These are interesting tours we've found that are not necesssarily run by tour operators, but as a different aspect of a business or organisation.
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Norfolk Island Bike Tour
25 km (~25km per day)
Tour Operator Miscellaneous
From Norfolk Island Fitness & Health.
Norfolk Island offers all the things you love about the South Pacific, and a whole lot more. Around every bend you’ll find a new surprise or twist that will make you rethink your notions of paradise.
Our beaches are some of the Pacific’s best, with impossibly clear waters sheltered by teeming coral reefs just a short swim from the sand. But you’ll also discover moody cliffs where waterfalls tumble into the sea and dramatic headlands with views that go on forever.
Our culture, too, is unlike any other in the Pacific, proudly weaving together the DNA of Bounty Mutineers and their Polynesian families. And as for food culture, we’ve been enjoying organic produce and paddock-to-plate dining long before it became ‘a thing’. When it comes to nature, any ol’ island can grow coconut trees.
Our island is home to the tallest fern trees on the planet and towering pines that tickle the underbellies of passing clouds, while our lush forests and offshore islands are sanctuaries to some of the world’s rarest birds.
Our South Pacific adventures are truly wild. Norfolk Island’s fish-filled waters will have you reeling in the haul of a lifetime and our empty waves will take you back to a time when surfing had soul. If you prefer adventures on dry land, the Kingston UNESCO World Heritage Site will transport you back through some of the most punishing and daring chapters of Australian and South Pacific history. And right next door, our incredible golf course is the place where modern tales of heartbreak and triumph are born.
What about that legendary South Pacific friendliness? Welcome to an island where our doors are rarely locked and our hearts are always open; a place where wandering cows have right of way, and everyone has time to stop and chat. Many visitors say that a holiday on Norfolk Island is like stepping back in time. We prefer to say it’s like stepping into a better time.
To make any bookings, please call into the Gym and speak to Kay or Kelvin about your options.
4 days (Bike: 3 days)
180 km (~60km per day)
Tour Operator Miscellaneous
A 3-day, cycling, social and culinary adventure
For the duration of the tour you are based in Prince Albert at a luxury bed and breakfast. The picturesque town of Prince Albert is known as the "Jewel of the Great Karoo" and lies at the foot of the iconic Swartberg Pass. There's lots to do and see in the town after you've stretched your legs on the bike in the morning. You can either drive to Prince Albert or fly in to George Airport and transport will be arranged. The daily routine is typically as follows:
Mornings start with a good coffee and rusks, and then depending on the route for the day we either load you and your bike on the bus and give you breakfast along the route, or you ride to a breakfast spot.
We then whisk out to the middle of nowhere, give you a quick lecture on how to use a GPS navigation device, (if the route requires it) strap it to your bike and bid you farewell on your ride for the day. You can just relax and enjoy the adventure and the camaraderie.
The routes vary from day to day with differing terrain. You will traverse the iconic Swartberg Pass, ride across the plains of the Great Karoo and experience the farmlands on the southern and northern foothills of the Swartberg Range. It's a real Karoo experience incorporating both the Klein and Groot Karoo.
Water stops are always fully stocked and provided at the halfway mark.
The scenery is always spectacular whether you are climbing 12% inclines in the mountains or hammering the flats out in the desert.
The days ride ends again at the MTBAfrica Event field or a restaurant in Prince Albert where a choice of craft beers and lunch awaits you.
Afternoons can be spent exploring the town and its attractions like Gay's working dairy or the Art collection at the Seven Arches Gallery, Wine Farms, Olive farms and virgin oil presses or just relax at the numerous antique and coffee shops. A nice afternoon nap is another option.
Evenings are spent socialising and enjoying local cuisine at African Relish, Simply Saffron and other restaurants in the town.
Late night entertainment isn't a big thing in a Karoo town, but there is the wonderfully renovated "Showroom" an art deco theatre which hosts musicians and shows, with the occasional movie as well. You can also venture out of town on a moonless night and do a bit of stargazing. Watching the sunset over the town before dinner from the nearest koppie is always a pleasant outing.
Tour Operator Miscellaneous
Get to know Dubai like a local on this adventurous city tour. Do some sight seeing in a full-filling way: Cycle through old Emirati neighborhoods, beaches and small ports while stopping at several local restaurants and hidden gems to eat Emirati and Arabic food. Some of the dishes tasted are freshly caught fish from the Arabian Gulf cooked in local spices, juices made with exotic local fruits and flavors, traditional rice dishes with meat eaten in a typical Emirati setting, vegetarian Arabic delicacies, delicious local desserts, and so much more.
- Taste delicious Emirati food in a traditional settingBike through old neighborhoods and ports
- Learn about the fishing culture
- Taste freshly caught fish
- Explore some of Dubai's hidden gems
- Eat at the first and most famous food truck in Dubai
- Taste the best dishes of Levantine cuisine
- Witness the contrast of old and new Dubai
- Drink a surprise cocktail that combines Arabian flavors
- Taste up to 9 special dishes