Cycling and Wide Open Spaces Itinerary

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Cycling and Wide Open Spaces Itinerary
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From e-bikes along Chapman’s Peak to mountain biking in the Cape West Coast (Weskus) start planning your return to the wide open spaces of Cape Town and the Western Cape with this incredible 6-day itinerary.

Day 1 - Cape Town

Chapman’s Peak E-bike Tour 

Discover one of Cape Town’s most celebrated coastal drives, Chapman’s Peak, on a state-of-the-art e-bike, complete with electric pedal assist. This bicycle tour on Chapman’s Peak can now be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of fitness level or experience. Affectionately known as “Chappies”, this magnificently engineered marine drive is a firm favourite with local cyclists.

Website: www.ebikecapetown.com

Picnic lunch at Cape Point Vineyards 

Enjoy a relaxed picnic at the Cape Point Vineyard, complete with magnificent wines and some of the Mother City’s most breath-taking views. 

Website: http://cpv.co.za

Cape Town Water Bikes 

Prepare to experience the ocean in whole new way by gliding across the Atlantic Ocean on the world’s most advanced water bike. Famous for its marine life & spectacular views of the surrounding Table Mountain range, this is the most unique way to explore the waters of Simon’s Town. 

Website: https://capetownwaterbikes.co.za 

Stayover at Tintswalo at Boulders

The new Tintswalo at Boulders Boutique Villa offers luxurious seaside accommodation in the charming suburb of Simon’s Town in Cape Town. The villa enjoys the beauty of local fynbos and unobstructed views over Boulders Beach with its internationally famous colony of endangered African penguins. 

Website: www.tintswalo.com/boulders/villa

Day 2 - Cape West Coast

West Coast Fossil Park

The West Coast Fossil Park near the popular holiday destination of Langebaan, has one of the world’s richest concentration of fossils dating back some five million years ago. Discover fascinating stories of when sabre-toothed cats roamed the area, along with short-necked giraffes, four-tusked elephants and strange, three-toed horses. Adults can enjoy one of the fossil tours, and then grab a cup of coffee and a bite to eat, while the kids play in the play park. 

Website: http://www.fossilpark.org.za/

Eat at Die Strandloper 

The sound of gently lapping waves, of crackling open fires, of seagulls calling from above. Welcome to Die Strandloper, on the beach in Langebaan. Join in for a feast of seafood dishes, prepared in true West Coast style, by real West Coast people.

Website: https://strandloper.com

Explore MTB Trails at !Khwa ttu 

!Khwa ttu has mountain bike trails to suit all tastes and levels, from hard core to easy riding. For the adventure cyclist there is a purpose-built 10km single-track course. There are a number of route choices, with distinguished twists, zigzags and many berms to be navigated - this is a track you will want to ride again and again. Or you may be a rider who prefers a more gentle route along jeep tracks and gravel roads. In any event you may well find yourself alongside herds of game, stopping for thrilling views and even taking a rest stop to explore our replica traditional San village. Take the trail less travelled at !Khwa ttu. 

Website: www.khwattu.org/visit-and-explore/tours-trails

Stayover at !Khwa ttu 

As night falls and the sun sets, peace reclaims the land along with the zebra, eland, springbok, and night hares. There is something magical about waking up at !Khwa ttu. The accommodation ranges from simple and elegant farm cottages, to furnished tents with open air showers and a communal boma. You may just find yourself staying up all night, chatting under the starlight, making friends who last a lifetime.

Website: www.khwattu.org

Day 3 – Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch E-Bike Wine Farm Tour 

There has never been a better way to explore the Winelands than on a bicycle and now with the option of e-bikes this experience has become a whole lot better. Vinebikes offers guided and self-guided e-bike wine farms tours. The routes have been designed to follow the most scenic route in each area, while also taking safety into consideration.

Website: www.vinebikes.co.za

Eat at Postcard Café 

Enjoy light meals and award-winning wines at this casual and relaxed venue, located at the beautiful Stark-Condé Boutique Winery.

Website: https://stark-conde.co.za

Vineyard Segway tour at Spier Wine Farm 

Glide through the vineyards, breeze through the River Garden and take a turn past the yin-yang water recycling and re-energising plant. Enjoy these two-wheeled, self-balancing, battery powered personal transporters in one of the most beautiful places on earth. 

