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Cape Argus Cycle Tour

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Tour details
Destinations: Cape Town, Cape Point
Type of adventure: icon-12.png Cycling
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 2063
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  • At a glance
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  • What's included
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Your chance to
Take part in the world's largest cyclosportive event
At a glance
8 days cycling with 100% vehicle support
The world's largest cyclosportive event set amongst the Cape's spectacular backdrop
With its roots in the late 1970s, the first version of what is now called the Cape Argus Cycle Tour down the Cape Peninsula had 525 entrants. Year on year the number of participants grew and in 2016 there were over 35,000 enthusiastic cyclists taking part in what is now the largest individually timed cycle-tour in the world.

The circular route, starting in Cape Town, takes you down 109kms of incredible coastal roads along the Cape Peninsula, past quaint villages and bays as far as the entrance of the Cape Point Nature Reserve before returning to Cape Town. For your time to be officially counted you will need to complete the route in under 7hrs (the fastest cyclists will complete the route in under 3hrs).

During the week leading up to the Cape Argus Cycle Tour, we explore the delights of the Western Cape whilst warming up for the big event. We start off by following a large section of the race route itself, enjoying the stunning views of the Cape Peninsula before heading inland through South Africa’s famed wine region. Then it’s onto the semi-arid Little Karoo and on to the resort town, and whale capital of the world, Hermanus. Finally we ride along one of the greatest coastal roads anywhere in the world, the Whale Route, returning to Cape Town in time to register for the Argus.
Cycling profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 1 25.0km/15.5miles
Day 2 60.0km/37.3miles
Day 3 70.0km/43.5miles
Day 4 60.0km/37.3miles
Day 5 60.0km/37.3miles
Day 6 80.0km/49.7miles
Day 7 30.0km/18.6miles
Day 8 109.0km/67.7miles


Number of days cycling:
8
Pace:
Approximately 1-4 hours cycling per day
Terrain:
Low altitude; 100% tarmac

Itinerary
1
Day 1
Start Cape Town; visit Cape Point and ride back to our guest house.

2
Day 2
Cycle to Cape Town.

3
Day 3
Explore the world renowned winelands near Franschoek and Worcester.

4
Day 4
Cycle the Semi arid, Little and Grand Karoo to Barrydale.

5
Day 5
Ride through the hills and over the spectacular Tradouws Pass to Hermanus.

6
Day 6
Cycle the Whale Route, one of the most spectacular on Earth.

7
Day 7
Optional morning ride; afternoon race registration.

8
Day 8
Race day!

9
Day 9
End Cape Town.

Guided Group
This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You have a good level of fitness and are looking for a physically challenging holiday. Previous experience is essential for activity based trips.

What's included
All breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
What's not included
Travel insurance

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Sun 05 Mar 17 - Mon 13 Mar 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,755
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