BEST OF THE CAPE - CYCLE TOUR

This 14 Day cycle tour of The Cape showcases the highlights and stunning scenery of this magnificent part of South Africa. We cycle some of the most scenic areas the Cape has to offer on sealed tar roads that are accessible on a road bike ( and also available to E Bikes) but still allows ample time off the bike to enjoy other activities as well.

Highlights include:

  • Enjoy a historic Cape Town city cycle
  • West Coast National Park
  • Stellenbosch and Franschhoek –including wine tastings
  • Ostrich farms and the Cango Caves in the stunning Karoo
  • Canoe through the beautiful Wilderness National Park
  • Enjoy the splendour of the Garden route in Knysna and Plettenberg Bay
  • Visit the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Cycle the Whale route along the coast
  • Cape Point and the beautiful Peninsula

 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Cape Town and City Cycle Tour

Arrive in Cape Town on an overnight flight . Transfer to accommodation and following a briefing we get our bikes set up. After lunch in the afternoon we will do a city cycle tour that will take in all the major highlights of the city. Overnight CPT


Day 2: West Coast National Park  ( B , L )

After an early breakfast we are ready to cycle. Taking a safe cycle route and then a bicycle lane, we cycle out of Cape Town towards Bloubergstrand and then to Melkbosstrand. (36km). We then aim to load up the bikes and transfer out to the West Coast National Park. Here we unload the bikes and cycle through the park. (35km). We then have a 2 hour transfer to our accommodation in the farmlands of the Swartland.

 

 Day 3: Bains Kloof Pass to Stellenbosch  ( B )

Cycle through the beautiful Swartland taking in the sights of this rural farm area surrounded by mountains. After lunch we cycle the stunning Bains Kloof Pass (55km). Transfer to accommodation near Stellenbosch. Overnight Stellenbosch.

 

 Day 4: Stellenbosch to Franschhoek  ( B ):

 We explore the town of Stellenbosch and then we on the bikes and cycle over the Hellshoogte Pass to Franschoek. (38km). Lunch in Franschhoek. After lunch we do a wine tasting and the option to visit some more of the wineries in the area and or explore the beautiful town and shops of Franschhoek. Overnight Franschhoek.

 

 Day 5:   Into the Karoo ( B )

 Today we cycle out of  Franschhoek up the pass and past the Theewaterskloof dam. (25km). We then transfer past Montagu and cycle through the Karoo to Barrydale (45km). A visit through to the Barrydale cellars and the rest of the afternoon at your leisure. Overnight Barrydale.

 

 Day 6: To Oudtshoorn. ( B )

 This day will be broken up with cycling some of the way on the R62 -  Huisrivier Pass is particularly scenic-  in the morning. Then we will transfer to Oudtshoorn and we will cycle to the Cango caves. Here we will have lunch and do a tour of the Caves and then we will cycle back to the accommodation, or transfer and visit the ostrich farm.( 60km ) Overnight in Oudtshoorn.

 

Day 7:  To the Garden route and Knysna ( B , D )

 We transfer out of Oudtshoorn and cycle the Robinsons Pass towards George. In the afternoon we do a beautiful canoe trail in the Wilderness National Park through the indigenous forest and then a hike along a boardwalk to the waterfalls, where you can swim in the pools. The canoeing is very gentle on placid water. Thereafter transfer to Knysna.

 

 Day 8: Knysna  ( B )

Today is spent exploring the charming and scenic town of Knysna on the bikes. We visit the Heads, and cycle around the lagoon to Brenton on Sea. (25km / 50km- return ).Options later to enjoy the beach and then cycle back, or transfer back and go on a cruise on the lagoon. Overnight Knysna.

 

Day 9: To Plettenberg Bay ( B )

Transfer out of Knysna and then cycle to Plettenberg Bay. Cycle through the town (45km). After lunch there are the options to do walks in the Robberg Nature Reserve of different distances, enjoy the beach and the shops of Plettenberg bay, whale watching boat trips in season.

 

Day 10: Tsitsikamma National Park ( B ) 

Today we will cycle through the Fynbos into the beautiful indigenous forest to  Natures Valley on  towards Storms River  climbing through 2 passes along the way(37km) . We will visit Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River in the afternoon and go walk along the boardwalk through the forest over the suspension bridge near the river mouth, there is also an optional walk to a viewpoint to take in this magnificent rugged coastline. Return to Plettenberg Bay.

 

Day 11: To Hermanus ( B )

After breakfast we will transfer to Hermanus ( 450km ) . The rest of the day is at your leisure, enjoy the stunning beaches, wonderful coastal walks, hiking in Fernkloof nature reserve, whale watching in season, or the option to explore the town on your bike.

 

Day 12:  Whale Coast to Gordons Bay ( B )

 Cycle the stunning Clarence Drive - The Whale route- along the coast to Gordons Bay. (70km cycle). Lunch in Gordons bay and thereafter a transfer to Simonstown to visit the Penguin colony near Boulders Beach. Accommodation in Simonstown 

 

Day 13: Cape Point to Cape Town ( B )

 Cape Town is considered to be one of the most beautiful cites in the world and there is no better way to do it than on a bicycle. After breakfast we visit the iconic Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope. We cycle from Cape Point to the waterfront in Cape Town, via Chapmans Peak Drive.( 75km ) Overnight in Cape Town.

 

Day 14: Tour Ends ( B )

 Free morning or Day in Cape Town to explore the many attractions this city has to offer including a visit up the cable car to the top of Table Mountain. In the afternoon transfer to the airport to catch an overnight flight home.


This is based on 3 -4 star accommodation in Guesthouses and B&B. It does not include international flights.

Price based on 6 people sharing is from  R 39 900. 00 on a bed and breakfast basis.


This will include::

  • Bike hire
  • Accommodation in 3 -4 star, on mainly bed and breakfast basis unless stated.
  • All transport including transfers to and from Cape Town airport.
  • Driver
  • Guide
  • All entrances to national parks and activities listed as part of the itinerary.