Clarens to Cape Town

An Epic 10 day cycling adventure for those who have what it takes; a well supported challenge with like minded people who enjoy the freedom and comradery of cycling together.

1465km – Tour
109km – Race

We start at Golden Gate

Why not start an amazing cycling adventure in one of the most beautiful parts of Southern Africa by cycling through the stunning Golden Gate National Park.

You may be lucky enough to pass herds of antelope on the way.

What makes it so beautiful is not just the mountains and landscape but the ambiance that you experience on the first day of this tour.

Cycle from Golden Gate to Ladybrand

Distance: 146km
Elevation: 1153m

Cycle through the historical sites and picturesque mountains.

Lying on the majestic Maloti Drakensburg Route, the little town of Ladybrand offers so much more than most

Cycle from Ladybrand to Bethulie

Distance: 229km
Elevation: 937m

The route continues to hug the Lesotho border until crossing the Caladon river, we then cycle west towards Bethulie.

Bethulie is often described as halfway to everywhere.

Experience the wonderful sounds of birds and the beautiful views of the Gariep Dam and the longest rail and road bridge in South Africa.

Cycle from Bethulie to Middelburg

Distance: 182km
Elevation: 440m

This part of the route is relatively flat for the first 90km, then a gradual 70km descent and then levels out for the last 40km.

“At first encounter the Karoo may seem arid, desolate and unforgiving, but to those who know it, it is a land of secret beauty and infinite variety.” ― Eve Palmer, Plains of Camdeboo: The Classic Book of the Karoo.

Cycle from Middelburg to Graaff-Reinet

Distance: 105km
Elevation: 774m

Definitely more down than up, this relatively short stage starts at just over 1200m and ends in South Africa’s fourth oldest town at 750m above sea level.

Cycle from Graaff-Reinet to Willowmore

Distance: 172km
Elevation: 532m

Gradual undulations through the Great Karoo. Once in Willowmore, you may want to stop for a delicious bite at the Belly deli, famous for her fresh baked goodies and homemade pies.

Cycle from Willowmore to Calitzdorp

Distance: 195km
Elevation: 779m

Watch the terrain and vegetation transform as you move from the Great to Small Karoo.

Calitzdorp is a small charming town in the heart of the Small Karoo. It is a village of architectural treasures.

Cycle from Calitzdorp to Swellendam

Details: 172km
Elevation: 2126m

Getting closer to our final destination. Nestled at the foot of the picturesque Langeberg Mountains is the majestic town of Swellendam. On this part of the tour you will cycle over the Tradouw mountain pass with all its splendor and glory.

Cycle from Swellendam to Witkrans

Distance: 224km
Elevation: 2084m

Well done to making it to the last day of the Clarens to Cape Town Tour.

Through all the sweat, tears and burning muscles you have finally arrived.

 

Eight short clips providing a glimpse into this amazing adventure