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Welcome to Joyrides
Backpacker’s Paradise has an adventure center on the premises (JOYRIDES) and offers really great Mountain Bike trips. Cycle down the spectacular Swartberg pass (1584m above sea level) visiting the Cango Caves, camel rides, ostrich farms and wildlife ranch on the way back to town. This trip includes vehicle support for the entire trip. Great discounts are also arranged at the above attractions.
We can also help you organise the following: Wine tasting, golf, hiking and waterfall kloofing.
We have four different types of trips that we offer starting at different locations.
TRIP A (CYCLE) – JOYRIDE DOWN SWARTBERG PASS – 54km
We take you by bus to the top of the Swartberg Mountain from where you cycle back to the hostel. You are able to ride back to the hostel in your own time stopping where you want whenever you want for as long as you want. Options en-route back include: Cango Caves, Camel Farm, Cango Ostrich Farm, Tea Garden for lunch and a swim and the Cango Wildlife Ranch. If you cycle straight back without stopping you could arrive at Paradise between 12H00 – 13H00.
TRIP B (CYCLE) – JOYRIDE FROM THE CANGO CAVES – 30KM
We take you by bus to the Cango Caves where we drop you with a bicycle. After your tour you cycle back to the hostel in your own time stopping where you want whenever you want for as long as you want. Options en-route back include: Cango Caves, Camel Farm, Cango Ostrich Farm, Tea Garden for lunch and a swim as well as the Cango Wildlife Ranch. If you are on the Baz Bus you need two nights here!
TRIP C (CYCLE) – JOYRIDE FROM THE OSTRICH FARM – 15km
We take you by bus to the Cango Caves, after your tour we drive you by bus to the Cango Ostrich farm where we drop you with a bicycle. From there you cycle back to Paradise after you enjoyed you visit at the ostrich farm. Options en-route back include: The Tea Garden for lunch and a swim and the Cango Wildlife Ranch. If you are on the Baz Bus you need two nights here!
TRIP D (BUS) – JOYRIDE IN THE BUS
You are driven by bus to the Cango Caves, after your tour we will pick you up and drop you at the Cango Ostrich Farm. After the ostrich farm tour you have two options:
- We will drop you off at Backpacker Paradise or
- Drop you off at the Cango Wildlife Ranch and then you can walk back to Paradise (about 1.5km or 20min walk).
If you are on the baz bus – you need two nights UNLESS YOU VISIT 2 ATTRACTIONS only IN THE MORNING.
Visit an Ostrich Farm while on your cycle trip in the area. You will have the opportunity to: Hug an Ostrich… Ride an Ostrich… Feed an Ostrich… Hatch an Ostrich… (exclusive to Backpacker’s Paradise guests.) Free ostrich egg for breakfast! Ostrich Fillet Steak Barbeque every evening.
Another of the stops along the cycle trip route is at a Wildlife Ranch where you can get ‘up close and personal’ with cheetahs!! And see the many other animals native to Africa. These activities are just two stops en-route in one day out in the country (even a detour cycle to the waterfall for a swim can be included). It is a really beautiful ride and is very popular.
Choose our great cycle trip which starts on the top of the Swartberg Pass and free-wheel down the mountain side while enjoying some amazing scenery!