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Stellenbosch estate launches eco mountain biking adventures through Devon Valley

p1040069smedium20130705113947For a leisurely tour of the Stellenbosch Winelands of a different kind, Clos Malverne Wine Estate now saddles up exhilarating Eco-biking safaris for enthusiasts to explore, experience and enjoy the splendor of the picturesque Devon Valley…off the beaten track.

Hosted in conjunction with Bike & Saddle – a leading South African Eco-active travel company – the blissful Clos Malverne Mountain Bike (MTB) Experience is sheer pedal pleasure and allows rookie riders and serious dirt hounds alike, to explore the scenic back roads of the valley, soak up the awe-inspiring views and indulge in a memorable wine and food experience.

This exclusive trail meanders along a private 20-kilometer, mainly off-road path through the heart of the valley and the trip can be adapted to suit all levels of experience and fitness. It provides the perfect pollution-free outing for the whole family; adventure seekers in need of a more adrenalin-filled Winelands experience; or groups of friends who want to soak up the beauty of the valley and invigorate the sense before settling down for a languid lunch. Or why not swap a boring day at the office for an exhilarating team building exercise midst the vines.

The guided Clos Malverne MTB Experience takes place from Tuesdays till Saturdays and a minimum booking of four biking buffs is required. It costs R495 per person and includes the soul-quenching outride; a coffee break at tranquil The Devon Valley Hotel served up with breathtaking views of the valley, and a three course lunch and a complimentary glass of wine at Clos Malverne’s popular restaurant after your fun-filled ride.

Or why not extend your biking sojourn in the valley with a sleepover at The Devon Valley Hotel at a special Clos Malverne MTB Experience rate of R1950 per couple (or R1495 per person), which includes the experience as well as bed and breakfast at this magnificently appointed hotel.

“Mountain biking does not always have to be about grinding your gears and eating dirt. This exclusive outing is designed to share with visitors a slice of our Devon Valley lifestyle and introduce them to the place we call home. John F. Kennedy once said ‘Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride’ and in this spirit, we invite you to come and hit the road with us,” says Clos Malverne winemaker Suzanne Coetzee, an avid outdoors lover.

Bookings for the Clos Malverne MTB Experience are essential.

For more information and bookings contact Bike & Saddle at Tel: 021 813 6433; send an email to, or visit

No sweat if you do not have your own wheels as bikes can be provided on request.

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