The world famous Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour 2013 may have only opened for registration a week ago, but within just 3 days, 18,000 of the 35,000 spots available were booked, and the event organisers are expecting the remaining tickets to sell out fast.
A magnificent 109km ride around Cape Town and its surrounding areas, the Cape Argus Cycle Tour attracts visitors from across the globe, and as anyone over the age of 13 years can join in, it is something the whole family can enjoy.
A bike, a helmet, and buckets of energy are all one needs to take part, and if you think you are too old or too unfit, you will be pleased to hear that Japie Malan, a 92-year-old gentleman, completed the 2012 tour in just 5 hours and 49 minutes!
The Cape Argus starts in city centre, heads through the Winelands, onto the beautiful coastline of False Bay, down to Cape Point, and then loops around to the Atlantic Seaboard, where you can expect to witness some of the most amazing scenery that South Africa has to offer.
Image source – Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust
A wonderful time of the year to visit Cape Town, it is particularly warm and beautiful during the month of March, and if you would like to combine your spring holiday with the Cape Argus cycle tour, there are several organised trips and holiday options available.
Most airlines will transport your bike for a fee, alternatively you can rent a bike in Cape Town, but as with entry tickets to the cycle tour, you need to reserve your bike sooner rather than later if you are to avoid disappointment.
Once you have completed the tour, you could stay on and enjoy the magnificent Mother City of Cape Town for a while, or combine your Cape Argus experience with a Malaria free safari in the Eastern Cape, or take a Connoisseur Wine Tasting tour in Stellenbosch – after all, after a 109km bike ride – you will most definitely deserve it!
We have watched the Cape Argus several times during our stay in Cape Town, and in March 2013, we will be taking part for the first time, so if you need any tips or help booking your tour – just let us know!