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“Awesome cafe, amazing Biking/running” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ride In

Ride In
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Owner description: Ride In is a cycle hire, cafe & B&B concept in the Jonkershoek Valley en route to the Nature Reserve. Offering secure parking for cars & bikes, hot showers, Specialized bike hire & a bike wash. Ride In offers the only retreat dedicated to cyclists in the valley. The Ride In Cafe serves flavorsome, nutritious food & drinks to savour with breathtaking views of the Groot Drakenstein mountain range.
Useful Information: Baby buggy parking, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Girona, Spain
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4 reviews
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“Awesome cafe, amazing Biking/running”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

Perfect spot for Bikers and runners who are also serious about food and coffee. They rented me a brand new Specialized Epic for a ride in Jonkershoek, a nature reserve next door. There are changing facilities and the cafe is awesome. Breakfast was amazing and the energy bars I had during the ride are all baked on site.

Even had lunch post ride. Bike was washed at the same time by qualified mechanic (one of the owners even used to work for pro cycling teams).

The view is amazing and really like the vibe surrounding the cafe. Great place to start/finish a ride in Jonkershoek nature reserve. Highly recommend.

Visited November 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

Ride In café is an absolute must do for nature and bike lovers. It is a good base to start a ride into Jonkershoek nature reserve from and upon your return you can have a great meal while your bike gets a well deserved wash. I had the lasagne and hot chocolate and can't wait to go back for another meal. I have not yet had better lasagne (even in Italy) than this and it is also served in a unique way, presenting absolutely as good as it tastes. There is a big piece of lawn with a jungle gym outside so is very kid friendly. What a great place to relax, even if you don't ride, and the surrounding views are stunning.

Visited September 2013
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Melton Mowbray, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Highly recommended bike hire activity”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013 via mobile

I highly recommend you check out Ride In cafe and bike hire if you are in stellenbosch. Explore the nature reserve and enjoy great food and amazing views. This venture is run by an enterprising English couple who also manage the flower farm it's set in. Please put this activity in your itinery, even if you don't bike ride its a great place to have a coffee, relax and read the paper, also has free WiFi

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Horsens, Denmark
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“Outstanding service, awesome bikes and delicious boutique-style lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

Ride In is without a doubt worth a visit if you are in Stellenbosh and it's beautiful surroundings. Located close to mighty Jonkershoek National Park, the place is ideal to rent a bike and explore the jeep roads (10+ km) or some of the plenty single or downhill tracks. Gavin & Co. knows about bikes and rents out state of the art Specialized bikes (Epic's, Rockhoppers etc.) for about R450 for a full day. Go there in the morning, ride the about 3.5km to the park and enjoy the roads, come back for lunch and refuel so you are ready to tackle the tracks in the afternoon.

Besides the beautiful location, Ride In also offers nice shower and toilet facilities. And while you shower, your bike can have a shower too for only a few Rand.

Ride In gets my highest recommendation.

Visited August 2013
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London
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“Great bikes to hire & super food very close to Jonkershoek Nature Reserve”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

We hired great bikes from Ride In on our recent trip to Stellenbosch and enjoyed a brilliant cycle around the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. We completed a 10k loop which was just enough for us in holiday mode - beautiful ride through the pine and eucalyptus trees. For the athletes out there there are a number of trails throughout the reserve but we just kept to the main track. Finished off with a shower at RIde In and an incredibly tasty brunch at the Ride In cafe - the views from the terrace and dining room are to die for. Really is a retreat and the staff were super friendly. Looking forward to returning.

Visited April 2013
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