June 1, 2021
Adventure Shop – Stellenbosch
It is easy to see why so many visitors go to Stellenbosch for its wine tasting, tours, views and proximity to Gordons Bay and Cape Town Central. It’s a country destination that offers much more than just farm views. There is a richness to this town that makes it even more unique, and offers experiences that show this town off in all its beautiful glory.
Adventure Shop which is a member of Cape Country Routes, offers guided E-bike rides in and around the town of Stellenbosch. At first glance, this trip looks like it may be rather strenuous, but fear not it by far exceeds any expectation we had of what an E-bike ride would be like.
Firstly, the office staff made sure that we were taken care of from calling ahead to check if we were tall enough to sit comfortably on the bikes, to safety checks on the bikes, making sure every precaution was taken to ensure this ride not only as enjoyable as possible but incredibly safe too.
Guided by Eon and Sevo, the perfect combination of a tour experiences and town history on the ride with these two gentleman. There is so much to see on this route, we fully enjoyed the experience of taking in the surrounding scenery. From vast expanses of land, to luxurious homes and roadways to historically beautiful winery’s to a castle at the foot of a large mountain. The speed of the ride allows for more sites to be witnessed and enjoyed, the cycling is smooth and easy. In between the laughs and conversation, this 15 km ride was truly an experience of a lifetime.
The E-bike ride is offered one way to the destination as a bus ride is offered back to the Adventure Shop for comfort, but as I am sure many guests do, we opted to ride back on the bikes, not before stopping off the magnificent Postcard Café for an amazing traditional lunch and a delicious wine tasting at Stark-Conde’.
No matter your size or fitness level, an E-bike ride is something that we highly recommend. Viewing Stellenbosch from those two wheels is an experience not to be missed.
W: Cape Country Routes
A: Landbousaal, 1 Noordwal-Wes Rd, Street, Stellenbosch, 7600
W: Adventure Shop
T: +27 21 882 8112
Written by Merlize Jogiat for Luxuria Lifestyle South Africa