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Wines2Whales Shiraz (02-10/11/22)

In Brief

The Wines2Whales is more about the journey than the destination. Whatever your inclinations or ambitions, you are guaranteed three fun, action-packed days with like-minded people in a fantastic event!

 

Highlights:
- Exclusive trip with a fantastic event
- Full guidance on events as in preparation for the event
- Stay in our luxury house on the beach near Cape Town and during the event in luxury tents
- Beautiful routes over private estates that are normally not accessible; experience the Western Cape like never before
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November 02, 2022 / November 10, 2022
Mountain bike - MTB
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including flight

4.950,00

9 days
190 km
Incl. lodging

Additional options

Antigen test including travel certificate

Getting a mandatory travel certificate with an antigen test has been made a little easier by Cycle Travel at a low price. In cooperation with our partner ARVECO, Cycle Travel is offering all travelers an antigen test including a travel certificate at a low price of only €17.50.

17,50

17,50

Medical examination required

A medical examination is required for the trip! Make an appointment at Ancora Health. They have a Health studio in both Eindhoven and Amsterdam. For this trip a minimum of a sports medical report is required. Our advice is to go for at least "Basic Plus" but we always advise to go for an extensive sports medical examination (USMO). Ancora is affiliated with SMI Federation and SCAS certified. This means that you can get money back from most Dutch health insurers for the Ancora packages. An average reimbursement is easily € 150, -. On the site of Ancora you can calculate your own reimbursement.

Mountain bike full suspension hire per day

Rent a top quality bicycle for this trip. We always have access to the best materials with our local partners. You can rent these full suspension mountain bikes (front suspension and rear suspension) per day. From 3 days on they will be delivered and picked up at your location. For optimal use book the bikewash service, every day a clean and completely refurbished bike at your own location.

39,95

39,95

Mountain Bike Electric full suspension rental per day

Rent a top quality bicycle for this trip. We always have access to the best materials with our local partners. You can rent these full suspension mountain bikes (front suspension and rear suspension) per day. From 3 days on they will be delivered and picked up at your location. For optimal use book the bikewash service, every day a clean and completely refurbished bike at your own location.

49,95

49,95

226ERS Test Package cycling trip

Experience the high-quality products of 226ERS. All of our products are gluten free, developed almost entirely with natural ingredients. With no added sugars. Now with free shipping. Try the package before you travel so you've been able to test everything leading up to this event.

39,99

39,99

Availability: In stock

EVOC Travel Bike Bag Pro Bicycle Bag Rental-Hire

For years, theEvoc Bike travel bag pro bike case black has offered the solution for transporting almost any type of bike. Cycle Travel offers this top bag for rent so your bike will arrive at its destination safe, secure and undamaged.

9,95

9,95

Details

Do you want to discover South Africa in an alternative way then this is your chance! Join the Wines2Whales race on mountain bike (also e-mountain bike is allowed). Stay before and after in our luxury house on Bloubergstrand near Cape Town and discover the Western Cape with all its beauties.

The Wines2Whales is more about the journey than the destination. Whatever your inclinations or ambitions, you are guaranteed three fun, action-packed days with like-minded people in a fantastic event!

The Shiraz edition of Wine2Whales is the last edition in the weekend of the Wines2Whales with many sporty participants and is perfect for both international tourists with good condition and local riders.
The Shiraz version is from November 4 to 6, 2022.
Indeed, it gives participants the chance to enjoy a mid-week race with the pleasure of free days before and a weekend after the race. This is also the version where it is fine to ride an e-mountain bike. We can send information about this separately.

The FNB Wines2Whales was born out of a desire to create a world-class three-day stage race in the Western Cape of South Africa. Since its inception in 2009, the three events, aptly named after the wines of the area, have become a must-do event on the mountain bike calendar.
Participants come from all over the world.

The biggest asset is undoubtedly the beautiful route that has been put together to perfection over the course of 11 years. In the 2022 edition, the traditional route will undergo a massive change, taking riders from the whales at Hermanus to the wines of Lourensford.

The 2021 edition will offer a mountain biking experience unlike any other in South Africa. It includes a mix of terrain including lots of private agricultural roads, majestic mountain single tracks and goes over historic wagon trails.

The spirit of Wines2Whales are the so-called "Gees"; a truly South African expression that is only understood once you have experienced it!

This trip is completely complete and customized for you as a participant and visitor to the Western Cape. The accommodation during the event are in luxury camping tents that are fully equipped.

Below is the program and itinerary:

Wednesday, November 2
Outward flight, direct flight with KLM from Amsterdam to Cape Town (departure 10:15 / arrival 22:30)
Arrival at home Bloubergstrand.
Thursday, November 3
Exploration on mountain bike environment and testing of equipment and rider.
Friday 4th November
Stage 1 (66 km & 1600 altimeters) from Curro, Hermanus to Oak Valley Estate.
Including Rotary View Drive, Onrus Gorge, Karwyders Contour, Wildekrans, Pines and Berms, Oak Valley trails.
Saturday, November 5
Stage 2 (63 km & 1500 altimeters) from Oak Valley Estate to Oak Valley Estate.
Including Vissie's Magic, JK's Edge, Sounds of Silence, Cow's Trail, Indensity, Rietvlei Roller, Witklippies, Rietvlei Magic, Lebanon and all the Snake Trails.
Sunday, November 6
Stage 3 (62 km & 1350 altimeters) from Oak Valley Estate to Lourensford Wine Estate
Including Willie's Trail, Gantouw Pass, Idiom Single, Peri Bridge to Vergelegen and the Lourensford Ultimate.
Monday November 7
Recovery day, recovering from all the beauty that the mountain bike tours have shown.
Today we visit the Cape Town area and stay for dinner at the beach in Bloubergstrand.
Tuesday 8 November
Coastal ride. We will take our bikes and explore the coast around the Western Cape. Among other things, we will ride the legendary Chapman's Peak.
Wednesday, November 9.
After we get our things ready for travel in the morning, this day is free to fill. We have 2 choices; visit a vineyard or a day in Cape Town. We have a night flight so we have a complete day!
Thursday, November 10
Return flight, direct flight with KLM from Cape Town to Amsterdam (departure 00:20 / arrival 10:50)

Location: Bloubergstrand, Cape Town (South Africa)

Close to Cape Town, the beautiful Blouberg beach is home to Cycle Travel's prime location at the Big Bay resort. Discover South Africa in a totally different way by bicycle from here.

