9 days packed with adventurous riding, exploring the gravel backroads of the Cederberg and less travelled mountain passes.
A shorter version of our ‘Best of the West’ tour, the most adventurous tour in terms of gravel road riding and interesting accommodation spots. It includes the most beautiful, backroads and mountain passes of the Karoo and at some stages a bit more challenging than the standard jeep track. The route is designed to explore most of the exciting and breathtaking dirt road passes the Cape has on offer.
We start the trip off by riding through the famous Cape Winelands of the Western Cape and then make our way north, along the backroads of the Cederberg Mountain, then east into the semi-desert areas of the Tankwa Karoo, where the real beauty of this trip lies… the single-lane dirt roads, carving through the valleys, mountain passes and open plains.
We travel over the Swartberg and spend some time in the Overberg, before making our way into town, along the famous Gordon’s bay coastal road.
EXPERIENCE LEVEL: START/FINISH: Cape Town Loop
RECOMMENDED AIRPORT: Cape Town International
TOTAL DISTANCE: 1 750km
DAILY RIDING AVERAGE: 6 – 8 hours
REST DAYS: 0
ACCOMMODATION: Breakfast + Dinners Included, hand-picked, exceptional accommodation.
EXCURSIONS INCLUDE: Tankwa Sunset drive.
ROAD CONDITIONS: 40% paved road, 60% dirt road.
Day 01 | Arrival
Day 02 | 340KM: Stellenbosch to Cederberg
Day 03 | 290KM: Cederberg to Tankwa
Day 04 | 350KM: Tankwa to Seweweekspoort
Day 05 | 300KM: Seweweekspoort to Mosselbay
Day 06 | 280KM: Mosselbay to Arniston
Day 07 | 290KM: Arniston to Cape Town
Day 08 | 150KM: Cape Point ride
Day 09 | Departure
Understanding the local exchange rate
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(*) Pillions recommended only for experienced off road riders.
• 8x Accommodation nights.
• All Dinners and Breakfasts.
• 7 days BMW motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage and motorcycle insurance.
• BMW Motorrad Guide on a motorcycle.
• 4×4 Back-up vehicle, carrying: luggage, first aid, tools & spares, drinking water, as well as space for passengers.
• Excursions specified in the tour summary, i.e. game drives.
• Toll fees & entrance to National Parks.
• Airport transfers.
• Travel and Medical Insurance.
• Lunch and Refreshments.
• Excursions not mentioned in the tour summary.
• Any personal expenses.
• Helmet and protective gear. (Please bring your own gear.)
• Motorcycle luggage (Tankbags, etc can be rented.)
Excursions prior to, or after the tour can be arranged, i.e. City Tour.
Additional accommodation can be arranged for those arriving earlier, or staying longer.