Mountain bike, Road bike or Cyclo-X
Suitable for riders of All levels
4 Day Tour: 4 days riding
The focus of this tour is about combining the best cycling routes and experiencing the hidden little culinary gems that are very hard to find without local knowledge. The restaurants are chosen for their character and using local in-season produce to create interesting taste combinations, rather than for their overpriced reputation or silver service.
Day 1: Cape Town to Stellenbosch – 80km (700m altitude gain)
We start our tour from the centre of Cape Town and use the increasingly popular bike path to avoid the morning traffic and get us out into the Durbanville Winelands. From here it’s a relatively easy rolling ride all the way through to the historic and vibey university town of Stellenbosch.
Day 2: Stellenbosch to Franschhoek – 70km (500m altitude gain)
Today’s ride is filled with history and culture, not only do we spend our time riding through the vineyards that made the Western Cape famous for it’s wine, but we also stop at the Victor Verster Prison where Nelson Mandela was released in 1990 for a quick photo session with the statue at the entrance.
Day 3: Franschhoek to Hermanus – 104km (1600m altitude gain)
The day starts off with a climb up Franschhoek Pass, which was built in 1822 by the Royal African Corps and was the first properly engineered road in the country. At 7.3km and an average gradient of 6.3%, this is a great way to warm the legs up for the rest of our ride into the heart of the Overberg and towards the SA whale coast. For the not so fit, a quick lift to the top of the pass is perhaps a much wiser way to start the day !
Day 4: Hermanus to Gordon’s Bay – 82km (1000m altitude gain)
Of all the roads in the world, today’s ride is rated with the best of them. Majestic mountains and panoramic sea views welcome us into Gordon’s bay and the end of our tour. After a drink and a bite to eat we’ll transfer you to your hotel in Cape Town.