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Motorbike-on-Train Tours – Garden Route
Motorbike-on-Train Tours – Route 62
Motorbike-on-Train Tours – Stofpad & Little Karoo
Motorbike-on-Train Tours – Blue Train

See below for more information about these tours

Motorbike-on-Train Tours – Garden Route

This tour is ideal for those who hardly ever use their bikes during the year; for the experienced biker, as well as for those who would like to explore new destinations in a well structured, organised and safe manner. This is the time and opportunity to do it and to enjoy the Garden Route at its best.

  • Day 2

    Route
    Disembark train at PE
    Port Elizabeth – Hankey – Storms River Bridge – Tsitsikama
    Today’s distance = 310 km

    Day 3

    Route
    Tsitsikama – Bloukrans Bridge – Bloukrans Pass – Groot River Pass – Natures Valley – Plettenberg Bay – Knysna Heads – Knysna
    Today’s distance = 310 km

    Day 4

    Route
    Knysna – Wilderness – George – Trolley – Outeniqua pass – Victoria Bay – Herolds Bay – Groot Brakrivier – Ruitersbos (Eight Bells Mountain Inn)
    Today’s distance = 294 km

    Day 5

    Route
    Ruitersbos – Mossel Bay – Ruitersbos
    Today’s distance = 110 km

    Day 6

    Route
    8 Bells – Robinson Pass – Oudtshoorn – Cango Caves – Dysselsdorp – de Rust – Meiringspoort – Klaarstroom – Beaufort West
    Today’s distance = 317 km

    Total distance = 1341 km

    This itinerary can change without notice

  • Day 1

    TIME DESCRIPTION
    11:30 Passengers with bikes meet at Johannesburg station – Platform 16
    Bikes loaded
    13:15 Train departs from Johannesburg – Platform 16
    Dinner served on the train (included in the tour price)
    Travel overnight

    Day 2

    TIME DESCRIPTION
    07:00 Breakfast on the train (included in the tour price)
    09:15 Disembarking at Port Elizabeth
    Day #1 of Motorbike Tour* (see bike route)
    Book in at Hotel
    Dinner served at the hotel (own pocket)
    Evening at leisure – own program
    Sleep in Hotel

    Day 3 – 5

    TIME DESCRIPTION
    Breakfast served (included in the tour price)
    Days #2 – #4 of Motorbike Tour
    Dinner served at the hotel (own pocket)
    Sleep in Hotel

    Day 6

    TIME DESCRIPTION
    Breakfast served (included in the tour price)
    Days #5 of Motorbike Tour
    Dinner served in Beaufort West (own pocket)
    19:00 Loading of bikes on train in Beaufort West – Platform 1
    19:50 Train departs
    Travel on train overnight

    Day 7

    TIME DESCRIPTION
    Breakfast served on the train (included in the tour price)
    12:15 Arrival at Johannesburg station – Platform 16
    Off loading of bikes
    End of tour

Motorbike-on-Train Tours – Route 62

This tour is ideal for those bikers who always wanted to ride Route 62 but have not yet done it; for the experienced and less experienced biker, as well as for those who would like to explore new destinations in a well structured, organised and safe manner. This is the time and (only?) opportunity to do it and to enjoy Route 62 at its best.

  • Day 2

    Route
    PE – Van Stadens River Pass – Loerie – Loerie Pass – Hankey – Humansdorp – Jeffreys Bay – Cape St Francis – Humansdorp – Route 62 starts – Kareedouw
    Overnight at Assegaaiboscg Lodge outside Kareedouw
    Today’s distance = 218 km

    Day 3

    Route
    Kareedouw – Joubertina – Avontuur – Uniondale Poort – Uniondale – Oudtshoorn – Calitzdorp
    Overnight in The Queen of Calitzdorp
    Today’s distance = 283 km
    Optional Route # 1: Oudtshoorn into Meiringspoort and back = 108 km
    Optional Route # 2: Oudtshoorn via Schoemanspoort to Cango Caves and back = 56 km

    Day 4

    Route
    Calitzdorp – Huis River Pass – Ronnie’s Sex Shop – Ladismith – Barrydale – (Tredouw’s Pass – Optional) – The Karoo Saloon – Montagu
    Overnight at Avalon Springs in Montagu
    Today’s distance = 223 km
    Optional Route # 1: Montagu to Burgers Pass and back = 104 km

