Cape Town Cycle Tour

Are You Ready For The 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour?

Getting Ready For The 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour 

You may be wondering why we're talking about the Cape Town Cycle Tour (formerly known as the Argus Cycle Tour) when the next annual event is only in 6 month's time, on the 11 March 2018.

The Cape Town Cycle Tour is the largest timed cycling event in the world, where people from all corners of the globe travel to partake in this event, located in Cape Town, South Africa. People start planning for the Cape Town Cycle Tour months in advance - not only the organisers of the event, but the participants.

About 35 000 cyclists line up to ride the annual 109km route through some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. While the views and scenery are extremely easy on the eyes (to say the least), the route is a bit more of a challenge.

The route of the Cape Town Cycle Tour takes riders through some of the most beautiful areas of Cape Town, such as Constantia, Kalk Bay, Chapmans Peak and Camps Bay.

Cape Town Cycle Tour Views

Participants start training for the Cape Town Cycle Tour months in advance. Additionally, they also start booking their flights, accommodation and vehicle hire months in advance, too. Because the international Cape Town Cycle Tour is perhaps the highlight of a cyclist's year, a vast percentage of participants are foreigners who are willing to travel from far and wide to take part in the event. This means that people secure their plans way ahead of time, as finding accommodation with short notice is nearly impossible.

The costs involved for people traveling to Cape Town for the cycle tour can work out to be quite hefty, which is where we come in. Riverlodge Backpackers offers the most affordable prices for all kinds of travellers. 

Riverlodge Backpackers has an excellent reputation for comfortable budget self-catering accommodation with outstanding value and service, providing bookings for large and small groups, as well as individuals, at affordable rates. Riverlodge Backpackers can accommodate up to 150 people in various room combinations - single, twin, double and dorm rooms.

View our accommodation options here. You can conveniently book online, or if you'd prefer, you can contact us over the phone or via e-mail.

The 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour's route will begin at the Grand Parade precinct in Cape Town's city centre. Riverlodge Backpackers is located about 12 minutes away from the city centre, providing our guests with the peacefulness of being away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, while still maintaining easy access to central destinations.

If you are wanting to participate in 2018's Cape Town Cycle Tour and have not yet started planning, we strongly suggest you begin soon to avoid any sort of disappointment!

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