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Satemwa Bikes & Tea Day Tour

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Satemwa grows 890 hectares of cultivated tea along the slopes of Thyolo mountain. Reaching heights of up to 1460m. The estate offers spectacular views and magical trails through cobbled stones paths, red soiled trails, and trimmed tea hedges. While tall blue gum eucalyptus line across vast tea bushes creating a tranquil oasis of preserved beauty, heritage and history. Take a cycle back into time and explore one of Malawi‘s longest standing family owned tea plantations on a scenic bicycle ride. Immersing in the smells of pines and plucked tea then treat yourself  to a 2 course lunch over  varieties of organic tea flavours  and delicious cream scones before proceeding to a delightful chose of lunch at the Huntingdon House.

Departure & Return Location

Blantyre and surrounding regions ( Please specify your pick up and drop off location) 

Departure Time

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Price Includes

  • Mountain trail bike & helmet
  • Professional cycling guide
  • Picnic spot pass
  • Bottled water, apple & chocolate
  • 2 course lunch at the Huntingdon House
  • Transportation to and from your lodge

Price Excludes

  • Additional drinks
  • Purchases
  • Gratuities
Price Per PersonUSD
1 Pax$245
2 Pax$155
3 Pax$125
4 Pax$110

For groups larger than 4+ please enquire for special discounted rates and availability

What to bring
  • Daypack for personal items
  • Cycling gear or comfortable clothing
  • Closed trainers or flat shoes
  • Sun & mosquito lotion
Day Itinerary

08h00 - 09h30 Blantyre - Satemwa Tea & Coffee Estate (Huntingdon House)

In the morning your guide will pick you up from your lodge for a scenic transfer to the Huntingdon House (50 min). Where your bicycles are prepared, pumped and fitted to your comfort.

09h30 - 12h00 Satemwa Tea Estate Loop (10km)

Cycle out into a light and steadily elevated route of undulating hills leading to the picnic view spot. Hedged on a hill overlooking the rolling tea plantations . Here we will enjoy a light treat of apples and chocolate before cycling back to the Huntingdon House. Return along a route through indigenous woodlands of blue gums and acacia’s and lined trees planted across the estate passing the charming tea factory.

12h00 – 14h00Huntingdon House

Enjoy a refreshing menu of homemade iced Satemwa tea varieties from Gin and Tea to Mint Verdana. The choice is yours simply choose await to be served and settled for a lovely lunch consisting of a 2 course main and dessert menu.

14h00 - 15h00Huntingdon House – Blantyre

Return back to your lodge in Blantyre or continue further with travel arrangements to Mulanje for beautiful hiking and overnight mountain trekking. End of tour.