Cape Town Cycle Tour Special (Cape Argus)

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 18+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Cape Town, South Africa
  • Ends Cape Town , South Africa
  • Take part in the world’s largest individually timed cycle sportive 
  • Explore the vineyards of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek 
  • Cycle the spectacular Whale Coast between Hermanus and Gordon's Bay
The tour Cape Town Cycle Tour Special (Cape Argus) starts and ends in Cape Town. It is a bicycle trip that takes 9 days taking you through Hermanus, Cape Town and Franschhoek in South Africa. Cape Town Cycle Tour Special (Cape Argus) is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, meals and others.

With its roots in the late 1970s, the first version of what is now called the Cape Town Cycle Tour (formally 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 Town 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 cycle sportive.
Customer reviews
5 - Excellent
Based on 6 reviews
Awesome (new favourite word after this trip)
5 - Excellent
“If you want to do a cycling sportive abroad that will in all likelihood, be one of the best things that you will ever do, then book this trip (but leave space for me as I want to go back!). Absolutely amazing”
Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour
4 - Very Good
“A great 10-day trip through the stunning interior and dramatic coastal roads of South Africa. The cycling was testing but thoroughly enjoyable throughout. The trip was supposed to culminate with the Cape Argus 104km road race but nature intervened and wild fires meant the race was curtailed to a leisurely problems after a few 100km days in the saddle over the previous days. I will be back to do the whole race next year!”
MSH - Cape Town Argus Cycling Tour
5 - Excellent
“A fantastic break with great scenery, superb food & drink and most of all excellent cycling.”
Cape Argus Cycle Tour
5 - Excellent
“South Africa's Cape region is quite simply an incredible place for cycling, with great roads and the most spectacular scenery! This holiday combines this with the chance to ride what must be the greatest cycle event anywhere in the world. A superb trip!!”
  • Day 1: Start Cape Town; visit Cape Point and ride back to our guest house.
  • Day 2: Cycle to Cape Town.
  • Day 3: Explore the world renowned winelands near Franschoek and Worcester.
  • Day 4: Cycle the semi arid Little and Grand Karoo to Barrydale.
  • Day 5: Ride through the hills and over the spectacular Tradouws Pass to Hermanus.
  • Day 6: Cycle the Whale Route, one of the world's most spectacular roads.
  • Day 7: Optional morning ride; afternoon race registration.
  • Day 8: Race day, ride the Cape Town Cycle Tour
  • Day 9: End Cape Town.
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  • 8 nights in standard hotels and guest houses, All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • 8 days cycling with 100% vehicle support
  • All transport and listed activities
  • 100% tarmac roads 
  • Mostly relaxed rides with a few harder climbs
  • Normally 2 groups of up to 14 people
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Any international flights to/from Cape Town are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Cape Town Cycle Tour Special (Cape Argus) tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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A deposit of 245 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure. For any departures within 31 December 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Cape Town Cycle Tour Special (Cape Argus) tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Cape Town Cycle Tour Special (Cape Argus) tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cape Town Cycle Tour Special (Cape Argus) tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.
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