Cape Town Cycle Tour, take the scenic route


With one of the world’s most popular cycling events of the year happening in March – The Cape Town Cycle Tour, with 35 000 cyclists, their support groups, friends and family flocking from all over the world to participate and spectate, this 109km route circles the Cape Peninsula and is one of the most beautiful bike races in the world.

So, from sea to the mountain and from the mountain to sea, either way you look at it, Cape Town is breathtakingly beautiful.

Here are our top five places to visit along the Cape Town Cycle Tour route.


  1. Table Mountain

Cape Town Cycle Tour, take the scenic route

The start and endpoint of the Cape Town Cycle Tour takes place at one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World, Table Mountain. This is the most famous landmark in Cape Town with views from the top overlooking the beautiful Mother City.

So, how does one get to the top? There is a state-of-the-art cableway service which effortlessly places you at the top of this magnificent wonder. For the more adventurous, hiking to the top is also an option. No matter how you get to the top, the view is one for the books. Explore, eat and discover the summit of one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World.


  1. Kalk Bay

Cape Town Cycle Tour, take the scenic routeKalk Bay

The Cape Town Cycle Tour continues along the streets and passes through the charming and eclectic mix of historic buildings, cobbled streets, bohemian shops, vintage bookstores, art and antique galleries, quaint cafés and restaurants. This small fisherman’s town is a must-see when in Cape Town, and a great spot to grab lunch on race day. For a list of 28 things to do in Kalk Bay, visit


  1. Simons Town

Cape Town Cycle Tour, take the scenic routeJust Nuiscance Simonstown

One of the oldest towns in South Africa, Simons Town is known for its rich maritime history and home to the SA Naval base. Take a walk along the Simon’s Town historical mile from the Train Station to Jubilee Square and discover the riches this small historic town has to offer. From the museums, architecture and monuments to nautical enthusiasts dream of exploring a submarine, and animal lover’s paradise in discovering the tale of Just Nuisance and a visit to the popular Boulders Beach (home of a large colony of African Penguins), there is something for everyone in Simon’s Town!


  1. Scarborough

Cape Town Cycle Tour, take the scenic routeScarborough

A seaside conservation village, Scarborough is a popular surf and kite surfing spot. Surrounded by natural beauty, this seaside village is right on the doorstep of Table Mountain and houses some of the most spectacular views.

Scarborough is unspoiled where one can enjoy the simple pleasures of strolling on the beach or a hike in the mountains. It is also along the route of  the Cape Town Cycle Tour


  1. Chapman’s Peak

Cape Town Cycle Tour, take the scenic routeCape Town Cycle Tour, take the scenic route

One of the most scenic, special and humbling drives in South Africa has to be along Chapman’s Peak. Nestled on the vertical cliffs and connecting Noordhoek and Hout Bay, Chapman’s peak offers exceptional viewpoints along the way.


No wonder The Cape Town Cycle Tour is considered one of the most beautiful races on the planet!


So, there you have it, our suggestion of spots to explore before, during or after the races. If you are from out of town and looking for a reliable transport solution, look no further than Magic Transfers. We quite literally have you covered in any size group from airport, door to door or town to town, learn more about our services.


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