Rolling fields of gold or grain. Quiet country roads meander via quaint towns, villages, and homesteads. Cross the Malgas River and cycle through the Breede Valley wine farms.
Your itinerary and abbreviations:
KM = distance cycled by bike, AM = altitude climbed by bike, B/L/D = meals included (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
Get collected from your accommodation in the greater Cape Town area before doing a short transfer to the start of our gravel bike tour (1hour). We offload our bikes then set off into the country. The first hour takes us through the fruit orchards of the Elgin Valley. We then meet gravel road the first time and cycle through the fynbos covered Hottentots Holland Catchment Area. Today is a mix of tarmac and quiet, good gravel country roads passing fields of grain, sheep, and blue crane (South Africa’s national bird). We load our bikes in a little town with a population of 2000 people. Known for the many galleries, shops, and country life. We do a short transfer to our country accommodation. (L) ± 80KM/1300AM
After a country breakfast, we cycle directly from our accommodation and head south towards the southernmost Tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas. Our route is on good gravel roads, combined with country tarmac passing farmlands with two climbs within the first 25km (225 and 28om). We end our cycle route at Cape Agulhas. Tonight's accommodation is in a modern guest house. (B/L) ± 96KM/800AM
We do a short transfer today (30 minutes) to the start of our gravel pure cycle route. The saying “Quilted Landscape” applies today. The rolling hill landscape of fields of wheat and granola will keep you fascinated. We enjoy our picnic lunch in the shade of the bluegum trees before crossing the Breerevier by pontoon. We continue north on gravel and end our day just before Swellendam where we spend the night. (B/L) ± 85KM/1120AM
We leave our guesthouse by bike and head north, venturing into the Breede Valley. Known for the wine estates, fruit farms, and views you can never get tired from. Depending on the mood of the group, we can do lunch on the banks of the Breede River or continue into Robertson and do a wine tasting combined with a filling lunch. We spend the night in Robertson using a comfortable guest house. (B/L/D) ± 75KM/ 810AM
We leave after a filling yet scrumptious breakfast by bike. Today we weave our way on gravel farm roads and tracks through different well-known wine estates and stop later for a cold beer at a prominent craft beer brewery before we continue following the base of the Langeberg Mountains. Today’s cycle route is a mix of gravel, railway line, and a few tarmac sections. We load our bike just outside of Worcester and transfer back to Cape Town. During our one hour drive back to Cape Town, you can reminiscent over the last few days and plan your next cycling holiday with us. (B/L) ± 55KM/600AM
If you would like us to arrange accommodation for your stay in Cape Town, please let us know. There are a number of options available in all corners of the city.