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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 time.”
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.

Read more about the Bike & Saddle / Mantis Exclusive Eco-Active Multi-day Safari - currently taking bookings for the 2010/11 season