Ride the world famous CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR (formerly the Cape Argus Cycle Tour) with 35000 CYCLISTS
VEHICLE SUPPORTED RIDES in the CAPE WINELANDS and CAPE PENINSULA
RACE ENTRY, TRANSFERS, ACCOMMODATION & BREAKFAST INCLUDED.
The Cape Town Cycle Tour (formerly the Cape Argus Cycle Tour) is the largest timed cycling event in the world. It also celebrates its 42nd year in 2019 when, on the morning of Sunday, 10 March, 35 000 cyclists will line up to ride the 109km route through some of the world’s most spectacular scenery that includes the iconic Table Mountain as a backdrop.
Day 1 – Wednesday 6 March 2019: Arrival in Cape Town
We welcome you at Cape Town International Airport before your transfer to your hotel
After check-in, you have the opportunity to build your bicycle.
Day 2 – Thursday 7 March 2019: Vehicle Supported Ride – Bainskloof Pass
Our first ride of the tour is to enjoy the picturesque ride over Bainskloof Pass. We start in the town of Bella Vista, passing Ceres and making our way to Wellington via the pass.
Day 3 – Friday 8 March 2019: Guided Ride – Chapmans Peak
Today we enjoy an early ride from the hotel to the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive. This will give you the opportunity to experience what the last 25km of the Cape Town Cycle Tour will be like on your return back to the hotel.
We aim to finish the ride by 11 am. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 4 – Saturday 9 March 2019: Coffee Ride and Cape Town Cycle Tour Expo
After a pre-breakfast coffee ride, we visit the Cape Town Cycle Tour Expo. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 5 – Sunday 10 March 2019: Cape Town Cycle Tour
** Today is the big day – Cape Town Cycle Tour 2019 **
After breakfast we make our way to the start. Good luck and enjoy the legendary route around the Cape Peninsula!
A Disfruta Sports Tours representative will be waiting for you at the finish line.
Day 6 – Monday 11 March 2019: Vehicle Supported Ride – Taal Monument
Today we enjoy a scenic Cape Winelands ride finishing at the Afrikaans language monument – Taal Monument.
Day 7 – Tuesday 12 March 2019: Vehicle Supported Ride – Franshoek Pass
Today our ride departs the world famous town of Stellenbosch, making our way towards Franshoek via the local favourite climb – Helshoogte pass. We will climb Franshoek pass and descend to Teewaterskloof dam. Thereafter, we climb Franshoek Pass again before ending our ride in Franshoek.
Day 8 – Wednesday 13 March 2019: Guided Hike – Lions Head
Today we enjoy an early hike up the famous Lion’s Head. The hike should take no longer than 3 hours. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 9 – Thursday 14 March 2019: Depart Cape Town
** Good Bye Cape Town **
We will be doing regular transfers from the hotel to the airport to accommodate your flight departure times.
Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town is the most popular international tourist destination in Africa. This is due to its good climate, natural setting, and well-developed infrastructure.
In November 2013, Cape Town was voted the Best Global City in The Daily Telegraph’s annual Travel Awards.
In 2014, Cape Town was named the best place in the world to visit by both The New York Times and The Telegraph.
Cape Town Attractions:
The city has several well-known natural features that attract tourists, most notably Table Mountain, which forms a large part of the Table Mountain National Park.
The Cape Point Nature Reserve is recognised as the dramatic headland at the end of the Cape Peninsula.
Chapman’s Peak Drive is a narrow bending coastal road with picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean and nearby mountains.
Hikes up Signal Hill are popular for closer views of the City Bowl and Table Mountain.
Camps Bay Beach is one of Cape Town’s most famous beaches and is a significant tourist destination in its own right.
The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, built on top of part of the docks of the Port of Cape Town, is the city’s most visited tourist attraction.
The V&A Waterfront also hosts the Nelson Mandela Gateway, through which ferries depart for Robben Island.
The city also encloses the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden that contains protected natural forest and fynbos along with a variety of animals and birds.
Hilton Cape Town City Centre
The Five-Star Hilton Cape Town hotel is ideally located in the heart of the Cape Town CBD, making tourist attractions like the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain, Robben Island and the Kirstenbosch Gardens easily accessible.
The hotel is a short distance from both the start and finish of the Cape Town Cycle Tour