Winelands & Wheels


Equatours Cycling Tours

Cape Town Cycle Tour 2019:  Winelands & Wheels Tour

 

A stunning Cape Town Cycle Tour 2019 training package for enthusiastic cyclists who want to be in peak condition on race day, our Winelands & Wheels Tour includes 4 nights in Stellenbosch, 4 nights in Cape Town, and five different cycle training tours that will take you through the Western Cape Wine Lands, along the Cape Peninsula, and across Coastal Clarence Drive – one of the most scenic coastal cycling routes in all Africa.  

 

All cycle tours include a support vehicle, guide(s) and lunch, and this complete package includes accommodations, airport transfers, guaranteed entry into the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2019, a custom designed cycle jersey for race day, Race Day Briefing and After Race Party.

 

Itinerary Overview

 

Day 1: Arrive Cape Town

Transfer to Stellenbosch

After checking in to the hotel, you have the afternoon at leisure to build your bike and explore the beautiful university town of Stellenbosch. At 6pm, your guide(s) will meet you in the hotel for a briefing.

Overnight: Stellenbosch

 

Day 2: Cycle Training Tour: Approximate Cycling Distance 100km

After breakfast today, you will pack your bikes onto the trailer and transfer approximately 45-minutes to Wellington, where you will ride to Riebeek Kasteel over a scenic pass. After a short coffee break, you will continue along this picturesque route to the Spice Route where you will have lunch. After lunch, you have an hour at leisure to enjoy a beer tasting at the Cape Brewing Company, a freshly ground coffee at the Coffee Roaster, or restore your energy levels with a sweet treat from the Chocolate Factory on site (all payable onsite).  Afterwards, you will transfer back to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Stellenbosch

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

 

Day 3: Cycle Training Tour: Approximate Cycling Distance 95km

After breakfast today, you will jump on the bus and transfer approximately 1-hour to Gordons Bay, where you will start your ride along the beautiful coastal road to Kleinmond.  A stunning route, it is well worth riding in both directions, so from Kleinmond, we will circle back to our starting point before loading our bikes onto the trailer and driving a short distance to our lunch stop at an organic farm just outside Somerset West. A real insiders tip, this farm specialises in delicious local foods, and most meals are made with organic ingredients from the farm. After lunch, you will transfer back to the hotel.

Overnight: Stellenbosch

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

 

Day 4: Cycle Training Tour: Approximate Cycling Distance 90km

Today’s ride will start in one of the most beautiful wine regions in the Western Cape - Stellenbosch. Departing from right outside the hotel, you will ride through Stellenbosch before tackling Helshoogte Pass on your way to Franschhoek. After a coffee break in Franschhoek, you will tackle your second mountain pass of the day, the famous Franschhoek Pass to Teawaterskloof Dam. After cycling some 90km, you will make your way to ‘The Pool Room’ at the Oak Valley Wine Estate where you will enjoy a lovely picnic lunch in the garden. Afterwards, you will transfer back to the hotel.

Overnight: Stellenbosch   

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

 

Day 5: Cycle Training Tour: Approximate Cycling Distance 95km

Today is climbing day! After loading the bikes onto the trailer, you will transfer for approximately 50-minutes to Paarl, where you will start your ride just outside of town. You will tackle 2 impressive climbs today, Du Toits Kloof Pass and Bainskloof Pass, which are both approximately 12km long. You’ll have chance to rest your legs between the two in Slanghoek Valley, and after Bainskloof you will be able to freewheel all the way down to your lunch stop for the day. After lunch, you will transfer to your hotel in Cape Town.

Overnight: Cape Town

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

 

Day 6: Cycle Training Tour: Approximate Cycling Distance 80km

After breakfast today, you will have the opportunity to cycle much of the iconic Cape Town Cycle Tour Route in reverse, departing directly from the hotel.

A great warm-up for race day, you will cycle around the Cape Peninsula, riding past the entrance to Cape Point and covering as much of the ‘Argus’ route as you possibly can. After lunch in Noordhoek, you will ride approximately 30km back to the hotel, taking in Chapman’s Peak and Suikerbossie.  

Overnight: Cape Town

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

 

Day 7: 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.

17:00: Please join us for Drinks & 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 8: Cape Town Cycle Tour 2018: Cycling Distance 109km

Today is the day you have been waiting for! After an early race day breakfast (served from 05:30am), you will depart the hotel and cycle the 10-minute ride to the start line, where you will join your 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 in the hotel bar for pre-dinner drinks before transferring to our after-party location.

Overnight: Cape Town

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

 

Day 9: 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 Per Person Sharing:             £1575.00 (double occupancy)

Price Single Occupancy:                £2015.00

Flight & Bike Package:                   from £550.00 per person

Spaces are strictly limited. Please contact us for a detailed itinerary.

 

Extend your stay in South Africa. Options include extra nights in Stellenbosch or Cape Town, a Safari in Kruger National Park, the Garden Route, Victoria Falls, Namibia, Mauritius and much more. Please contact us for further details.

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