Cape Town Singletrack Adventure

CAPE TOWN SINGLE TRACK ADVENTURE

Ride some of the best MTB trails in South Africa
Enjoy gourmet food and excellent wine
Take part in the CTCT MTB Challenge

 FRIDAY THE 22ND OF FEBRUARY TO SUNDAY THE 3RD OF MARCH 2019 (9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS)
This tour promises to be an action packed one where you’ll have the opportunity to be fully immerged in bicycle fever that grips South Africa and the Western Cape particularly, from the end of February till the end of March every year! Events like the CTCT MTB Challenge (part of this tour), the UCI Mountainbike World Cup, the Cape Town Cycle Tour (the biggest timed event in the world) and the world-famous ABSA Cape Epic will take place during this time! People from all over the world visit the Cape Town region during this time.
CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR MTB CHALLENGE
Saturday, 2 March 2019 sees the Cape Town Cycle Tour Lifecycle Week kick off in a cloud of dust. In seventeen years, the Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge has become the most desirable one-day event on the South African calendar. And for good reason. With 20km, 40km and 60km routes from Meurant Botha, the legendary Stellenbosch course designer, and the 40-year organisational experience of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, it offers top mountain biking for newbies and world champions alike, as well as the opportunity to earn kudos (and a special medal) for backing up the 60km ride here with the Cycle Tour the following weekend.
The three route options, which offer easy, intermediate and technical trail conditions as they get longer.
OUR ITINERARY       
FRIDAY THE 22ND OF FEBRUARY  – OVERNIGHT FLIGHT FROM EUROPE TO CAPE TOWN
SATURDAY 23RD – ARRIVE CAPE TOWN AND SETTLE INTO ACCOMMODATION
We meet you at Cape Town international Airport late in the afternoon. When all are there we transfer to our accommodation which is about 40min to an hour away – depending on the traffic that time of the day on a Friday….
On arrival and after we have settled into our accommodation, we assemble our bikes. We will have all the relevant tools and support there to make sure this is a pleasant and quick process! Time permitting, we then go and test the bikes just to make sure all is in 100% working order for the week ahead.
Dinner tonight is included
SUNDAY 24TH – RHEBOKSKLOOF
Rhebokskloof is a relatively small wine farm on the slopes of Paarl Mountain. The slopes make up a valley that is perfectly shaped, almost like a huge amphitheater where some amazing single trails has been built! There are various route options and we can keep ourselves busy for quite a while.
Afterwards we do lunch in Paarl on the way back to our accommodation.
MONDAY 25TH – JONKERSHOEK – STELLENBOSCH
A MTB destination that provides you with many route options in a typical Western Cape Mountain region! There are some “nice” climbs, traverse sections and downhill single trails that range from easy to advanced black routes. They choice is yours and we will discuss and try as many as we feel up to on the day!
We’ll spend the morning there and then stop off in Stellenbosch village on the way back for a well-earned lunch!

TUESDAY 26TH – MEERENDAL AND HOOGEKRAAL           
Made famous as the destination for the route of the prologue for the Absa Cape Epic. Meerendal is set in the Durbanville hills with Table Mountain as the backdrop. Breathtaking views, single-track climbs and downhill sections that is so flowing and smooth that you will want to go back up and do them again!!
Great riding followed by lunch at Meerendal.
WEDNESDAY 27TH – OAK VALLEY MTB TRAILS
To get to the Oak Valley trails we need to drive over Sir Lowry’s Pass to the other side of the Helderberg mountains. These trails, in various configurations, have been part of a couple of Absa Cape Epic events but is also the base for the annual FNB Wines2Whales event. This means that the trails are in perfect condition and there are various exciting man-made features on the trail to maximize enjoyment for us riders.
You might consider coming back for the Wines2Whales after riding here!
THURSDAY 28TH – HERMANUS
It’s a bit of a drive to get to Hermanus but this day outing is most definitely worth the effort. The trails that we will be riding takes us into the Hemel and Aarde valley where some of the sections are also part of the last day of the Wines2Whales and has also featured in the Absa Cape Epic. Many route options and spectacular scenery will keep you entertained and happy while on your bike!
Hermanus is known as the whale watching capital of South Africa. Even though we are not going to be there during peak whale watching season, the Brydes and Humpback whales are still in the bay and there is always a chance to spot them. Our lunch spot for the day gives us the best opportunity to spot any whales that might be out there in the bay, as we will be sitting right next to the water – picture to the right.
Lunch today is included
FRIDAY 1ST MARCH – TOKAI, KIRSTENBOSCH TRAILS AND TABLE MOUNTAIN
Tokai has been closed for a couple of years due to fires that ravaged the mountains. This however gave the opportunity to build quite a number of new trails and as the main MTB destination in the Southern suburbs of Cape Town, the trails are excellent. We ride all the way back to Cape Town from Tokai, following the greenbelts, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens trails and the slopes of Table Mountain.
The slopes of Table Mountain have also previously been the location for the Absa Cape Epic prologue in the past and offers spectacular views of Cape Town and the bay! We have lunch in town and fetch our race packs for Sundays Cape Town Cycle Tour.
SATURDAY 2ND – CTCT MTB CHALLENGE EVENT
The CTCT (Cape Town Cycle Tour) MTB Challenge is a typical South African event with route options for all, including 20, 40 or 60km. The route starts on Muratie Wine Farm and traverse some of the famous wine farms in the Stellenbosch wine region. This event is well known for its wide range and amazing single-track sections that have been purpose built! To get a better idea of what the event is all about, please go and have a look at the event website.
We all meet at the finish line and then after enjoying a recovery drink, we get on our bikes and take a short spin to our lunch spot on the neighboring farm.
Lunch for today is included in the package.
SUNDAY 3RD – LAST RIDE AND BACK TO THE CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Depending on your travel plans, we take you back to the airport after breakfast to be in time for your flight home.

PACKAGE COSTS              
FRIDAY THE 22ND OF FEBRUARY TO SUNDAY THE 3RD OF MARCH 2018 (9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS)
            € 2490 per person sharing.
 As this tour and our Cape Town road bike tour runs back to back, we offer a 10% discount on the combined cost of the 2 tours should you decide to stay with us for the full 2 weeks. We will endeavor to assist you to find a suitable rental bike so that you do not have to travel with 2 bikes!
INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE PRICE

Sharing accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis in very good 3-4 star hotels or guest houses,

Single accommodation available on request and subject to availability at an additional cost.

Lunch on 2 afternoons,
Dinner on 2 evenings,
Experienced tour leader with additional guide to ensure everything runs smoothly,
Guided cycling on the routes as mentioned above,
All entry/trail fees to ride the local trails,
Entry fees to take part in the CTCT MTB Challenge on the 3rd of March.
Bicycle technician with basic spares available on all the rides,
All transfers

NOT INCLUDED

Your flights to get to Cape Town,
Purchases of a personal nature,
Wine and alcoholic drinks,
Additional costs in the hotels (laundry, Telephone, bar etc.)

PLEASE NOTE

We do not take more than 12 people on tour to ensure personal attention during your time with us! Make sure to reserve your spot now!
Bicycle rental – We are able to assist you with bicycle rental if you need this, it is however subject to availability. Please let me know if you need a rental bike.

 

RESERVE YOUR SPOT
To reserve your spot on this tour, please complete the short form below and we will get back to you to confirm if we still have a spot on this tour.

Should you require additional assistance, we will get into the details as part of your overall booking with us.

Should we have a spot available, we will forward you the detailed Tour Registration form.