Cape Town Winelands, South Africa
There is more to Africa than animal safaris, and a bike tour of Cape Town Winelands is a great alternative. Encompassing well-known towns like Franschhoek and Stellenbosch—and lesser-known wine origins like Constantia, Overberg and Swartland—this is an ideal biking destination, with wild rolling hills at the foot of the Groot Drakenstein Mountains, where hybrid grapes like Pontac and Colombard grow beside more typical old-world varieties like Chenin Blanc (the most popular). The region enjoys a Mediterranean-style climate from November to April, when other wine areas hibernate. The Cape Town Winelands excursion led by Micato Safaris stops at several estates and includes a visit to Boulders Beach, which is home to a colony of penguins. $7,425 a person for 7 nights; 212-545-7111; micato.com.