Full Day | Paarl Wine Valley
After a trip briefing and introduction we shuttle guests on the 45-minute trip to Paarl in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Home to the mighty Paarl Rock, the second largest granite outcrop in the world and the Taal Monument, a tribute to the Afrikaans language. Paarl is a historic town resplendent with natural wonders and some simply superb wine estates.
We set off on our custom-made zebra and cheetah mountain bikes, down onto the main road, past a number of charming cafes and quaint guesthouses with the vineyards rolling down the slopes to greet us! We then make our way off the tarred road and onto Jan Phillips Mountain Drive, which leads us into the pristine Paarl Mountain and Nature Reserve, with the jagged peaks of the Paardeberg mountains glistening in the distance. We cycle through this shaded sanctuary, making our way up towards the mighty Paarl Rock.
We climb up the hill, our only real climb of the day and are rewarded with magnificent views of the valley below as we near the Taal Monument. We then ease our way downhill and into Fairview Cheese and Wine Estate where we sample their delicious selection of cheeses and award winning wines.
We continue on a tractor trail, meandering through lush vineyards with unparalleled views before us - Table Mountain is visible on a clear day. This wonderful trail connects Fairview with Seidelberg Wine Estate where we have the chance to try some of their best wines while indulging in a gourmet lunch!
Our cycle ends at Seidelberg, so we happily shuttle guests back to Cape Town after the Eco-Active adventure of a lifetime!