At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!
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Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
Fabulous wine and unforgettable trails
Experience the best South Africa has to offer: from the tops of Table Mountain to dunes of Walker Bay! It’s hard to believe that so much beauty, diversity and wine can be found so close to Cape Town—not to mention truly spectacular biking. Stay at the fabulous Babylonstoren, a 250-acre working farm, where you can join the Babylonstoren gardeners on their morning harvests. The unforgettable trails, fabulous food and wine and luxury accommodation truly capture the essence of South Africa, making for an unbeatable trip.
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Day by Day
Warm up your cycling legs along the trails below Table Mountain overlooking the city. Then, sit in on a master class in mountain biking techniques for some tips and tricks that may come in handy later in the week.
Depart for the Overberg and Whale Coast, taking in spectacular views of the Cape along the way. Today's ride passes through apple orchards and a traditional organic wine farm (they still use a horse to pull the plough!), where we'll stop for an intimate tasting.
Choose between flat biking the sand dunes of the Walker Bay Reserve or mountain biking Fynbos Trail on hotel Grootbos’ own expansive private reserve. This afternoon, immerse yourself in the unique surrounding with one of the hotel's many activities.
Ride to the coastal town of Hermanus along the gorgeous Urban Trail, wedged between rugged mountain chain and the Indian Ocean. If we're lucky, we may even spot some whales along the way.
Set forth to Hemel en Aarde Valley, one of the most beautiful (yet somehow least-known), wine regions in South Africa. Lunch is served by the talented Chef Warwick Taylor, who bases his menus around seasonal ingredients grown by local farmers.
Joining the Babylonstoren gardeners on their morning harvest for the restaurants. Then, explore historic Stellenbosh and the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve by mountain bike, surrounded by towering mountains and staggeringly beautiful trails filled with waterfalls, wildlife and mountain fynbos.
This morning, we’ll arrange rides to Cape Town International Airport for either your international flight home or on- ward travels in the region.
Cape Grace, Cape Town
Situated on its own private and serence quay, the newly refurbished Cape Grace offers luxury accommodation located at the iconic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Its dramatic backdrop is Table Mountain, and each room is designed using unique and refreshing décor from local artisans. After a day of exploring Cape Town, Cape Grace offers the perfect spot to relax and unwind. View hotel website »
Grootbos Forest Lodge, Grootbos Nature Reserve
Situated on the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in the Gansbaai area, this award-winning reserve is home to the largest Milkwood Forests in the world. The lodge is set within the fynbos and forest-clad hills, which overlook the whale-watching haven of Walker Bay. View hotel website »
This 250-hectare working farm is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms in the Western Cape, surrounded by the dramatic Simonsberg and Franschhoek Mountains. Dating back to 1690, the original farm structures are beautifully preserved, reflecting the simplified Cape Dutch architecture of the era, with white washed walls and thick thatched roofs. View hotel website »
With its rolling farmland, coastal vistas, and soaring mountains, South Africa’s Western Cape is choice cycling country. On this loop from Cape Town through wine country you’ll pedal some 20 miles a day, stopping to sample the region’s much-lauded Semillon and Pinotage.
We have taken many B&R trips, and this was one of the best. All hotels, food, scenery and experiences were first-rate, but what pushed the trip to the top of the list were our amazing guides who were there to anticipate our every need.— Virginia Gerst
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This trip is appropriate for those who are comfortable on two wheels, with daily routes ranging from 20-35 km (12-21 mi.) a day. Terrain is relatively ﬂ at but will include inclines and the option for some mountain biking as well.
“I bike about once a week at home.”
Gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort. Layover days accommodate varying preferences.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel & lodge accommodation
- Meals as indicated
- Services of B&R-trained local guide(s)
- Support vehicles where possible during activities
- Water bottles
- All special events and private tours
- All transportation from rendezvous to dropoff
You can’t enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip, we’ll use well-tuned, high-quality, local bikes that provide a good fit to your size and weight.
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