As travel begins to slowly reopen in the age of Covid-19, we have taken lessons from operators internationally on how to best incorporate additional safety measures while ensuring the highest quality in travel experience.
We are very fortunate that all our cycle tours and hiking trips are offered on a private basis only. Our agents and guests immediately feel at ease that our tours promote isolation from the outset. Furthermore, tours are out in nature or at a minimum faraway from mingling with other people. We have re-assessed all our routes and fortunately very few changes have been required as our tours were naturally designed to be away from the crowds.
Where rest stops for wine-tasting and lunches take place, we have engaged our partners and vetted each one to ensure complete adherence to COVID-19 H&S guidelines. Bike and Hike will always promote outdoor seating (not much change from the past) and guest seating is booked well in advance. There are not many better places to relax on an exquisite Stellenbosch or Franschhoek wine farm with a Bike and Hike guide taking care of your every need. Should there be inclement weather, we ensure your indoor seating is fully compliant with industry requirements.
Our guides have undertaken extensive training and has become second nature to how we operate each tour. Bike and Hike have adopted specific COVID-19 protocols from both Tourism Business Council of South Africa, Department of Tourism and WHO. We have taken things one step further and trained our guides on best practice should our private group come across other people on a hiking trail or cycle path. It’s just one more layer of assurance that we at Bike and Hike have safety top of mind.
It goes without saying our equipment is fully sanitized before and after every tour and our vehicles are cleaned daily and fitted with newly adopted shields between the driver and the rest of the vehicle.
We always strive to distinguish ourselves by taking additional steps that are often unnoticed and seamless. Client safety is our number one focus and as a guest it’s always good to know you’ve got somebody looking out for you.
Bike and Hike is ready to welcome you on one of our exceptional guided tours.