South Africa: Cycling The Cape & Winelands

Widely recognised as one of the most beautiful places in the world, Cape Town and its surrounding countryside and beaches provide a stunning backdrop for this tour. Our unique circular route allows us to take in many of the fantastic sights that the Cape Peninsula has to offer. In addition to Table Mountain and the chance to sample the produce of the world famous wine estates of Stellenbosch, the wild coastline and rugged interior provide some classic riding on peaceful roads with very little traffic. The stunning scenery, a rich cultural history, unique flora, and some unusual wildlife encounters in the form of penguins, plains game, whales (in season) and baboons, make this a fantastic destination to discover by bicycle. 

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Trip Itinerary

  1. Day1Start Cape Town.
  2. Day2Ride over Hellshoogte, passing vineyards, to village of Franschhoek.
  3. Day3Ride the Franschhoek Pass; afternoon wine tasting in Stellenbosch.
  4. Day4Transfer through Breede Valley; ride through semi-arid desert of Great Karoo.
  5. Day5Ride through Langeberge Mountains to Bontebok National Park, home to rare antelope and mountain zebra.
  6. Day6Ride and transfer to Cape Agulhas National Park, Africa's southernmost point.
  7. Day7Transfer and ride through the Overberg Mountain Range to Hermanus.
  8. Day8Free day to relax in Hermanus with whale watching September to November.
  9. Day9Ride the Whale Coast to Gordon's Bay.
  10. Day10Stunning Cape Peninsula ride through historic coastal villages; visit penguin colony.
  11. Day11Cycle to Cape Town via Chapman's Peak, Houtbay and Camps Bay.
  12. Day12Optional morning visit to Robben Island; End Cape Town.


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