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Cape Town Bike tours

Our most recommended Cape Town Bike tours

Cape Town: 3-Hour Bike Tour

1. Cape Town: 3-Hour Bike Tour

Learn about Cape Town’s heritage on a bike tour from the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront to the bustling inner city, and get up close and personal with its inhabitants along the way. Marvel at the urban landscape, and see sights old and present as you visit the historic fort of the Castle of Good Hope, journey down Adderley Street and go to the former township of Bo-Kaap. Cycle to Company Gardens and St. George’s Mall and see the impressive Green Point Stadium, where the 2010 FIFA World Cup was held. Explore the newly landscaped Green Point eco park and admire the oldest working lighthouse in South Africa.

Cape Town: Half-Day e-Bike City Tour

2. Cape Town: Half-Day e-Bike City Tour

Discover the "Mother City" with an electric bike and a registered tour guide. This scenic tour along the Atlantic seaboard and history-rich city is both easy to do and bound to be a highlight for your trip to South Africa. Crossing the Yacht Marina and through the waterfront, you will visit the oldest lighthouse in South Africa. After riding on Seapoint’s Walkway, your guide will lead you to Greenpoint Gardens where you will encounter a superb view over Cape Town Stadium. You'll later visit the Nelson Mandela Jetty 1 Museum, where all the prisoners were kept before being transferred to Robin Island. Aboard your convenient e-bike, this tour is effortless and contains many possibilities to stop for photos.

Cape Town: E-Bike Cape Peninsula Tour

3. Cape Town: E-Bike Cape Peninsula Tour

After a short safety briefing, you will begin riding south to the Cape of Good Hope. This area is a world-renowned landmark, and contains monuments in honor of two of the world's most famous explorers: Vasco da Gama and Bartolomeu Dias. On your way, observe over 250 species of birds, baboons, ostriches, bucks, and the Cape Mountain Zebra. You will then head to Cape Point where you will get off your bike to travel to the lighthouse, where you will have some leisure time and eventually lunch at a local restaurant (not included). Once you’ve made the most of Cape Point, you will ride your bike back north to where you started to get back in the vehicle for the last attraction of the day. You will have the option to visit the penguins at Boulders Beach in the charming coastal town of Simon’s Town. There you will be able to observe them coming back from the ocean, basking on the beach, or just resting in their nest, from a non-intrusive platform above the floor.

Cape Town : Woodstock and City Centre Bicycle Tour

4. Cape Town : Woodstock and City Centre Bicycle Tour

Join a guided bike tour that combines Cape Town's history, urban landscape, and street art and visit the main historical artistic landmarks of Cape Town with visits to The City Centre, Bo-Kaap, and District Six in a relaxed way while taking a deep dive into the art and culture of the city. Join us as we cycle through the city - exploring the deep and rich history of Cape Town through a unique cycle tour experience, led by an expert guide and joined by a friendly community. and its inhabitants by cycling around its neighbourhoods, getting a true sense of its communities travel with ease between the sites and experience the inner city.

Cape Town: Water Biking Tour

5. Cape Town: Water Biking Tour

Glide across the ocean on the worlds most advanced water bike in a totally new and unique way to experience the incredible marine environment of False Bay – renowned for its stunning ocean and mountain views and marine wildlife. Safely explore without an environmental footprint as these water bikes are silent, do not emit any omissions, and do not require fuel. Also, get a different perspective of your surroundings as the bike elevates you in the ocean. Navigate the ocean with ease as these easy and no hassle water bikes are very stable and easy to steer. They do not need balancing as with conventional bikes and no previous experience or special skills are required.  On this tour you will often encounter playful Cape fur seals, other marine life and various sea birds along the way. During whale season, it is possible to encounter one of these magnificent mammals.

Cape Town: Cultural Cycling Tour

6. Cape Town: Cultural Cycling Tour

The Bicycle Township Tour departs from Masicorp Chasmay Road Campus, and will make a visit to BEN (the Bicycling Empowerment Network). This is a non-profit bicycle organization that imports second-hand bikes, trains bike mechanics and assists entrepreneurs to operate bicycle shops in different communities.  A local guide will take you around the township, visiting interesting places and explaining some local Xhosa customs. During school time, you will visit a local crèche where the teachers work under very difficult circumstances. Part of the tour proceeds go towards the betterment of their facilities. A highlight of the tour is to visit a Sangoma (traditional healer) who performs interactive dancing and drumming. For lunch, you will either visit an African restaurant or a local lady's home who regularly hosts the tourist groups and makes an authentic African tea or lunch.

