#2 Crank it Up | 2-Day Road Bike Series

Stellenbosch – Worcester – Stellenbosch

Total distance: 249 km/ Total ascent: 2452 m

05 – 06 October 2019

Day 1 – Stellenbosch to Worcester – 118km/ 1370m ascent

Early morning collection from a central meeting place in the city and transfer to Stellenbosch.

(or meet us at the start). We begin our ride near the base of Helshoogte Pass, the easiest and first of 2 mountain passes for the day. Shortly after Boschendal, we turn off towards Franschhoek and the going is fast and flat until we reach a real obstacle, in the form of Franschhoek Pass, which is 7km long with an elevation gain of 450 meters. The views from the top back down to the Valley below are panoramic and breath-taking. We then ride down for 17km towards the Theewaterskloof Dam. At the T-junction we turn left for 9km to the town of Villiersdorp, then on to Rawsonville and finally ending in Worcester, where lunch around the swimming pool at our lodge will no doubt be very welcome!

Day 2 – Worcester to Paarl – 109km/ 1082m ascent

Today we ride through the spectacular Slanghoek Valley, ringed all around by mountains and vineyards, then tackle the iconic Baine’s Kloof Pass, which snakes up for 18km with dramatic drop-offs to the Gorge below. Don’t be fooled by the False Tops! The exhilarating downhill takes us to Wellington, after which its flat for the final 30km all the way to Paarl, where we end with cold beers and lunch at the Spice Route, then transfer back to Cape Town with drop off in Stellenbosch for self-drives.

Worcester to Paarl

*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!

Price:R3 985.00 p.p. sharing

Single Supplement: add R450 ( subject to availability)


  • accommodation for 1 night (good mid-range establishments)
  • all meals, from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 2
  • *group transfers from central meeting point to start point & return from end point
  • qualified driver/guides
  • route cards
  • vehicle back-up en route while riding
  • transfer of bicycles & luggage
  • drinks & snacks en route daily


  • all items of a personal nature, e.g. tel calls, laundry, etc
  • all drinks not dispensed at the roadside, including soft drinks & all alcoholic beverages, bottled water & fancy coffees
  • bicycle rental – bring your own bike
  • bike courier fees where applicable ( for upcountry riders)
  • *any transfers outside of the group transfer times
  • airfares
  • gratuities

anything not mentioned above



2 Day Weekend Series | Road Bike



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

Payment – Full payment is required to secure your booking.

Cancellations – If the cancellation is received up to 12 weeks (84 days) or more prior to departure, a 10% fee will be levied. In the event of cancellation less than 84 days prior to departure, the following charges will apply:

  • 83 – 56 days – 40% of total fare
  • 55 to 28 days – 50% of total fare
  • 27 – 15 days – 75% of total fare
  • less than 15 days – 100% of total fare
  • If you find a replacement, a 10% substitution fee applies