Wilderness2 West Cycle Tour 2019

4 days 5th September - 8th September

The Wilderness to Somerset West cycle tour has become a popular event that we all look forward to each year. Join us for our 7th year of 4 invigorating days of cycling along the scenic back roads of the Garden route, from Wilderness to the Somerset West 

Take this opportunity to experience the Karoo’s hospitality by riding through 560km of its charming countryside, including 3 hearty meals per day, overnight accommodation in Wilderness, Oudtshoorn, Barrydale and Worcester and back-up drivers looking after all cyclist’s needs.

Cyclists ride in groups of similar abilities and determine how much of the day’s route they wish to ride. We cater for all abilities from newbie to advanced

Accommodation is sharing. Should you wish to have your own room there will be an additional charge for this. 

Each day includes a mountain pass so for 2019 we have introduced a King of the mountain challenge for the more competitive cyclists


Prior to arrival cyclists need to arrange pick up if you are flying into George airport (NO LATER THAN MONDAY 26th AUGUST)

Everyone is on a wattsapp message (admin only messages). All communication week of tour and during tour will be done via wattsapp.


Arrival Day: Wednesday 4th September: Wilderness Hotel


All cyclists to meet at Wilderness hotel for dinner, briefing and route discussion for Day 1

Back up drivers need to collect medical boxes & supplies for cars etc.


Day 1: Thursday 5th September: Wilderness to Oudtshoorn

Start: Wilderness Hotel entrance; ALL cyclists meet at 8:00am to pack cars & start riding at 8:30am

Finish:De Oude Meul Country Lodge approximately 12pm

Lunch: De Oude Meul Country lodge + 12:30pm

Dinner:De Oude Meul Country lodge 7pm


Day 2: Friday 6th September:  Oudtshoorn to Barrydale

Breakfast: De Oude Meul Country Lodge 6:30am – 7:30am

Start: De Oude Meul Country Lodge, Oudtshoorn

Group 1: start 7:00am

Group 2: start 7:30am

Group 3: start 8:00am

Lunch: Ladismith (Olive Garden) @ 115km

Finish:  Barrydale Karoo Hotel, Barrydale approximately 4:00pm

Dinner: Barrydale Karoo Hotel + 7pm


Day 3: Saturday 7th September: Barrydale to Worcester

Breakfast: Barrydale Karoo Hotel 6:30am – 8:00am

Start: Barrydale Karoo Hotel

Group 1: start 8:00am

Group 2: start 8:30am

Group 3: start 9:00am

Lunch: Robertson, Bourbon Street Restaurant @ 90km

Finish: ATKV Goudini Spa approximately 2:30pm

Dinner:  ATKV Goudini Spa (Boma Braai) 7pm


Day 4: Sunday 8th September: Worcester to Somerset West

Breakfast: Goudini, Worcester 6:00am – 7:30am

Start:  Goudini Worcester

Group 1: start 7:00am

Group 2: start 7:30am

Group 3: start 8:00am

Finish & lunch: Erinvale Golf Estate, Somerset West (1pm)


What to bring: 

Cycling pants x 4

Cycling shirts x 4

Under vest x 4


Bike shoes

Rain jackets (at least 2)

Booties/ shoe covers so your cycle shoes don’t get wet if there is rain. Also keeps you warm in the cold


Warm accessories – long fingered gloves; beanies; leg warmers; arm warmers etc


Spare tubes/ bombs/ tyre levers (at least 4 spares)

Phone charger & phone with WATERPROOF COVERING for your phone!


What is provided

We will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner but you need to provide your own snacks & drinks for riding!

We will be providing bottled water & cokes for during the rides in the back up cars


Extra Info

For those flying into George & home – please pack in cardboard bike boxes. When you arrive in Somerset West you will receive a new cardboard box to pack your bike

Cancelled trips after 5th August will not be refunded but you will able to transfer value toward another event.

Cancelled trips after 20th August will not be transferable.

On sign up cyclists will be provided will all other info such as emergency numbers/ meal plans etc.

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