25 - 30 January 2018

The aim of the tour is to provide a very comprehensive base training for the Cape Argus Cycle Tour in March 2018... more


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Day 1

Ceres Karoo - Mount Cedar - Sandrif

Total km:65

Early morning departure from a central meeting point and shuttling out from the city, passing through Ceres and into the Koue Bokkeveld, where we hop on our bikes and begin cycling along a winding dirt road, the scenery getting more & more rugged and desolate, as we venture closer to the Cederberg, with some good climbs in the mix (e.g. 500m in 6 km). Just after Matjiesrivier we have an opportunity to view the impressive Stadsaal rock paintings, before heading to Sanddrif, our accommodation for the next 2 nights.

Day 2

Sandrif Loop

Total km: 30


This is classic Cederberg and the rock formations in the ‘Valley of the Red Gods’ are ever watchful as we begin our rugged 30km loop. It is moderate mountain biking, but there are some technical bits and a touch of sand here there to keep you honest and even in this dry environment we need to cross a river. The hardy few can opt for a further 25 kms down past Kromrivier and return. Others can opt for a swim in the river and/ or a wine tasting at the Cederberg Cellars or just relax in these tranquil surroundings.

Day 3

Sandrif to Travellers Rest

Total km:88

This is a beautiful route taking us into the heart of the Cederberg wild flower region and if the annual rains have come early enough we might be in for a bursts of colour to our flanks as we pass through the missionary settlement of Wuppertal, which lies in a deep valley affording us a white knuckle descent and lung bursting ascent. If the flowers are out we will opt to go via the Biedouw Valley en route to our rustic farm accommodation. There are some magnificent rock art paintings on the farm and those who are keen can walk the very accessible Sevilla trail to view these.

Day 4

Travellers Rest to Citrusdal

Total km:92

A steep (fortunately tarred) ascent takes us up over the spectacular Pakhuis Pass,  followed by 20km down to the Olifants valley 800m below, where we pass through Clanwilliam before skirting the dam by the same name for 20km’s. The route follows the river course all the way to Citrusdal, where we grab a shower some lunch at the local hotel, before hopping on the bus and shuttling home.

COST: Based on min 10 pax, the cost is R9,500.00 pp sharing ( single supplement, add R2000). We will take less, but the per person fee would be adjusted accordingly


  • Accommodation for 3 nights (rustic, comfy, more than camping…)
  • All meals from dinner on day 1 to lunch on day 4 ( incl soft  liquid refreshment with breakfast & lunch)
  • Transfers from start & end points
  • Vehicle back-up on all riding days. The vehicle will follow on the trail WHERE POSSIBLE and where not, it will meet up with the riders at the closest exit point.
  • Transfer of luggage daily
  • drinks & snacks en route daily
  • Qualified guides


  • all additional soft drinks & all alcoholic beverages
  • bicycle rental – bring your own bike  or click here for rental options
  • Courier fees for out of town bikes
  • all items of a personal nature, e.g. tel calls, laundry, etc
  • Airfares
  • Gratuities
  • Anything not mentioned above



All participants are required to sign a copy of our indemnity form and wear a helmet at all times while cycling.


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