Winelands & Wheels


Equatours Cycling Tours

Cape Town Cycle Tour 2019:  Winelands & Wheels Tour

 

A stunning Cape Town Cycle Tour 2019 training package for cyclists who want to explore the Western Cape Winelands and be in peak condition on race day, our Winelands & Wheels Tour includes 4 nights in Stellenbosch, 4 nights in Cape Town, and a trio of cycle training tours that will take you through the Mountains, 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

Today’s ride will start in one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world - 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. At the top, you’ll have the opportunity to stop and take pictures at the viewpoint, before returning to Franschhoek for a light lunch.

Afterwards, you’ll cycle back to the hotel using a different route.

Overnight: Stellenbosch

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

 

Day 3: Free Day Stellenbosch

Today you have a full day at leisure to explore the beautiful Western Cape Winelands. You could join an escorted wine-tasting tour, head over to Franschhoek to join the Wine Tram, or you could simply relax at the pool and enjoy the many facilities onsite at the hotel.

Overnight: Stellenbosch

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 4: Cycle Training Tour: Approximate Cycling Distance +/- 110km

After breakfast today, you will set off on your ride to Clarence Drive, one of the most beautiful coastal roads in South Africa. You’ll enjoy lunch along the way, before making your way back to the hotel for a complimentary wine tasting and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Stellenbosch  

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

 

Day 5: Transfer Stellenbosch – Cape Town

After a leisurely breakfast today, you will check out of your hotel in Stellenbosch and transfer to your new base in Cape Town. The afternoon is at leisure to explore South Africa’s Mother City. The Hop on Hop off bus is a great way to find your way around, and it departs every 20 minutes behind our group hotel.

Overnight: Cape Town

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

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:             £1495.00 (double occupancy)

Price Single Occupancy:                £1985.00

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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