Winelands Day Trails

The Ride’s Winelands Day Trails offer capable riders a unique view of the Cape Winelands, visiting some of Stellenbosch’s premier estates via a road less traveled, and enjoying good food and of course, wine! Enjoy stimulating riding that takes you from historic Stellenbosch to the isolated and pristine fynbos tracks high above the Helderberg Basin, on a hosted horseback wine tasting experience in the company of Barry or Joe, in partnership with Lanzerac Hotel & Spa. Lanzerac, Lourensford, Dornier and De Trafford are the estates we will be taking in dependant on the option you choose, from an easy 25km round trip to something a little more challenging.

Option 1: To Majesty and Back  

Having left the impressive avenue driveway of Lanzerac we take you onto the slopes of the Stellenboschberg as we wend our way to the Dornier Wine Estate in the Blaauwklippen Valley for a wine tasting and a light lunch before returning to Lanzerac through vineyards, the grounds of the Stellenbosch University and follow the old mill stream through the suburbs to be welcomed back to Lanzerac.

This 25km ride is for those who have spent a little less time in the saddle than they would maybe have liked but relish a day riding in the winelands.

Option 2: Spit or Swallow

After a morning wine tasting at historic Lourensford an 11km ride takes you over a breath taking pass in the Helderberg Mountains to the small estate of de Trafford nestled in the Blaauwklippen Valley for a late morning tasting before a short ride to the majestic Dornier estate for a light lunch, before pushing on to the grand estate of Lanzerac in Stellenbosch and the end of an awe inspiring 35km day in the saddle.

A ride for more accomplished riders eager to experience the beauty of the winelands and its principle product from the back of a horse!

Option 3: Luxury Deserved

Having enjoyed a wine tasting at historic Lourensford a 16km ride takes you over a breathtaking fynbos clad mountain pass, pausing at the small family estate of de Trafford for a tasting, before heading on to the majestic Dornier estate in the Blaauwklippen Valley for a 3 course lunch and wine pairing. Another 15km through the vineyards of Stellenbosch takes you to the grand estate of Lanzerac to enjoy a soothing wellness massage before a 3 course food and wine pairing. Treat yourself and your weary body after a tough but compelling day in the saddle. 

This 35km ride is for those who enjoy the finer things in life and like to treat themselves after a little hard work!

These trails are for capable riders of either intermediate or experienced ability, and require a minimum of two riders to commence. Trail departures will be confirmed only after two or more bookings are received per date.

To book e-mail info@theride.co.za

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Route - Stellenbosch and surrounds


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