Round the Point

Round the point
START AND FINISH: Constantia Village, Constantia
ASCENT: 930m
HIGHLIGHTS: Quiet roads after Simonstown, Misty Cliffs, Boyes Drive
If you are after a little climbing, and a lot of sight-seeing, a trip around the South Peninsula is just the trick. From CV head down Spaanschemat, through Tokai, before sneaking across to the Main Road past the golf course – there are bike lanes all the way here. Then it is all along the Main Road, ala the Cycle Tour, through Muizenberg, Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek and Simonstown before you leave civilisation and climb up to the Cape Point Nature Reserve gate. A fast stretch takes you to the first coffee stop, at the Hub Café in Scarborough. Caffeined up, head through Kommetjie for some extra views and to avoid potential undesirables in Ocean View. Back through Fish Hoek, then turn left up the steep side of Boyes Drive for a final kick in the pants before heading into the leafy bike lanes once more.