Mantis and Bike & Saddle Put Wheels in Motion with Eco-Active Partnership
Bike & Saddle and the Mantis Group have announced an exclusive
agreement whereby Bike & Saddle's signature Eco-Active Excursions
and Journeys will be rolled out across the globe to the entire Mantis
portfolio of five star properties during 2010/11.
Paul Gardiner, Mantis International Marketing Director announces,
“We are very excited and pleased to welcome Bike & Saddle into the
Mantis family. Bike & Saddle, a carbon neutral company, and
custodians of the ‘Tanzania Reforestation Project’ have crafted a
superb eco-friendly, superior quality bicycle product, that perfectly
matches our own responsible and environmentally friendly ethos.”
Cycle safari excursions lend a measure of authenticity, adventure
and thrill, it allows guests to be ‘in the moment’, to get up close and
personal with the wildlife, breathe in the sights and sounds of the
bush, from the back of a bike.
Gardiner was also quick to point out that guest safety was of paramount
importance to Mantis, and that all trips will be led by qualified and
armed rangers and that all cycling excursions were designed with utmost
care ensuring guests are never in harm’s way, so guests have very
little to worry about.
Furthermore, all bicycles are supported with GPS systems, and to ensure
utmost comfort, the eco-friendly motor allows guests to maintain a
reasonable speed even when their legs are crying out for some help!
Gustav Erlank, founder and MD of Bike & Saddle further adds, "Our
trademarked Eco-Active Excursions offer guests at any Mantis Reserve
destination in South Africa, Africa and Scotland an opportunity to
enjoy a two hour cycle safari excursion on custom-designed electrical
mountain bicycles – that latest innovation to hit the cycling industry.
This new invention brings a whole new meaning to the bicycle as a
means of transport with a perfect balance of pedal power and
eco-friendly motor power. Eco-aware travelers will be able to have
remarkable holidays whilst reducing their carbon footprint at the same
A number of exclusive Mantis travel packages have been planned whereby
guests visiting Africa will be able to experience Africa's ‘hot spots’
and leading wildlife, coastal and marine reserves and enjoy five star
accommodation and dining pleasures. A wealth of package options are
available for active travelers; from the Kruger National Park, rolling
vineyards in the Cape, the Garden Route with its spectacular beach
retreats and its world acclaimed malaria free game reserves, to
mountain gorilla parks in Rwanda.
more about the Bike & Saddle / Mantis Exclusive Eco-Active
Multi-day Safari - currently taking bookings for the 2010/11 season