CYCLING SEA POINT PROMENADE

Discover one of Cape Town’s favorite places to cycle, walk and play. With mesmerizing vistas of city, sea and mountains, the traffic free Sea Point Promenade is the perfect place to watch the sunset or stop off for an ice-cream.

The Sea Point Promenade runs the length of Sea Point’s beachfront, from Bantry Bay to Mouille Point where it connects to Green Point Urban Park. This easy 7km scenic route is completely traffic free and is suitable for kids and riders of every fitness level.

PLAY ON THE PROMENADE

The ride starts at the Up Cycles bicycle rental station, at the Sea Point Pavilion where you will find a selection of rental bikes for adults and kids, as well as child seats and trailers for toddlers. From the route meanders along the coast on the paved Sea Point Promenade. In the early mornings and evenings this area is bustling with activity – so it’s best to go slow and absorb the sights and sounds of life on the seaboard.

Whether you choose to cycle this route during the day or at sunset there is always something fun to explore – from interesting public art installations to an outdoor gym and miniature golf course. Look out the controversial giant sunglasses which face Robben Island as a tribute to Nelson Mandela! There are also a number of children’s parks that run alongside the Promenade where you can stop off for some old-fashioned seaside entertainment and ride a train or get lost in a maze.

THE LIGHT HOUSE & GREEN POINT URBAN PARK

At Three Anchor Bay the route leaves the paved promenade and follows a tarred pavement to the red and white Green Point Lighthouse. Turn right here and cross the road at the pedestrian crossing into Mouille Point. This area is filled with bike friendly cafes and restaurants, which make for a great mid-ride pit stop.

From Mouille Point the route enters the fynbos wonderland of Green Point Urban Park via the West Entrance on Bay Road. Green Point Park is filled with beautiful indigenous gardens, water ways and play areas for both children and adults. Entry is free and it is worth spending time exploring some of its features like the Labyrinth and biodiversity garden or grab a snack at the tea room and picnic on the lawns.

For the return journey, you can either cycle back on the 3km Promenade route or continue on the loop – a 4km traffic-free route that exists the Park at the East entrance and follows a paved cycleway past the Green Point Stadium and underneath Green Point Circle, before connecting to the Green Point Cycleway which runs back towards Sea Point. On hot days finish of your adventure with a dip in the Sea Point Pool or in the evening you can watch the sun slip beneath the ocean.

 

ROUTE

↔ 7km DISTANCE
∧ 53m ELEVATION GAIN
≡ Road TERRAIN
⊗ Download MAP& GPS

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Sea Point Promenade
  • Public Art exhibitions and play areas
  • Green Point Urban Park
  • Moulle Point LightHouse
  • Cafes and Restaurants

MUST KNOW

  • Access: The start can be accessed from the MyCiti Bus Stop: Sea Point Pool. There is also vehicle parking at Queen’s Beach and along Beach Rd.
  • Catch a sunset: You won’t be disappointed. The promenade has to be one of the most romantic spots to watch the sunset over the Atlantic.
  • Go slow: The Promenade is busy on the weekends and evenings. Respect other users – don’t speed, keep left and give way. Use your bell to let others know you’re approaching.
  • Go Whale Spotting: The Atlantic Ocean is home to a variety of wildlife from seagulls to seals and dolphins. If you’re especially lucky, you may catch a glimpse of whales and orcas.

MAP & GPS

Download the GPS/ Route on STRAVA

 

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Director & Founder of BICYCLE SOUTH
Cape Town based designer & bicycle activist, Leonie is passionate about sustainability and green living. When she is not busy advocating for bicycle cities or blogging on Cape Town’s bicycle culture, you’ll find her adventuring beyond the city limits on her steel frame touring bike.
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Director & Founder of BICYCLE SOUTH
Cape Town based designer & bicycle activist, Leonie is passionate about sustainability and green living. When she is not busy advocating for bicycle cities or blogging on Cape Town’s bicycle culture, you’ll find her adventuring beyond the city limits on her steel frame touring bike.

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