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  • Enjoy gourmet food and cooking
  • Cycle several hundred kilometers over the whole tour
  • Experience an olive oil tasting and a wine tasting
  • Other activities include stargazing and ghost walk
Spend a few days on a cycling and culinary adventure in a beautiful location. You will get to unwind in Prince Albert in the Great Karoo of South Africa with some great gourmet cooking, spectacular views and adventurous calorie burning on a bicycle.

This 6-day tour involves some creative cooking, and cycling up the mighty Swartberg Pass and down into “The Hell”. Other sightseeing points or activities include De Rust, Meiringspoort Pass, Kredouw Pass. Kliphuisvlei, Weltevrede Fig Farm, ghost walk, astronomy talk and star gazing.

The tour is limited to 10 cyclists (no less than 4 cyclists) and includes meals, accommodation, activities, daily support vehicle whilst cycling and more.

The adventure awaits you....
Today you will arrive in Prince Albert at about 13:00. You will enjoy a cooking demonstration – then there will be time for sundowners & freshening up before “tucking” into this delicious cuisine.
Early start at 07:00 and meet at African Relish for coffee & rusks. Then Cycle to De Rust via Prince Albert Valley & Meiringspoort Pass. Breakfast will be served at the top of Kredouw Pass and  you can enjoy a refreshing swim at the spectacular waterfall with soaring cliff walls and rock formations that line the 25 km tarred road which winds along the floor of the gorge, crossing the Groot River 25 times. The road through the poort is a remarkable engineering feat, but the overwhelming features of a cycle through Meiringspoort are the wonders of nature. Among the most scenic spots is the Skelm tumbling into a dark pool which, legend has it, is bottomless.

Lunch in De Rust

Return to Prince Albert in transporter, stopping along the way for wine tasting

Dinner in Prince Albert

Distance: 30 – 80 km
Coffee & rusks at African Relish then depart with transporter up Swartberg Pass. OR; cycle up Swartberg Pass. Unrack bikes & cycle along the road to The Hell (16km) and enjoy a gourmet breakfast in the veld at Kliphuisvlei. Lunch will be served under the trees and & an educational about Die Hel.

After lunch you will return to top of Swartberg Pass & time permitting - cycle down into Prince Albert

Dinner in Prince Albert

Distance: 16-40 kms
Meet at African Relish for coffee & delicious homemade rusks. Then Cycle to Weltevrede Fig Farm (26km). On arrival you will enjoy a country brunch at Weltevrede Farm & a tour of the fig orchards.

Later on you will return to Prince Albert with transporter or cycle back.

Have lunch & then the afternoon at leisure!!

17:00 - Gather at Prince Albert Hotel for astronomy talk and star gazing

Dinner at African Relish with star gazing into the night.

Dinner in Prince Albert

Distance: 26-52 kms
Early morning cycle around Prince Albert. Breakfast at African Relish, then at leisure to explore the many interesting shops in Prince Albert. Olive oil tasting at 11:00. A light lunch will be served at African Relish followed by cooking demonstration. In the evening you will do a Ghost walk and village ramble - Ailsa Tudhope, historian and story teller, takes you on a journey back in time with tales of ghosts and village rogues from the past.

Distance: +- 40 kms

Dinner in Prince Albert
Wake up to a scrumptious breakfast and say your goodbyes before departure.
what’s included
  • Daily support vehicle whilst cycling
  • All accommodation
  • All meals
  • Lunch in De Rust
  • Wine tasting
  • Cookery lessons + apron
  • Tour of fig farm
  • Ghost walk
  • Trip into “Die Hel”
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Talk on astronomy
  • Star gazing
what's excluded
  • Gratuities
  • All beverages
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 6 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Age Requirement 5 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Prince Albert, South Africa/ Prince Albert, South Africa
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A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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Other Practical InformationRates do not include bike hire. Bike hire is R250 per day (includes helmet) Rates do not include transfers to Prince Albert
CancellationFree cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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