Hemingway famously wrote, “I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up and was not happy.” On a VBT South Africa biking tour, you’ll discover exactly what he meant. Earth’s oldest inhabited continent boasts an endless variety of cultural wonders and breathtaking landscapes that inspire and enlighten. Cosmopolitan cities move to a modern pulse while ancient villages cling to tradition … vast vineyards blanket gentle slopes as magnificent wildlife roam timeless nature preserves. By turns sophisticated and primitive, compelling and astonishing, Africa is sure to put a smile on your face.
An Africa biking tour showcases one of the world’s most beautiful continents from the most unique perspective. On two wheels, you’ll witness sheer magnificence in the open air, pedaling alongside monolithic sandstone mountains, vibrant wildflower valleys and rocky headlands lashed by crashing surf. Winding roads deliver you to secluded coves, vast plains and welcoming wineries. And should you choose to pursue them, big-game safari opportunities complement your cycling.
Small game, too, greets you along our carefully planned biking routes. Meet some fascinating birds at an ostrich farm and the adorable denizens of a penguin colony. Get to know resident of the human sort, too, during rewarding events designed to immerse you in local culture. Visit with a local family over a home-cooked meal and spend time in a vibrant Xhosa township. And follow a vineyard route to local vintners who invite you to sip their wine.
We trade our bicycles for safari game vehicles to explore Africa’s national parklands. Head out in search of lions, leopards, and rhinos in the Kapama Private Game Reserve. Further north, explore Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls by foot, following in the footsteps of David Livingstone as you marvel at the largest curtain of water in the world.
VBT’s Trip Leaders will always be at your side, eager to help you connect with the most authentic side of Africa. And when you settle in for the night, enjoy accommodations that strike the perfect balance of luxury and cultural flavor. Indulge in the amenities of a four-star manor situated on a lagoon, a century-old Victorian homestead and working farm encircled by mountains, and a safari lodge on a private wilderness concession.
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Spectacular cycling, dramatic coastlines, inviting wine country, and rugged mountain scenery all make this new tour an experience that’s simply unforgettable. We’ll begin in Cape Town and wind our way through the Little Karoo Valley before ending up on the legendary Garden Route.
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