Pre-Cape Town Cycle Tour | ROAD

Jeffery’s Bay to Cape Town

01 – 09 March 2020

Pre-Cape Town Cycle Tour

5 days of back-to-back riding down the coast, ending with the Cape Town Cycle Tour – the perfect Grande Finale!

Day 1 – Late afternoon arrival in Port Elizabeth

We start with a late afternoon arrival in Port Elizabeth when we will run one group airport shuttle to Jeffrey’s Bay. We overnight at the famous Super Tubes surf break. (**Bikes and/or boxes need to be couriered to PE or to our warehouse in CT. We can help arrange this – please see note at bottom of page)

Day 2 – Ride to TSITSIKAMMA – 105km/

Leaving the SA surf capital behind, we warm up the legs on an easy initial 10km, and then there is a hilly section after Humansdorp before it flattens out alongside the Langeberg Mountain range. There is a refreshment stop under the trees at 46 km and an optional stop at Oudebosch Farm Stall at 73km, then cycle on through the forest, ending at the cosy Tsitsikamma Village inn, where we enjoy lunch by the pool.

Pre-Cape Town Cycle Tour
Pre-Cape Town Cycle Tour

Day 3 – A splendid display of Nature & Passes into Knysna & on to Wilderness – 102 or 147 km.

This is the heart of the world famous, scenic ‘Garden Route’.  Bloukrans & Nature’s Valley provide two wonderful challenges with stunning descents and testing climbs. After a refreshment stop at Garden of Eden, our route takes us through to Knysna (102 km) and then shuttle or cycle the 54 km on to The Wilderness, where we overnight at our hotel overlooking the lagoon.

Day 4 – Wilderness to Hartenbos, with a detour up & over Outenique Pass – 115km/

We ride out of the hotel directly onto White’s Road for an “Afrix-Roubaix” detour off the busy main drag, which takes us on hard-packed dirt, along quiet, shaded roads and into George. We then ride up & over the spectacular Outenique Pass, both ways, after which we make our way along the R102 to Hartenbos on the outskirts of Mossel Bay. Our hotel set on the river mouth overlooking the ocean.

Pre-Cape Town Cycle Tour
Pre-Cape Town Cycle Tour

Day 5 – Early morning transfer from Hartenbos to near Riviersonderend, then cycle to Hermanus – 92 km/

The route threads through wheat fields and rolling hills to Caledon. From here we ride over Shaw’s Pass and into the beautiful Hemel and Aarde Valley, with vineyards all around, and on to the popular seaside resort of Hermanus. We overnight close to the water and there are many shops & restaurants as well as the old harbour to visit.

Day 6 – A spectacular coastal ride – 80 km/

We head out to Kleinmond & on around the coastline past Betty’s Bay & Rooi Els to Gordon’s Bay – which must be one the best scenic cycling routes in the world – as it overlooks the massive False Bay across to the Cape Peninsula – & the prospect of a reinvigorating swim at Gordon’s Bay Bikini Beach. Lunch will be available before we transfer to Cape Town for drop off at a city hotel as close as possible to the start of the race. This evening we go out for dinner together in the city and our time with you officially ends. (Your bike boxes will be delivered to the hotel before arrival)

Pre-Cape Town Cycle Tour
Pre-Cape Town Cycle Tour

Day 7 – Free day in Cape Town

Rest & recover. Visit the CTCT Expo at the Cape Town Stadium, collect your race packs and soak up the pre-race vibe & excitement.

Day 8 – CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR – 105 km

Join 35 000 other cycling enthusiasts in the biggest individually timed cycle race in the world on one of the most spectacular routes.

Pre-Cape Town Cycle Tour
Pre-Cape Town Cycle Tour

Day 9 – Free day until airport transfer

Alternatively please make other arrangements if you’re staying on in Cape Town after the Cycle Tour.

Price: R22 950.00 pp, sharing

Single Supplement: Add R5250.00 (subject to availability)

*NOTE: If you wish to arrange your own accommodation in CT and your own CTCT entry, the tour fee is R15,500 pp sharing; single supplement is R3950. Tour ends with drop off in CT on Friday before the race.

Includes

  • Vehicles for transfers & en route back-up
  • Special bike/luggage trailers
  • Qualified tour guides
  • Tool kit, foot pump, first aid kit, etc.
  • Accommodation for 8 nights (good mid-range establishments throughout the tour plus 3 nights CT hotel)
  • Breakfast daily
  • All other meals from dinner on day 1 – dinner on day 6
  • Energy drinks, coke, water, energy bars, snacks & fruit en route daily
  • CTCT entry & fees

Excludes

  • All drinks not dispensed at the roadside, including soft drinks, bottled water, fancy coffees and all alcoholic beverages
  • Road bike rental (bring your own bike or we can arrange rental – subject to availability – road bikes are always in very high demand over this period.)
  • Any personal nutrition preferences, e.g. gels, recovery drinks, etc.
  • All items of a personal nature, e.g. telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Courier fees where applicable
  • Airfares
  • Gratuities & porterage
  • Any airport transfers outside of the group transfer times

anything not mentioned above

**NOTE RE BIKES/ BOXES: – we will assist with all necessary arrangements

  • Foreigners flying directly into PE with bikes still boxed from international flights, will need to have these boxes couriered from PE to our warehouse in CT, where they will be stored for the duration of the tour then delivered to your hotel afterwards.
  • Riders from upcountry can courier their bike direct to PE where we will collect them (couriers will collect from your home and wrap fully assembled bikes. No boxing required). After cycle tour you can drop your bike at our warehouse in Maitland for storage until collection by couriers who will return it to your home
  • Cape Town-based riders can drop their bikes off at our warehouse in Maitland for transfer up to J-Bay

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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 non-refundable deposit of R1500 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 12 weeks (84 days) prior to departure. Late applicants may, however, join the tour subject to availability.

Cancellations – If the cancellation is received up to 84 days or more prior to departure, the appropriate deposit will be forfeited. In the event of cancellation less than 84 days prior to departure, the following charges will apply:

  • 83 – 56 days – 50% of total fare
  • 55 to 28 days – 75% of total fare
  • less than 28 days – 100% of total fare