Cape Town: Full Day Road Bike Tour

7. Cape Town: Full Day Road Bike Tour

Your guide will collect you from your hotel in the morning before you are transported to Camps Bay, the start of this route. After the bike setup and route briefing, begin the cycle. Start with a gradual ascent to Suikerbossie with great views of False Bay the whole way. At the top of Suikerbossie, you will head down into Hout Bay. This is the suburb where Chapman's Peak drive starts. This must-do road takes a gradual ascent to the top and this is where you will have a brief stop to admire the views. Then, take a fast and exciting descent into Noordhoek which will reveal great views of Long Beach close to the end. In Noordhoek, head over Black Hill and into Simonstown. Here, visit the penguin colony of Boulders Beach. Then take a gradual ascent upwards.  When you reach the top, you will pass the entrance of Cape Point and take a short cycle to Cape Point Ostrich Farm where you will even have the opportunity to feed the ostriches. From here, you will have an easy cycle through some breathtaking landscape to the sleepy town of Scarborough where some welcome coffee and a pastry awaits you at The Hub. Then, jump back on the bikes to cycle through Misty Cliffs, up Slangkop pass and in into the surfing community of Kommetjie. From Kommetjie, cycle back to Noordhoek and up Ou Kaapse Weg. This is a bit more of a steady ascent but the views over Cape Town and its suburbs are worth the effort. A steep descent takes you into Steenberg and through the suburbs of Constantia. Go up Southern Cross Drive to the top of Constantia Neck and back into Hout Bay. The last climb for the day is up Suikerbossie and an easy pedal to Camps Bay takes you to the end of this tour. Enjoy a well deserved lunch here before your guide takes you back to your hotel.

Constantia Wine Valley Bicycle Tour

8. Constantia Wine Valley Bicycle Tour

Experience the historic Constantia Cape wine route with a personalized guide who will take you on a cycling tour in this picturesque area known for its award-winning wines.   You will be met at your accommodation and brought to the Constantia Valley where Dutch governor, Simon van der Stel, started the wine industry in South Africa dating back to the 17th century. Visit the historic Groot Constantia Estate. learn about a full array of the valley’s award-winning wines, as well as the region's rich history. Along the route, you will pass a kramat (mosque) built for the slaves that the Dutch East India Company imported from south-east Asia. The bicycle route meanders through the sophisticated Constantia suburb that has some of the finest structures in Cape Dutch architecture. On the tour, indulge in some of the most well-balanced wines that South Africa has to offer.  Vineyards like Buitenverwachting, Groot Constantia, Constantia Uitsig, Steenberg will open their doors, and cellars, for the tour. Come, and experience the oldest wine region of South Africa – on a bicycle!

From Cape Town: Half-Day Winelands E-Bike Tour

9. From Cape Town: Half-Day Winelands E-Bike Tour

Experience the best of South Africa's renowned wine scene on this half-day tour from Cape Town. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to the starting point where you will listen to a quick safety briefing before beginning your e-bike tour. During the tour, discover picturesque vineyards with the help of your professional tour guide. Explore hills and small valleys as you admire breathtaking views of the beautiful landscapes of the Winelands. Ride up to the top of the hill, with minimum effort as the electric bike does most of the hard work for you, and be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding area. Finish your tour at a local wine estate. Here, enjoy a sample of some of the region's best wines before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

From Cape Town: Winelands Cycling Tour

10. From Cape Town: Winelands Cycling Tour

Spend a day cycling along the Cape's historic wine route. Enjoy the natural scenery as you sample local wines. You will begin cycling approximately 20 to 40 km from Franschhoek. The Groot Drakenstein Mountains will be your backdrop as you pass by beautiful wine estates. Cycling through the historical town of Franschoek to the Huguenot Monument, you might be tempted to pop into its many boutique shops and art galleries. At Paarl, the birthplace of the Afrikaans language, you will see Paarl Rock, one of the largest granite boulders in the world. In Stellenbosch you can visit the Stellenbosch Village Museum and wander down oak lined avenues, exploring Cape Dutch architecture. A picnic lunch will be provided at one of the region's award winning vineyards.

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4.8 / 5

based on 87 reviews

Had one day off during a business trip and decided to go for a cycling ride. Highly recommend the guide! The guide will fix rental bike with whatever adaptions you will need (type of pedals, bike..) and adapt the trip length to your preference and fitness level. I got picked up at the hotel and it was all very easy! Lots of local knowledge and stories during the trip☺️

We enjoyed the most fabulous day Peter was the BEST guide and was very mindful that we needed to take time on the bikes … It was a super experience and one that will always be kept in our memory box DEFINITELY recommend .. huge thanks

It was a wonderful day with a great tour and many beautiful experiences. It was perfectly organized and great e-bikes and a professional guide.

Our guide Moses was very friendly and competent. We have good bicycles and the tour was very interesting.

Great guide - very friendly and knowledgeable. We had an amazing time!!