About

Everyone at Bike and Hike shares a passion for outdoor activity, for South Africa, and for life. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and our goal is to ensure your time with us is one of your highlight experiences in South Africa.

With decades of experience within our team, we look forward to safely guiding you on an unforgettable tour. We have carefully crafted selected routes with the aim to create meaningful connections with our beautiful landscapes, diverse people and rich and varied history. We are thrilled to engage with our guests and share what we know.

Matthew Fletcher - founder & guide

Matthew started Bike & Hike when he realised that many foreign and local visitors to the Western Cape were missing out on some of the region’s hidden gems due to being rushed from pillar to post. By combining his love for the outdoors with a passion for showing off his home countryside, Matthew creates a laid-back and rewarding experience. He’s driven to deliver an exceptional tour each and every time, with the goal of leaving clients thinking “that was the highlight of our holiday!”. Having traveled the globe extensively, he benchmarks Bike & Hike against the best in the world. His passion for service excellence and love of tourism keep him very much hands-on, often joining clients on a gentle cycle meander through the picturesque Winelands or a challenging hike along one of our spectacular mountain trails.

Rae-Lynn - Trail Specialist

Rae’s positive outlook on life and love of mountain trails rubs off on just about everyone she meets. She has a natural ability to put enjoyment and fun before all else.  Rae is also an accomplished athlete having completed five grueling Comrades Marathons (90km/56miles) and many ultra distance and multi-stage trail runs. Whether you looking to conquer a 3km walk or a 30km run, Rae will ensure your day out matches your own fitness and she will be there should you wish to take it one step further.

 

David - guide

​David is a Cape Town local with great knowledge of local trails for hiking, biking or trail running. A keen mountain biker and trail runner, David has participated in some of South Africa’s major MTB events, including six times at the nine-day joBerg2c and the Western Cape’s highly popular Wines2Whales. With a background in media, David loves to tell a story on tour and will gladly guide your hike, run or bike ride at any pace you require.

 

Linda - guide

Linda has lived in the Winelands for many years and loves nothing more than sharing his knowledge and unique insights with our International guests. Linda has worked on various exclusive wine estates building on his knowledge of the winemaking process. After completing his professional guide certification, Linda coupled his experience of viticulture with his passion tourism, cycling and the outdoors. His warm personality, passion for people and big smile make for the perfect company on any of our day tours.

 

Kirsty - specialist guide

Kirsty has extensive guiding experience having worked at some of the top luxury active and adventure tour operators in South Africa. Her passion and knowledge of our natural heritage and landscapes, means our guests experience an enriching and refined experience. Most importantly, her fun and adventurous spirit means she is in her element meandering on a bike through vineyards, in a shark cage, a helicopter or walking with guests on the peaks of Table Mountain.