iRide Africa

Cycling holidays, mountain bike trips, bicycle rentals delivered to your door!

Grade

Epic

Disabled Friendly

No

Accommodation

No

Team Building Facilities

Yes

Family Friendly

Yes

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  • Grade
  • Disabled Friendly
    No
  • Accommodation
    No
  • Team Building Facilities
    Yes
  • Family Friendly
    Yes

Great views, rides, and experiences packed into a cycling tour! Get out into nature and enjoy the ride!
Want the best mountain bike trails to explore? Or how about the best and safest roads to cycle on? Rent one of our GPS units ensuring you’ll find the best routes for your level of fitness and skill. We can also put you in touch with cycle guides who can take care of you and make sure you get the best day on a bike.
• Highlights

• Self-guided tours that suit YOU
• Explore some of the best mtb trails in South Africa
• Ride along the awe-inspiring Champman’s Peak Drive
• Experience the incredible South African weather
• Well serviced bikes with all necessary spares
• Self-guided tours for beginner to advanced cyclists Love singletrack? Want superb scenery? Choose one of our Cape Town MTB Tour packages
Our Cape Town MTB Tour ‘s are aimed at avid mountain bikers and fit cyclists that want to fly through a single track or get off the beaten path. We can supply you with rental GPS units guiding you to different trails depending on your location and riding style. A typical example of a Cape Town MTB Tour looks like this.

Durbanville MTB trails
(Cape Town)
• Perfect for Cross Country/Trail/Enduro riders
• A 20-minute drive from Cape Town
• Tonnes of purpose-built singletrack for beginner-advanced riders
• Trails are the best option out of summer months
• Great views of Table Mountain
• Rides can range from 1-4 hours of riding
• Check out what you can expect from a day on these trails!
• Bike rental options

• Durbanville MTB trails
(Cape Town)
• Perfect for Cross Country/Trail/Enduro riders
• A 20-minute drive from Cape Town
• Tonnes of purpose-built singletrack for beginner-advanced riders
• Trails are the best option out of summer months
• Great views of Table Mountain
• Rides can range from 1-4 hours of riding
• Check out what you can expect from a day on these trails!
• Bike rental options

• Tokai MTB trails
(Cape Town)
• A 20-minute drive from Cape Town
• Check out the photo essay!
• Good trails for intermediate-advanced technical riders
• Amazing views over False Bay
• Bike rental options

Jonkershoek MTB trails
(Stellenbosch)
• Perfect for trail/enduro riders
• Purpose built singletrack for intermediate & advanced riders
• Fantastic dirt road loop for new riders
• Big mountains and epic scenery
• Check our photo essay of what you can expect!
• Our most recent photoshoot will get you amped to ride!
• Bike rental options

Muratie MTB Trails
(Stellenbosch)
• Best for cross country/trail riders
• Great flowing singletrack for beginners & intermediates
• Iconic views of both Table and False Bay
• Ride through vineyards and indigenous fynbos
• Rides can range from 2-4 hours of riding
• Check our photo essay of what you can expect
• Bike rental options

Cape Town cycling tours take you on safe roads, incredible routes and our GPS rentals will cater for your fitness!
These Cape Town cycling tours range from 50km-150km and are aimed at road cyclists who are comfortable sharing roads with traffic. Our rental GPS units will guide you to roads that have a good shoulder where ever possible and ensure you experience the best road riding in South Africa.

Cape Town guided ride
(Cape Town guided ride)
• Cape Town guided ride from your hotel
• Safe roads with a big shoulder
• Incredible ocean and mountain views
• Smooth roads
• 2-4 Hour ride (40-130km)
• Bike rental options

Stellenbosch guided ride
(Stellenbosch guided ride)
• Stellenbosch guided ride from your hotel
• Cycle past beautiful vineyards and towering mountains
• Visit Franschhoek village
• Customized route depending on your fitness
• 2-4 Hour ride (40-100km)
• Bike rental options

Self Guided Rides of Cape Town
Rent our Garmin Edge 520 Plus GPS units with your bike and follow our custom made routes. Choose from a selection of custom designed self-guided rides of Cape Town and surrounds to suit your fitness and skill level.
Our preloaded GPS routes not only guide you on the best routes with turn by turn navigation, but they also highlight viewpoints, summits, the best places for a mid/post-ride meal and dangerous intersections/features.
GPS Road Cycling Routes Cape Town
Our road GPS road cycling routes Cape Town will get you onto the most scenic and safest roads around Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Short or long, hilly or flat-the choice is yours!
(R1) Cape Town Roads 53km 900m (Coastal cruise)
• Start at Mouille Point Lighthouse
• Fitness required: 4/10
• Skill level required: Must be comfortable on a bike in traffic
• Cruise along the famous Atlantic seaboard through Seapoint, Clifton, Campsbay.
• Ride up to the summit of the incredible Chapmans Peak pass.
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(R2) Cape Town Roads 110km 2486m (The climber)
• Start at Mouille Point Lighthouse
• Fitness required: 8/10
• Skill level required: Must be comfortable on a bike in traffic
• Cruise along the famous Atlantic seaboard through Seapoint, Clifton, Campsbay.
• Ride up to the summit of the incredible Chapmans Peak pass and down the other side (and back again!)
• Climb Red Hill-A beautiful switchback pass with views over Simons Town
• Climb The Glen -A stunning curvaceous road to end your ride on
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(R3) Cape Town Roads 116km 2083m (Argus/Cycle Tour alternative)
• Start at Mouille Point Lighthouse
• Fitness required: 7/10
• Skill level required: Must be comfortable on a bike in traffic
• The safest &closest alternative route to doing the Cape Town Cycle Tour (Argus)
• Cruise along the famous Atlantic seaboard through Seapoint, Clifton, Campsbay.
• Ride the incredible Chapmans Peak pass and down the other side (and back again!)
• Cycle past Simonstown (with a stop to view the African Penguins)
• Enjoy the amazing Misty Cliffs road with waves crashing beside you
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(R4) Stellenbosch/Franschhoek Roads 78km 1233m (Winelands)
• Start in Stellenbosch
• Fitness required: 6/10
• Skill level required: Must be comfortable on a bike in traffic
• A great ride to view the vivid vineyards and mountains of Stellenbosch
• Ride Hellshoogte and Franschhoek Pass
• Stop for a coffee in the French-esque town of Franschhoek

