South Africa

Road bike training camp in South Africa

Summer is calling! Nothing beats a road bike ride in perfect conditions in magnificent Cape wine region! This program is ideal for friends, families and clubs who would like to travel when they desire. – Individual and group travel

The first 3 days can be enjoyed in the winelands, 200 km away from the Metropolis Cape Town. On the safe, quiet roads we pass many beautiful and inviting wineries. The route ranges from flat to slightly hilly and is framed by up to 1800m high Langeberg Mountains. Finally, we cycle along the most beautiful coastal roads in the country along False Bay and the Cape of Good Hope, where the well-known annual Cape Town Cycle Tour Bike Race takes place each year in March.
Guests who travel between the 09.03.-15.03.2021 can take part in the amazing Cape Town Cycle Tour which is happening on the 14.3.2021. We can assist with the registration. An entry fee is applicable.

Itinerary:

Distances Cycle 92-100km per day, more km are possible if required

km = kilometre, hg = height gain in meters

Day 1 Arrival in Cape Town

After landing you are welcomed by your tour guide. Transfer on the N1 through Paarl, Worcester and Robertson to Montagu. Travel time approx. 2,5 hrs. Stay for 3 nights in the beautiful Montagu Country Hotel 4*. Check In and room allocation will take place. If you feel like and time permits, head out into Breede valley for a short ride. Distance by bus 200 km, 2.5 hrs.

Day 2 Cycle Ashton – Bonnivale

After breakfast cycle through Kogmanskloof to Ashton. Cycle further on a hilly road past many farms to Drew. Alongside the Breede River we will cycle via Bonnievale, which is known for cheese production, to Weltevrede Winefarm where we stop for a Wine Tasting. Afterwards return to Montagu. (92km, hg 840 m) (F)

Day 3 Cycle Montagu to Rooihoogte Pass return

Cycle past fertile fruit and wine farms into the Klein Karoo Savannah. The vegetation is a mix of indigenous shrub and succulent plants, well adapted to the dry and hot climate.
We carry on to the 1240m high Rooihoogte Pass offering magnificent views towards the Langeberge Mountain range. We turn around and ride the same way back to Montagu. (100 km, hg +1520m) (B)

Day 4 Cycle Barrydale – Tradouw Gorge – Buffeljagsrivier

After breakfast cycle along the Langeberg Mountains past fruit and wine farms to the 950m high Op-de-Tradouw Pass. Continue towards Barrydale. Cycle through the beautiful Tradouw Gorge with its variety of endemic protea and erica type plants to the mission village of Suurbraak. Continue past lush pasture land to Buffeljagsrivier (97 km, hg 1170m)
Transfer by bus to Gordon´s Bay a charming sea side resort at the Atlantic Ocean. Stay for the night in the comfortable rooms of the beautiful Manor on the Bay Guest House 4* in the centre of town. There are ample of Restaurants within walking distance. (B) Distance by bus 180 km, 2hrs.

Day 5 Cycle along the Atlantic Ocean

Cycle along the Kogelberg Mountains to Rooi Els and Betty´s Bay. Sometimes whales and seals are seen and one can admire the whole length of the Cape Peninsula some 40 km across the False Bay. Visit an African Penguin breeding colony. We carry on from Betty´s Bay to Kleinmond lagoon. After a break we turn around and ride back the to Gordon´s Bay. (100 km, hg 1060m)
Transfer to Cape Town. Stay for two nights in the comfortable and conveniently located Cape Town Lodge 4*. We suggest an evening meal in nearby Africa Café. They serve tasty specialties from different African countries. (B) Distance by bus 60 km, 0.75 hrs.

Day 6 Cycle the Cape of Good Hope

After breakfast transfer to Simon’s Town. Bike tour along the eastern side of the Peninsula to Simonstown where we have possible sightings of baboons along the way to the Cape of Good Hope. You might see ostrich, mountain zebra, eland and bontebok. Continue through Scarborough and Kommetje to Noordhoek. This is where the Chapmans Peak Drive begins, which is truly the most spectacular coastal area in the country. Continue over Hout Bay to Camps Bay. (100 km, hg 1260m) (B) Distance by bus 45 km, 0.75 hrs.