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Guarantee Fund

Explanation sports level

MTB:

1star: beginner 50km2star
: above beginner 60km3star
: average 70km4star
: advanced 100km5star
: pro 160km



Road bike:

1star: beginner 50km2star
: above beginner 60km3star
: average 70km4star
: advanced 100km5star
: pro 160km



Level 1: Starter-Beginner;
You are just starting out in this sport, have no experience nor background as an athlete

Level 2: Beginner-Medium;
You are just starting with this sport, however you already have experience with other sports so you start with a good basic condition. You cycle 1 or 2 times a week.

Level 3: Average;
You are a sporty person, don't shy away from a challenge, exercise at least 2 to 4 per week, you can also already make some altitude gains and ride at higher averages.

Level 4: Advanced;
You are a trained athlete, you are looking for a challenge in sports, you are active at least 3 to 5 times a week, altitude meters and a higher average are not a problem

Level 5: Advanced/Performance oriented;
You train towards goals, challenges and also leave something for it you do not mind, you are driven and several times longer sport per week are no exception, you are performance oriented

Level 6: Advanced Plus;
As a highly trained person, you want to really test yourself to your limits, you seek challenges and are also willing to live for them, exercising is a part of your daily life.

Explanation luxury level

Level 0-1.5: Tour without overnight stay.

Level 2-2.5: Cycle Travel provides an overnight stay in a 2-star accommodation.

Level 3-3.5: Tour with overnight stays in the better bed and breakfast or 3-star hotel, hostel accommodations. Overnight stays on a half-board basis are a 3.5 rating.

Level 4-4.5: Cycle Travel provides a 4-star accommodation or boutique bed & breakfast. Optional full board booking (upgrade to level 4,5 appreciation).

Level 5-5.5: Cycle Travel will provide a more luxurious 4-star or 5-star accommodation or boutique hotel. We can upgrade the level of lunch, on-road catering or dinner to 5.5.

Level 6: Cycle Travel will provide a more luxurious 5-star accommodation, boutique hotel or luxury pop-up location. We can upgrade the level of lunch, on-road catering or dinner to 6+ level if required.

Explanation guidance level

Our team of passionate guides is always there for you. For any type of trip, event or clinic, Cycle Travel will provide the right accompaniment. We have an excellent network of professionals.

With the ranking from 1 to 6, we indicate to what extent the guidance is provided on a trip. Interested in an upgrade? Please let us know! Then we will gladly look for a suitable solution.

Level 0-1: a self-guided tour without guidance. Cycle Travel provides the routes on GPX.

Level 2-2.5: a self-guided tour without guidance including routes on GPX and tips for the road. Cycle Travel has a goody bag or contact person at the locations visited that you will receive as a traveler.

Level 3-3.5: a self-guided tour without guidance including routes on GPX and tips for the road. Cycle Travel has accommodation on the basis of a 3-star hotel or bed & breakfast. There is someone on site who is familiar with our clients and is personally available for you (level 3,5)

Level 4-4.5: a guided tour including routes on GPX and tour guide on the bike or in a follow car.Cycle Travel has accommodation based on a 4-star hotel, hostel or bed & breakfast. During a guided tour it is optionally possible to book a mechanic and masseur. (The valuation then amounts to 4.5)

Level 5-5.5: A fully catered vacation with a complete support team consisting of tour guide, mechanic and masseur. A follow car is provided including care on the road during the rides. Accommodation will be in luxury chalets, hotels or boutique bed & breakfasts.

Level 6: The ultimate luxury cycling vacation with top locations and carefully selected accommodations. Only the very best counts for us and you as our client! Get carried away on a next level cycling vacation.

Explanation gravity level

We roughly determine the heaviness of a trip based on a variety of circumstances. Severity can be determined by distances or by the altitude meters in distances. In addition, you experience a ride on a gravel or mountain bike already 'heavier' than a road bike ride.

Per category this is approximately what you can think of. Always discuss with us alternatives or modified routes which also influence the heaviness.

Road Bikes - Race bikesDistance max - Distance MaxAltitude indication
Level 170 km700-1100
Level 280 km1100-1500
Level 3100 km1500-2200
Level 4120 km2200-2800
Level 5150 km2800-3800
Hors Category175+ km3800-5500
Mountain Bike - MTBDistance max - Distance MaxAltitude indication
Level 130-50 km700-1000
Level 240-60 km1000-1300
Level 350-75 km1300-1800
Level 455-90 km1800-2400
Level 560-100 km2400-3300
Hors Category150+ km3800-5500
GravelDistance max - Distance MaxAltitude indication
Level 130-50 km700-1000
Level 240-60 km1000-1300
Level 350-75 km1300-1800
Level 455-90 km1800-2400
Level 560-100 km2400-3300
Hors Category150+ km3800-5500

Location: Bloubergstrand, Cape Town (South Africa)