Cape Town is a well-known cycling destination. With spectacular road routes and beautiful mountain bike trails, it is no wonder many Cape Townians have taken up this sport.
This city has also helped grow the sport by putting in more cycling lanes to promote safe cycling.
As a tourist in the city, renting a bicycle and exploring the city of Cape Town and surrounds on a bicycle is a great way to explore. And with more and more places to rent a bicycle popping up and bicycle tours coming about, it is the perfect eco-friendly way to tour!
With so many routes around the Cape, you are probably confused about where to go and, the good thing is you are spoilt for choice.
Here are four routes to consider:
The Sea Point Promenade is a popular seaside route that is popular among cyclists, runners and walkers. There are many places to rent bikes around the area; it is an easy route for all cyclist levels.
A good time to go is during the morning or late afternoon when the area is most beautiful.
Chapmans Peak is one of the most beautiful drives globally, and it is no wonder that it has become a popular cycling destination. The road meanders along the side of the cliff face giving you breathtaking views.
It is a mountain route, and some fitness is required. Also, check the wind as it is not a great route to do in the wind.
The Cape Peninsula is the trademark of Cape Town. Going from False Bay around the point and back to the CBD through Chapmans Peak, Hout Bay, Camps Bay and Sea Point. This is a long route, and it is recommended for fit cyclists. But the route is teeming with beauty all the way. It covers a lot of the route used by the Cape Town Cycle Tour that is known worldwide.
Elgin and Grabouw are a short drive away from Cape Town. So rent a car in Cape Town and take a drive to this beautiful area. The area has many vineyard Mountain Bike Trails that are second to none.
Stellenbosch is known as a cycling town due to its excellent routes. From the Jonkershoek valley to the Stellenbosch city, the area is teeming with cyclists.
And if you want to go on a tour, Bikes ‘n Wines Winelands Cycle Tours is a great option to explore the area.
The Cape Town area and surrounding areas are a great place to explore with a bicycle. So rent a bike and go explore!