    Day 5

    Route
    Montagu – Ashton (End of Route 62) – Swellendam – Stormsvlei – Bonnievale – Robertson – McGregor – Worcester – Rawsonville
    Overnight at Goudini Spa near Rawsonville
    Today’s distance = 242 km
    Optional Route # 1: Goudini Spa to Ceres and back = 102 km

    Day 6

    Route
    Worcester – Slanghoek Valley – Rawsonville – Huguenot Tunnel – Paarl – Franschhoek – Paarl – du Toitskloof Pass – Worcester
    Today’s distance = 208 km

    Total distance = 1174 km
    Optional trips = 314 km

    Note: The route could change on short notice due to any unforeseen reason, weather, safety, road closures, etc.

  • Day 1

    TIME DESCRIPTION
    11:30 Bikers report to Platform 16 to load bikes
    Enjoy coffee at station (own costs)
    13:15 Train departs for PE
    Dinner served on the train (included in the tour price)
    Sleep on the train

    Day 2

    TIME DESCRIPTION
    07:00 Breakfast is served on the train (included in the tour price)
    09:15 Arrival in PE
    Off loading of bikes
    Depart by bike for Kareedouw
    Dinner is served (included in the tour price)

    Day 3 – 5

    TIME DESCRIPTION
    From 07:00 Breakfast served in the hotel (included in the tour price)
    Follow riding itinerary (see bike route)

    Day 6

    TIME DESCRIPTION
    From 07:00 Breakfast served in the hotel (included in the tour price)
    Ride circular route in the region before loading the bikes in Worcester on the train
    13:30 Train departs for Jo’burg
    Dinner is served on the train (included in the tour price)
    Sleep on the train

    Day 7

    TIME DESCRIPTION
    07:30 Breakfast served on the train (included in the tour price)
    12:15 Train arrives Johannesburg
    Off loading of bikes
    End of tour

Motorbike-on-Train Tours – Stofpad & Little Karoo

Visit places and travel roads that you’ve never seen before (or heard off – places like Floriskraal Dam, Kruisrivier, Herold, Kammanassie Dam, Karatara, etc.); experience the scenic mountain passes with curves, corners and switch backs galore; traverse the Knysna Forest roads where your roof will be trees; dine at village restaurants en route; accelerate in remote stretches and enjoy the people from the area.

  • Day 2

    Route
    Disembark train at Laingsburg
    Laingsburg – Floriskraal Dam – Rooinek – Bosluiskloof Pass – Gamkapoort Dam – Bosluiskloof Pass – Seweweekspoort – Huisrivier Pass – Calitzdorp – Kruisrivier – Oudtshoorn
    Today’s distance = 265+ km

    Day 3

    Route
    Oudtshoorn – Rooiberg Pass – VanWyksdorp – Cloetes Pass – Eight Bells – Gannakraal – Blanco – Montagu Pass (up) – Herold – Perdepoort Pass – Oudtshoorn
    Today’s distance = 327+ km

    Day 4

    Route
    Oudtshoorn – Montagu Pass (down) – George – 7 Passes Road – Knysna – Gouna Forest Road – Kruisvallei – de Vlugt – Prins Alfred’s Pass – Avontuur – Poortjie Pass – Uniondale – Buffelsdrif – Dysselsdorp – Oudtshoorn
    Today’s distance = 398+ km

    Day 5

    Route
    Oudtshoorn – Swartberg Pass – Gamkaskloof (“The Hell”) – Swartberg Pass – Prince Albert – Leeu Gamka – Beaufort West
    Today’s distance = 351+ km

    Total distance = 1341+ km

    Note: This itinerary can change on short notice without notice

  • Day 1

    TIME DESCRIPTION
    From 11:00 Passengers with bikes meet at Johannesburg station – Platform 16
    Loading of bikes
    12:30 Train departs from Johannesburg – Platform 16
    Dinner served on the train (included in the tour price)
    Travel overnight

    Day 2

    TIME DESCRIPTION
    Breakfast is served on the train (included in the tour price)
    10:00 Disembarking at Laingsburg
    Day #1 of Motorbike Tour* (see bike route)
    Book in at Oudtshoorn
    Dinner for own pocket
    Sleep in Oudtshoorn

