Cape Clarence Drive Cycle Adventure

Summary

This superb cycling route along the wonderful Clarence Drive is tailored with various distances to suit your own fitness levels and accompanied by an experienced tour guide to show the secrets of the area. The cycling extraganza offer opportunities to see Baboons who, frequent this stretch of smooth road along with other wildlife, with the possible opportunities to see dolphins and whales (in season) in the area too.

We are transported to the outskirts of Gordon’s Bay for the start of the thrilling scenic cycle alongside Holland Hottentot Mountains. We will follow the many curves around the coast to the beautiful villages of Pringle Bay, Betty’s Bay and beyond. Once we’ve warmed up our legs, we head back on a superb road known as Clarence Drive with the sea right next to us and then the whole of False Bay spreads out before us. Quite awesome. Baboons frequent this stretch of smooth road along with other wildlife, with the possible opportunities to see dolphins and whales (in season) in the area too. I will talk about the maritime history of the area noticeably marked with crosses to signify all the shipwrecks along the coast, and the differing cultures that have settled in the Cape and helped form our vibrant history, while you enjoy the incredible views and natural beauty of the Cape.

 

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

Any food/drinks you may want during the day
Optional driver and support vehicle available for extra 1,000 Rand (per day)
Cycling clothes

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 will 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. Jim S

    Tuesday 4th June, 2019
    Outstanding! There are a lot of people who could lead a day tour around the cape, but not like Mark. He will tailor your ride to your needs and fill your ears with history, culture, geography and more as your eyes take in the amazing sights. Oh, and this chap can ride your legs off if you want to hammer. For me, however, he waited patiently at the tops of the climbs and pulled dutifully into the wind. Highly recommended.

  2. pelewis1963

    Tuesday 4th June, 2019
    What a great way to explore the Cape We have a great day out with Mark riding around the cape. Has to go down as one of my all-time rides. Mark also provided a backup vehicle that followed us around which really helped with all the spare clothes, camera and valuables. Also helped when some of the group wanted to finish the route early. Can't recommend this enough, I would certainly do this again if and when we visit Cape Town again.

  3. olietheox

    Tuesday 4th June, 2019
    We had booked a 1/2 day tour with Mark unfortunately, there had been a mix up with our hire bikes which we had booked through another company. We phoned CTC at 8 pm the evening before our tour and enquired if they could pull a rabbit out of the proverbial hat? Calm as you like Mark took the details of frame sizes required and our guide turned up the following morning at 7 am with some great bikes and a route which took in the amazing Chapmans Peak Drive. I cannot recommend this company highly enough, service and knowledge (not to mention great hire bikes) at this level are all too uncommon. If you are cycling in the Cape and require either guide's, bikes or both my advice would look no further.

  4. clarencewillan

    Tuesday 4th June, 2019
    My partner and I spent a half day cycling around the Cape to meet with friends. Mark was so warm and friendly - he had everything ready to go for us on arrival (including inner tubes, pump, water bottles and maps). We booked fairly last minute and Mark was quick to respond and easy to organise everything with. A great place with great people!

  5. Victoria M

    Tuesday 4th June, 2019
    we really recommend going on a tour with Mark. we love cycling, and we try to do a cycling tour every trip. Mark is a real pro, and he managed everything perfectly. also, he tried to make this trip as much affordable to us as possible. It was a rainy day so we were a little bit afraid of going, but Mark arranged a vehicle for us, so we went in every time it rained and were totally fine. also, he isn't going to hard on you- Mark understands what is your physical shape is and offers you a trip according to it, so I think that this trip is made for everyone and not only for highly trained cyclers. we saw a beautiful place, ate tasty food and got to know a really interesting person. thanks

  6. Pilgrim-Not-Tourist

    Tuesday 4th June, 2019
    Mark brought bikes for my wife and I, literally to our door and to our specification. He gave us a lovely ride around the Cape Peninsula, sharing his local knowledge. Mark accommodates to different levels of cycling experience and aspiration. On a previous visit, I was able to rent a bike for my own rides. If you want to access directly the superb environment of this part of the world, cycling is a great way to do it, and Mark can make it happen for you, at whatever level.