Overberg Gravel

Overberg DC, South Africa

Cape Cycle Tours
  • Email address verified
Apr 28 - May 2, 2022
Group size: 4 - 16
Overberg Gravel
Overberg DC, South Africa

Cape Cycle Tours
  • Email address verified

Apr 28 - May 2, 2022
Group size: 4 - 16

About this trip

Terms, Conditions & Cancellation Policy


You agree that you will at all times comply with Cape Cycle Tours’ or the Third Party Service Provider’s requirements in regard to your conduct and you will not in any way constitute a nuisance or a danger to any other passenger on the trip.

Special Requests
If you have special requests you must address such requests to Cape Cycle Tours in writing well before the departure date. Whilst Cape Cycle Tours will do its best to accommodate such requests, it does not guarantee that it can.

Neither Cape Cycle Tours nor its representatives shall be liable for any injury, illness, harm, trauma, death and/or loss of or damage to your belongings whatsoever howsoever caused and you indemnify Cape Cycle Tours accordingly. Cape Cycle Tours, its employees and agents shall furthermore not be liable for any indirect and/or consequential loss or damages whatsoever even though this may be as a result of negligence on the part of a Cape Cycle Tours employee(s).

Bookings, Change of Arrangements, Routes and Prices
A deposit of 50% is required to confirm the booking and the full amount needs to be paid 30 days before arrival. Whilst every effort is made to keep to published itineraries, Cape Cycle Tours reserves the right to make changes as are deemed necessary. In some cases, conditions such as the weather may necessitate an alteration to the tour itinerary and this does not constitute any ground for a refund.

The Only Forms of Payment Accepted by Cape Cycle Tours are:
Direct deposit—cash only (deposit slips must be faxed or e-mailed to Cape Cycle Tours).
Electronic funds transfer (proof of payment must to be faxed or e-mailed to Cape Cycle Tours).

Cape Cycle Tours urges you to take out additional insurance cover over and above the phase one insurance offered free as standard for international travel by the various credit card companies. Kindly check with your respective credit card company directly to obtain specific details of the complimentary cover.

It is your duty to familiarise yourself with the inherent dangers of and mental and/or physical condition required for your proposed travel arrangements.

Subject to statutory constraints or compliance with an order of court, Cape Cycle Tours undertakes to deal with all your information of a personal nature on a strictly confidential basis.

DISCLAIMER: Cycling is an inherently dangerous activity conducted in a dynamic environment where the potential for unexpected and unforeseen events and/or hazards continuously exists.  Each individual, whether tour staff or tour client, is ultimately responsible for their own safety, and making appropriate decisions to that end.  You will never be forced nor required to ride in conditions which you believe to be unsafe for your ability level or skill set.  A cycling helmet MUST be worn by all tour staff and tour clients at any and all time(s) while riding a bicycle on a tour organized by “Cape Cycle Tours”.

Available Packages

Trip Price
Deposit: R6,750

Available options

Bicycle Hire
Single supplement


Tour itinerary
Overberg Gravel


5 days of non-technical dirt road riding out in the farm lands of the Overberg. We visit a number of small historic towns along the way including the Moravian Mission town of Elim, and the Cape L’Agulhas light house at the southern most point of Africa.

Day 1: Franschhoek to Hermanus – 90km(1600m altitude gain) via Van der Stel Pass and KarwyderskraalWe transfer from your hotel in Cape Town or Cape Town International Airport to Franschhoek. The day starts off with a climb up Franschhoek Pass, built in 1822 by the Royal African Corps this is the first properly engineered road in the country. The view from the top of the pass is a great way to get your bearings as your guide points out some landmarks. We have 30km of tar to cover today before we finally hit dirt roads.

Day 2: Hermanus to Napier – 105km(1100m altitude gain) via Grotto beach, and BaardskeerdersbosOnce we’ve negotiated our way across Grotto beach and a couple of sandy patches on the road, we reach Stanford where a morning coffee stop and snack is most welcome. We head out into the countryside of the Overberg and to the small town of Napier.

Day 3: Napier to Arniston – 122km (600m altitude gain) via Elim, and L’AgulhasOff to the beach! A bit of a roundabout route to get there, but the scenery and a coffee/wine tasting stop along the way never fails to impress. A short detour to Cape L’Agulhas, the southern-most point of Africa is also on the itinerary for today.

Day 4: Arniston to Caledon – 105km (1200m altitude gain) via BredasdorpThe first 33km out of town this morning is on tar, a good way to cover some distance, warm up the legs and have a chat. After a quick coffee stop in Bredasdorp, we head out into the rolling hills and countryside of the Overberg, with the next stop being Caledon.

Day 5: Caledon to Franschhoek – 82km (1200m altitude gain) via Boonjtieskraal and Theewaterskloof damWe spend most of the morning in the foothills of the Riviersonderend (which can be roughly translated as river without end) mountain range, it’s only when we hit a short patch of tar to get up and over the mountains that we see the Franschhoek Pass and the final climb for the day. After a drink and a bite to eat we’ll transfer you to your hotel in Cape Town.

Your Organizer

Cape Cycle Tours
Looking for additional training or just eager for some cycling in the sunshine? Whether you’re a roadie or a mountain biker, we have cycling tours to suit your needs. Our uniquely South African guided cycling tours, training, and race camps cater for serious and recreational road and mountain bikers. Our trips specialise in a region of our country we know to be one of the best and most scenic places to ride.