Where to Cycle In Cape Town? Top 4 Cycling Trailsby Mark Robert Lawson Co-owner
Cape Town is known to be one of the bicycle friendliest cities on the planet, and it also plays host to numerous highly renowned cycling events like the “Cape Town Cycle Tour”, the World’s Largest timed cycling event with 35,000 riders! From rambling spaces enclosed by beautiful nature to picturesque mountain trails along the sea, there is so much to explore on a Cape Town Cycling Tour. In this article we will throw a glance at some of the most exceptional routes in Cape Town where you will love to give your cycling skills a try.
Cape Point Nature Reserve:
Lies 60 kilometers south-west of Cape Town, the famous Cape Point Nature Reserve features almost 18,000 acres of native fynbos, hiking routes, uneven cliffs and immaculate beaches which make it a perfect place for a bicycle escape! A network of meandering tar roadways traverse the massive reserve giving cyclists an opportunity to witness the historical and nature sites in the area. Along the route, there are several vantage points where cyclists can stop & acknowledge stunning vistas of the national park & Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
A short ride from the city center, Table Mountain provides innumerable cycling & mountain biking trails for the cyclists. To reach the mid-section of the mountain, you will have to follow the Kloof Nek Road & turn left into Tafelberg Road, which guides you to the Lower Cableway Station. You can cycle all the way to the end of Tafelberg Road if you wish or follow the Rollercoaster trails all the way to Rhodes Memorial on the lower slopes of Devil’s Peak which features beautiful vistas of the city & Table Bay . En route you’ll pass the King’s blockhouse monument constructed by the British in 1796.
Sea Point Promenade:
The Sea Point Promenade is a picturesque beach-front route & a popular city spot for walkers, runners and cyclists. The trail is mostly paved & completely flat, and at just 7 kilometers (four miles), it is suitable for all levels of fitness. Starting at the Up Cycles bicycle rental station, the pathway runs along the coastline, passing busy play parks, charming public art, and other leisure activities.
If you are looking for the most adventurous Cycling Tour in Cape Town this 23 kilometers route is just tailor-made. One of the most spectacular cycling routes in Cape Town, this route follows Victoria Drive, where there are numerous bike friendly cafes to fuel up before a long ride. After conquering the notorious Suikerbossie Hill, the lofty road takes a bend & opens up with incredible sights of the Atlantic Ocean sprawled out below.
Truly Cycling in Cape Town is a lifetime experience that you won’t want to miss. In fact it is the best mode of transportat if you want to explore even the minutest details of Cape Town and surrounds.
This article is written by Cycle The Cape – the leading provider of cycling gear and Guided Cycling Tours in Cape Town. See our reviews on Trip Advisor below and don’t just take our word for it!
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