Franschhoek Wine Valley

Cape Rouleur

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This stunning 5-day tour of the Cape Winelands is fully supported by rolling road closures, the HotChillee Ride Captains, medics, mechanics and motorbike outriders.

The seeded speed groups with timed race sections and social group riding in-between mean you can race or ride – depending on your ability.

Riders have the chance to compete for Leader’s Jerseys and Age Category Awards in the timed race sections each day – or simply enjoy the ride.

Based in the picturesque town of Franschhoek, the poolside post-ride recovery afternoons are followed by warm evenings of fine dining. Non-riding partners are also welcome and can explore the offerings of Franschhoek during the day, or join us for a social spin each morning.

The final day sees riders cycle from Franschhoek to the finish in Cape Town with the traffic police escorting the 200 strong peloton through the city to the iconic Cape Town Waterfront. Riders then have the option of staying on for a seeded entry to the Cape Town Cycle Tour (Argus) with VIP finish line hospitality.

tour info

Itinerary

  • Sun 5 March 2017:Sign On
    ITT prologue
  • Mon 6 March 2017:Stage 1
  • Tue 7 March 2017:Stage 2
  • Wed 8 March 2017:Stage 3
    Celebration braai
  • Thursday 9 March:Festival Ride
  • Saturday 11 March (Optional):Cape Town social ride
  • Sunday 12 March (Optional):Cape Town Cycle Tour
    VIP finish line hospitality

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Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

Tourism Levy

Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.

Disclaimer

Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.