About this Tour
Our mountain biking, Table Mountain loop, starts from the iconic slopes of the mountain. Playground par excellence Table Mountain staged the Cape Epic prologue many times over. We are fortunate to be starting at the foot of one of the most famous natural landmarks in South Africa.
A combination of jeep track network traverses the steep slopes of the mountain with fun sections of smooth single track. As Tafelberg road becomes dirt, the route descends towards the University of Cape Town. Soon becoming steeper with loose gravel under the wheels. The first single track and technical section of the day will test your bravery and skill in equal measure.
Being a mountain biker will most definitely help you relax and enjoy the ride. Once in the forest, the surface changes from hard compacted clay to wood chips. Early morning dew makes the surface slippery. Therefore, don’t get too grabby with your front brake. The trail winds through indigenous vegetation known as Fynbos and follows the upper jeep track through Newlands Forest and Kirstenbosch. By then your legs may be protesting a bit! Before reaching our halfway coffee break at Constantia neck.
At this point and to get the legs back into action, our journey takes us on a short tared downhill section. Through Hout Bay exclusive neighborhood and up the old wagon trail. Last tared liaison ride is along the Atlantic coastline and the 12 Apostles before hitting the trail again.
Keep the fireworks grand finale going for our final home stretch. This new trail will test your skill. Fast flowing single to rocky semi-technical climbs, enough to keep your heart pumping. The great scenery with many viewpoints makes it difficult to keep your eyes on the track. There is nothing flat around Table Mountain. Remember to keep some matches for the end of your ride. Perfect for a good workout where fitness and skill levels are required.
Mountain biking around Table Mountain is not only an opportunity for an adrenaline-pumping adventure, but also a chance to ride South Africa’s most iconic mountain.
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