Road Biking Tour along the Garden Route to Cape Town | 12 Days

  • Tour Overview

    Tour Highlights:

    • Game drive in open safari vehicle in Addo Elephant National Park
    • Hike to Storms River Mouth in the Tsitsikamma National Park
    • Cycling tour through the rain forest in Bloukrans valley
    • Swimming in the Indian Ocean on the empty beach of Natures Valley
    • Bike tour over Robinson Pass into the Klein Karoo Savannah
    • Visit of an ostrich farm
    • Ride through the Rooihoogte Mountains to Ladismith
    • Experience absolute remoteness in the Kannaland area
    • Cycle on a hilly road alongside the Langeberg mountain range
    • Relax in the Avalone Hot Springs in Montagu
    • Hike through the Kogmans Kloof gorge
    • Cycling tour through the Breede River valley with wine tasting
    • Cycling tour on Clarens Drive to Gordon´s Bay
    • Visit of penguin colony in Simonstown
    • Cycle to Cape of Good Hope
    • Ride on famous Chapmans Peak Drive
    • Sight-seeing tour on foot through Cape Town
  • Itinerary

    Group size: 8 – 20 participants (Group size 30.09.2021 – 11.10.2021: 5 – 20 participants)

    km – kilometer & am – altitude meter

     

    Day 1              Arrival and transfer to your hotel

    After being welcomed by your tour guide/driver in Port Elizabeth, you are transferred to your hotel in Port Elizabeth. You are at leisure to relax, swim in the pool and/or check the bikes.

    Paxton Hotel 4*

    Distance by bus 10 km, duration 0.25 h

     

    Day 2              Game Drive in the Addo Elephant National Park

                            Cycle Humansdorp – Stormsriver

    In the morning, undertake a game drive in the open top jeep in the ADDO Elephant National Park. Apart from the elephants, there are also, amongst others, zebra, lions, buffalo, ostrich, tortoise, warthogs and bontebok. Transfer to Humansdorp on the Garden Route. Your first afternoon ride takes you along the Old Cape Road and along the boundary of the Tsitsikamma Mountain Range. Overnight accommodation is at charming Tsitsikamma Village Inn 3* having its own brewery. (B)

    Tsitsikamma Village Inn 3*

    Distance by bike 70 km, 565 am

    Distance by bus 250 km, duration 3.5 h

     

    Day 3              Cycle Stormsriver – Tsitsikamma National Park – Plettenberg Bay

    Your second ride takes you into the Tsitsikamma National Park. Visit the Storms River Bridge. Once on the coastal plateau again, you soon descend into the deeply cut Bloukrans River Valley and later through Nature’s Valley. Enjoy a break on one of South Africa’s most beautiful beaches. Cycle back up to the plateau and then towards Keurboomstrand, a seaside resort. Transfer to George to the comfortable Acorn Guest House 4*. (B)

    Acorn Guest House 4*

    Distance by bike 89 km, 1090 am

    Distance by bus 90 km, duration 1.5 h

     

    Day 4              Cycle George – Oudtshoorn

    Start riding from the guest house on the old Cape road to Hartenbos. The route ascends gently towards the top of the Robinson Pass (860 m) were one is afforded lovely views back towards the coastline. The landscape changes within a few kilometers from the evergreen coast to the dry expanse of the Little Karoo. Stay at a lovely historic guesthouse. The host invites you to a traditional South African barbecue evening, called a braai. Of course, ostrich steak cannot be missing! Overnight accommodation is at the Adley Guest House 4*. (B, D)

    Adley Guest House 4*

    Distance by bike 121 km, 1585 am

    Distance by bus 0 km, duration 0 h

     

    Day 5              Cycle Oudtshoorn – Calitzdorp – Ladismith

    After visiting an ostrich farm in the morning, you cycle on level ground to Calitzdorp, which is well-known for its port wine. Thereafter, you cycle up the Huis River Pass (655 m) and along the Swartberg Mountains to Ladismith in the shadow of the towering Towerkop (2000 m) mountain, where you stay over-night in the simple Mountain View Guest House 2*. (B)

    Mountain View Guest House 2*

    Distance by bike 114 km, 1445 am

    Distance by bus 0 km, duration 0 h

     

    Day 6              Cycle Ladismith – Barrydale – Montagu

    Through the grand expanse of the Little Karoo, you reach Barrydale and thereafter the pretty wine producing town of Montagu. If you wish, one can shorten the cycling distance to 76 km. The famous Montagu Thermal Springs are beneficial to your tired cyclists’ muscles and lie in close proximity to the comfortable Montagu Country Hotel 4*. (B)

    Montagu Country Hotel 4*

    Distance by bike 139 km, 1465 am

    Distance by bus 0 km, duration 0 h

     

    Day 7              Day at Leisure

    Diverse leisure excursions are available, which include, among others, hiking onto the Bloupont (1200 m), playing golf in Robertson or Montagu, tasting wine on a wine estate in the Breede River Valley, visiting the Montagu Museum or simply relax at the poolside. (B)

    Montagu Country Hotel 4*

    Distance by bus 0 km, duration 0 h

     

    Day 8              Cycle – Montagu – Bonnivale – McGregor – Robertson

    You continue cycling through the charming Kogmanns Gorge today, after which the landscape broadens as you ride through the Bree River Valley with its vineyards on either side of you en route to Bonnivale and McGregor. Accommodation is in the wine producing town of Robertson at the beautiful Gubas De Hoek Guest House 4*. The cycling distance can be shortened to 79 km and 710 am. (B)

