MALMESBURY TO RIEBEEK KASTEEL GRAVEL TOUR

TOUR DURATION
1 day tour

TOUR PRICE
Please enquire about our tour price.

DEPOSIT
R425

MIN / MAX PAX
2 / 20

DISTANCE
74km

ELEVATION GAIN
 900m

TERRAIN
 90% Gravel 10% Road

FITNESS
Moderate - Advanced

BIKE
Gravel bike/Mtb/Ebike

THIS IS FOR YOU

  • Intermediate and above fitness level required.
  • Beginner to intermediate skills advised but not necessary on gravel.
  • Temperatures can vary between 10 –20 Degrees in winter 20 – 35°C in season.

WHAT'S IN?

  • Airport transfers
  • Vehicle, trailer and driver/guide

WHAT'S OUT?

Malmesbury 70km loop

A hop, skip and a jump takes us to  Malmesbury, our early morning departure point, situated in the heart of the Swartland wine route and a mere 65km from Cape Town. Superb Gravel hard-pack meets rubber on the town’s edge and one is quickly immersed in a rural and agricultural landscape with unobstructed views (weather permitting) towards Kasteelberg and the distant mountain ranges of Boland, Skurweberge and Cederberge.

VIVID - Riebeek Kasteel Day Experience

Our recce cycle was on a Saturday morning and for the first 30km we encountered 2-bakkies and a tractor before the short tar road into Riebeek Wes and Riebeek Kasteel.

Riebeek Kasteel, our coffee and breakfast stop is known for its aesthetic beauty and is home to the oldest hotel in South Africa, The Royal Hotel. The town is well known for its olives and Shiraz red wines. Yum! For the curious, we do a quick cycle exploration of the town before heading back to Malmesbury.

The return journey takes us on a different route via the Western slopes of Kasteelberg and quiet rural farm roads. On the return leg we encountered 1-‘bakkie’, South African for a ‘light pick up truck, a Toyota Corolla and a tractor. Although relatively close to the metropolis of Cape Town, this Vivid experience has a real country feel to it with great gravel roads, no traffic, safe riding and vistas towards the distant mountain ranges.

VIVID - Riebeek Kasteel Day Experience

Malmesbury Shorter 40km loop

The shorter loop is for those developing their fitness levels or those of you with half-charged batteries. The 40km does not take in the quaint and artistically energetic town of Riebeek Kasteel and is something to work towards for the next Vivid Experience.

VIVID - Riebeek Kasteel Day Experience

The 40km option is pretty much all superb Gravel roads and follows a similar out and back as the longer 70km route.