05 November 2010 by Kate Turkington

A gourmet amble through fynbos and vines

The Green Mountain Trail offers nature lovers with a hunger for outdoor adventure, and fine food and wine, a chance to indulge in both, on a 4-day gourmet slack pack trail through the Cape Overberg mountains. Traversing the Houwhoek Mountain and Groenlandberg in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, the Green Mountain Trail is a luxury biodiversity hike tailor made for active gourmands.

On the trail, which forms part of the Green Mountain Eco Route, you’ll meet winemakers and farmers who work in harmony with nature to ensure the Green Mountain Trail provides a sensory feast for the eye, the soul, and the palate.

Scrumptious farm breakfasts, generous al fresco lunches, and 3- or 4-course dinners preceded by pre-dinner wine tastings each night, are a delicious excuse to carbo-load because hiking’s just no fun on an empty stomach.

As a trailist on this gourmet slack pack hike, you’ll spend 2 nights at Wildekrans 4-star Country Estate, before the Groenlandberg’s travel fairy discreetly whisks your luggage away to your next luxury farm stay at Porcupine Hills.

Scrumptious farm breakfasts, generous al fresco lunches, and 3- or 4-course dinners preceded by pre-dinner wine tastings each night, are a delicious excuse to carbo-load because hiking’s just no fun on an empty stomach.

Fortified with wholesome local produce, you’ll trek no more than +/-15km a day (about 5 hours walking if you’re reasonably fit), giving you ample time to explore the trails’ rich diversity. Frequent pit stops to sample wines from some of Egin and Bot Rivier’s multi-award winning wine estates are a highlight on this hike.

On the Green Mountain Trail, you’ll experience luxury in a new way, when, along with your fellow hikers, you discover the natural and the epicurean pleasures of the Cape Overberg.

Category: Routes & Trails

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