The Cape Town Cycle Tour will celebrate its 40th Birthday on Sunday 11th March 2018, and if you are planning on heading to South Africa for cycling’s biggest birthday party, the 7-Night Mother City Spin Travel Package could be the perfect trip for you!
Including flights from any major international airport, bike transportation (or rental), 7-night’s accommodation at a bike friendly hotel, all airport transfers, 2 cycle training tours with qualified local guides, a pre-race briefing with drinks and canapes, a transfer to the EXPO to collect your race pack, and guaranteed entry into the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2018, this fabulous Cape Argus Package takes care of all the finer details, so all you have to do is turn up, cycle, and enjoy!
The stress-free travel itinerary for international cyclists, the 7-Night Mother City Spin is perfect for couples, singles, tandem riders, and even corporate groups, and as your trip is organised by an ATOL bonded UK Tour Operator, you can travel in confidence, knowing that every element of your trip is fully protected.
Here’s a brief overview of this hugely popular Cape Town Cycle Tour Package:
Day 1: Arrive Cape Town / Transfer to Hotel / Overnight: Cape Town
Day 2: Cycle Training Tour Approximate Cycling Distance 90km
After an early breakfast, your driver will collect you and transfer you to the Western Cape Winelands, where you will ride from Stellenbosch to Franschhoek over the famous Helshoogte Pass and the Franschhoek Pass to Teawaterskloof Dam, before turning right to Grabouw. After cycling some 90km, you will make your way to ‘The Pool Room’ at the Oak Valley Wine Estate where you will enjoy a picnic style lunch and spend some time relaxing on the terrace by the pool before transferring back to the hotel. Overnight: Cape Town / Meals Included: Breakfast and Light Lunch
Day 3: Free Day Cape Town
Today you have a free day to explore Cape Town. We recommend the Hop on Hop off Bus, which stops at all the major sightseeing activities such as Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the Waterfront Shopping Centre and Camps Bay. Alternatively, you could take a wine-tasting tour or a full day tour along the Cape Point and Peninsula. Overnight: Cape Town / Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 4: Cycle Training Tour
After breakfast today, you will have the opportunity to cycle the iconic Cape Town Cycle Tour Route in reverse, departing directly from the hotel. A great warm-up for race day, you will cycle around the Cape Peninsula, riding past the entrance to Cape Point and covering as much of the ‘Argus’ route as you possibly can. After lunch in Noordhoek, you will ride approximately 30km back to the hotel, taking in Chapman’s Peak and Suikerbossie. Overnight: Cape Town / Meals Included: Breakfast and Light Lunch
Day 5: Cape Town Cycle Tour Registration & Expo
After breakfast today, we will head to the Cape Town Cycle Tour Registration and Expo to collect our race packs. A complimentary one-way transfer from the hotel to registration is provided at 09:00am. The rest of the day is at leisure. 18:00: Please join us for Drinks & Canapes at our Race Day Briefing. An informal event where you can meet other Equatours guests, enjoy some complimentary refreshments, and ask any last-minute questions about race day. Overnight: Cape Town / Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 6: Cape Town Cycle Tour 2018: Cycling Distance 109km
Today is the day you have been waiting for! After an early breakfast (time TBC), we depart the hotel and cycle the 10-minute ride to the start line, where we will join our seeded groups. Once you have crossed the finish line and collected your medal, please enjoy the hospitality area before making your own way back to the hotel (approximately 5-minutes ride). At 18:00h we will meet for our after-party. Overnight: Cape Town / Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 7: Cape Town
Today you have a well-deserved day at leisure to explore Cape Town. Recommended activities include a Wine Tasting Tour and Shark Cage Diving. Overnight: Cape Town / Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 8: Departure
After breakfast today, you will have a few hours to shop for last-minute souvenirs before your driver collects you and returns you to the airport for your return flight home.
Spaces are strictly limited, so why not secure yours now!