Garden Route Road Cycling Tour

Garden Route Road Cycling Tour with Equatours

Cape Town Cycle Tour: Garden Route Training Tour


This fantastic Garden Route Tour is a demanding but rewarding road cycling tour for experienced cyclists.  Cycling along the illustrious Garden Route from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town, we will cycle up to 125km per day as we uncover some of the many highlights that South Africa has to offer.


This complete package includes all accommodations with breakfast, a picnic style lunch and dinner, all airport transfers, 7 cycling training tours with professional cycling guide(s) and a support vehicle, luggage transportation, guaranteed entry into the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2018, a custom designed cycle jersey to wear on race day, and invitations to our Race Day Briefing and After Race Party

Fully escorted by our very own cycling fanatic Ingo, this tour will start in Port Elizabeth on 01.03.2018.


Day 1: Arrive Port Elizabeth

Transfer to hotel

19:00h: Group Welcome Dinner & Briefing

Overnight: Port Elizabeth

Meals Included: Dinner


Day 2: Cycle from Port Elizabeth to Jeffery’s Bay: Cycling Distance approximately 115km

After an early breakfast and hotel check-out, we will load our luggage onto the support vehicle before setting off from the hotel, riding next to the beach and the rocky coastline before heading inland where the terrain will transform from flat roads to rolling hills.  We will continue through small villages and farm land until we reach the small town of Jeffrey’s Bay (a mecca for surfers), where we will settle for the night.

Overnight: Jeffrey’s Bay

Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner


Day 3: Cycle from Jeffrey’s Bay to Tsitsikamma National Park: Cycling Distance approximately 110km

Today’s cycle ride starts on easy terrain, as we head out of town and into the rich green countryside that will lead us to the Tsitsikamma Mountains. From here, our route remains relatively flat, but there are a few climbs to test our legs as we make our way through the lush farmland to Storms River where we will spend the night.

Overnight: Storms River

Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner


Day 4: Cycle from Tsitsikamma National Park to Plettenberg Bay: Cycling Distance approximately 85km

After our morning routine of breakfast, hotel check out, and loading the support vehicle, we will leave the pretty village of Storms River behind as we ride through the Tsitsikamma forest and across the magical Bloukrans Pass before heading to the nature lover’s paradise of Nature’s Valley. After a short climb out of the valley, we will continue along the main road to Plettenberg Bay for the night.                                    

Overnight: Plettenberg Bay      

Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner


Day 5: Transfer to Wilderness: Cycle to Oudtshoorn: Cycling Distance approximately 75km

To cover as much ground as possible today, our day will start with a +/- 1-hour transfer from Plettenberg Bay to Wilderness, where we will start cycling on the old George to Knysna road that will take us up and over the impressive Outeniqua Pass to the Ostrich Capital of the world – Oudtshoorn, where we will spend the night. Today is a demanding day with plenty of climbing.

Overnight: Oudtshoorn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner


Day 6: Cycle from Oudtshoorn to Ladismith: Cycling Distance approximately 100km

After breakfast today, we will continue with our ‘mountain stage’ as we cycle from Oudtshoorn to Ladismith via Calitzdorp. In Ladismith, we will load the bikes onto the trailer and transfer approximately 1.5hours to Swellendam.

Overnight: Swellendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner


Day 7: Cycle from Swellendam to Hermanus: Cycling Distance approximately 120km

Today we will be transported to the start of our ride on quiet roads just outside of Swellendam.  From here, we will enjoy rolling hills through farmlands, huge wheat fields and winelands as we head towards the coastline. From Stanford, we’ll jump back on the bus for a 20-minute ride to the whale watching capital of South Africa, Hermanus, where we will overnight.

Overnight: Hermanus

Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner


Day 8:  Cycle from Hermanus to Gordon’s Bay: Transfer to Cape Town: Cycling Distance approximately 85km

Our final ride before race day, today we will cycle the incredibly scenic route from Hermanus to Gordon’s Bay along what is, undoubtedly, the most beautiful coastline in Southern Africa.  After cycling some 85km, we will enjoy lunch, before loading our bikes on the trailer and transferring to our new base in Cape Town.

Overnight: Cape Town

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day 9: Free Day Cape Town

Today you have a full day at leisure to do exactly as you please.

Recommended activities include: Hop on Hop off Bus, Table Mountain, Robben Island, the V&A Waterfront, and Camps Bay.

Overnight: Cape Town

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 10: Cape Town Cycle Tour Registration & Expo

After breakfast today, we will head to the Cape Town Cycle Tour Registration and Expo to collect our race packs. A complimentary one-way transfer from the hotel to registration is provided at 09:00am. The rest of the day is at leisure.

18:00: Please join us for Cocktails & Canapes at our Race Day Briefing.  An informal event where you can meet other Equatours guests, enjoy some complimentary refreshments, and ask any last-minute questions about race day.             

Overnight: Cape Town

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 11: Cape Town Cycle Tour 2018: Cycling Distance 109km

Today is the day you have been waiting for! After an early breakfast (time TBC), we depart the hotel and cycle the 10-minute ride to the start line, where we will join our seeded groups. Once you have crossed the finish line and collected your medal, please enjoy the hospitality area before making your own way back to the hotel (approximately 5-minutes ride). At 18:00h we will meet for our after-party.

Overnight: Cape Town

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner


Day 12: Cape Town

Today you have a well-deserved day at leisure to explore Cape Town.

Recommended activities include a Wine Tasting Tour and Shark Cage Diving

Overnight: Cape Town 

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 13: Departure

After breakfast today, you will have a few hours to shop for last-minute souvenirs before your driver collects you and returns you to the airport for your return flight home. ***End of Services***


Price from £2385.00 per Person in Double Occupancy

Single Occupancy from £585.00  

Flight and Bike Option per Person from £700.00


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