    Gubas De Hoek Guest House 4*

    Distance by bike 120 km, 990 am

    Distance by bus 0 km, duration 0 h

     

    Day 9              Cycle Viliersdorp – Stellenbosch

    A short transfer takes you to Theewaterskloof Dam, the largest water reservoir of Cape Town. The route enters the UNESCO World Heritage Site Capensis and during the steady climb up Franschhoek Pass (732 m) you are rewarded with sights of many different Protea and Heath species as well as Klipspringer antelope and baboon. Enjoy the great views from the top, which showcases one of the famous wines growing areas of South Africa. On Boschendal Wine Estate visit the well-preserved manor house. Carry on over Helshoogte Pass (380 m) and you reach Stellenbosch, the second oldest town of South Africa. It boasts with many historical buildings erected in the local Cape-Dutch style. Ample of roadside cafes, art galleries and craft shops make this a pleasant place for a stroll. Short transfer to Gordons Bay and you overnight in the beautiful Manor On The Bay Guest House 4*. (B)

    Manor On The Bay Guest House 4*

    Distance by bike 72 km, 920 am

    Distance by bus 120 km, duration 1.5 h

     

    Day 10             Cycle Gordons Bay – Rooi Els return & Transfer Cape Town

    Start riding this beautiful route from the guest house along the coastline of False Bay of the Atlantic Ocean. Sometimes whilst riding, one can spot whales and seals. Enjoy the great views across the bay onto the Cape Peninsula some 40 km away. After returning to Gordon´s Bay a short transfer brings you to Cape Town, one of the most beautifully situated cities in the world, where you stay in a quiet 4* city hotel in the suburb of Sea Point. On a short sightseeing walk, visit the Parade, the Castle and the City Hall, Greenmarket Square, Government Gardens and the Malay Quarter. The seafood cuisine in Cape Town is outstanding and lobster is an affordable specialty. Accommodation is at the Bantry Bay Suite Hotel 4*. (B)

    Bantry Bay Suite Hotel 4*

    Distance by bike 42 km, 695 am

    Distance by bus 50 km, duration 1 h

     

    Day 11             Cycle around the Cape of Good Hope

    After a short transfer to Simonstown, you cycle to the penguin colony at Boulders at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, and then continue to the Cape of Good Hope National Park. After a break you continue to cycle along the far side of the Cape Peninsula and the Atlantic seaboard back to Cape Town. The coastal route via Chapman‘s Peak Drive and Hout Bay is truly one of the most breathtaking routes in South Africa. It is not a coincidence that the popular annual Cape Town Cycle Tour Race, with over 35,000 participants, takes place here. (B)

    Bantry Bay Suite Hotel 4*

    Distance by bike 99 km, 1460 am

    Distance by bus 50 km, duration 1 h

     

    Day 12             Transfer to Cape Town International Airport

    Prior to departing to the airport, and depending on your flight departure time, you may have time to either go up Table Mountain to enjoy the amazing views of Cape Town City (optional), or visit Nelson Mandela’s prison cell on Robben Island, this icon was held captive for most of his prison sentence (optional). This varied tour ends with your transfer to Cape Town Airport. (B)

    Distance by bus 20 km, duration 0.5 h

     

    Accommodation subject to availability

  • Rates & Dates

    Dates Price Status Available Spots
    30.09.2021 - 11.10.2021$2,295.00open for bookings20 spotsselect
    01.11.2021 - 12.11.2021$2,295.00open for bookings20 spotsselect
    07.02.2022 - 18.02.2022$2,395.00open for bookings20 spotsselect
    03.03.2022 - 14.03.2022$2,395.00open for bookings20 spotsselect
    07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022$2,395.00open for bookings20 spotsselect

     

    Additional Services:

    Single Room Surcharge 2021 $340.00

    Entry Fee Cape Town Cycle Tour 10.10.2021 $90.00

     

    Single Room Surcharge 2022 $330.00

     

    This tour is also available from 2 participants on any preferred date. More information here.

  • Services


    Included:

    • English speaking tour guide on bicycle, 15 guests or more 1 additional bike assistant
    • 11x nights in mid-range hotels and guesthouses with private bathroom
    • 11x breakfast, 1x barbecue evening with traditional ‘Braai’
    • Constant vehicle backup as well as transport for bikes with driver
    • Water, bananas, isotonic drinking powder
    • All entrance fees for sightseeing program


    Not included:

    • Flights to and from South Africa
    • Road Bike Rental
    • Tips for guides, porters and waiters
    • Meals not mentioned in this itinerary
    • Beverages and mineral water on non-cycling days
  • Rental Bikes



    Trek Emonda S5 | Carbon 11-28; 2xchain ring compact
    Shimano 105 | Frame sizes 50-58 cm
    Price: $290.00



    Trek Emonda S5 | Carbon | 11-28; 2xchain ring compact
    Shimano Tiagra | Frame size 62 cm
    Preis: $290.00

     
    Including two bottle holders
  • Travel Hints

    A good basic level of fitness is necessary for this tour. The roads are all tar roads. You cycle many mountain passes with up to 650 m difference in altitude. A vehicle accompanies the group at all times. The climate is just as varying as the tour is: in Little Karoo summer afternoons can reach 32 °C, along the coast it is a comfortable 20-25 °C.

3% early bird discount (for bookings until 6 months prior to tour start) – 5% loyalty discount (for customers who have previously travelled with us) 


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