Top 10: Cycle routes

The Cape Argus Cycle Tour is an exquisite race. The Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour is an exquisite race.

1 Helshoogte Pass, Cape Winelands

From Stellenbosch to Franschhoek, crank your way up the pass and then emulate your Giro del Capo heroes and speed back down again. more

2 Follow the Owl Route, Eastern Cape

A 50km horseshoe-shaped scenic route with views of the Compassberg. Simply spectacular! more

3 Midlands Meander, KwaZulu-Natal

A two-day guided cycle tour with routes for roadies and/or mountain-bikers. more

4 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour

This cycle tour takes participants on a spectacular route around the Cape Peninsula, and many celebrities from around the world have participated in it over the years. more

5 Tackle the mountain passes of the Little Karoo

Fantastic for a challenging ride on quiet country roads with awe-inspiring scenery, the mountain passes of the Little Karoo are the ultimate cycling challenge. more

6 Table Mountain

There are numerous mountain bike trails on Table Mountain that offer a different perspective on this national park. more

7 West Coast National Park

Hit the gravel roads during wild flower season when acres of blooms are a treat for the eyes. more

8 Forests of Knysna

Wind your way up some of the country’s most magnificent passes and freewheel through shady forests and lush landscapes. Stop for photos and picnic lunches in interesting places. more

9 The Cape Epic

Every year the route for this epic race changes. more

10 Suikerbosrand, Gauteng

Kilometres of tarred road to explore in a scenic nature reserve. more