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Tour de Boland and Cape Town Cycle Tour

Dazzling South Africa – 3/03-12/03/2018

The route of the Cape Argus Bike Race (now Cape Town Cycle Tour) is one of the most beautiful in the world. So it's not surprising that it is also the biggest bike race in the world. Taking part in that is the main reason behind this Epic Climbs trip. To put it simply: every cyclist should experience the atmosphere and the glorious route around the Cape of Good Hope once in their life. Whether you choose to treat the event as a race or as a relaxed ride, it will be the highlight of a fantastic week's cycling in South Africa.

Clearly, we will not be taking a long-haul flight just for the race, but we shall be getting to know the colourful country, beginning with the pulsating metropolis of Cape Town, on the six-day Tour de Boland, which is planned and run by enthusiastic South Africans. For once, then, there will not be three Epic Guides on hand. Epic Climbs’ top man, Jan, will be there but will entrust you fully to our South African friends from the Tour de Boland, who are working hard to rival us for the title “Best Team in the World“!

We shall spend four of the nine nights in the centre of Cape Town. We are just a stone's throw from bustling Long Street, while the start line for the Cape Town Cycle Tour is also within walking distance. We are right at the heart of things. We are in a great hotel.

Experience the Tour de Boland. Experience the Cape region. Experience Cape Town! It’ll be fantastic!


Impressions


The Guides

Jan – The Boss

quäldich-Guide Sahner Jan

Founder and CEO of Epic Climbs and, as such, on a very special mission - with his inimitable style he motivates his flock to perform great deeds in the saddle. Sometimes does great things in the evening programme, too!


Getting there

The price of the holiday does not include flights. Depending on when you book and where you fly from, these should cost 700-900 euros. Add to this the cost of transporting your bike, usually 90 euros each way for intercontinental flights, and the total will be between 900 and 1100 euros.

We need to coordinate the arrival and departure times, so we would prefer to book the flights for you. We will bill you these at cost price.

  • From Berlin via Istanbul with Turkish Airlines

  • From Düsseldorf via Istanbul with Turkish Airlines or via Dubai with Emirates

  • From Frankfurt direct with Lufthansa and South African Airlines, but cheaper via Istanbul with Turkish Airlines

  • From Hamburg via Istanbul with Turkish Airlines

  • From Cologne via Istanbul with Turkish Airlines, can return direct with Eurowings.

  • From Munich via Dubai with Emirates or (more expensive) direct with Lufthansa with a very early return flight.

  • From Stuttgart via Istanbul with Turkish Airlines

The Itinerary

Guided Bike Tour 3/03-12/03/2018

  • Friday, 2.3.2018
    Departure day, e.g. from airports in Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Zurich. Flights there and back are not included in the holiday price, but we can arrange them with you and charge you at cost price.
  • Saturday, 3.3.2018, early afternoon
    Arrive in Cape Town, transfer to the hotel (included in the price). First evening meal together at 8pm
  • Sunday, 4.3.2018 to Friday, 9.3.2018
    6 stages of the Tour de Boland via Fraenschhoek, Worcester, Montagu, Tulbagh and Riebeek West to Stellenbosch.
  • Friday, 9.3.2018, approx. 3pm
    Transfer from Stellenbosch to Cape Town (included in the price). Tonight's accommodation in Cape Town is included in the price. The evening meal is not included in the price.
  • Saturday, 10.3.2018
    Free to explore Table Mountain, Lions Head and the pulsating metropolis of Cape Town. Tonight's accommodation in Cape Town is included in the price. The evening meal is not included in the price.
  • Sunday, 11.3.2018
    The entry fee for the Cape Town Cycle Tour (previously Cape Argus) is included in the price. Big farewell meal on the beach in Cape Town.
    Tonight's accommodation in Cape Town is included in the price.
  • Monday, 12.3.2018
    Depart from Cape Town. The transfer to the airport in Cape Town is included in the price. Flights there and back are not included in the holiday price, but we can arrange them with you and charge you at cost price.
  • Tuesday, 13.3.2018, around midday
    Arrive at the airport you left from (flight takes 18-24 hours)

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