Cycling in South Africa
There are numerous cycle races of varying lengths but the most popular are the Pick 'n Pay Argus Cycle Tour, run in Cape Town in March, the Tour d'Urban, held in Durban in April and the 94.7 challenge, which takes place in November in Johannesburg.
The 94.7 Pick and Pay Cycling Tour was voted the Race of the Year in South Africa by the 2003 Pick and Pay Cyclist of the Year Awards. This race has managed to play a major part in establishing Johannesburg as Africa's premier sports capital.
A new addition to the cycling calendar is the 5-day Tour d'Eden, along the Garden Route - this is a beautiful race, run in September, for serious cyclists through some utterly magnificent scenery.
If you are a keen cyclist, there are many routes available in South Africa. Cyclists can travel on the secondary roads, as the National Routes aren't designed for cyclists. But if you're looking for interesting routes, then you must try the coast. Get a different perspective on your South African holiday when travelling through scenic areas such as Cape Town, the Garden Route or the Wild Coast.