The Western Seaboard of Cape Town is a breathtakingly scenic stretch of coastline, offering cyclists beautiful passes carved out of mountain cliffs, historical communities, and inspiring vistas overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
This full day, guided bicycle tour begins in the South in the rustic beach community of Noordhoek. From there we traverse the world famous Chapman’s Peak Drive, known for its stunning views connecting Noordhoek with the historical fishing village of Hout Bay. From there, we enjoy a long, mostly downhill, stretch along the beautiful Victoria coastal road which runs through Oudekraal, Bantry Bay, Camps Bay, and Clifton, under the majestic Twelve Apostles of the Table Mountain Range, towards, Sea Point, Green Point, Mouille Point, and eventually past the Cape Town Stadium, built for the 2010 Soccer World Cup, into Cape Town.
The next segment of our journey involves a long, flat route towards Bloubergstrand, with plenty of stops along the way for refreshments, and photographs. We end the day in Blouberg with drinks and a meal at a choice of gorgeous seaside restaurants.
The day’s activities are fully guided by a qualified Tourist Guide, and supported by a slow-moving sweeping support vehicle.
The route is based on a well-maintained street route; no offroad riding is required. The elevation profile provides strong cyclists with a few short and enjoyable ascents, which will be enjoyably challenging to the moderately conditioned cyclists in the group, and probably a bit intimidating to lesser-conditioned riders. For this reason, we encourage all our guests to let us know at any point if they wish you stow their bike on the bicycle trailer and enjoy a section of the scenic route in the comfort of the air-conditioned support vehicle. Group stops will be made at the summit of each challenging ascent, less experienced riders are invited to enjoy the day by letting the support vehicle carry them up the steep bits, and by rejoining the group along the long downhill and flat stretches.
Riders of all levels are welcome, and each is encouraged to ride at their own pace, and to bear in mind that it is a not a race, but a day of casual bicycling along a beautiful stretch of our coastline.
Standard equipment is professionally serviced mountain bikes. Bicycle helmets are available to rent at an extra fee of 5 Euro for the day.
For groups which consist solely of more serious cyclists, higher spec road bikes can be organised at a slightly higher fee. This needs to be arranged ahead of time. Please contact us for this.