Cape Peninsula Cycle Adventure

Summary

Cycle around the magical Peninsula on routes of various distances to suit your own fitness levels accompanied with an experienced tour guide to show the secrets of the Cape and discover its turbulent history!

Collecting you from your accommodation in Cape Town and surrounds, you have various route choices ranging from 80km/50 miles to the more challenging 125km/80 mile loops. Following the coast on both sides, you will experience the changing majesty of the scenery en-route whilst enjoying quiet tarred roads and the abundant wildlife on the way. There are many opportunities for coffee/cake or lunch (I know all the best ones ;-) along with the most advantageous photo stops as we ride together. This way we have the time to explore the route of the World’s biggest timed cycling event (known locally as the Argus, now the Cape Town Cycle Tour) and so much more WITHOUT racing it and missing all there is to see and experience. Come and see it for yourself, you won’t regret it…

Highlights of the Trip

  • Chapman’s Peak Scenic Drive
  • The Penguins at Boulders Beach
  • Cape Point/Cape of Good Hope
  • Misty Cliffs and Witsands/Soetwater

What's Included

  • 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

  • Entrance fees into the Penguins
  • Entrance fees into Cape Point/Cape of Good Hope
  • Any food/drinks you may want during the day
  • Optional driver and support vehicle available for extra 1,000 Rand

Other Information

EQUIPMENT ALONG WITH THE QUALIFIED CYCLING TOUR GUIDE!

 

  • We have SPD/SPD SL and LOOK Keo pedals available for the bikes if you wish or bring your own and we’ll fit these to your bike. Your own shoes are required to participate.
  • We provide very BASIC helmets so for maximum comfort best to bring your own if possible.
  • PADDED CYCLING SHORTS are required for this tour otherwise you will get sore in very delicate places!
  • 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.

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ActivityReviews

  1. 123MJH

    Tuesday 4th June, 2019
    Joined Mark for a 45-mile ride around the Peninsula at the end of a business trip to South Africa. He offered various route suggestions in advance and had no problems doing a one-to-one ride (I was travelling alone). The bike was decent, and Mark took my fitness level into account and set me up with a triple chainring; I needed it as I used every gear ratio during the ride! The ride itself was spectacular, mind-blowing. Mark is both extremely informative (I learnt a lot about Cape history) and good banter. He pitched the speed perfectly - just enough to push me, especially around Chapman's Peak, but not so fast as to destroy my legs. I had anticipated the roads/traffic/drivers being slightly sketchy but in fact, it was no worse than London and felt safer than New York or California! I couldn't recommend Mark strongly enough. It's also exceptionally good value considering the bike rental and Mark's time. You won't regret it, and you'll have the experience to remember.

  2. r0n1950

    Tuesday 4th June, 2019
    It doesn't get any better than cycling the Cape with Mark Lawson. He is knowledgable, engaging, and above all an excellent guide. He looked after every detail, selected great places to stay, eat and ride. With his associate Brian driving the van which accompanied us throughout the trip, I can't say enough good things about the whole experience. Choose Mark's Cycling and you won't be disappointed.

  3. Joanathan A

    Monday 3rd June, 2019
    Mark is an awesome and strong rider-the route changed due to weather and wind but the riding was the incredible-beautiful route and excellent experience-LOVED it-Thanks for an awesome day

  4. J3452SBW

    Monday 3rd June, 2019
    Mark took us on an excellent ride that was just right for us and our two young sons. Plenty to learn along the way and a great fish and chip lunch!

  5. Footprints172261

    Monday 3rd June, 2019
    We really wanted to do a cycle that allowed us to enjoy the best of Cape Point. Mark was extremely helpful and supplied us with excellent quality bikes, fitted to height and suitable cleats. We collected bikes from Fish Hoek and cycled down to Cape Point, with a short detour ( Well worth it!) to the Cape Of Good Hope and Back. The cycling landscape was gorgeous and a real delight to cycle through. Mark was extremely helpful and advice on routes and other questions we had and the bikes were of really high quality. I would strongly recommend this option as a super way to visit Cape Point