Cape Town is at the forefront of South Africa’s biking revolution, with a host of new bike lanes, dozens of epic mountain-biking trails, and home to some of the continent’s biggest cycle races.
Whether you want to bike to commute or to explore some of the City’s beautiful natural spaces on two wheels, there is an option for you. If you ride a bike around town, remember to ride on the left-hand side of the road, and use hand signals to indicate. Woodstock, the City Bowl, and a number of other areas have clearly demarcated cycle lanes which make the experience much easier.
Rent a Bike
There are plenty of places to rent a bike in Cape Town. Upcycles offers bicycle rentals in some of Cape Town’s most popular destinations like Sea Point, Camps Bay and the V&A Waterfront, offering a perfect opportunity to meander through some of the City’s most beautiful spokes on a bike.
Buy or Service a Bike
If you’re here for a big race or are visiting for a longer period then buying a bike is a worthwhile thing to do. The Bike Pick Up offers a nationwide pick-up and drop-off service for bike owners and cycle shops for sales and servicing.
Cycle tours are also very popular. Whether you want to explore the Winelands, the City Bowl, Table Mountain, or the Cape Point Nature Reserve, there are operators that can help you with bike rental and guided tours.
Cycling Adventures offers tours guided by an experienced nature tour guide and tailed by a support vehicle for extra safety and convenience.
ABCD Concepts is a unique tour company that offers bike tours of the biggest township in Cape Town, Khayelitsha.
If electric bikes sound more your speed, then E-lectric Adventures offer tours on stylish eco-friendly E-bikes, with the rest of the day jam-packed with the best activities and experiences that the beautiful Cape has to offer.
Mountain Bike Trails
There are countless mountain bike trails in and around Cape Town. Table Mountain, Tokai Forest and Newlands Forest are some of the favourites within the city. Slightly further afield there are even more trails to explore. Durbanville and Stellenbosch offer some of the best trails and you can spend days exploring the many tracks and trails.