2 Day Western Cape Craft Brewery Tours
Visit a local craft brewery and enjoy a tour, tasting, good food and comfortable accommodation after a day of riding one of our spectacular Western Cape routes
* Tours priced at introductory rates (Nov ’17 – Mar ’18)
* Plus, additional 15% discount for groups of 3 or more
2 Day Tours
Cape Town – Franschhoek – Tuk Tuk Brewery
440 Km, Rider: R3600, Pillion: R1600
Day 1 (212 km): Cape Town – Muizenberg – Gordons Bay – Clarence Drive – Bettys Bay – Grabouw – Franschhoek Pass. Tour and tasting at Tuk Tuk Brewery, overnight in Franschhoek
Day 2 (230km): Franschhoek – Du Toits Kloof Pass – Slanghoek – Ceres – Michel’s Pass – Bainskloof pass – Cape Town
About the Brewery
‘Our bespoke brews are made from carefully selected local and imported hops and malts, specially cultured yeasts and crystal clear spring water, regularly sourced from Leeu Estates’ mountain spring.
We are excited to offer our range of five Tuk Tuk craft beers, one of which is seasonal and only available while the batch lasts, each handcrafted in our 250-litre capacity copper microbrewery by our brewmaster Dewald Goosen, as well as a selection of five of our partner CBC’s top brews, made at their state-of-the-art plant at Spice Route.’
Cape Town – Montagu – Route 62 Brewing Co.
570 Km, Rider: Rxx, Pillion: Rxx
Day 1 (280 km): Cape Town – Gordons Bay – Clarence Drive – Bettys Bay – Villiersdorp – Montagu – Tour and tasting at Route 62 Brewing Co., overnight in Montagu
Day 2 (290km): Montagu – Hex River Pass – Worcester – Bainskloof pass – Cape Town
About the Brewery
The beers available on tap are currently:
Blue Point MPA – Montagu Pale Ale,
An easy drinkable single malt pale ale from all locally grown roasted barley & hops with a spicy citrus flavour. ABV 4.2%
Old Fort ESB – English Special Bitter
English ale from local and Imported barley and hops with a sweet fruits and caramel flavour. ABV 4.5%
Post House Red – Irish Red Ale
Traditional Irish style Ale from a blend of roasted barley and selected hops with rich, malty flavour. ABV 5.5%
Special English Brown Ale from a blend of local, roasted and biscuit imported barley and selected hops with a nutty, caramel flavour. ABV 3.8%
Cape Town – Stanford – Birkenhead Brewery
415 Km, Rider: Rxx, Pillion: Rxx
Day 1 (185 km): Cape Town – Muizenberg – Gordons Bay – Clarence Drive – Bettys Bay – Hermanus – Stanford – Birkenhead Brewery. Overnight in Stanford
Day 2 (230km): Stanford – Caledon – Franshhoek Pass – Franschhoek – Stellenbosch – Cape Town
About the Brewery
All of our beers are filtered and pasteurized and have a 9-month shelf life. Beers should be stored in cool or preferably refrigerated conditions. Available in draught and 340ml bottles throughout the year.
Our original Premium Lager. It is sweeter than your average continental lager. The colder, the better. A beer for any occasion, but who needs an occasion for a classic? Any time, any place is a good place. Cheers! Flavour Characteristics: Primarily malty, sweeter than usual. Lightly hopped. Colour: Deep golden yellow.
Light, top fermented, medium bodied. Malty with a sweet fruity finish. Low in bitterness with a honey aroma. She loves an ice cold glass with a slice of lime or lemon. She loves everything hot. A great companion to enjoy spicy food with. She is great no matter what the occasion.
Taste the biscuits and nuts, rounded off with fresh bitterness, very hoppy flavour and a smooth, warming aftertaste. – Flavour Characteristics: Full bodied malt flavour enhanced by a thick, wheat-derived head. Biscuity with a dry nutty finish.
The answer to South Africa’s changing demand for less alcohol, but without compromising the flavour. This Pilsner is slow brewed to perfection, with the same quality of ingredients as the premium lager, and still refreshing and vibrant to the last drop. Flavour Characteristics: Primarily malty, sweeter than usual. Lightly hopped. Colour: Deep golden yellow.
A vibrant new blended Ale, consisting of imported and local malts. A roller coaster ride of flavours, that will be enjoyed by any true beer connoisseur. Refreshingly smooth infused with cascade hops.
Cape Town – Robertson – Saggy Stone Brewery
476 Km, Rider: Rxx, Pillion: Rxx
Day 1 (270 km): Cape Town – Muizenberg – Gordons Bay – Clarence Drive – Bettys Bay – Grabouw – Villiersdorp – Saggy Stone. Tour, beer tasting and dinner at Saggy Stone, overnight in Robertson
Day 2 (200km): Robertson – Ceres – Michels Pass – Bainskloof pass – Cape Town
About the Brewery
As rich in history as it is in flavour, The Saggy Stone Brewery gives real meaning to the term microbrewery. This intimate stone structure used to be a church and locals joke that it’s a building intent on making people sing. It now houses a custom-built, brewing system allowing us to maintain our personal touch.
Overlooked by the majestic Langeberg Mountains, the environment serves as inspiration while the pure mountain spring water gives Saggy Stone beers their edge. Saggy Stone is brewed using the finest barley and hops and the addition of fresh, sweet and soft spring water from the farm’s natural water supply offers a superior taste that only nature can provide.
As demand grows, so must the brewery but the brewmasters agree that as long as there’s a firm supply of “great mountain water”, they ‘ll continue “making great beer”. Watch the magic happen by booking a brewery tour or if the mood strikes and we’re available, we’ll happily show you around without an appointment.
With homebrewing becoming a favourite pastime and an ever-growing number of South African craft beers to contend with, Adrian and Phillip knew that their beers had to be special.
A hobby became a passion and after many years of testing and tasting, they realised that while ingredients and processes may vary considerably, a soft, palatable water is the secret. The result is a range of local craft beers made pure by their very own mountain water.
More info at www.saggystone.co.za
Bookings available year round
Too long, too short? Contact us about customising a trip for you
Bikes: Honda Africa Twin XRV750
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Off-Road Surface: 0% Gravel
On-Road Surface: 100% Tar
1) SENA20S Bluetooth Music and Communication device: R75
2) Helmet: R150
1) Prices in South African Rand. Click here to convert to your currency
Honda Africa Twin 750cc motorcycle
Entry to Cape Point Nature Reserve
Top box (lockable)
Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance
Excess luggage storage
What’s NOT Included:
Lunch, drinks etc
Motorcycle Damage Deposit (R3000)
Muizenberg from Boyes Drive
Kalk Bay Harbour
Simon's Town from Red Hill Road
Old Cape Point Lighthouse
Chapman's Peak Drive
Road from Scarborough to Misty Cliffs
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