Guests who travel on the tour 09.03.-15.03.2021 will be able to ride the Cape Town Cycle Tour on this day. An entry fee is applicable. We do the registration for you. The above described program for this day will not be possible on the day of the Cape Town Cycle Tour.

Day 7 Table Mountain and Return journey

After breakfast, and depending on the weather, we cycle on the 1087m high Table Mountain (not included). Fantastic views of the city and mountain top 150 km away. Following this, do a tour of town on foot and visit the Waterfront. After a last shopping trip, depending on departure times, transfer to Cape Town Airport and return flight. (B) Distance by bus 20 km, 0.25 hrs.

Accommodation subject to availability

We offer full carbon road bikes with Shimano 105 in various sizes for hire.

Services

Included in price:

• English speaking tour guide on bike with 8 guests or more
• 6 nights in hotels 4* with breakfast
• Constant vehicle backup as well as transport of bikes
• Water, bananas, isotonic drinking powder
• All entrance fees for sightseeing programs unless stated otherwise

Not included:

• Flights to and from South Africa
• Tips
• Other meals
• Road bike for hire

Hints

Training camp specific information:

Montagu is situated some (125 miles) 220 km away from Cape Town in the country side. Surrounded by steep mountains made of sandstone – the Langeberg – valley floors are covered with fruit and wine orchards. The village has aprox. 3000 inhabitants and due to its proximity to Cape Town is quite popular among Capetonians. Besides road Biking, mountain Biking, hiking, good dining, wine tasting, canoe paddling, safari in nearby Aquila Game Reserve and visiting the local hot springs are popular.
The climate is warm to hot. The chance of rain is close to zero. It is summer time in South Africa. Mornings are general cool and pleasant. Between 11.00 and 15.00 it is hot. During the afternoon the south easterly wind picks up on speed and cools things down a bit while humidity is low. The daily temperature varies between 77 and 95 degrees F, at night around 70 degree F. Sunrise is around 06.00 and sunset around 20.00. Worcester Medi Clinic is the closest hospital with western standard 53 miles away or 1 hour.

Health Information:

The standard of living in the Western Cape is the highest in Africa, e.g. safe drinking water from the tap, no bilharzias, malaria or yellow fever.

If you want to extend the vacation towards Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park, a malaria prophylactic is recommended. Malerone is well absorbed without heavy side effects.

This tour is also available as a private tour, with minimum two participants. You have a choice of a driver only who drives the back-up vehicle, or of a qualified tour guide who drives the back-up vehicle and from 5 guests upwards if you like both.

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Group size

8 - 20 Participants
Terms & Conditions
Dates and rates
Booking code: RRT
09.03.21 - 15.03.21 USD 1195 book

Discount

  • 3% discount on bookings made 6 months prior to departure subject to minimum group size
  • 5% discount on all land packages for returning guests subject to minimum group size
Extra services
South African Airways (SAA) offers free transport of your bike up to 20 kg on request
Entrance fee for the Cape Town Cycle Tour USD 90
Single room surcharge USD 220
Road Bike Hire Carbon Shimano 105 group USD 180
2 guests with driver in back-up vehicle USD 1795
3 guests with driver in back-up vehicle USD 1595
4 guests with driver in back-up vehicle USD 1495
5 guests with driver in back-up vehicle USD 1395
6 guests with driver in back-up vehicle USD 1295
7 guests with driver in back-up vehicle USD 1195
2 guests with tour guide in back-up vehicle USD 1995
3 guests with tour guide in back-up vehicle USD 1795
4 guests with tour guide in back-up vehicle USD 1695
5 guests with tour guide in back-up vehicle USD 1595
6 guests with tour guide in back-up vehicle USD 1495
7 guests with tour guide in back-up vehicle USD 1395
5 guests with driver in back-up vehicle and tour guide on bike USD 1695
6 guests with driver in back-up vehicle and tour guide on bike USD 1595
7 guests with driver in back-up vehicle and tour guide on bike USD 1495
5 guests with driver in back-up vehicle and tour guide on bike USD 1695

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