£190 for 1 person and £28pp thereafter
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Cape Peninsula Cycle Adventure

Highlights

  • Chapman’s Peak Scenic Drive
  • The Penguins at Boulders Beach
  • Cape Point/Cape of Good Hope
  • Misty Cliffs and Witsands/Soetwater
£190 for 1 person and £28pp thereafter
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What you'll do

Cycle around the magical Peninsula on routes of various distances to suit your own fitness levels accompanied with an experienced tour guide to show the secrets of the Cape and discover its turbulent history!

Collecting you from your accommodation in Cape Town and surrounds, you have various route choices ranging from 80km/50 miles to the more challenging 125km/80 mile loops. Following the coast on both sides, you will experience the changing majesty of the scenery en-route whilst enjoying quiet tarred roads and the abundant wildlife on the way. There are many opportunities for coffee/cake or lunch (I know all the best ones ;-) along with the most advantageous photo stops as we ride together. This way we have the time to explore the route of the World’s biggest timed cycling event (known locally as the Argus, now the Cape Town Cycle Tour) and so much more WITHOUT racing it and missing all there is to see and experience. Come and see it for yourself, you won’t regret it…

What's included

Included

  • Transfers to/from the start from your hotel
  • ROAD bike fitted with flat pedals and helmet hire
  • Accompanying cycling tour guide for the day
  • Water and water bottles, spare tubes, sunscreen etc
Your local host

Mark Lawson

Being a keen sportsman from my school days, I’ve always enjoyed the competitive side of running and then latterly cycling, whilst still trying to climb the corporate ladder in a full time career back in the UK. Having realised my true passion and calling was combining this with my love of history, something of which I studied at College, it seemed a natural progression to become a qualified cycling tour guide.

Having spent many happy holidays in Cape Town, we(my wife and I) decided to follow our hearts and move to the stunning Cape and set up our cycling tour business here, something that was sadly lacking on our visits. Being a very experienced and passionate cyclist I believe cycling is the only way to see and experience how much Cape Town and her surrounds has to offer and how truly breathtaking the scenery really is. Come and see for yourself!

Mark is a THETA registered tour guide (WC 6770) for the Western Cape Province and the Garden Route.

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Location

Your host provides hotel pick up in either the Cape Town area or the Wine Lands (Stellenbosch and Franschhoek) to make things convenient for you. You’ll be contacted after booking to arrange this.

Joined Mark for a 45-mile ride around the Peninsula at the end of a business trip to South Africa. He offered various route suggestions in advance and had no problems doing a one-to-one ride (I was travelling alone). The bike was decent, and Mark took my fitness level into account and set me up with a triple chainring; I needed it as I used every gear ratio during the ride! The ride itself was spectacular, mind-blowing. Mark is both extremely

123MJH

Mark took us on an excellent ride that was just right for us and our two young sons. Plenty to learn along the way and a great fish and chip lunch!

J3452SBW

We really wanted to do a cycle that allowed us to enjoy the best of Cape Point. Mark was extremely helpful and supplied us with excellent quality bikes, fitted to height and suitable cleats. We collected bikes from Fish Hoek and cycled down to Cape Point, with a short detour ( Well worth it!) to the Cape Of Good Hope and Back. The cycling landscape was gorgeous and a real delight to cycle through. Mark was extremely helpful and advice on routes a

Footprints172261

It doesn't get any better than cycling the Cape with Mark Lawson. He is knowledgable, engaging, and above all an excellent guide. He looked after every detail, selected great places to stay, eat and ride. With his associate Brian driving the van which accompanied us throughout the trip, I can't say enough good things about the whole experience. Choose Mark's Cycling and you won't be disappointed.

r0n1950

Mark is an awesome and strong rider-the route changed due to weather and wind but the riding was the incredible-beautiful route and excellent experience-LOVED it-Thanks for an awesome day

Joanathan A

FAQs

What is provided and what do I need to bring?

- We have SPD/SPD SL and LOOK Keo pedals available for the bikes if you wish or bring your own and we will fit these to your bike.
- Your own shoes are required to participate.
- We provide very BASIC helmets so for maximum comfort best to bring your own if possible.
- PADDED CYCLING SHORTS are required for this tour otherwise you will get sore in very delicate places!
- We provide water bottles with chilled water at the start of the ride and bring spare tubes/lever/pump and a multi-tool en-route.
- We set up the bikes and adjust as necessary before we depart the vehicle.
- Transfers to/from your Hotel to the start are also included if within the local area.
- Please provide your address to confirm after booking.
- Lunch/coffee/snacks and entry fees are for your own account.

Indemnity forms will need to be signed before departure.

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