Hands on handlebars, knees bent and eyes wide open - that’s the stance you want to take as you zoom downhill on your non-motorised eco-friendly Monster Mountain® Scooter. The Swiss-designed machines, originally used on the ski slopes during the summer season when the snow has melted, have now been adopted by South Africa and are being used to freewheel across some of our most beautiful landscapes.
Whether you are in Cape Town, Knysna, Franschhoek or the Drakensberg you can join a sunset tour group where your qualified guide will prep you with safety helmet, gloves and give you the lowdown on how to ride, brake and stop the scooters. Then get ready for the ride of your life as you freewheel down Table Mountain into the concrete jungle, through the magnificent Franschhoek Valley, into the heart of the Knysna forest or deep down the slopes of the Drakensberg. The duration of the approximately five kilometre downhill track ranges between an hour-and-a-half to two hours. Although you may feel accomplished, exhilarated and completely on a high at the end of your trip, you’ll be ready for another go as soon as you reach the end.
The scooters are really steady and stable and surprisingly easy to control. Your brakes will adjust your speed downhill as the ride is driven purely by gravity. Fast and furious for the adrenaline junkies or slow and steady as you lap up the smells, sounds and scenery. Kids under nine years of age can hop on in front and double up with a parent to enjoy the ride too. It’s a fun, active and fabulous way for everyone to appreciate the essence of nature at its very best.
“…freewheel across some of our most beautiful landscapes.”
Navigate single tracks, jeep tracks and the Bo Kaap’s 250-year-old cobblestone road. Plus, breathtaking views of the city, Table Mountain, the harbour and ocean.
Explore the magnificent mountains surrounding the Valley. Freewheel along sections of the historic 1825 Holloway Pass and 1819 Cats Path Ox Wagon Trail that ends at Haute Cabrière Cellar Restaurant. Enjoy picturesque views of the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve.
Start in the heart of the forest where sweepy bends take you through the famous Garden Route National Park, past pristine indigenous forest, giant Yellowwood trees (up to 880 years old) and refreshing crystal clear streams.
A true mountain experience, starting at the top and crossing steep terrain, meandering grasslands and an indigenous forest, with unbelievable views.