There are plenty of hotels in Cape Town to accommodate International Entries of the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2016, but if you want to get some cycling, running or walking in before you make your way to the start line on 6th March, the Atlantic Seaboard, otherwise referred to as Cape Town’s Riviera, is the perfect location for your trip.
A stunning piece of coastline stretching from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront Shopping Centre all the way past the beautiful beaches of Camps Bay to Hout Bay, the Atlantic Seaboard is highly recommended for international visitors due to its great choice of hotels, endless restaurants, bars and supermarkets, cosmopolitan shopping areas, huge public swimming pool, Virgin Active Gym, and long winding coastal road that was made for outdoor activities.
A great place for cycling, the Atlantic Seaboard forms part of the official Cape Town Cycle Tour Route, so if you arrive a few days before the race (recommended), you can cycle the route backwards, starting in Sea Point and making your way past Camps Bay, Llandudno, and Hout Bay before testing your leg muscles on the mighty Chapman’s Peak.
From here, you can glide down the other side and continue along the Cape Peninsula to the magnificent False Bay, or head back to Hout Bay for a delicious seafood lunch in one of the many seaside restaurants.
Everyone cycling the Cape Town Cycle Tour dreads Suikerbossie, and while it isn’t particularly long (around 2km) or terribly steep (around 7%), it falls in the last 10km of the race, and by then, your bums sore, your legs are tired, and you’ve just about had enough! So cycle up it the week before the race, and prepare your body, mind and soul for your ultimate ‘Argus’ challenge!