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Mountain biking: the under-rated and drug-free antidepressant

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A bad day on a mountain bike always beats a good day in the office.

Mike Brcic

I don't have a bucket list  but my "bikeit" list  is a mile long.

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Duration: 4 Hours

If nature is not your thing and the wine farms are calling, get some exercise at the same time, get on a bike and join one of our Guided Mountain Bike Wine Tours.

Join one of our Guided Mountain Bike Wine Tours to visit three superb wine farms of your choice in the Franschhoek area for wine-tasting, scrumptious pairings, beautiful views and scenic rides.

Routes are flexible and cater to your taste and requirements. A flat route or one with a bit of an incline are available.

Pairings to choose from:
* Wine and pizza
* Wine and chocolates
* Wine and braai
* Wine and Caramels
* Brandy and Truffles
* Wine and biltong
* Wine and Turkish delights
* MCC bubbly and canapes

Many of the wine farms offer wonderful light dishes, so feel free to choose the “light eats” package. Just the thing to keep you going on the gentle ride home.

Tours start typically at 10:00am or 2:00pm and last from 3 to 4 hours.

Duration: 2-3 Hours

A circular route around the village between the wine farms and mountains. A non-wine farm activity for those who would like a bit of riding exercise in our beautiful country-side. A pit stop for coffee at our local roastery can be arranged.

For a trip without wine farms, our 15km Guided Mountain Bike Village Tour follows a circular scenic route around the village. It offers beautiful views of the mountains, the wine and fruit farms surrounding the village and is relatively non-strenuous apart from a small incline.

We meet at the Bike Shed at the bottom of Uitkyk Street, close to the Main Road, on the right hand side.

After a short safety briefing and discussion of the farms to be visited, we head off to our first farm. The first part of the route takes place on the Main road and you are reminded that we ride on the left side of the road until we reach the bicycle track or a gravel shoulder.

We visit 3 wine farms with a short ride between each farm. At each venue you will be offered a variety of wines to choose from and the sommelier will be on hand to provide interesting information on the wines chosen.

After our 3rd farm we have a quick 10 minutes ride back into town.

We meet at the Bike Shed at the bottom of Uitkyk Street, close to the Main Road, on the right hand side.

The first part of the route takes place on the Main road and you are reminded that we ride on the left side of the road until we reach the bicycle track or a gravel shoulder.

After leaving the Main road of the village, the tour enters the wine and fruit farm areas behind the town. A short uphill section awaits us after which we pass close to the Berg River Conservation area before turning on to a gravel road which takes us through a fynbos rich area. This area has recently been burnt and it will be fascinating to see the new plants that come up after the first rains. We stop at any interesting flowers we see for a closer look. Be on the look out for raptors on this section. Jackal Buzzard, Verreaux’s Eagle and Fish Eagles are often seen.

We cross the main road before heading back towards Franschhoek for a section on the bike path. We turn into one of the oldest wine farms in our area just before entering the village. The road through the vineyards is beautiful and scenic and takes us through to one of the newest farms in the area. After cycling between the vines we enter the village once again and head home.

As an optional extra: Should the mood take you, we stop off at our local Coffee Roastery for a cup of freshly brewed java and a sweet snack. Just the thing to keep you going on our last leg home.

Inclusions:

Includes bike rental, safety helmet and wine tasting costs.
Where lunch and pairings have been chosen, these costs are covered also.

Exclusions:

Items of a personal nature.
Please note we no longer supply water in a one-use plastic bottle, just our bit towards protecting our environment. The farms supply us with water as soon as we arrive.

Inclusions:

Includes bike rental, safety helmet and pit stop coffee costs where chosen.

Exclusions:

Items of a personal nature.
Please note we no longer supply water in a one-use plastic bottle, just our bit towards protecting our environment. We suggest you bring along water in your own reusable water bottle.

Bring:

A light wind or rain jacket in winter.
Water in a reusable water bottle.
Camera

Wear:

Closed shoes are a must.
Comfortable clothing but biking gear is not essential.
Sunscreen
Sunglasses

General fitness and the ability to ride a bike are all that is required. But don't worry if you haven't ridden for years. It all comes back to you, just like... well, like riding a bike 🙂

No particular skills required. Only an open mind and a desire to have fun!

We meet at the Bike Shed at the bottom of Uitkyk Street, close to the Main Road, on the right hand side.

Wine Tour:

Duration: 4 Hours

Price from R850 Per Person

Village Tour:

Duration: 2-3 Hours

Price from R750 Per Person