Cape Winelands & Koue Bokkeveld Tour 23-27 Nov 2017

Organiser: Dryland Ride

Date Thu 23 Nov 2017, 06:00
Province Eastern Cape
Type Mountain Bike

Surely no trip to South Africa is complete without a visit to the beautiful historic Cape Winelands, and the fruit basket of the area in Ceres and the Koue Bokkeveld!

Harsh winters and hot summers are essential elements of this region, which boasts some of SA’s oldest towns, including Paarl and Wellington.

Join Dryland as we kick off our tour with a visit to the most prestigious wine estate in the country, whence we head out on single and jeep track to the interior and our destination – an experience to cherish forever!

Accommodation

The accommodation for this trip entails a combination of guest houses, lodges and luxury camping.


The team

Dryland Ride is a joint venture offering uniquely blended adventures, featuring MTB stage racing and 4×4 touring. It teams the talents of Dryland Events, SA’s leading MTB and cross-country running stage race organiser, with those of Bhejane 4X4 Adventures, which guides families on unforgettable self-drive 4X4 experiences in the region.
Between them, they have over 30 years’ experience in logistical support and planning to give you and your families the ride of a lifetime.

Day 1: We meet at Fairview, SA’s most esteemed wine estate, for lunch. Guests coming in via Cape Town International airport will be transferred to Fairview. The rest of the afternoon can be spent wine-, beer- and cheese tasting at Spice Route next door.

Come evening we will retire to outstanding formal accommodation in the Paarl area

Day 2: With an early start and breakfast behind us, we load the bikes and gear, and head through Paarl and Wellington on to Ceres. En route we pass through the fruit-producing town of Prince Alfred’s Hamlet, gateway to the Koue Bokkeveld – our destination for the next two days.

Then we drop the bikes and a late-morning single-track ride takes us through the rocky outcrops of this beautiful area and to our camp. The Dryland Ride team will serve lunch and provide culinary delights distinctive to the area. The afternoon is spent riding more of the scintillating single-tracks – guided at all times, with different routes catering for all levels of riders. Back at the camp supper will be served, to be followed by tales of the day’s adventure around the campfire later.

Day 3: A lie-in is on the cards today, but after the later-than-usual breakfast everyone ought to be ready for the day ahead – riding our bikes in areas so pristine and exclusive that we can’t help but make perfect memories. After lunch we do a short transfer to the highlight of the trip – sculptured tracks, wooden bridges and scenery from another world, rounding off the afternoon.

Supper at our African-style camp and a wine tasting to match bring the perfect ending to a perfect day.

Day 4: Before breakfast the adventurous can have a final go at the single track before we pack up for a short transfer to Wellington via the breath-taking Bainskloof pass. A narrow winding path takes us into Wellington for a day of unbelievable riding in the vicinity of this quaint town; farmlands and beautiful tracks hugging the slopes of the surrounding mountains.

After lunch everyone is free to do as they please – feel free to ride your bike or just stroll among the fragrant orchards.  A farm stay in formal accommodation concludes the evening and supper promises to be excellent as usual.

Day 5: An early rise with breakfast makes for a quick transfer back to Fairview wine estate. Those who need to catch a flight will be transferred and others may stay on for some afternoon wine and a scrumptious lunch.

Please Note: When booking flights, all flights into Cape Town should be in the morning and flights from Cape Town should be in the afternoon. We only provide for one transfer time per day.


Classes

ClassDistancePrice SoloPrice per Team Member
Single Supplement 150 km R10995 -
Per Person Sharing 150 km R8495 -
Child Under 12 Sharing 150 km R4250 -