DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co. has announced its first group tour in South Africa starting January 2018. Cyclists will travel through nature preserves and countryside with stops at local wineries.
Biking between five and 19 miles per day—with longer options available—the six-day tour will travel along Chapman’s Peak, touted as one of the most beautiful roads in South Africa, Drankenstein, Simonsberg Nature Reserve, Stellenbosch, Silvermine Nature Reserve, and Kalkbay.
Included in the price are accommodations, daily breakfast and lunch, four dinners, local wines at meals, Après Velo cocktails, and snacks, choice of bicycles, expert guides, wine tasting, cooking classes, entrance fees to historic sites, museums, and natural parks, and DuVine gear including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag.
Guests will stay at three hotels: Babylonstoren, Coopmanhuijs, and Tintswalo Atlantic.
The tour will kick off with a lesson in blending custom wine at a local winery. Guests will be able to take their new bottle to go enjoy it in the vineyards with a picnic lunch. After a bike safety lesson, guests will take an easy ride to the historic Cape Dutch farm hotel that dates back to 1892.
Other highlights along the way are learning about and eating traditional braai barbecue, eating freshly-caught fish at Hout Bay, and checking out penguins Boulders Beach.
Prices begin at $5,895 and depart January 28 and February 25, 2018. There will be no more than 14 guests per journey.
DuVine Tours offers excursions throughout Europe, North America, Latin America, and Africa. The company offers both relaxing tours for beginners and challenging bike tours for the more advanced. Private options are available.