Website: www.spier.co.za/visit/vineyard-segway-tour

Stayover at Spier Hotel 

The 4 star Spier Hotel features village-style buildings, lush green lawns and spacious rooms situated next to the calming Eerste River. The rooms are clustered around six courtyards, with each courtyard boasting its own swimming pool. The design is reminiscent of the Bo-Kaap or Mediterranean villages where pedestrians have right of way.

Website: www.spier.co.za/hotel

Day 4 – Elgin Valley

Elgin Adventure Centre

The Elgin Valley is just an hour outside of Cape Town, a gem hidden it plain sight. Here the city lights seem a world away and the call of the mountains leads the way. Elgin Adventure Centre specializes in everything adventure, including Sip and Cycle wine tasting tours and bike tour and rentals. 

Website: https://elginadventurecentre.co.za  

Eat at South Hill Vineyards Maze Picnic 

South Hill strives to create the quintessential neighbourhood restaurant in Elgin, somewhere to kick back and relax – enjoy a leisurely breakfast, a generous country style lunch or to celebrate special times. You can also enjoy a picnic at the newly built vineyard maze.

Website: https://southhill.co.za

Stayover at Trails End Bike Hotel

Trail’s End Bike Hotel, Mountain Bike and Trail Running Accommodation is the quintessential accommodation for adventure seekers, but it’s not just Africa’s first bike hotel, it’s also the perfect base to relax, have fun and explore all the delights the Cape Overberg has to offer. Whether you’re hungry for the scenic trails, eager to find your next adventure or simply sample some of the Western Cape’s finest beverages or unwind, this is the right place.

Website: www.trailsend.bike

Day 5 – Knysna

Knysna Mountain Bike Tours

Enjoy guided mountain bike tours on magnificent routes with varied landscapes, a beautiful indigenous forest, awesome single tracks, sea views and plenty of downhill fun. A must for cyclists and adventure seekers.

Website: www.tonycookadventures.co.za/activities/mtb.html

Eat at Drydock Restaurant

This lagoon side restaurant is situated on the water's edge in the picturesque town of Knysna. Catering to intimate lunches and dinners to large groups, the restaurant has two separate floors to accommodate your every need.

Website: www.drydock.co.za

Scootours Knysna

A unique and true forest experience. A scenic minibus ride through the Garden Route National Park takes you into the heart of the forest, locating the best climbs to start your descent, all while on the lookout for local wild life such as the majestic Knysna loerie, the shy bushbuck and wild boar. Once you’re at the top, all that is left is to enjoy an exhilarating downhill adventure on the Monster Mountain Scooter.

Website: https://scootours.co.za/knysna-forest

Stayover at Blackwaters River Lodge

Blackwaters River Lodge is a magical piece of paradise, tucked away in a beautiful valley on the banks of the Goukamma River. Set on several hectares of pristine gardens, it is surrounded by indigenous forest and offers peace, tranquility and the opportunity for complete relaxation.

Website: www.blackwaters.co.za


Day 6 – Prince Albert

Karoo Cycle Tours 

Experience "sense of peace" cycling in and around the lovely Cape Karoo town of Prince Albert where you will discover that lost solitude and the quietness and freedom of cycling on ancient roads, steeped in history.

Website: https://karoocycletours.com

Lunch at Café O 

Enjoy a light lunch, tapas or tasting sessions at the Café O restaurant in Prince Albert. The patio and outdoor area, complete with manicured garden and water features, is complemented by a magnificent view of the surrounding Swartberg Mountains will have you feeling restored in no time. 

Website: www.oforolive.co.za/cafe-o-restaurant 

Prince Albert Unimog Trips

Join a scenic trip up the breath-taking Swartberg Pass and experience the spectacular panoramic views of the mountain range. A marvel of engineering, this iconic pass is a bucket-list experience.

Website: www.swartberghotel.co.za/pages/unimog-trips

Stayover at Mont d'Or Swartberg Hotel

A national monument with over 150 years of history, the Swartberg Hotel offers comfort, outstanding rural hospitality and fantastic local fare. Situated at the very heart of Prince Albert, it’s the perfect place to enjoy the vast open expanses of the Karoo's natural beauty as well as a night sky filled with stars so bright you’ll have to see them for yourself to believe us.

Website: www.swartberghotel.co.za