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Mountain Biking Tours


Let's go biking



The Franschhoek village and surrounding wine farms lend themselves beautifully to mountain biking.  What better way to explore the area, visit a few farms, take in the breath-taking scenic beauty of the mountains, and feel that you are getting a bit of exercise as an added bonus.  

Various biking activities are offered in the village, from visiting wine farms or a longer ride around the village, to serious mountain bike trails (only for the very experienced) or what about using an e-bike and go for a picnic?

Wine Tours

The leisurely Mountain Bike Wine Tours are very popular and you can choose between visiting the large, more well-known farms or the smaller, boutique farms on the other side of town. Either way, you will have a short ride and lots of lovely tastings but fear not, you will be able to ride back into town again!

Scenic Tours

The Village Explorer route is for those who do not wish to visit wine farms and would like a bit more of a ride.  We take the scenic route around the village with a short uphill and a dirt road section.  We visit the Berg River Dam and stop for coffee on the way back into town at our local coffee roastery. Route is approximately 20kms long.

Mountain Trail Tours

For the very experienced Mountain Biker, we can take you up into the mountains on our very technical, single track trails for a thrilling ride with the best view.  Only available to those who know what they are doing with lots of experience.

E-bike tours

And if all this peddling is too much for you, we  do have e-bikes available to take you up into the mountains for a leisurely picnic.


Routes available

Rates include hire of mountain bike, safety helmet, wine tasting fees (where applicable) as well as the qualified guide.

BIG FARM ROUTE

Big well known farms on main road
Our Big Farm Route tales us out of the village on the R45 to the large, well-known farms which include Grande Provence, Rickety Bridge and La Motte among others.  The farms have wonderful tasting rooms and gardens, show off their original Cape Dutch homes dating back to the late 1600's with extensive vineyards and wonderful gardens.  You can browse through their art galleries, sample their world-class wines and try some of their culinary fare and enjoy the views of the Wemmershoek Mountains and Matopie Koppie, 
Rate includes bike hire, helmet, all wine tasting costs and experienced qualified guide.  Various pairings available.  Check prices on booking.

RATE:  Valid until 31Mar20
Adults:  R800 
Children under 13:  R450
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BOUTIQUE FARM ROUTE

Small quaint vineyards on back roads
This popular route takes us out on the South-eastern side of the village to the small, lesser known vineyards including La Couronne, La Bri and La Bourgogne.  Stunning wines usually only found locally and produced in limited quantities, quaint tasting-rooms, awesome views of the Franschhoek and Hottentots Holland Mountain Range and quiet back road cycling makes this a favourite.  This is a leisurely wine tour, so not too much cycling but an awesome way to experience our little village and the unique wineries of the area in a fun way.
Rate includes bike hire, helmet, all wine tasting costs and experienced qualified guide. Various pairings available. Check prices on booking.

RATE:  Valid until 31Mar20
Adults: R800
Children under 13: R450
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VILLAGE EXPLORER ROUTE

Scenic ride around the village
For those who want more riding and beautiful scenery with the wine farms.  This is a 20 km ride around the outskirts of the village, mostly on tar with a short dirt road section and a slight short hill.  Ride between the orchards and wine farms and visit our local dam and enjoy the stunning mountain vistas. We stop for delicious coffee at our local roastery on the way back for a well-deserved pitstop.
Rate includes bike hire, helmet, coffee at pitstop and experienced qualified guide.

RATE:  Valid until 31Mar20
Adults: R800
Children under 13: R450
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MOUNTAIN TRAIL ROUTE

Only for experience mountain trail riders
Our mountains offer amazing trails to explore which stunning views.  Your experienced guide will take you on the route to suit you level of experience and fitness.  Please note our trails are very technical and consist of single-track, very rocky trails and are only suitable for the very experienced rider.  If you're looking for some adrenaline pumping action, book this trail ride! 
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E-BIKE PICNIC ROUTE

Stunning ride into the mountains
E-bikes make hard riding easy!  Join us for a fabulous ride into the mountains on our E-bikes with an experienced guide and enjoy a fabulous picnic before heading back into the village.  An experience not to be missed!   Rate includes hire of the E-bike, helmet, picnic and qualified guide.
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BIKE HIRE FOR SELF-RIDE

For casual riding around the village
Our village is fairly flat and easy to navigate.  Contact us to book a bike for self-exploring of the area.  We'll recommend a route and show you where the best spots are and you take it from there.  Rate includes bike and helmet.  Pull-buggy available for children up to 2 years and kiddies bikes for children who are able to ride on their own.

RATE:  Valid until 31Mar20
Half-day:  R300 per bike and per buggy
Full-day:  R600 per bike and per buggy
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