Mont Angelis |The Stellenbosch Big 5
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Mont Angelis Luxury Farm Cottages
7 days / 7 nights
MTB THE STELLENBOSCH BIG 5
Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, Bottelary Hills Conservancy, Simonsberg, Boschendal, Stellenbosch Mountain
Intermediate – Advanced
How to book
Day 1: Arrival in Stellenbosch
Check in at Mont Angelis begins anytime from 2pm to welcome you for the week to your piece of Cape Winelands paradise! Before dinner, you can expect a visit from your cycling guide, so that you’re ready and excited for your first day in the saddle. Above that, there is nothing to do but relax and enjoy the tranquility and spectacular view! If you’d like us to reserve a table for you at one of the local winery restaurants down the road, simply let us know and we’ll take care of it.
Day 2 – Stellenbosch Mountain
To kick start the Big 5 MTB Tour, we’ll cycle from our doorstep to Mont Angelis’ local MTB playground, the infamous G-spot, a 2km long gradually descending single track trail with loads of jumps and berms! Once fully warmed up, we’ll head over to Eden Forest, a pine plantation that is home to a maze of technical single tracks, with awesome downhill opportunities, before connecting with the trails of Coetzenberg and Mont Marie.
• Testing out the UCI World Cup 2018 Course at Coetzenberg
Day 3 – Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
Just a stone’s throw from Stellenbosch centre, today’s tour in the majestic Jonkershoek Nature Reserve offers riders a huge range of purpose built single track and heaps of downhill opportunities! Tucked away in a little nook, you’ll be transported to a seemingly untouched world, teeming with flora and fauna. There is good reason that Jonkershoek ranks as a firm favourite among professional mountain bikers in South Africa and beyond!
• Blazing down the Fire-hut trail
• Riding the rock on Armageddon trail
• Epic ascent through Cape Pine forest to Salkie (‘The Bench’)
Day 4 – Boschendal Wine Estate
Boschendal is one of the oldest farms in South Africa and is a wine and food destination in its own right. The five mountain bike routes on the estate range from intermediate to advanced riding, offering plenty of fast, technical single track and downhill forested sections in a dramatic, mountainous setting. Settling down to lunch in the shade of oaks in front of the historic Manor House is a wonderful way to wind down after a challenging morning.
Day 5 – Rest Day
Take a day off to sample the local food and wines of the area (by car or by bike)! A gentle ride uphill from Mont Angelis, will lead you to boutique winery Keermont (tasting available with pre-bookings only) and De Trafford, after which you can roll back down the hill to Bodega Restaurant at Dornier, finishing off with a signature chocolate and wine pairing at Waterford.
Day 6 – Simonsberg Conservancy
After suffering devastation from wildfire at the beginning of 2016, the newly re-built mountain bike trails within Simonsberg Conservancy offer beginner and intermediate riders a wealth of single track through the indigenous fynbos and vineyards of wine estates of Muratie, Delheim and Uitkyk.
• Never say never ending again’ loop
• Really fast and flowing trail – the ‘Ho chi minh’
• Epic views of Table Mountain
Day 7 – Bottelary Hills Conservancy
Rolling hills, farmland, conservation area, vineyards and best of all, the gift of Table Mountain in all its glory at the top. After lots of up (and rewarding down!), we’ll kick back and relaxed at the esteemed Jordan Wine Estate for lunch on the deck at The Bakery.
• 360 degree views of Stellenbosch, False Bay and the majestic Table Mountain
• Wine tasting and lunch at the The Bakery on the esteemed
More About Mont Angelis
All luxury cottages at Mont Angelis are beautifully appointed 50- 70m2 suites with contemporary finishes and furnishings, private verandas and fully-equipped kitchen, set on a tranquil working farm, surrounded by vineyards and mountains.
Our top tip:
Share a bottle (or two!) of wine on your private balcony while watching the mountains change colour to rosy pink as the sun sets in the valley.
• King size extra-length bed
• Private terrace overlooking vineyards and mountains
• En-suite bathroom with walk-in shower
• Fully equipped kitchen
• Wood-burning stove
• Shaded parking
• Communal swimming pool
Pricing shown is per person (based on 2-people sharing one cottage) for a 4 day tour including 4 night’s accommodation.
|Winter ( Jun-Aug)||From R16,279 (Comfort Cottage) to R19,296 (Superior Cottage)|
|Spring (Sept)||From R16,881 (Comfort Cottage) to R20,304 (Superior Cottage)|
|Summer (Oct-Mar)||From R17,787 (Comfort Cottage) to R21,812 (Superior Cottage)|
|Fall (Apr – May)||From R16,881 (Comfort Cottage) to R20,304 (Superior Cottage)|
• 5 x days with an SA accredited, private cycling tour guide with heaps of local and international cycling experience
• Pick up in Stellenbosch on Day 2, all transfers until the end of your tour on Day 7
• 7 x nights in a one-bedroom cottage at Mont Angelis Luxury Retreat (price based on two people sharing)
(guests are welcome to extend your stay on either side of the tour – please just let us know how many nights you require)
• 5 x light lunches at a scenic farm restaurant and soft drink
• Specialized Full Suspension Mountain Bike
• Specialized Helmet
• Flat or SPD or Look Keo Pedals
• Full Water Bottles