for their enthusiasm and effort, we truly appreciate all the feedback we get from you. Read here all the great reviews our clients wrote about our tours! Inspired? Book your tour below and enjoy an unforgettable experience in the Winelands with Bikes ‘n Wines!

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Bikes ‘n Wines in ‘Top 100 things to do in Cape Town this winter’

Bikes 'n Wines Giving BackThe temperature drops and all we want to do is snuggle on the couch with some hot chocolate and a blanket. Sounds tempting? It does for us, but there are so many great activities to do in Cape Town during the winter months. Bikes ‘n Wines is one of them! We are proud be listed on #46 in the ‘Top 100 things to do in Cape Town this Winter! Cycle with your family through the beautiful vineyards, gaze at the snowy mountains and taste wine in front of the fireplace! Or take your friends out for an adventurous ride in Stellenbosch or Franschhoek. Read the full article here, be inspired to spend some time in the ‘Mother City’ this winter and book your Bikes ‘n Wines tour now! button    

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Watch the new Bikes ‘n Wines movie

Curious to know what you can expect on a Bikes ‘n Wines tour? This new movie will give you a great overview of what we have to offer. Experience the wine farms, see the beautiful roads we cycle through and the great food you will taste when you go on tour with us!

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Latest Press Releases Bikes ‘n Wines

In February, Bikes ‘n Wines invited a selection of journalists to enjoy the Winelands with us during a Harvest Media Trip. Result; a great day on bicycles with an amazing bunch of journalists, bloggers, vloggers and cycling activists.

Read, listen and watch their experiences with Bikes ‘n Wines in the Winelands below and book your tour now!

 

 

Mike Eloff Video Life of Mike (#TheLawry)

Kirsten Wilkens Blog Bicycle Cape Town

Samantha Linsell Blog Taste & Titbits

Lisa Wallace Article Cape Town ETC

Elise Kirsten Article Ride Magazine South Africa

 

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Students on tour
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Student Special!!

Are you a student and looking for some fun stuff to do before going back to university? Book your Bikes ‘n Wines Tour and get 20% discount! Book via bookings@bikesnwines.com or +27(0)218238790 (only for students with a valid student card). Click HERE to see the different routes we have on offer!

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Valentine’s Day Special 2015

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Do you want to surprise your lover with a romantic day out this Valentine’s Day?

We have the perfect give for you! Book your Bikes ‘n Wines tour between 9 – 15 of February and get a FREE bottle of BUBBLY!

Make your booking now via bookings@bikesnwines.com or Tel: +27(0)218238790 and enjoy your Valentine’s Day in Style! Click here to see all the tours we have on offer!

 

 

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Mike Eloff on tour
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Latest Press Releases Bikes ‘n Wines

In February, Bikes ‘n Wines invited a selection of journalists to enjoy the Winelands with us during a Harvest Media Trip. Result; a great day on bicycles with an amazing bunch of journalists, bloggers, vloggers and cycling activists. Read, listen and watch their experiences with Bikes ‘n Wines in the Winelands below and book your tour now!     Mike Eloff                            Video Life of Mike (#TheLawry)

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