Cape Town
Close to the ground.

AWOL Cultural Bike Tours

021-788-1256 or 083-234-6428 www.awol.travel

AWOL Cultural Bike Tours offers private, socially responsible bike tours in the township of Masiphumelele. Instead of being confined to an air-conditioned bus, tourists are encouraged to stay low to the ground and interact with the community. Local qualified guides escort you around town and introduce you to township culture and people. AWOL works in partnership with the Bicycling Empowerment Network, or BEN (www.benbikes.org.za), which imports secondhand bicycles to South Africa, supports trainings and locally-owned bike workshops, and promotes low-cost, non-motorized transport as a tool to alleviate poverty and increase mobility in low-income neighborhoods.

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