Franschhoek Winelands Meander ©

Appreciate timeless views of the Franschhoek vineyards on this relaxed, six-hour bike tour through three long-standing wine estates, some of which were established as long ago as 1855. Flanked by the Franschhoek River, ageless mountains, and avenues of ancient trees, this gentle meander includes wine tastings at three estates. Lunch is an a la carte stop at the third estate.
15km
Distance
Full Day
Duration
4
Physicality
16+
Age
Franschhoek
Location
TOUR START/END POINT
Franschhoek
TOUR START TIME
10h00
TOUR END TIME
16h00
TRANSPORT TRANSFER PICKUP TIME & LOCATION (if applicable)
09h00
Transfers available at extra cost area dependant
TRANSPORT TRANSFER DROP-OFF TIME
17h00
INCLUDED
Fully Guided Tour – 1 guide per 10 guests
Mountain Bike and Helmet rental
Snack Pack (including bottled water, choc & peanuts/raisins)
All Wine tastings on route (3 estates visited)
NOT INCLUDED
Lunch – We will stop at an estate en route for lunch at clients own account
Gratuities
Additional wine purchases made on the day
Bicycle Type
Mountain Bike
Activity Type
Cycling
More About This Tour
An idyllic bicycle wine tour in Franschhoek meets memorable experiences at scenic Franschhoek vineyards. Guests are introduced to Franschhoek, a scenic gem a stone throw away from Cape Town, by bike on butter-brown trails. The village’s history began in the 1600s when French Huguenots settled in the valley. They contributed their vinicultural knowledge to the valley, giving rise to some of South Africa's oldest and best wine estates. Today, the influence of the French is evident in the names of various wine farms. The Franschhoek vineyards delight local and international wine lovers alike. Several sophisticated wine estates cling to the mountain slopes fringing the valley. Each offers a unique experience, but dazzling views adorn them all. Our Franschhoek bicycle wine tour follows a gentle pace. This allows you to take in the winelands of the Grande Provence Wine Estate, La Bri Estate, and Rickety Bridge Wine Estate. We will stop by these three estates for a breather and a memorable wine tasting experience. The Grande Provence Wine Estate will excite guests with its history dating back about four centuries. As for the La Bri Estate, you can indulge in palate-igniting biltong or chocolate and wine pairings. The Rickety Bridge Wine Estate welcomes guests to exquisite wine tasting festivities to the backdrop of rugged mountains. Besides the winelands’ trails, our tour guides guests through the town. As you cycle past the Huguenot Monument, take in the sights, and enjoy the fresh air skimming over your skin. This is one experience made pleasant by the tranquil pace of the winelands meander tour. Moving onto epicurean pursuits at Paulina's Restaurant on Rickety Bridge, guests can enjoy tasty meals from the bistro-style menu. Our Franschhoek bicycle wine tour is a delight that guests of all fitness levels and experiences can enjoy. The peaceful journey is sure to create an unforgettable memory.

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guypD5732SH February, 2022

We had a great day guided by Abi. He was excellent. The cycling was easy and very relaxing and the visits to the wineries were great. It?s a much much better way to experience Franschhoek than by vehicle in my opinion. I would definitely recommend this tour.

IDG_74 February, 2022

This day was nothing short of amazing. First, to make this day/experience what is should be, please do yourself a favor and get an e-bike. It allows you to visit more wineries and really get a full tour of the area. Second, this day is all about biking in the vineyards and enjoying food and wine with family and/or friends. It?s a combination of both (in a perfect blend). We started our day after we were picked up and greeted by our guide Abi. Abi took us throughout the Stellenbosch vineyards where we visited wineries, tasted wines, and learned about the people of South Africa. Abi (helped by Edwin) was exceptional! Thanks all for a great tour and a memorable day.

lilien98 October, 2021

Nice mountainike-tour with some competitive hills to climb. Nice wine tastings. Great guide. Mountainbike in good condition