We may have a monumental 339 days until the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2018 gets underway, but with the race being cancelled this year, and preferential entries being offered to participants of the 2017 event, now is most definitely the time to secure your spot on the world’s most iconic cycle tour.
Previously called the ‘Cape Argus’ the Cape Town Cycle Tour is a one-day, 109km event that attracts some 35,000 professional and hobby cyclists from across the globe. In recent years, the popularity of the event has exploded, resulting in the event organisers implementing a ballot style entry system to cope with the sheer number of interested parties.
While thousands of would-be participants are left disappointed each year, guaranteed entries for the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2018 are available to those who book their trip with selected travel partners, but they are strictly limited and offered on a first come, first served basis, and so you need to be quick if you are to make your way to the start line on 11th March next year!
Of course, South Africa is a long way to go for a one-day cycling event, and so most international entrants choose to extend their stay with an intensive pre-Argus training program, such as cycling the Garden Route from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town, a trip to the Western Cape Winelands, or a Safari in the Eastern Cape, Kruger National Park, or the luxurious Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve.
Creating a multi-destination travel itinerary in this part of the world is easy, but due to the popularity of South Africa as a holiday destination, many hotels and safari lodges are already fully booked for next March, and so foreign visitors are encouraged to secure their accommodations now, or risk being left with just ultra-luxury (and ultra-expensive!) 5 star accommodations, or sub-standard lodgings to choose from.
If you plan to participate in the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2018, register your interest, secure your entry now, and get ready to say ‘Hoopla!’