Cape Classic | ROAD

Five Day Road Biking Tour

08 – 12 February 2019

Day 1: Gansbaai – Arniston (94.6 km)

An early morning pick up and 2-hour shuttle takes us through Hermanus and on to the start of our journey just outside Gansbaai. By 09h30 we should be on our bikes and ride the quiet road to Elim until just before Bredasdorp. Here we turn back towards the coast and head for the quaint little fishing village of Aniston, where we spend the night on the beachfront at a special little gem set right on the water – the Aniston Hotel.

Day 2: Arniston – Montagu (123 km)

Leaving the coast we head in-land through Bredasdorp and over the N2 at Stormsvlei. From here we ride up the stunning Stormvleipoort past Bonnievale and Ashton to our base for the next two nights, encapsulated by incredible orange fold mountains, the picturesque town of Montagu, famous for its natural hot springs.

Day 3: Montagu – Montagu (97 km)

Today is an out and back ride through the exceptional Koo Valley with a couple of tough climbs on the Rooihoogte Pass that are almost too beautiful to feel. At the top we take in the views and turn around to enjoy the pass and the valley from a new perspective, rolling back to our accommodation in Montagu.

Day 4: Montagu – Swellendam (112 km)

Leaving Montagu behind we ride the famous Route 62 to Barrydale, where we grab a coffee or famous milkshake at Diesel & Crème, before heading over the historical Tradouw Pass. You will need to take a moment to enjoy your surroundings, as this is a truly spectacular stretch. The road has been carved out of the side of the mountain and follows the course of the steep Tradouw River Gorge. After the pass, we ride through the quaint hamlet of Suurbraak onto the N2 for a short stretch to our final overnight stop in Swellendam.

Day 5: Swellendam – Stormsvlei (96.2 km)

Our final day of riding takes us out of Swellendam to Ashton, where we swing around Bonnievale via the Red Bridge route. We head off down the Stormvleipoort and end with a lovely lunch at Stormsvlei Farmstall before shuttling back 2 hours to Cape Town.

*E-Bikes are welcome on all our tours and – bring your own or rent from us. Now anyone who can ride a bike can be included!

Costs

  • R14,350 per person sharing. A single supplement can be added at R2,000

Includes

  • accommodation for 4 nights
  • all meals, from dinner on day 1 to lunch on day 5
  • all transport, including dinner transfers
  • vehicle back-up on all riding days.
  • transfer of bicycles and luggage
  • drinks and snacks en route daily

Excludes

  • all items of a personal nature
  • All additional soft drinks
  • all optional wine tastings/ excursions/ museums, etc.
  • bicycle rental – bring your own bike
  • airfares
  • gratuities, except for meals
  • anything not mentioned above

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PLEASE NOTE

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

Deposit – A 50 % non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. No dates are firmly secured until this deposit has been paid.

Balance Payment – Balance of payment is required no later than 6 weeks (42 days) prior to departure. Late applicants may, however, join the tour subject to availability.

Cancellations – If the cancellation is received up to 42 days or more prior to departure, the appropriate deposit will be forfeited. In the event of cancellation less than 42 days prior to departure, the following charges will apply:

  • 42 to 28 days – 60% of total fare
  • 27 to 14 days – 85% of total fare
  • less than 14 days – 100% of total fare