Boschendal Bike Hire – enjoy the Winelands in a new way

Boschendal Bike Hire – enjoy the Winelands in a new way

If you are looking for a unique way to see the Boschendal Estate and the Banhoek Conservancy, or if you are keen to cycle the backroads to Paarl, or over the Franschhoek Pass around Theewaterskloof dam (or the remainder thereof), Boschendal Estate have recently launched a new service to visitors who want some activity.

Boschendal Bike Hire

Boschendal Estate has introduced Boschendal Bike Hire. You have the choice of off-road trails in the Estate or on-road cycles on the roads nearby. Boschendal have 10 Trek Mountain bikes, and two Trek road bikes for hire. The bikes are available as a half-day or full-day option option. So whether you are reasonably fit or super-fit, there is definitely a ride available for you to consider.

The bike hire service at Boschendal is the brainchild of Elrico Pieterson – an employee of six years at Boschendal. He approached the management team after noticing how often they got out into the vineyards to cycle, and suggested it as a new venture. And so far, so good.

Elrico also has the support of Sandile Xetu, a member of the BMC cycling team and a recent finisher of the Cape Epic. His experience, and bike mechanic skills, ensure that the team are set to maintain their service, provide experience over the long-distance rides and safety on the trails. All road cycling is accompanied by a support vehicle for tired cyclists and safety precautions.

Elrico believes that they have a service which will be met with approval of tourists and visitors to Boschendal, and says that he hopes to extend the service to other Boland areas. There is no doubt, that with the growth of social and competitive cycling in South Africa, that bike hire is a very attractive offering when visiting a wine estate – it’s that sense of freedom.

“Twenty or thirty years ago very few tourists or visitors would have responded to a suggestion they spend time on a bike. Today however on and off road cycling is immensely  popular and  many visitors to the Cape expect to be offered cycling opportunities. We are already averaging over ten hires per day. I think, therefore, we are providing a much appreciated service and the business will grow, ” says Elrico. We, at Ride, wish him and Boschendal every success.

For more information contact: Boschendal Estate

For accommodation enquiries email: Accommodation

For bike hire bookings and guiding: Bike Hire