Cycle on wild ocean beaches, amazing farmland scenery and National Parks from Hermanus to the most Southern tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas.

Day 1 : Hermanus to Sondagskloof

The bus departs Stellenbosch at 8:00 for the 90 minute drive to Hermanus. We start this amazing day with a 4 km beach ride during low tide. From here we follow a route along fynbos enveloped gravel roads along the Kleinriver Lagoon before reaching the village of Stanford for a coffee break. Here the route takes us through farmland gravel roads with a decent climb with fantastic views to Papiesvlei. Lunch will be had along the route before ending in the Sondagskloof area. We will spend the night here in comfortable farm cottages on Hermanuspieterfontein. Your Guides will prepare a braai dinner tonight.

Day 1 Route Info
Distance : Approximately 50km
Elevation: Approximately 750 m
Road: Beach ride, jeep track and gravel roads.
Ride duration: Approximately 4 hours
Skill level : Intermediate

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2 : Sondagskloof to Wolvengat

Today starts with a gradual climb out of the valley through forested area. The hard work gets rewarded with a beautiful decent into the small historic German mission station town of Elim established in 1824. Here we will have a break before cycling on gravel roads towards the Wolvengat area where we will spend the night. The afternoon we will drive to the Black Oyster Catcher winery for lunch and an optional wien tasting. The evening your guides will prepare a cooked dinner and we will have a social evening around the fire

Day 2 Route Info
Distance : Approximately 40km
Elevation: Approximately 550 m
Road: Gravel roads
Ride duration: Approximately 4 hours
Skill level : Intermediate

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 3 : Wolvengat to L’Agulhas

Even though today is a further stretch to cycle that the other days, most climbing is done and the route is relatively flat as we cycle through wetlands, farmlands and the Agulhas National Park to the most Southern Tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas. Beautiful fynbos areas and ocean scenery await us on this route. End the day with a picture at the most Southern tip of the African continent. Lunch in Struisbaai close to the ocean. We will have time for a swim and a beach shower before depart back to Hermanus or Stellenbosch/ Cape Town.

Day 3 Route Info
Distance : Approximately 60km
Elevation: Approximately 60 m
Road: Gravel roads
Ride duration: Approximately 3 hours
Skill level : Intermediate

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

Included

  • Guide and ride assistance and backup
  • Back up vehicle and trailer for luggage and bikes. Bike transport on our custom-made bike trailers
  • 2 nights’ accommodation sharing rooms as specified
  • All meals as specified

Excluded

  • Optional activities
  • Items of personal nature

Optional E-bike or MTB rental

  • E- bike rental of Giant Fathom E hard tail bike R500per day
  • Hard tail Giant Talon Mountain bike rental R300per day
  • Soft Tail Mountain Bike rental R700 per day

Rate: from R 8 490 pp sharing

What to Bring:

  • Mask
  • Own bicycle if not renting one from us.
  • Cycling Pants and gloves
  • Helmet (we can provide a helmet if needed)
  • Your own cycling shoes if you want to use cycling shoes, otherwise normal trainers
  • Day Backpack or Camelbag for cycling and own water bottle
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes or sandals for afternoons. Swim costume.
  • 1 rain jacket and 1 warm top and jeans
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and hat and Buff
  • Book for afternoon leisure time
  • You need to have your own travel insurance and medical insurance in place.

Insurance information – health and travel information including policy numbers and phone numbers.

Bicycle Rental:

Our E-bike is a Giant Fathom E Mountain Bike with and electric motor that can assist you in pedaling. Each bike has 4 strength settings, OFF, Eco, Normal and Sport Mode. Your guide will explain these features to you.

Your guide has a spare tube and patch kit and pump. If you would like to bring your own pedals and shoes we recommend doing so—your tour leaders will install them during the bike fitting. We have flat pedals available and will also be providing helmets if needed.

You are also welcome to use your own bike or use one of our hard tail Giant Talon bikes if you would like to do the tour in a normal bike. Please make sure that you are fit enough to do the tour on a normal bike.

Vehicle Support:

Full vehicle support including: luggage shuttle, water and snack resupply, mechanical assistance, and rides for tired cyclists!

Accommodation:

As this is an off the beaten track route, limited Accommodation is available in the area. The first night we generally book at Hermanuspietersfontein Farm Cottages which are self-catering houses with double rooms. The second night we stay at Inyoni Lodge which is a “glamping” site. Double and twin rooms are available and bathrooms are shared bathrooms and showers in an ablution block. The accommodation is comfortable, clean and generally sufficient. Upgraded en-suite accommodation is available on request if needed at an additional fee and subject to availability.

Meals and Restaurants:

Breakfasts: Breakfasts will be had at the hotel or accommodation establishment. Cycling is energy intensive so we do recommend you plan for a morning or mid-morning snack on the road at a local café or market. Water is potable in almost all hotels, if there is a problem, we will advise you. One evening a dinner South African braai is included for you and will be prepared by your guides. This normally entails meat, so please let us know if you have any dietaries.

Notes:

  • For group bookings any departure day can be arranged depending on availability
  • Even though every effort will be made to run itinerary as above, please be advised that the itinerary is subject to availability and weather conditions and might have to change if needed to ensure our clients safety.
  • Please make sure that you are skilled and fit enough to do the tour. When in doubt, please get an opinion from your medical practitioner as this is your own responsibility. (Back up vehicle is at hand if there is an issue)

Info we need:

  • Your height in cm
  • Will you bring your own bike or do you want to rent a bicycle. Do you need SPD pedals
  • Dietary Requirements
  • Please have your health insurance details and numbers available if needed.

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Pre-tour bike transport:

Wynand from Cycle Transport Logistix offers a transport service for your bicycle from Johannesburg to Stellenbosch in a safe and convenient way. More info on www.cycletransport.co.za