Bicycle Tour of the Dwars River Valley

Duration: 5 hours (approx)
Monday to Saturday


  • Explore beautiful towns of Kylemore, Pniel, Lanquedoc and Johannesdal
  • Home-cooked lunch
  • Easy to moderate bike ride


  • Bike rental
  • Tour guide
  • Lunch and soft drinks in a home-restaurant


  • Transport to and from the starting point
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Discretionary gratuities

The experience is ideal for

  • Travelers interested in history and heritage
  • Those who would like to sample home-cooking in the Winelands
  • People who like a little vigorous adventure
  • Families seeking something active in the Winelands
  • Travelers who like moderate level cycling activities
  • Those that want a combination of outdoor adventure and culture

The Dwars River Valley is home to the historic towns of Pniel, Kylemore, Johannesdal and Lanquedoc. It is one of the most beautiful valleys on the planet, and located half way between two of the Winelands’ most popular destinations, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

This half day, five hour bike ride, takes visitors through the towns, along the back roads, into the history and heritage, into the homes of storytellers and makers of traditional food.

The experience begins at Boschendal Wine Estate, where we collect our bikes and do a tour overview. The ride heads to Pniel first, taking in street art, the Pniel Museum and local sights. It then heads across the river, onto the backroads into Kylemore, the beautiful second town of the valley, where we have lunch in the home of a great local cook. Then we cycle through the Old Jerusalem Farm to Lanquedoc, where we meet one of the oldest local residents for a historical perspective on the valley, and view one of the valley’s most powerful pieces of street art. Finally, we cycle from Lanquedoc back to Boschendal Wine Estate.

Example itinerary

  • 09h00 meet at Boschendal Wine Estate, collect bikes, map the day
  • 09h20 depart for Pniel, explore street art and the Pniel Museum
  • 10h30 head into Kylemore
  • 12h00 lunch
  • 13h00 cycle to Lanquedoc
  • 14h00 arrive back at Boschendal