Popular Bike Tours in Johannesburg
Our most recommended Johannesburg Bike Tours
1. Johannesburg: East City Cycle Tour
Embark on a 2-hour cycling tour of Johannesburg and experience its history, public art and cultural sites. Peddle through Joburg's iconic east-side districts, marvel at its incredible architecture, and breathe in the fresh air. Visit Jeppestown, established after 1886 by C.E.G. Julius Jeppe, who formed the Ford and Jeppe Estate Company with his son. Then, learn about the cultural history of the Maboneng Precinct, which has been transformed from a place of downtown urban decay to a center of creative energy for Johannesburg’s urban artists. Maboneng, a Sotho word meaning “place of light”, is a fitting name for this regenerated district. See its vibrant restaurants, coffee shops, clothing boutiques and art galleries, and its chic, art-loving crowd. Cycle to Doornfontein – the area, whose name means "thorn fountain", was once a site for digging gold. Visit Victoria Yards, a uniquely int...
2. Soweto: Bike Tour with a Local Tour Guide
This short tour will let you experience day to day life in the township. Meet your local tour guide and start the bike tour. You will be able to visit famous spots including Nelson Mandela's house, Archbishop Desmond Tutu's house, Vilakazi, Orlando stadium, and the Hector Peterson memorial. Learn about the incidents that happened on the fateful day of 16 June in 1976 when Hector Peterson was shot and killed by the police during the student protests. This tour includes a little bit of exercise and is eco-friendly. You get to cycle on the most famous street on the African continent, Vilakazi Street. Interact with locals and see how life goes in South Africa's most famous township. You will have the opportunity to support local small businesses on the way. You can bring small change or items that you would like to donate.
Our guide was very knowledgable and entertaining, he was a character. Bikes were road worthy and sufficient for the route but not completely in working order - the gears didn't work!
3. Johannesburg: Guided Bike Tour of Hillbrow, Berea & Yeoville
Embark on a fun and unique tour experience as you explore inner Johannesburg on a bicycle. Get a glimpse of Berea, Yeoville, Bertrams, Ellis Park Stadium, and Makers Valley. See more of Johannesburg's suburbs in less time. This tour will not only let you in on the city's history but also take you through the transformation of Hillbrow and Berea from the 1990s until now. Meet your guide at the Windybrow Arts Center to receive your bike and helmet. Begin with a brief tour of the iconic Ponte City tower in Berea. Understand the unexplained mysteries of this part of Johannesburg. Interact with local people. Treat yourself to locally-brewed coffee. Sample South African sandwiches called kota. Wrap up the tour by meeting local entrepreneurs who help prevent gentrification and uplift their communities. Get to experience Johannesburg like a local. This tour will get you closer to everything ...
4. Johannesburg: Guided Bicycle Tour of Soweto with Lunch
Embark on a fun and unique tour experience as you explore the urban complex of Soweto on a bicycle. Get to experience the township like a local. Get a glimpse of Hector Pietersen Museum, Mandela House and Tutu House. Start your cycling tour in Killarney, an up-and-coming tourist destination in Soweto. Learn how this township was created in 1904 and share the history of these neighborhoods. Ride to Mzimhlophe and visit Mzimhlophe Women's hostel. Continue to Mama Lilian Ngoyi's house, an anti-apartheid activist. Cycle to Hector Pietersen Museum where the Soweto uprising transpired which was one of the turning points of apartheid. This tour will get you closer to all the highlights of Soweto. See the Mandela House, where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to 1962. Imbibe a slice of authentic history on the world's most famous former prisoner. Then, pass by Tutu House on Vilakazi Street, whe...
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What people are saying about Johannesburg
Lerato was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. He gave me a real insight to the history of Soweto as well as the current life. The ride itself was not as gruesome as I feared. There were a few hills but for the most part, it was a great way to see the area.
I can only recommend the tour to everyone. Our guide was super nice, took us to all the important places and explained the events. We felt safe at all times as our guide felt like he knew everyone in the neighborhood. Perfect 2h to learn more about Soweto.
Thank you Oliver for the very interesting tour around your neighborhood and for all the information provided about the history and the everyday life of the community and a special thanks for inviting us in with the loving family for a local beer tasting❣️
It was a real and honest tour. Good balance of intereting historical information as well as seeing every day life. Chatting with people in their shacks and eating streetfood with locals. We can recommend the tour for sportive persons.
Fantastic tour—- full of knowledge, love and mutual respect.