Filmed by Adriaan Mostert and Bianca Le Roux / Virtual Insanity this ride collection was created in collaboration with the Cape Cycle Routes, a collection of rides throughout South Africa’s Western Cape. 

A ride through this region is a ride like no other and this a chance to experience the Western Cape in a new and exciting way. With awe-inspiring views, from vast open semi-desert plateaus where it feels like you can touch the stars to the sounds of nature and wildlife. 

These rides are mostly made up of well-graded gravel and sealed roads, ensuring a smooth trip along each section, but it is challenging and will test your cycling prowess through decent climbs and passes. 

Add the five cycling routes within the Cape Cycle Routes network to your bucket list and experience the wide-open spaces of the Western

For more info on these routes visit www.capecycleroutes.co.za

The Karoo Crossing Swartberg Pass

The 27km Swartberg Pass is considered one of the finest mountain passes in the world: an untarred road that winds to the summit of 1583 metres above sea level with breathtaking views at every turn. Appreciate the heritage of the Karoo told through historic rock art and engravings dating back thousands of years

32.04KM
DISTANCE
1:55:23
DURATION
1003M
ELEVATION

Cederberg Circuit Algeria To Clanwilliam Dam

Clanwilliam is one of the ten oldest towns in South Africa. It is located between the Western slopes of the Cederberg mountains and the Olifants River’s east bank. This town is filled with interesting stories and history— the Cederberg mountainscape, famous for its other-worldly rock formations and fynbos floral kingdom. Soon, you’ll reach the hiking and rock climbing mecca of the area,
Algeria.

21.86KM
DISTANCE
42:30
DURATION
197M
ELEVATION

Overberg Meander Southern Tip Of Africa Cape Agulhas

Pedal through the rolling hills of the Swellendam Valley with the Langeberg Mountains as your backdrop as you arrive at the southern-most tip of Africa at LÁgulhas and where the Indian Ocean meets the Atlantic.

7.24KM
DISTANCE
21:11
DURATION
28M
ELEVATION

Cross Cape - Theewaterskloof Dam To Franschhoek

This route is a smooth and mostly tarred with the iconic Franschhoek Pass to manoeuvre, the views of the valley are endless. Breath-taking scenery, world-class cuisine and fine wines. These are the hallmarks of the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in the heart of the Cape Winelands!

28.86KM
DISTANCE
1:03:01
DURATION
440M
ELEVATION

Cycle Tour 364

Released as part of the Cape Town Cycle Tour (stage 3), the Cycle Tour 364 route departs from Scarborough in the direction of Misty Cliffs. It’s a visual feast and not to be missed if you haven’t ridden it yet. 

48.14KM
DISTANCE
1:32:38
DURATION
519M
ELEVATION

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