    Day 3 – 4

    TIME DESCRIPTION
    Breakfast served (included in the tour price)
    All other meals available (own cost)
    Days # 2 – # 3 of Motorbike Tour* (see bike route)
    Sleep in Oudtshoorn

    Day 5

    TIME DESCRIPTION
    Breakfast served (included in the tour price)
    Check out
    Day #4 of Motorbike Tour* (see bike route)
    18:00 Dinner in Beaufort West Spur (own pocket)
    19:25 Loading of bikes on train – Beaufort West station, Platform 1
    19:50 Train departs for JHB
    Travel overnight

    Day 6

    TIME DESCRIPTION
    Breakfast served on the train (included in the tour price)
    12:15 Train arrives Johannesburg
    Off loading of bikes
    End of tour

Motorbike-on-Train Tours – Blue Train

The Route 62 tour was hosted for the first time in 2013 and it has proven to be very popular with the affluent market segment. It is the only tour to be hosted on a Tourist Class and luxury train. We have negotiated a special deal with the Blue Train to make it very affordable for everyone. Unfortunately this special offer is only available to citizens of Africa. (Or people with an Africa resident permits).

  • Day 2

    Route
    PE – Van Stadens River Pass – Loerie – Loerie Pass – Hankey – Patensie – Humansdorp – N2 – Route 62 starts – Kareedouw – Kareedouw Pass – N2 – Stormsrivier – Tsitsikamma
    Overnight in Tsitsikamma Village Inn
    Today’s distance = 220 km

    Day 3

    Route
    Tsitsikamma – Kareedouw Pass – Kareedouw – Joubertina – Avontuur – Uniondale Poort – Uniondale – Oudtshoorn
    Overnight in Turnberry Boutique Hotel
    Today’s distance = 306 km
    Optional Route # 1: Oudtshoorn into Meiringspoort and back = 108 km
    Optional Route # 2: Oudtshoorn via Schoemanspoort to Cango Caves and back = 56 km

    Day 4

    Route
    Oudtshoorn – Calitzdorp – Huis River Pass – Ladismith – Barrydale – Montagu – Cogmans Kloof – Burgers Pass – Rooihoogte Pass – Matroosberg Pass – Theronsberg Pass – Ceres
    Overnight in Ceres
    Today’s distance = 402 km
    Optional Route # 1: Ceres to Gydo Pass and back = 38 km

    Day 5

    Route
    Ceres – Michells Pass – Bainskloof Pass – Wellington – Agter Paarl – Stellenbosch – Helshoogte Pass – Franschhoek – Franschhoek Pass – Theewaterskloof Dam – Vyeboom – Viljoens Pass – Grabouw – Sir Lowry’s Pass – Somerset West – Cape Town
    Overnight in Cape Town
    Today’s distance = 249 km

    Total distance = 1177 km
    Optional trips = 156 km

    Note: The route could change on short notice due to any unforeseen reason, weather, safety, road closures, etc.

    Number of possible mountain passes: 19+

  • Day 1

    TIME DESCRIPTION
    11:00 Bikers report to Platform 15 to load bikes
    Enjoy coffee at station (own costs)
    13:15 Train departs for PE
    Dinner served on the train (included in the tour price)
    Sleep on the train

    Day 2

    TIME DESCRIPTION
    07:00 Breakfast is served on the train (included in the tour price)
    09:15 Arrival in PE
    Off loading of bikes
    Depart by bike for Tsitsikamma

    Day 3 – 5

    TIME DESCRIPTION
    Follow riding itinerary (see bike route)

    Day 6

    TIME DESCRIPTION
    From 07:00 Breakfast served in the hote
    Own leisure
    15:00 Bikes loaded on train at CPT station (Platform 24)
    16:30 Train departs for PTA
    All meals and drinks on Blue Train (included in tour price)
    Sleep on train

    Day 7

    TIME DESCRIPTION
    Today you will travel on the Blue Train by having Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner while enjoying the view from the Lounge Car or Suite, make friend ans memories

    Day 8

    TIME DESCRIPTION
    Breakfast served on the train
    10:30 Train arrives Pretoria
    Off loading of bikes
    End of tour