Indulge in a spectacular day of biking through South Africa's newest wine growing area on The Garden Route. You'll visit a number of exclusive wineries in The Grags area growing & cultivating some of the most exciting Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
It is it hard to imagine that 12 years ago there were no vines in the Plettenberg Bay area. Today, a number of vineyards have been established with some of the best wines in Southern Africa.
Start the day at Bramon Estate in The Crags, where the idea of vineyards in Plett first took root. There used to be only Wattle and Blue Gum trees where now rows of vines are growing. Lunch can be enjoyed at the restaurant in the middle of the vineyard, with tables placed right between the vines.
Leaving Bramon, you'll follow private tracks through the vineyards out to Kurland Estate, a member of Relais and Chateaux, a true 5-star country hotel with its grand, white Cape Dutch buildings, some dating back to 1885. It is situated on a vast 700 hectars estate of great natural beauty, at the foothills of the mountains and bordering the pristine beaches of Nature’s Valley.
The next stop is Newstead Lund Family Vineyards. Owners Doug and Sue Lund grew up on sugar and dairy farms in KwaZulu-Natal, and inspired of a visit to New Zealand, decided that farming grapes on the Garden Route is their true passion. This boutique winery is elegant and simple, stylish and intimate.
Lunch is either served at Newstead - or you can make a short cycle-loop back to Bramon for a picnic or vineyard style lunch. This is just the perfect way to end the first half of your day's activity.
After the lunch you'll travel a short distance towards Knysna for the 2nd part of the day. Here you have a choice of three route options in Harkerville Forest: Red (23 km), Green (15 km) and Blue (12 km). All three include sections of single track riding along forest paths. The Red route includes some of the most dramatic scenery in the country.
The destination beyond is Packwood Wine & Country Estate. And depending on your fitness level and preference, our guides will either take you on the shorter or longer loop through some of the finest hardwood forest on the Garden Route.
At Packwood, views across gorges, mountains and the Knysna forest await, giving you a true picture of country living along this stretch of coastline. Owners Peter and Vicky Gent planted their vines in 2006 on the highest point of the farm, about 350m above sea level. Winemaker Teddy Hall, a member of the prestigious Cape Winemakers Guild, makes the Packwood Sauvignon Blanc and the Gent Pinot Noir MCC. Together with the local cheeses prepared on the farm, it's the perfect culinary ending to a perfect day.
- Excellent and varied wine estates, tastings and cellar tours
- Personal service from the best guides in the industry
- Gourmet canapes and lunch
- Pick-up and drop-off
- Hotel transfers and back-up vehicle
- Bikes and all equipment
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