MTB GPS Routes Cape Town
Our MTB GPS routes Cape Town mainly follow gravel roads and jeep track with short sections of singletrack that will get you to the most amazing viewpoints in Cape Town!
(M1) MTB Tokai & Silvermine 32km 1365m elevation
• Start at Tokai plantation
• Fitness required: 7/10
• Skill level required: 4/10
• Buy trail permits at the parking
• The cafe’s about 2km away from the start
• The best views in Cape Town from the top of Silvermine!
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(M2) MTB Table Mountain 34km 1455m
• Start at Kloof Nek parking lot
• Fitness required: 8/10
• Skill level required: 4/10
• Buy trail permits at Cape Town Tourism office
• Cafe in the middle of the route (Rhodes Memorial)
• Views over City Bowl, loop around Lion’s head is spectacular
• This ride is most of the prologue of the Cape Epic
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(M3) MTB Rhodes Memorial 36km 1412m
• Start at iRide Africa
• Fitness required: 8/10
• Skill level required: 4/10
• Buy trail permits at Cape Town Tourism office
• Cafe at end of route (Rhodes Memorial)
• Views over City Bowl, loop around Lion’s head is spectacular
• This ride is most of the prologue of the Cape Epic
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(M5) MTB Kirstenbosch 25km 876m
• Start at iRide Africa
• Fitness required: 6/10
• Skill level required: 4/10
• Buy trail permits at Cape Town Tourism office
• Steep climbs and beautiful views
• Cafe and mobile coffee at top of the route (Constantia Nek)
• Views over Cape flats, and Kirstenbosch gardens, relatively shaded

Singletrack GPS Routes Cape Town
Our singletrack GPS Routes Cape Town are mostly made up of mountain bike specific, flowing singletrack. Great for intermediate or advanced trail riders! Durbanville & Stellenbosch options to choose from.
(T1) Hoogekraal, Durbanville: 24km, 700m elevation
• Start at Hoogekraal parking lot
• Fitness required: 6/10
• Skill level required: 5/10
• Buy trail permits at the trailhead
• Bike shop at start
• Views of Table Mountain, fun flow trails. Very dusty in summer
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(T2) Jonkershoek 1, Stellenbosch: 26km, 1100 elevation
• Start at Jonkershoek parking lot
• Fitness required: 7/10
• Skill level required: 6/10
• Buy trail permits at the trailhead
• Cafe 3km from start (Good coffee, good lunches and craft beer)
• The jewel of MTB in the Cape. Great selections of trails that can get rocky in summer.
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(T3) Jonkershoek 2, Stellenbosch: 26km, 1300m elevation
• Start at Jonkershoek parking lot
• Fitness required: 7/10
• Skill level required: 6/10
• Buy trail permits at the trailhead
• Cafe 3km from start (Good coffee, good lunches, and craft beer)
• The jewel of MTB in the Cape. Great selections of trails that can get rocky in summer.
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(T4) Boschendal, Stellenbosch: 24km, 740m elevation
• Start at Boschendal wine farm
• Fitness required: 7/10
• Skill level required: 5/10
• Buy trail permits at the Boschendal wine farm
• Deli at the start (Amazing setting, wine tasting, garden, quite expensive)
• Great, smooth, flow trails with some steep climbs

Enduro MTB Trails GPS Cape Town
Our Enduro MTB Trails GPS Cape Town take you on advanced, technical singletrack routes. These routes are for advanced riders that are confident on steep technical trails, rocks, drops, and jumps.
(E1) Enduro Contermanskloof 14km 537m

• Fitness required: 5/10
• Skill level required: 7/10
• Buy trail permits at the Dairy Shed
• Cafe at the start (Great coffee good lunches and amazing craft beer)
• Views of Table Mountain, good flow trails with some gnarly rock sections

(E2) Enduro Tokai 23km 1190m elevation
• Fitness required: 7/10
• Skill level required: 8/10
• Buy trail permits at the parking
• The cafe’s about 2km away from the start
• Views over False Bay, great technical trails with some big jumps and drops (check first!)

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