Tour de Boland 2019 starts at 9am on Sunday 3 March from Cape Town Stadium.
There are 2 reference groups on this Tour
They are the “Germans” (our annual European tour group from Quaeldich) and the “Independents” (including our loyal repeat customers from the North, the “Boland 9”, plus a host of Aussies and South Africans, both ex-pats and local).
Split on Day One
The riding will be split on days 1 & 2. We will all start together in Cape Town together and ride as one group till somewhere after the first water point. You will know when to split when Jan Sahner and Carinus inform you so, using German and English respectively.
The Independents will go due north with Carinus, via Malmesbury to the Riebeek Valley Hotel, while the Germans will go with Jan & Nico through Stellenbosch and suffer up Helshoogte to finish at idyllic Boschendal.
Join after Day Two
The next time the groups will see each other will be the very next day at the top of a very steep hill in the Goudini Spa venue. There is a shop and a restaurant, and beautiful spa-pools. Remember to go to the shop or restaurant prior to riding up the very steep hill to the cottages.
We’ll all have an early dinner under the stars. The rest of the tour will be similar, but in hotels and guest houses, and no steep hills to shops.