The Franschhoek Winelands are a South African wine-producing region located in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The area is renowned for its stunning scenery, world-class wines, and growing popularity for cycling. The winelands were first established in the late 17th century when French Huguenot settlers, led by Simon van der Stel, arrived in the area. The Huguenots brought with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise in winemaking, which they had acquired while in France. They quickly established a thriving wine industry, utilizing the unique climate and soil conditions found in the Franschhoek Valley. Since then, the Franschhoek Winelands have become one of the most acclaimed wine regions in South Africa. The region is home to a number of renowned wineries, including La Bri, Le Lude, Glenwood, and Mont Rochelle. These wineries produce a variety of award-winning wines, from whites and reds to rosés and fortified wines. Visitors to the area can sample the region’s wines on guided cycle tasting tours, or take part in a variety of activities such as horseback riding, fishing, picnicking, and bird watching. In recent years, the Franschhoek Winelands have become increasingly popular with cyclists. The region’s rolling hills and winding roads make it an ideal destination for road cyclists, while the region’s numerous mountain bike trails provide more challenging terrain. These routes offer cyclists the opportunity to explore the area’s stunning scenery at a leisurely pace. The Franschhoek Winelands are a unique and beautiful region, renowned for its world-class wines and growing popularity for cycling. The region’s unique climate, soil conditions, and stunning scenery make it an ideal destination for cyclists, winemakers, and tourists alike. With its growing reputation as a cycling destination, the Franschhoek Winelands are sure to remain one of South Africa’s most popular regions for many years to come.

Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve Hike


R 1045


Half Day