Cycling in Cape Town is one of the most peaceful things you can do. Your cycling can be done at your own pace, it’s not nearly as expensive as you may think, and you will find other cyclers are amazingly friendly. Cape Town’s environment is bottomless with single tracks, switch backs, tarmac and jeep tracks to suit the needs of every cyclist from specialized riders to those that cycle for fun. Below you will find a list of some of the best places to cycle in or near Cape Town.
Route Distance: 5.2km
Plum Pudding Hill is surrounded by a circle route which is perfect for family excursions as it is not too demanding. The area also provides an abundance of parking and restrooms.
Camps Bay to Hout Bay
Route Distance: 22km
This route offers stunning views of Camps Bay, Clifton and Lion’s Head to Suikerbossie and down to Hout Bay Village.
The Redhill Charity Challenge
Route Distance: 29km
The Red Hill Charity Challenge offers riders a scenic 15km back route. Although riders participating in the challenge must complete a minimum of four laps (116km), there have been many cycling veterans known to complete over 200km.
The Robertson Cycle Challenge
Route Distance: 95km
The Robertson Cycle Challenge is a yearly event that starts at Robertson and continues along the tar road. The route also includes an extensive incline past the Breede River Bridge and travels through exquisite the wine farms and Bonnievale Cellars.
There are many more great routes for cycling in and around Cape Town! Be sure to visit and see for yourself!