Franschhoek Bicycle Tours
The Franschhoek Winelands are a South African wine-producing region located in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The area is renowned for its stunning scenery, world-class wines, and growing popularity for cycling. The winelands were first established in the late 17th century when French Huguenot settlers, led by Simon van der Stel, arrived in the area. The Huguenots brought with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise in winemaking, which they had acquired while in France. They quickly established a thriving wine industry, utilizing the unique climate and soil conditions found in the Franschhoek Valley.
Since then, the Franschhoek Winelands have become one of the most acclaimed wine regions in South Africa, home to a number of renowned wineries, producing a variety of award-winning wines and Cap Classiques (sparkling wine made in the traditional, French style).
Visitors to the area can sample the region’s wines on guided cycle tasting tours, or take part in a variety of activities such as horseback riding, fishing, picnicking, and bird watching.
In recent years, the Franschhoek Winelands have become increasingly popular with cyclists. The region’s rolling hills and winding roads make it an ideal destination for road cyclists, while the region’s numerous mountain bike trails provide more challenging terrain. These routes offer cyclists the opportunity to explore the area’s stunning scenery at a leisurely pace.
With its growing reputation as a cycling destination, coupled with the finest wines and culinary delights, the Franschhoek Winelands are sure to remain one of South Africa’s most popular regions to visit for many years to come. Choose how you’d like to experience it from the selection of tours below.