To do this tour you need not be fit and don’t need a license. We ride on vintage looking motorized bicycles at a leisurely pace through the beautiful tree lined streets of suburban Johannesburg. We stop at some view points with amazing views of the area. There are many photographic opportunities for lovers of old architecture and graffiti along our route. The total riding experience is about 40km which should take about 4 hours. Our destination is The Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg. It’s a district that has fast become a centre of creative energy for Johannesburg’s urban artists. With a mix of restaurants, coffee shops, clothing boutiques, art galleries and street vendors, this draws the art going crowd of the cities suburbs. On route we’ll go through Queen Street known for its antique stores, China Town, up market Houghton and Yeoville Rocky Street which is a hive of activity for locals. We make our way through the city to another view point and onto The Maboneng Precinct where we stop for an hour or two depending on your preferences to look around and have refreshments and if you fancy, some authentic Africa cuisine. On our way back we can mix it up with various routes through old Johanessburg suburbia, it’s a leisurely ride back to the store where we treat you to a traditional South Africa braai (barbecue) and Soweto Gold Beer.
Howzit. Des and Tony are two regular South Africans with a passion for all things vintage and especially bikes. A couple of older guys with many interesting stories to tell. Des owns and runs the Soekoe Bicycle Company who build vintage bikes in the style of the early 1900 board track racer. They love exploring new routes around Johannesburg meeting interesting people on every ride. In December 2018 Tony rode one of Des’s bikes from Johannesburg to Cape Town and raised sixty grand for childhood cancer. They have realized that Airbnb has given an opportunity for like mined people to get together and make new friends. Let them show you some of their secret spots around Johannesburg on your very own vintage style bike.
Biltong and various good old South African snacks with a traditional South African braai (barbecue)
Our meeting point at The Soekoe Bicycle Company has a homely vintage feel where you can see various stages of bikes being built. Our route takes you through Kensington with beautiful antique stores, galleries, coffee shops as well as vendors selling African wire art. We go through China Town and ride up a pass to a view point of Sandton then through the tree lined streets of Houghton and to another view point. We then head for Maboneng.
最多可供2位年滿18歲的旅人參加。 Must be confident riding a bike on the street
Must be confident about riding on the street. We ride at about 30km per hour max Bring some cash, a camera, a rain coat just in case. No open shoes. You can dress vintage but this is optional. Although these are motorized bicycles no license required. You may need to peddle up some hills.
Vintage motorized bicycle tour of Joburg