5-10 Days | Cape Culinary Cycle, Western Cape
Our Cape Culinary Cycle is designed to delight those with a particular bend towards good food & company, fine dining and an unquenchable appetite for the best life has to offer the palate! Over ten days, pedal with us up Southern Africa's West Coast, starting in beautiful Cape Town before heading inland and finally ending in the heart of South Africa's Winelands. For people that love food, wine and cycling, we are your culinary and cycle concierge.
We take you on a cycle journey to some of the most spectacular mountain passes of the Cape Fold mountains, into at least one biosphere national park and coastal seafood mecca, before changing landscapes and discovering South Africa's best hidden foodie gem at the foot of the Swartberg mountains, surrounded by Olive tree plantations and the veld dotted with the proverbial fattened lamb.
Travelling through rolling verdant hills beneath a bright blue sky, the sweet aroma from nearby fruit orchards and vineyards wafting past as you cycle down picturesque back country roads, to winding and breathtaking mountain passes carved out over millennia, next to the foaming Atlantic, or in the heart of the Karoo in the Cape Fold Mountains, we take you out to find the region's award winning and hidden gastronomic gems. From boutique wineries to Karoo lamb and pickled olives to the West Coast oysters and lobsters, homemade cheeses and cured hams, we promise a delightful and unforgettable pairing of wine, food and activity unmatched under the African sun!
To top it all, we visit the finest wine estates this side of the equator on the final leg of the journey, and we bring you the experience of two of the region's best restaurants, Bosmans' at Grande Roche and Le Quartier Francais. You will meet the chefs who in their stride, have taken this continent by storm, drawing an international following - a star-studded ensemble of the best talent, all ready to guarantee you the experience of a lifetime.
No Bike & Saddle journey is complete without a in-depth introduction to the local lore and culture, its hidden gems and spectacular natural wonders, and this journey doesn't disappoint. Fresh seafood, best of the Karoo, and best the winelands has to offer, the road winds through a culinary delight of note.
Just the right amount of pedalling to ensure your appetite is recharged on a daily basis. Accommodation is luxury five star - as always!