Paarl is situated approximately 30 – 40 minutes drive from Cape Town, and is surrounded by the beautiful Cape Winelands and the mountains of the Groot and Klein Drakenstein. If you are looking for more than just wine tasting, there are many adventure activities to choose from that are perfect for a fun date or a family adventure. Read the review below from our WOW consultant Sabine who braved the February summer heatwave, and went on a quad bike and segways experience at the adventure centre in Paarl.
Quad biking is one of those experiences you can do multiple times and never get tired of! After a short safety briefing and explanation of how to ride, your quad biking adventure kicks off! With a mix of sandy, bush, and rocky terrain, these quad bike trails are perfect for riders of any experience level as the bikes are fully automatic. The beautiful backdrop of the mountains and vineyards makes for beautiful photo opportunities.
Sabine’s Top Tip #1: Wear long pants for the quad bike trail to protect your legs from the heat of the quad bike’s engine.
Segway rides are a fun and unforgettable experience! These Segways are built for off-roading terrain with large wheels and automatic gears. The friendly guides make sure you are well looked after as it can be tricky to balance on the segways at first, but you do get the hang of it fairly quickly. After a short safety briefing, you head out on an easy trail on the farm, where you learn to balance and maneuver the Segways over the terrain and obstacles. Riding a Segway is so simple and easy that towards the end of your ride, you will be zooming around the track like a pro!
Sabine’s Top Tip #2: Segways move with your body’s balance, so stay relaxed and focus on where you want to go!
Sabine’s Top Tip #3: Bring sunblock, water, and sunglasses as Paarl is known for being a hot area, so make sure to stay hydrated for your activities!
Are you interested in spending a day in Paarl with some WOW activities? Visit www.tours-tickets.co.za to book your Paarl adventure today!