Fusing a love for bicycles with a passion for adventure, Bicycle South is your gateway to cycle tourism, adventure and bicycle culture in South Africa. From local bike shops and bike-friendly coffee spots to off-the-beaten-track cycling destinations, bikepacking adventures, events, and epic routes and places to stay – Bicycle South has been designed to enrich your ride and fuel your wanderlust.
What began in 2012 as a campaign to grow Cape Town’s bicycle culture has since evolved and expanded beyond the city limits – inspiring two-wheeled adventure and everyday cycling across South Africa. Through our active campaigns and Bike Friendly Certification Programme (a first for South Africa), we are promoting a countrywide network of bike friendly businesses and destinations, while empowering more people to cycle. Bicycle South is endorsed and supported by a dynamic group of partner organisations both in the tourism and cycle industry.
WHO WE ARE
Over the past years we have been lucky to work with a collective of awesome people who are passionate about sharing their love for cycling and adventure – from our core contributors, online editors, writers, illustrators & photographers to mobility experts and our Bike Buddies & community campaign volunteers. Together they’ve brought our platform to life and helped inspire and empower more people to cycle.
EXPLORE. RIDE. CONNECT.
Our website is packed with exciting routes, inspirational stories and expertise. Not sure where to start? Follow these quick links :
Find Bike Friendly places to Stay, Eat & Drink and Visit. Explore our collection of +200 Bike Friendly venues across South Africa. Our directory also features local bike shops, bike rental companies, skills training, events & clubs, community projects and bike friendly transport options.
Find epic routes and new places to ride – from heart pumping mountain bike trails to cultural city rides and multi-day cycling trips. Explore some of the best routes across the South with our self-guided adventures and GPS tracks curated by local cyclists. Or join a guided ride or bicycle holiday and immerse yourself in South Africa’s beautiful landscapes and vibrant culture.
→ Put Your Business on the Map. List your business or event on our website.
→ Get Certified Bike Friendly. Boost your marketing exposure & become more bike friendly.
→ Join our Bike Loving Community. Connect online.
→ Have your say – Get involved with one of our community projects and campaigns.
→ Share your adventures, rides and stories. Become a contributor.