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4 freewheeling routes you can book through Scootours
Scootours is perfect for teambuilding, birthday parties, or a day out with friends
Last updated: Monday, 25 July 2022
Race through a bush tunnel on a Monster Mountain Scooter; scoot past wild eland, ostrich and wildebeest on a wine farm; or take on two off-road tracks, from Signal Hill to the colourful Bo-Kaap, and down Table Mountain. The monster scooters are non-electric (making them eco-friendly), easy to steer, and offer a unique way to get out into nature.
It’s family-friendly and great for kids’ birthday parties or team building. Image: Scootours
TRY THE FLOW TRAIL IN STELLENBOSCH
Scootours’ has a 45-minute, action-packed Flow Trail at Middelvlei Wine Farm in Stellenbosch, and it’s an adrenaline rush complete with meandering berms, a bush tunnel and bumpy rollers. It’s 850m of pure dirt-road rush that you speed through twice – don’t worry, you’re allowed a few practise runs to help you get the hang of it.
Kids from 4 to 9 years old can join as passengers. Image: Scootours
Afterwards, adults get a complimentary glass of wine and the kids, cool drink. You can extend your visit and book an archery session or a braai lunch with all the trimmings, such as chops, boerewors, braaibroodjies, Ouma Annie's pumpkin fritters and other South African favourites.
Rates: R350 pp (driver), R145 pp (passenger). Add archery for R180 pp, lunch for R265 pp, or a braaibroodjie for R30.
Specials: Kids party and team-building midweek special; R290 pp (6 riders minimum)
Scootours is safe for kids, 10+ years old, to ride on their own. Image: Scootours
ADMIRE THE BEAUTY OF THE FRANSCHHOEK VALLEY
Freewheel through vineyards and down the gentle slopes of Chamonix Wine Farm, twice. If you’re lucky, you’ll see farm animals including wildebeest, eland and ostriches. This route is easy to navigate and you’ll be accompanied by a qualified guide.
Rates: R630 pp (driver), R290 pp (passenger).
Specials: Kids party special; R400 pp (driver), R150 pp (passenger); team-building midweek special; R500 pp (minimum 6 riders).
The only skill you need is the ability to balance a bicycle. Image: Scootours
RIDE TWO OFF-ROAD TRACKS IN THE CITY
Explore the Mother City on a Monster Mountain Scooter. It’s an hour-and-a-half to two-hour tour, during which you glide down two different off-road tracks. The first one is a 5km jeep track that runs down the side of Signal Hill and takes you all the way to the colourful Bo-Kaap, and on the way you’ll have gorgeous views of Table Mountain, the city centre, Cape Town harbour and mosques in the Bo-Kaap.
Riders are shuttled to Signal Hill and back to Table Mountain from Bo-Kaap. Image: Scootours
The second track starts on the lower slopes of Table Mountain, at Dead Man’s Tree. Speed down the mountain, through Deer Park, into Oranjezicht, during which you’ll see views of Lion’s Head, Signal Hill, Cape Town Stadium and other points of interest.
Rates: R680 pp (driver), R290 pp (passenger).
Specials: Team-building midweek special; R550 pp (6 riders minimum)
Before starting the 2nd track you’ll get a chance to admire the views and take photos. Image: Scootours
BOOK A SCOOTOURS EXPERIENCE
All riders must be at least 1.1 metres tall and weigh less than 120kg. Wear comfortable clothes, closed shoes and take a warm jacket. You don’t have to be fit and no experience is required (your guide will show you everything you need to know).
Book a teambuilding session during the week and ask for the CapeTownMagazine.com reader special.
Make the kids’ birthday party extra special with Scootours.
These Monster Mountain Scooters are Swiss-designed. Image: Scootours
WHEN + WHERE TO GO
Scootours sessions are available: Times vary (8.30am - 4pm) across locations
Price range: R290 pp - R680 pp
Contact Scootours on: 082 776 0557 (Whatsapp), 021 100 3900 (landline), firstname.lastname@example.org, @scootourscapetown
Locations: Middelvlei Wine Farm, Stellenbosch | Chamonix Wine Farm, Franschhoek | Table Mountain, Kloofnek Parking
By Simone Strydom
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