For a leisurely tour of the Stellenbosch Winelands of a different kind, Clos Malverne Wine Estate now hosts exhilarating eco-biking safaris for enthusiasts to explore and enjoy the splendour of the picturesque Devon Valley…off the beaten track.
Hosted in conjunction with Bike & Saddle – a leading South African eco-active travel company – the blissful Clos Malverne Mountain Bike (MTB) Experience is the very definition of pedal pleasure and allows rookie riders and serious dirt hounds alike, to explore the scenic back roads of the valley, soak up the awe-inspiring views and indulge in a memorable wine and food experience.
The exclusive trail meanders along a 20-kilometre, mainly dirt track through the heart of the valley. The best thing about the tour is that it can be adapted to suit all levels of experience, fitness and circumstance. It’s a great alternative way to explore the winelands with friends or get your office-mates out for some team-building. You can design your own itinerary – more wine less riding, more riding less wine and everything in between. Aside from the setting, the best bit is that this tour is kind to the environment.
The guided Clos Malverne MTB Experience takes place from Tuesdays till Saturdays and a minimum booking of four bikers is required. It costs R495 per person and includes the soul-freeing outride; a coffee break at the tranquil Devon Valley Hotel served up with breathtaking views of the valley, and a three course lunch and a complimentary glass of wine at the popluar Clos Malverne restaurant after your fun-filled ride.
“Mountain biking does not always have to be about grinding your gears and eating dirt. This exclusive outing is designed to share with visitors a slice of our Devon Valley lifestyle and introduce them to the place we call home. John F. Kennedy once said ‘Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride’ and in this spirit, we invite you to come and hit the road with us,” says Clos Malverne winemaker Suzanne Coetzee, an avid outdoors lover.
Bookings for the Clos Malverne MTB Experience are essential. For more information and bookings contact Bike & Saddle at Tel: 021 813 6433; send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.bikeandsaddle.com. No sweat if you do not have your own wheels as bikes can be provided on request.