E-Bike Cape Explorer Tour

Day 1
SUNDAY: Cape Town - Cape of Good Hope
 
Collection in Stellenbosch and Cape Town.  We will then depart to the Cape of Good Hope Nature reserve via Hout Bay and the well known Chapman’s Peak rive.  In the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve we will unload the bicycles for our first ride. 

Cycle through Fynbos and beautiful beaches with your guide.  On the ride you will have a good chance to spot antelope like Bontebok, Eland, Zebra and probably the famous Chacma Baboons of Cape Point.  Visit the lighthouse and Cape of Good Hope, the most South Western tip of the African Continent. 

After the ride we will load the bikes and drive to our magnificent lunch spot overlooking the beautiful False Bay.  After lunch we have the option to visit the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony before heading to the Stellenbosch winelands.  Dinner can be had at any of the great restaurants and bars in easy walking distance from your hotel in the Historic Stellenbosch town.

Day 1 Route Info
Distance: Approximately 25-30 km
Elevation: Approximately 253 m
Road: Tarmac and some gravel roads 500 m beach traverse
Ride duration: Approximately 3 hours including some time to explore lighthouse.
Skill level: Beginner

Meals Included: Lunch

Day 2
MONDAY: Stellenbosch - Jonkershoek nature reserve and wine farms
(Clients starting their tour today will be collected at their Guesthouse in Stellenbosch or need to meet us at our office in Stellenbosch between 8:00 and 8:30.)

We will start our cycle from the Guesthouse and head out through the beautiful historic town of Stellenbosch before reaching the UNESCO world heritage site of Jonkershoek Nature Reserve.  Explore beautiful vistas of the whole valley and beyond. Some really fun trails also await us during our ride with sightings of Baboons, Duiker and Porcupines not out of the ordinary.  Stop for lunch on a magnificent wine estate and relax after the mornings ride with a glass of Vino and some good South African cuisine.  After lunch we will head back to the guesthouse to freshen up. The afternoon can be spent at leisure exploring the town, relaxing or going on the Vine Hopper wine tour.  Evening dinner on own account at any of the great restaurants in Stellenbosch town within walking distance of your accommodation.  Your guide will certainly give some good suggestions according to what you would like to eat.

Day 2 Route Info
Distance: Approximately 35-40 km
Elevation: Approximately 780 m
Road: Mostly MTB trails and jeep track. Short stretches of Tarmac
Ride duration:  Approximately 3 hours
Skill level:  Intermediate

Day 2 Optional Activities
Vine Hopper Hop on Hop of wine tour R320pp
Historic walk of Stellenbosch R150pp
Clay Pigeon Shooting R350pp

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch on a wine estate

(Clients doing 2 day Cape Town and Stellenbosch option will get transport back to Cape Town at 17:30)

Day 3
TUESDAY: Cycle to Franschhoek
Today we cycle to the neighboring winelands town of Franschhoek.  We will cycle mostly off road over the Helshoogte Pass, a route used by the first Dutch and French families who settled here in 1688. Enjoy fantastic views and sites along the way. Learn about small mission stations and local people living in the Banghoek Valley. Get a chance to spot Eland and Blue Wildebeest as we cycle along multiple mountain streams in the Banhoek Conservancy. 

Enjoy lunch on a Franschhoek Wine estate and have some time to explore the town. 

The afternoon we will depart to our Glamourous Camping spot in the Elgin Valley. We will see the amazing Franschhoek Pass, Theewaterskloof dam and much more.  An optional activity for the afternoon is the Cape Canopy Tour Zipline adventure. Those not doing the Zipline can be taken to our accommodation in luxury tents in a beautiful setting on a hill top. Unique swimming pools with great views!  Tonight dinner is included in the form of a traditional South African Braai around a big camp fire. 

Day 3 Route Info
Distance: Approximately 40 km
Elevation:  Approximately 867 m
Road: Mostly jeep track and MTB trails, approximately 15 km of tar road
Ride duration: Approximately 3 hours
Skill level: Intermediate

Day 3 Optional Activities
Cape Canopy Zipline Tour R895pp

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch on a wine estate, Dinner (South African Barbecue)

Day 4
WEDNESDAY: Cycle Elgin towards Hermanus
This morning we embark on a great day of cycling through plantations, winelands and along an old railway track through small towns and rural villages towards Hermanus

End the days ride on the manicured trails of the Hemel and Aarde valley with its many beautiful wine estates. We will enjoy lunch after the ride in Hermanus before you will have time to explore this quaint seaside village or do some optional activities.

Late afternoon we will depart back to Cape Town via the beautiful Clarence drive with magnificent sea views. 

Day 4 Route Info
Distance: Approximately 50km
Elevation:  Approximately 817 m
Road:  Mostly jeep track and MTB trails, approximately 5 km of tar road
Ride duration:  Approximately 4 hours
Skill level: Intermediate

Day 4 Optional Activities
Whale watching R800pp
Sea Kayaking R450pp
Enjoy Voelklip beach

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

(Optional Day 5)
THURSDAY: Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai
For those who would like to go Shark Cage Diving, we will arrange accommodation and a Shark Cage dive in Gansbaai. Collection will be at the Hotel and transport to Gansbaai included (30 min drive).  Here you will have the unique experience to come eye to eye with the majestic Great White Shark.  Going Great White Shark Diving in South Africa is a combination of goosebump thrills, education and relaxation on a luxury boat in the company of experienced staff and researchers that are experts in their field of marine biology.  After the dive you will be transported back to Cape Town. 

Cost
Day 1 and 2 only R6 540pp sharing
Day 3 and 4 only R7 160pp sharing
Day 2, 3 and 4 only R10 850pp sharing
Day 1-4 R 14 770pp sharing
Add on Day 5 R4 890pp sharing

Included:
E-Bike and Guide
Back up vehicle and trailer for luggage and bikes
Accommodation as specified
Breakfast and Lunches, 1 braai dinner on day 3

Excluded:
Dinners (Except day 3 dinner is included)
Optional activities
Items of personal nature

What to Bring
Cycling Pants and gloves
Your own cycling shoes if you want to use cycling shoes, otherwise normal trainers
Day Backpack or Camel bag for cycling
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

Notes
Tour departs on SUNDAYS with a minimum participation of 4 pax
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. 
If there is no availability at the Glamping Accommodation on night 3, alternative Guesthouse accommodation in the area will be arranged and this will be confirmed at time of booking.