Bike and Saddle, came to the rescue of the Cape Town Green Map when we were conceptualising the cover for our new print map. We needed a small fold up bicycle on which we could photograph the Mayor promoting cycling as an alternative means for getting in and around Cape Town.
Gustav, from Bike and Saddle, immediately came to our rescue with the perfect bike! A huge thanks to Gustav and the Bike and Saddle team for helping us to create a great cover image. See what they offer in and around the Mother City!
Cape Town by Bike
Cape Town is a spectacular city, no doubt about it, but the tourist trail is somewhat, well, touristy. One of the top travel destinations worldwide and with millions of visitors frolicking here each year, experiencing the Mother City in a unique and off the beaten track way is getting harder and harder.
In steps Bike and Saddle, an established eco-active travel company that provides cycle trips in and around Cape Town. From a leisurely 2-hour trip around the city to a 10-day multi-sport tour around the peninsula or a Cycle Safari in some of South Africa’s best game reserves, Bike and Saddle caters for experienced cyclists to complete novices. All tours are led by qualified and expert guides so even if you don’t know which way the helmet fits, you will be in safe hands every pedal of the way!
Bike & Saddle offers a range of trips, with exclusive cycle journeys that showcase the secrets of Cape Town and its surrounds. The Cape Town @ Night, Culture & Heritage Cycle highlights the sights and sounds of the city from the saddle as the sun sets over the Atlantic Ocean, ending with gourmet canapés and sparkling wine at the Cape Grace Hotel! No wonder it has been voted by Trip Advisor members as one of the Top 10, must-do-activities in Cape Town.
But that’s not all folks. If you have a palate for fine wine, then there are a number of trademark excursions across the Cape’s famous vineyards. For example the Constantia Wine Valley tour makes use of private roads between South Africa’s most historic estates, including wine tastings, cellar tours and a gourmet lunch. There are also tours to Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek by the way.
Ticked off the Big Five and done the Safari thing? Think again. Bike & Saddle has pioneered a number of unique Cycle Safari products, from a Full Day Excursion to a private game reserve outside Cape Town to a multiday journey across South Africa’s most famous wilderness areas. There is simply nothing quite like game viewing from the back of a bike with an expert guide pointing out the fauna and flora along the way. All these trips are supported with an armed ranger and back-up vehicle.
Culture vultures can experience township life on our signature Khayelitsha by Bike Tour, which supports the Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy and shows guests the fabric of informal settlements. And for those looking further afield, Bike & Saddle offers an array of unique, eco-active adventures in Durban, Johannesburg (Soweto) as well as Victoria Falls and even a trademark Munich excursion!
So if you are coming to Cape Town and are looking to get off the beaten track while enjoying a healthy and eco-friendly adventure that will help reverse your carbon footprint, then Bike and Saddle is just for you. Savour the soft sea breeze, breathe in the misty mountain air and soak up the sights and sounds of the Mother City from your trusty steed of a bike. There really is no better way to experience the fairest Cape – so what are you waiting for? On your bicycle...