South Africa

A wonderful overview of a country so diversified that it is dubbed the Rainbow Nation! First on the three-part itinerary is the oft visited cultural hub of Cape Town, as well as the winelands, with stops in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Next is Johannesburg, the country’s largest city, and Soweto, hotbed of anti-apartheid activity, followed by a tour through the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve and Kruger National Park, where two photo safaris will take you among giraffes, elephants and lions! Lastly, you ride to neighbouring Swaziland — rural land of grass huts, dances, festivals and handicrafts —, before returning to Johannesburg. Definitely three very colourful weeks!

Formula: Vélo Québec Voyages
Trip length: 23 days / 20 nights
Level of difficulty: 4+

General Conditions

From day to day

Short route: 827 km • Long route: 951 km

Day 1 - Arrival to Cape Town and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2 - Free day.
Day 3 - Cape Town, Durbanville, Fisantekraal, Stellenbosh (71 km).
Day 4 - Stellenbosh, Windmeul, Paarl, Wemmershoek, Franschhoek (89 km).
Day 5 - Franschhoek, Villiersdorp, Caledon (84 km).
Day 6 - Caledon, Kleinmond, Betty's Bay, Pringle Bay, Gordon's Bay (118 km).
Day 7 - Gordon's Bay, Muizenberg, Fish Hoek (55 km).
Day 8 - Free day or looped route around Fish Hoek (32 or 99 km).
Day 9 - Fish Hoek, Hout Bay, Camps Bay, Cape Town (41 km).
Day 10 - Flight to Johannesburg (2 hrs).
Day 11 - Transfer to Lydenburg (4 hrs).
Day 12 - Lydenburg, Sabie (59 km).
Day 13 - Sabie, Pilgrim's Rest, Graskop (66 or 91 km).
Day 14 - Graskop, White River (71 km).
Day 15 - White River, Malelane (88 km) and safari in the evening.
Day 16 - Free day.
Day 17 - Safari in the morning and free afternoon.
Day 18 - Malelane, Piggs Peak (85 km).
Day 19 - Transfer to Johannesburg (5 hrs).
Day 20 - Free day (4 hrs).
Day 21 - Transfer to Johannesburg airport and flight back to Montréal.
Day 22 - Arrival in Montréal.

The package includes:

  • round-trip air transportation for passenger and bicycle with KLM, as well as transfer between airport and hotel;
  • 20 nights in three- to five-star hotels (double occupancy);
  • 20 breakfasts and 6 evening meals;
  • domestic flights and bus transfers;
  • 2 safaris;
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
  • mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
  • daily route plans;
  • taxes and the $1 contribution per $1,000 of services purchased to the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents.
Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.

Start/Finish: Montréal-Trudeau/Cape Town (with connection in Amsterdam) > Johannesburg/Montréal-Trudeau (with connection in Amsterdam)

From 12 to 20 cyclists, accompanied by our guide.

Price of land portion of trip (taxes included): $7,050
Package excluding air transportation for passenger and bicycle.

Vélo Québec Voyages est une agence de voyages accréditée, fondée en 1995. Elle propose 70 destinations à vélo au Québec et à travers le monde, et fait voyager quelque 6000 vacanciers chaque année.