Cape Town, Short Cycle, Darwin’s Trail

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This fun-filled excursion is the ideal way to experience the beauty of the Cape Peninsula and Atlantic Seaboard, riding beside the deep blue sea and beneath the mighty Table Mountain with unsurpassed vistas from your bike. We leave from the Radisson Blu Hotel at the Waterfront. From there we take the beachfront promenade to Sea Point, a haven for Capetonians walking and jogging alongside the sea. After reaching Bantry Bay, climb uphill for a short while, taking in the fresh Atlantic breeze. We then make our way past Clifton and the four attractive beaches below where the beautiful people of Cape Town come to play.

Our journey continues along the western side of the Cape Peninsula, past Maiden’s Cove Beach where we take in the magnificent views of the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range and Camps Bay Beach. Ease downhill into Camps Bay before turning back along Kloof Road, sheltered beneath Lion’s Head and Signal Hill.

We continue to the Mouille Point Lighthouse, the oldest working lighthouse in the country and through the new Green Point Urban Park to the famous Cape Town Stadium. We return via the iconic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with its many curio shops and restaurants. Back at the Radisson Blu, indulge in gourmet canapés and beverage of your choice with the deep blue water of the Atlantic as your backdrop.

And what about Darwin? On his voyage aboard the HMS Beagle, he stopped here longer than in any other port on his voyage, except the Galapagos Islands. Darwin described Cape Town as “a great inn, on the great highway to the east” in a letter to his sister Catherine during his visit and recorded sightings of animals like elephant, rhinoceros, giraffe, hippopotamus and even the now extinct quagga, all within the boundaries of the Cape!

Note: This tour can be done as a morning/afternoon excursion and includes all bicycles, equipment, guides and canapés and sparkling wine (or non-alcoholic beverage of your choice).


2019/ 20 Season: Short, 3-Hour Excursion $ 105.00 USD per person

Special ‘out-of-season’ rates available upon request.

• Bicycles and all equipment
• Meet us at Radisson Blu Waterfront for the trip departure
• Excellent and varied cycle and walking, promenade, beachfront & stadium
• Personal service from the best guides in the industry
• Gourmet canapés, wine and beverages

Note: Prices are quoted in United States Dollars (USD) per person and are subject to change without notice. Even so we are based in South Africa, the recent swings in the local currency necessitated the conversion to a USD based rate system. This means we don’t change our rates with the swings and can absorb a 2 to 3 point swing up or down, without having to update rates constantly. It ensures a stable rate and consistent quality and product availability throughout our product portfolio.

Minimum group size is 2 guests (we’ll still run the tour for a single guest, subject to a private tour supplement of $20 USD). Enquire about discounts for larger groups (typically 6 guests and over).

Every day: Advance booking essential.

Our journeys are carefully researched and custom-designed to ensure a perfect balance of adventure and luxury – with zero hassle for you.