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Cycle South Africa: Cape Town & The Garden Route

  And experience “The Rainbow Nation” by bicycle with VBT

 

On this itinerary, you’ll cycle the stunning terrain for which South Africa is celebrated, from Table Mountain to the gentle vineyards of Franschhoek. And you’ll discover that this nation’s people are as inspiring as its landscapes when you tour an ostrich farm, taste renowned wines with vintners, share a meal in a local home, and savor an authentic braai, or barbecue. Visits to a penguin colony, the famed Kristenbosch Botanical Gardens, and Cape Town’s Langa township round out this unforgettable cycling sojourn.

Contact VBT @ 1-800-245-3868 or 

https://www.vbt.com/tours/south-africa-garden-route/

for information or to sign up

Cultural Highlights

  • Ride the cableway to the top of Table Mountain and savor the extraordinary view
  • Encounter the amazing diversity of plant life at Kirstenbach Botanical Gardens in the mountain foothills
  • Visit revealing Langa, of Cape Town’s oldest townships, with an experienced local guide
  • Delight in the penguin colony at Boulders Beach and the views of False Bay
  • Before a hearty lunch, cycle the inviting roads of Table Mountain National Park
  • Bike along the beautiful coastline of Scarborough and Misty Cliffs
  • Discover the wine valley of Franschhoek as you cycle to a private estate
  • Enjoy a wine tasting and lunch, where you’ll learn about grape cultivation
  • Browse the shops in the village of Barrydale, then lunch in Ladismith
  • Ride your bike through the lovely foothills of the Swartberg Mountains
  • Cycle amid the stunning sandstone formations of the Cape Fold Mountains
  • Learn more about the amazing ostrich when you tour a farm where the birds are raised
  • Ride a bike path along azure Knysna Lagoon onto Thesen Island
  • Cycle through rainforest and farmland downhill into Buffels Bay, perhaps for a dip
  • Gather for dinner and hospitality in the home of a local family
  • Pedal peaceful forests roads through Nature’s Valley Pass and Bloukrans Pass

And add on options include wildlife safari and Victoria Falls 

WHAT TO EXPECT

This tour offers a combination of easy terrain mixed with moderate hills. The VBT van support shuttle is always available for those who need assistance. This tour is ideal for beginning and experienced cyclists.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

BICYCLE VACATION ONLY – WITHOUT AIR

  • 9 nights in 4-star hotels and guesthouses
  • 23 meals – 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 6 dinners

BICYCLE VACATION PLUS INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE PACKAGE

  • Round trip international airfare
  • 9 nights in 4-star hotels and guesthouses

PLUS two nights in-flight

Please note: Passports for travelers to South Africa should contain at least two completely blank (unstamped) visa pages each time entry is sought. These pages are in addition to the endorsement/amendment pages (as many as four) typically found at the back of U.S. passports. While South African statutes require only one completely blank visa page, this rule has been applied inconsistently by South African immigration officials. In addition, any trips to neighboring countries would necessitate another blank page upon return. Travelers lacking adequate blank pages in their passport may be refused entry into South Africa, fined, and returned to their point of origin at their own expense.

Average Daily Mileage: 13 – 26 miles
Average Cycling Time: 2 – 5 hours

Event: Cycling South Africa Event Cost: Free
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Members: 3 Max Attendance: 10
Guests: 0 Spots Available: 7
Total Attendance: 3    
Overnight: No Kid Friendly: No
Skill Level: Easy / Beginner Dog Friendly: No

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1/2 to 1 quart per hour required
 
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