Cape Town and South Africa are becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination with international visitors up 25% in the last year. Here are two ways to enjoy the area and get in a Cape Town bike tour at the same time.
A great way to get an impression of a city is to see it on a guided bike tour, and Bikes ‘n Wine Tours offer a half day Art Bike tour in the city. The 12km ride takes up the morning and takes you to some of the most picturesque parts of Cape Town, featuring some of the well known iconic art, sights, and landmarks as well as some locations that are off the tourist map. The 12km is jam-packed with famous landmarks and statues, as well as the cultural and colourful area of Bo-Kaap which is a historic area which thrived in the 19th Century as an Islamic community after the abolition of slavery and is famous for its colourful houses, steep cobbled streets, and muezzin.
The tours run Monday to Saturday and start at 9:30 am, finishing at 1:30 pm. The tours are weather dependent and need to be pre-booked.
For those who are keen to see more of the area, there is the Early Morning Coastal Road Bike Tour, with distances of either 40 or 80km. You can revel in the beauty of Chapmans Peak Drive and the 12 Apostles stretch, with the sting in the tail being Suikerbossie Hill for those who enjoy a challenging hill climb.
Now, you probably don’t want to go all the way to Cape Town, have these 2 bike rides and come straight home! So it’s probably worth investing in a Cape Town pass. For US$79 per adult and $55 for a child (5-15) you for a two-day pass, the Cape Town Pass is an all-in-one ticket that comes complete with a free attractions guidebook and fast-track entry at one of South Africa’s most popular attractions, the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway. A Cape Town Pass free smartphone app also provides visitors with sightseeing tips and itinerary planning tools.
All attraction and tour entry costs are included in the one-off price of the pass, enabling visitors to make significant savings on gate prices. On a three-day Cape Town Pass, costing $110 per adult, visitors can save $61 on the normal gate price of 10 popular attractions and tours, including Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, a half-day city tour, a bike tour and a sunset cruise. Save even more money by adding on an optional Travelcard, offering unlimited travel on the MyCiti bus network for three days.
Featured Cape Town Pass attractions include:
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway – enjoy unbeatable views of and from iconic Table Mountain, accessing the mountaintop via the Aerial Cableway.Normally priced at $20 per adult, fast-track entry is included with the Cape Town Pass.
Cape Point Nature Reserve – visit the spectacular national park and dramatic coastline that Elizabethan explorer Sir Francis Drake named the ‘Fairest Cape in all the World’, and take a journey aboard the Cape Point Funicular to the summit itself, where uninterrupted panoramic views can be enjoyed. Entry to Cape Point Nature Reserve and the Cape Point Funicular are normally priced at $11 and $5 respectively but are included with the Cape Town Pass.
Springbok Experience – new to the Cape Town Pass, this world-class interactive museum allows visitors to try their hand at the skills necessary to be a part of one of rugby union’s most successful international teams: South Africa’s Springboks. Normally priced at $6.
Groot Constantia – experience South Africa’s most historic vineyard and enjoy a delicious wine tasting and tour of the cellars.Normally priced at $8 but included with the Cape Town Pass.
Featured tours include:
Mile by Mile City Tour – new to the Cape Town Pass, this unforgettable half-day city bus tour takes in beaches, peaks, iconic landmarks, diverse cultures and a troubled history.Normally priced at $42.
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony – one of the most popular destinations in South Africa thanks to its unique residents – Africa’s only penguins!Normally priced at $6 but included with the Cape Town Pass.
Yacoob Yachts – Sunset Cruise – round off a great day of sightseeing with this breath-taking sunset catamaran cruise, complete with a glass of delicious local sparkling wine. Normally priced at $21 but included with the Cape Town Pass.
And of course, your city cycle tour is included, as is the Early Morning Coastal ride, which normally costs $42.
The Cape Town Pass is available for purchase online and can be shipped globally, collected on arrival in the city or downloaded as a mobile ticket for smartphones via the Cape Town Pass app.
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