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Cycle through the Constantia Winelands

There’s no better way to reward yourself than with a glass of chardonnay in the vineyard you’ve just peddled through….

By Sally Petersen
Sally Petersen, Director of AWOL Tours, Alfred&'s partner in South Africa

Explore South Africa’s oldest wine region on this scenic cycling trip, complete with vineyard tours and tasting sessions. A private guide will tailor the half-day trip to suit your cycling ability and wine preferences, taking you along beautiful trails and teaching you the history of our winelands. There’s no better way to reward yourself afterwards than with a glass of chardonnay in the vineyard you’ve just peddled through.

Depending on your preference, we can take a leisurely cycle along tarred roads or a more challenging trip on the new Constantia Greenbelt trails, which host the Cape Epic Mountain Bike Race. Generally, we cover around 15-20 kilometres of flat terrain on the tour, with a maximum climb of 120 metres.

Along the way, you’ll get to visit at least three vineyards. Set just outside of Cape Town, the Constantia winelands are home to some of the country’s oldest and most stunning wine estates. This is where Dutch governor Simon van der Stel launched South Africa’s wine industry in the 17th century and families have been tending vineyards here for over five generations.

We like to visit some of the quieter, boutique wineries so you can get away from the crowds. Some of our favourites include Buitenverwachting, Steenberg, Glenwood and Groot Constantia. When you arrive, you’ll take a vineyard tour and then settle back to taste award-winning wines. There’s also the option to have a gourmet lunch at one of the estates, which is the perfect way to end your tour.

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Alfred & Sally Petersen

A Cape Town local, Sally Petersen is the owner of AWOL Tours, which specialises in hiking and cycling tours in and around the city. It was while living in London and working as an accountant that Sally discovered her passion for cycling and embarked on a 15-month bike trip through Africa. Determined not to return to the office, Sally trained as a tour guide in Cape Town and set up AWOL in 2002.
Sally Petersen, Cape Town walking tour, Table Mountain hike and winelands cycling tour

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Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Andy, who's travelled extensively in South Africa. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - ex banker who can show you the hottest foodie spots in Cape Town, the award-winning young sommelier who can introduce you to Stellenbosch's finest wines and the walking safari ranger who can guide you to the best game.

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