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4 Days Mountain Bike Experience in Cape Town, South Africa

House of House, 30 Jonkershoek road, Mostertsdrift, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa

Mountain Bike Tour South Africa

If trail riding is what you enjoy then this four-day tour is for you. The best of the Cape Winelands’ trails will take you from the slopes of Table Mountain to the beautiful vineyards of Stellenbosch and Franshhoek. Once you’ve worked up an appetite you can relax and enjoy great South African food and world renown wine and enjoy some great sightseeing in the area.

Key information

  • Trip type: Guided
  • Lodging: Center-based
  • Terrain: gravel with most of it single-track and some jeep track
  • Starts in: Stellenbosch
  • Ends in: Stellenbosch
  • Difficulty level: Moderate (Cyclist needs to have a good level of fitness, terrain is mostly hilly or unpaved but they will ride on flat terrain sometime, 31-45 miles per day)
  • Total Distance: 111 Miles / 178 Kilometers
  • Type of bike: Mountain bike
  • 1 - 10 participants

Meet the instructors

Gideon

Highlights

  • Beautiful scenery
  • Experience great MTB single track
  • Opportunity to visit crocodile farm and enjoy wine/cheese tasting
  • Experience South African culture
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


4 cycling days in English
The organizer also speaks: Afrikaans
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
Airport transfer included: Cape Town International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
06:00
Check-out Time:
17:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Parking lot

During the tour, you will stay at House of House. House of House is a unique guesthouse situated in Stellenbosch, offering accommodation of unparalleled style and quality in the heart of the Cape Winelands. They are dedicated to the art of living, creating a beautiful and comfortable environment for their guests.

The house offers five suites; a two-bedroom self-catering unit sleeping four, ideal for families or groups travelling together, their fabulous honeymoon suite, perfect for your wedding night or couples seeking a romantic getaway, two self-catering units sleeping two and one standard suite, also sleeping two. All units have air-conditioners, TV's, en-suite bathrooms, separate entrances and secure on-site parking. They have decorated every unit with a distinct ambiance and character to give guests an experience as far removed from the impersonal assembly-line quality of large hotel franchises as possible.

The house also has a swimming pool and spacious outdoor entertainment area where guests can savour the beautiful South African climate. The house is also a functional art gallery, constantly evolving as we acquire new pieces. If our guests see something they desire to take home with them, they are free to purchase it. We will arrange for shipping to any destination in the world.

Last, but not least, they are strongly committed to being as eco-friendly as they can, by composting, recycling, rain-water harvesting and using green gardening practices. This is rooted in a firm belief that people are all custodians of the Earth, entrusted with a responsibility to future generations to ensure they inherit a planet with clean air, drinkable water and a healthy eco-system.

Program

Day 1: Hoogekraal and Contermanskloof MTB trails (40 kilometers / 25 miles)

  • 06:30 Collect from B&B
  • 07:00 Route briefing
  • 07:30 Start cycling
  • 11:30 Freshen up
  • 12:30 Lunch at Le Bonheur Reptiles & Adventures
  • 14:00 Visit the crocodile farm
  • 16:30 Return to B&B

Day 2: Jonkershoek Nature Reserve (45 kilometers / 28 miles)

  • 06:30 Collect from B&B
  • 07:00 Route briefing
  • 07:30 Start cycling
  • 11:30 Freshen up
  • 12:30 Lunch at Spier Winefarm
  • 14:00 Visit Eagle Encounters
  • 16:30 Return to B&B

Day 3: Rhebokskloof and Spice Route MTB trails (60 kilometers / 37 miles)

  • 06:30 Collect from B&B
  • 07:00 Route briefing
  • 07:30 Start cycling
  • 11:30 Freshen up
  • 12:30 Lunch at Spice Route
  • 14:00 Wine, beer and/or chocolate tasting
  • 16:30 Return to B&B

Day 4: Boschendal MTB trails (33 kilometers / 21 miles)

  • 06:30 Collect from B&B
  • 07:00 Route briefing
  • 07:30 Start cycling
  • 11:30 Freshen up
  • 12:30 Lunch in Franschhoek
  • 14:00 Visit Franschhoek Motor Museum and wine tour
  • 16:30 Return to B&B

Skill level

Intermediate:

  • can cycle for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Note

  • Moderate fitness required
  • Intermediate mountain biking skills required. Most of the trails have technical sections so mountain biking skills are necessary

Location

South Africa is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Characterised by dramatic mountains, rolling fields, vineyards, and ocean vistas, the Cape offers an irreplaceable opportunity for cycling enthusiasts to saddle up and set-off.

Cape Active Tours provides exclusive, customised bike tours through some of the most scenic and exhilarating mountain bike trails and road cycling routes imaginable; a natural playground for people who like to experience the world first-hand.

With Cape Active Tours, you’re sure to find your sweet spot on a selection of world-class trails. And to top it all off? A well deserved glass of the Cape’s finest wine and a scrumptious lunch, followed by the option of sightseeing and a comfortable nights rest at one of their favourite haunts.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation (3-4 star rating)
  • Trail entry fee
  • Guide
  • Transport including luggage transfers

What's not included

  • Meals and drinks
  • Transport in the evenings

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Cape Town International Airport Airport transfer included: Cape Town International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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