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3 Day Cycle Tour Stellenbosch to Hermanus
Aug 7 - Aug 9
Cycle the best that the Cape Winelands has to offer. Mountain views, scenic cycle routes through conservancy areas and magnificent vineyards. This 3 day, fully supported tour is offered by the Adventure Shop. See full details here.
Day 1: Stellenbosch to Franschhoek
Today we cycle from Stellenbosch to the winelands town of Franschhoek. Cycle mostly off road over the old Helshoogte Pass, a route used by the first Dutch and French families who settled here in 1688. Enjoy fantastic views and sites along the way. Learn about small mission stations and local people living in the Banghoek Valley. Get a chance to spot Eland and Blue Wildebeest as we cycle the trails along multiple mountain streams in the Banhoek Conservancy. Enjoy lunch on a Franschhoek Wine estate while we load the bicycles. (Lunch on own account)
The afternoon spent at leisure. The evening we can reserve a restaurant for you in the beautiful town of Franschhoek with its many top eateries.
Day 2 : Cycle Franschhoek to Botrivier
Embark on a great day of cycling through plantations, winelands and small towns and rural villages towards Botrivier en route to Hermanus. Those who want to take on the Franschhoek pass start an hour earlier with the guide to cycle over the pass (tar road). The rest will be driven over the pass and start the tour from the Theewaterkloof side.
Cycle mostly off road past the Theewaterskloof Dam and enjoy fantastic views of the dam and the surrounding mountains before we join up with the Van der Stell Pass road (gravel) leading to the Botrivier area where we will have lunch before cycling or driving the last 2km to our accommodation. Lunch on own account. Enjoy the afternoon wine tasting or just relaxing at the Guesthouse between the vineyards. This evening your Guides will serve a Braai dinner.
Day 3 : Botrivier to Hermanus
This morning we embark on a day of cycling through farmlands, winelands and small towns towards Hermanus. End the day’s ride on the manicured mountain bike trails of the Hemel and Aarde valley with its many beautiful wine estates. You will have time for lunch after the ride in Hermanus before we depart back to Stellenbosch via the beautiful Clarence drive with magnificent sea views.