Bike & Saddle
Adventure and Activity Tours R 500 pppn – R 1500 pppns
Bike & Saddle is Africa’s leading eco-active travel company that runs tailor-made, fully supported & one-of-a-kind, cycle, walking & hiking and kayaking trips across Southern Africa, Africa and the Indian Ocean. From a 2-hour heritage & culture evening cycle of Africa's cities, to an incomparable Cycle Safari Holiday through the region’s premier nature & game reserves, we provide exclusive, luxury, hand-crafted active-holidays that blend the best in hospitality with iconic bio diversity, scenic splendors, rich culture and invigorating activity.
Bike and Saddle lets you get close to the action - soaking up the sights and sounds from ground level, biking the back roads of a rocky coastline or hiking the ancient leopard trails followed by the San people. There are no walls or windows on our journeys. Only the raw and authentic, more than often dramatic landscapes, blended with the best hospitality the region has to offer.
Our trip guides are local and specialists, bicycle, nature, mountain and wildlife aficionados, lovers of architecture, history, heritage and travel, who are committed to bringing you exquisitely crafted, truly one-of-a-kind travel experiences. Bicycling, kayaking, walking or hiking, for transportation and pleasure, is our lifestyle. We want to share that passion with you.
- Languages spoken
- West Quay Road
- V&A Waterfront
- Cape Town
Culture and Heritage Sunset Cycle | Cape Town @Night
Explore the cityStart your journey from the much-celebrated Victoria and Alfred Waterfront as the sun sets over Cape Town. Cycle through the historic harbour from the Marina Pier alongside the Atlantic Ocean as the sea breeze fills the air. Meander through Green Point and the delightful De Waterkant Village before passing Parliament and the presidential residence in the Company Gardens. Marvel at the iconic Cape Dutch architecture and make your way down vibrant Long Street, the heart of Cape Town's nightlife. Wind your way through the historic Malay quarter of Bo-Kaap past mosques and cobbled streets and top it all off with a glass of South African champagne as the sun sinks below the horizon in spectacular fashion! (NOTE: This Trip can run at earlier times too)
Adventure and Activity ToursSavour the sights and sounds of Cape Town from the back of your trusty bike, meandering alongside the shimmering Atlantic Ocean with the mighty Twelve Apostles mountain range behind you, riding past beautiful beaches, hidden coves and jagged peaks, with a guide providing insight into the natural splendour of the Cape peninsula! It's fun, healthy and active - and what's more it's good for the environment.
Constantia Wine Valley
Wine ToursStep back in time and trace the history of viniculture in South Africa by visiting the country's first and foremost wine estates in the lush Constantia valley. Meander through the rolling vineyards on your bicycle, learning first hand about the various vintages, enjoying private wine tastings with expert sommeliers and gourmet picnics under shaded oak trees, all the while being framed beneath the mighty Table Mountain.
Paarl Wine Valley
Wine ToursExplore the charming Cape Winelands and breathe in the cool mountain air from the back of a bike! Starting in Cape Town, we transfer guests in our shuttle bus to the five-star Grande Roche Hotel and Estate in the quaint town of Paarl. We ride into the majestic Paardeberg mountains, with stunning views over the Paarl Valley and the Du Toitskloof Range – on a clear day you can see Table Mountain! We roll down through lush vineyards, stopping off at world-famous estates for wine and cheese tasting – your chance to sample South Africa’s best vintages - on the eco-active adventure of a lifetime!
Fairest Cape Peninsula Tour
Adventure and Activity ToursSavour the very best of the Cape peninsula on this unique guided cycle excursion. From the top of Signal Hill, we take in Lion's Head and the iconic Table Mountain as well as a bird's eye view of the Atlantic Ocean. We meander alongside the sea, through Camps Bay, Hout Bay Harbour and on to Chapman's Peak for a superb lunch spread. In the afternoon, we make our way to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, enjoying a guided cycle to Cape Point and short hike to the historic lighthouse, before making our way back along the eastern side of the peninsula and visiting the African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach!
NB: A back-up vehicle is available at all times should guests wish to take a break.
Khayelitsha Township Cycle | Half Day
People and cultureVelokhaya and Bike & Saddle have joined forces to bring you the Life Cycling Academy Tour which allows guests to experience South Africa's single largest township from the back of a bike. Guests can see the valuable work being done by Velokhaya in providing a much-needed recreational facility for children and learn about the history and heritage of Khayelitsha and its diverse range of communities.
NB: This tour can be expanded to include a visit to the world-famous Spier Wine Estate, where guests can enjoy a wine tasting and guided cycle (or heritage walk) in the reserve.