Cape Winelands Cycle Tour
Cycle around the spectacular Winelands of Stellenbosch and surrounding areas and experience the magnificent countryside
Choosing a cycle tour of Stellenbosch and the surrounding area gives you the time to explore the routes around the historic vineyards and so much more without racing through the journey and you see a more and a different perspective from the saddle of a bike. On this Adventure, we are transported to the picturesque second oldest town of Stellenbosch, for the 10km warm up for our legs before tackling some of the more challenging and undulating climbs in an around Stellenbosch and beyond. We make our way over Helshoogte Pass, literally, this means Hell’s Heights, but it sounds more arduous than it is and the views and countryside are worth the effort, quite spectacular. We then move onto the beautiful town of Franschhoek established by the French Huguenots, for lunch at one of the many restaurants and watering holes in the beautiful village.
After Lunch for those feeling really energetic, there is the option of climbing Franschhoek pass to the top (468m height gain over 5km) to the view point for some incredible views of the farms and vineyards and spectacular mountain ranges or an additional 20km is available to the prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated if
Cycling this area has various route choices ranging from 80km/50 miles to the more challenging 125km/80-mile loop.
• Transfers to/from the start from your Hotel
• ROAD bike fitted with flat pedals and Helmet hire
• Accompanying cycling tour guide for the day
• Water and water bottles, spare tubes, sunscreen etc
What's Not Included
Any food/drinks you may want during the day
Optional driver and support vehicle available for extra R1,000 (Rand) per day
EQUIPMENT ALONG WITH THE QUALIFIED CYCLING TOUR GUIDE!
Aluminium Road bikes to match your height or preferred frame size with minimum 18-speed STANDARD DOUBLE gearing.
Most have carbon forks and seat posts; we also have some with COMPACT(50/34)gearing and even some with TRIPLE chain-sets.
Please make a request if you want one of these or something else specific to see if they are available.
BASIC Helmets of various sizes, and sets of SPD, SPD-SL and LOOK Keo pedals for your shoes. If not using clip-ins, STANDARD FLAT will be fitted.
We recommend bringing your own pedals and your own helmets if possible as you know they will fit correctly and are comfortable and wear suitable cycling clothing.
We provide water bottles with chilled water at the start of the ride and bring spare tubes/lever/pump and a multi-tool en-route.
We set up the bikes and adjust as necessary before we depart the vehicle.
Transfers to/from your Hotel to the start are also included if within the local area.
Please provide your address to confirm.
Lunch/coffee/snacks and entry fees are for your own account.
Indemnity forms will need to be signed before departure.