This twelve day mountain bike tour from Cape Town back to Cape Town focuses on the Western Cape Province, a dream mountain-biking destination. We've selected three regions: the Cape Peninsula for its pristine white beaches and spectacular scenery, the Overberg, rich in colour and character and then of course, the wide open skies and arid plains of the Karoo with classic mountain passes grinding into the Swartberg ranges.
Part of the success of this tour must be attributed to the terrain, a well balanced route with a mixture of forest, vineyards, rugged mountains and semi-desert. Ravines along dusty gravel roads combine with the discovery of the diverse attractions that these regions have to offer.
Enjoy a cable car ascent to the summit of Table Mountain, one of the most famous natural landmarks in Africa. Head south along the Peninsula, towards Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. View the African Penguins at Boulders Beach; explore the historical town of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Watch the whales in Hermanus (July to November). Explore beyond the Overberg where the hinterland awaits with wide-sky spaces, arid plains of the Karoo, classic mountain passes and a safari experience.
Tight, twisting single tracks and remote dirt roads will lead you through amazing places, designed for moderate to fit mountain bikers who are used to longer distances. Some terrains can be very hilly and require technical ability.
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