Winelands & Wheels


Equatours Cycling Tours

Cape Town Cycle Tour 2020:  Winelands & Wheels Tour

 

Warm up and ‘wine’ down with our brand new  Cape Town Cycle Tour 2020 Training Package. The perfect choice for road cycling enthusiasts who want to explore South Africa on two wheels, our Winelands & Wheels Tour includes 4 nights in Stellenbosch, 4 nights in Cape Town, and 5 well-balanced cycle training tours that will get you in peak condition for race day.  

 

This complete Cape Argus Package includes accommodations, return airport transfers, guaranteed entry into the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2020 including the obligatory RaceTec Chip, complimentary transfer to the EXPO and onsite assistance with Race Pack Collection, a custom designed KALAS cycle jersey for race day, a Race Day Briefing with free bar and snacks, and After Race Party with free bar and dinner. All cycle tours include a support vehicle, guide(s), and drinks & snacks at local coffee shops.

 

We do all the organising for you, including your Cape Town Cycle Tour Entry, so the only thing you have to do is turn up and ride!

 

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 at the hotel reception for a short briefing and overview of the week ahead.

Overnight: Spier Hotel Stellenbosch

 

Day 2: Cycle Training Tour 1: Approximate Cycling Distance 50km / 30miles

Take things easy today with a warm-up ride of around 50km in the beautiful Stellenbosch and the Western Cape Winelands. Your guide will determine the route on the day and make a stop at a local coffee towards the end of the tour where you can enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks before riding back to the hotel.

Overnight: Spier Hotel Stellenbosch

Meals Included: Breakfast and Coffee Stop Drinks & Snacks

 

Day 3: Cycle Training Tour 2: Approximate Cycling Distance 65km / 40miles

After breakfast today you will set of your second cycle Cape Town Cycle Tour training ride in the Cape Winelands. After a short ride out of town, you’ll tackle the stunning Helshoogte Pass – one of the most beautiful climbs in the region. After admiring the views at the top, you’ll head down the other side of the pass, before making a left turn and cycling a loop back towards Stellenbosch. As with day one, you will stop at a local coffee shop for drinks and refreshments before cycling back to the hotel.

Overnight: Spier Hotel Stellenbosch

Meals Included: Breakfast and Coffee Stop Drinks & Snacks

 

Day 4: Cycle Training Tour 3: Approximate Cycling Distance 50km / 30miles

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading out on cycle training tour number 3. Today, you’ll cover approximately 50km on a picturesque loop throughout the Wine Lands, stopping in the centre of Stellenbosch for coffee and snacks before riding back to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Spier Hotel Stellenbosch

Meals Included: Breakfast and Coffee Stop Drinks & Snacks

 

Day 5: Cycle Training Tour 4: Approximate Cycling Distance 80km / 50miles

On your final cycle training tour in the Cape Winelands, you’ll head to Franschhoek with its centuries-old vineyards and Cape Dutch architecture. You’ll go up and over Helshoogte Pass again, this time turning right, before continuing on a relatively flat road to the pretty town of Franschhoek where you will enjoy coffee and snacks. Those wishing to test themselves further will have the opportunity to cycle up and down the Franschhoek Pass, which is a demanding but very doable climb with spectacular vistas. Afterwards, you’ll cycle back to the hotel, load the bikes and luggage on the trailer, and transfer to Cape Town – you base for the next 5 nights.

Overnight: 3* Hotel Cape Town

Meals Included: Breakfast and Coffee Stop Drinks & Snacks

 

Day 6: Cycle Training Tour 5: Approximate Cycling Distance 60km / 38miles

After breakfast today, you will have the opportunity to cycle a part of the iconic Cape Town Cycle Tour Route in reverse, departing directly from the hotel. A great warm-up for Sunday, you will cycle through Camps Bay and Hout Bay to Noordhoek. After coffee and snacks in Noordhoek, you’ll cycle back the same route, taking in both Chapman’s Peak and Suikerbossie – your two biggest challenges on race day. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore Cape Town.

Overnight: 3* Cape Town

Meals Included: Breakfast and Coffee Stop Drinks & Snacks

 

Day 7: Cape Town Cycle Tour Registration & Expo

After breakfast today, we will head to the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2020 Registration and EXPO to collect our race packs. A complimentary one-way transfer from the hotel to registration is provided at 09h00. The rest of the day is at leisure.

At 17h30 Please join us for Drinks & Canapes at our Race Day Briefing.  An informal event where you can meet other Equatours guests, enjoy some complimentary drinks and refreshments, and ask any last-minute questions about race day.              

Overnight: 3* Cape Town

Meals Included: Breakfast and Race Day Briefing Drinks & Snacks

 

Day 8: Cape Town Cycle Tour 2020: 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 18h00 we will meet in the hotel bar for pre-dinner drinks before transferring to our after-party location for a night of celebrations.

Overnight: Cape Town

Meals Included: Breakfast and After Party Drinks & Dinner

 

Day 9: Departure

After breakfast today, you will have a few hours at leisure to pack your bike and 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:                           £1595.00 Double/Twin Occupancy

Flight & Bike Transport Package:              From £550.00 per person – We’re ATOL Protected!

Single Occupancy Supplement:                 £535.00 (Happy to share? Let us know)

 

Want to extend your stay in South Africa? We’ve got numerous options available including extra nights in Stellenbosch or Cape Town, Safaris, self-drive tours along the Garden Route, trips to Victoria Falls, Namibia, Mauritius and much more. Please contact us for further details.


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