CAPE ROULEUR BOOKING OPTIONS

FULLY SUPPORTED CYCLING IN THE CAPE WINELANDS

1 - 6 March 2025

We have a wonderful range of Booking Options for Cape Rouleur 2025, all with handy payment plans available.

Our event HQ will be based at the Protea Hotel, a charming four-star hotel in the heart of Franschhoek. It has a restaurant onsite as well as a centralised pool area and bar to cater for the whole Cape Rouleur team. The staff are very familiar with us Chillees and seem to have just as much fun hosting us as we do!

We have also hand picked a selection of excellent boutique four-star B&Bs, all a very short walk from the Event HQ. These will be exclusive to the event.  

All of our Cape Rouleur guests are welcome to use the pool and bar facilities at the event HQ, whether you’re staying at the Protea Hotel, in one of our four-star boutique B&Bs or you’ve opted for entry-only. 

THE PROTEA HOTEL

Having hosted us on numerous previous editions of the event, we’re returning to the Protea Hotel as our Cape Rouleur HQ.

We will start and finish our rides there each day, and upon return, all riders can enjoy a post-ride lunch regardless of their accommodation choice.

It makes the perfect location for socialising too, and all guests whether staying at the Protea or not will have equal access to the bar and pool area.

For you:

  • 5-day event entry including rolling road closures, full medical, outrider and mechanical support
  • 5 nights accommodation, including breakfast 
  • Snacks on road (Monday-Thursday)
  • Lunch after ride (Monday – Wednesday)
  • Celebration Braai on Wednesday 
  • Baggage transfer from Franschhoek to Cape Town on Thursday
  • Digital photos and film
  • Event jersey
  • Event t-shirt
  • Option of seeded entry to the Cape Town Cycle Tour (additional cost)

For the non-riding partner option:

  • 5 nights accommodation, including breakfast 
  • Lunch after ride (Monday – Wednesday)
  • Celebration Braai on Wednesday 
  • Transport from Franschhoek to Cape Town on Thursday
  • Drinks reception at finish in Cape Town
  • Option of seeded entry to the Cape Town Cycle Tour (additional cost)

What’s NOT included for you or your non-riding partner:

  • Evening meals 
  • Massages
  • Alcohol and soft drinks
  • Insurance
  • Flights
  • Airport transfers

 

TWIN-DOUBLE SHARING

AT THE PROTEA HOTEL 

£1950

Our most popular option for solo participants, please choose this option if you would like to be roomed with a fellow rider.

If you are a couple or two friends who would like to share a room and both are riding the event, choose this option and let us know if you would prefer a twin or a double room.

Price listed is per person.

SINGLE  ROOM OCCUPANCY 

AT THE PROTEA HOTEL 

£2350

Fancy a little extra personal space and the privacy of your own bedroom? 

This is the perfect option for solo riders who prefer to room on their own.

Price listed is per person.

 

SHARING WITH PARTNER

AT THE PROTEA HOTEL 

£2750

Make it a holiday for both of you with this fantastic option to share a double room with a non-riding partner. 

Non-riding partners get the same level of service as our riders, with everything included except the cycling part! 

Check the ‘what’s included’ section above for more information. 

Price listed is per couple.

BOUTIQUE B&Bs

If you prefer something a little more secluded and private, we have sourced a selection of excellent four-star boutique Bed & Breakfasts, all a short walk from the Event HQ. The B&Bs will be exclusive to the event, meaning only Cape Rouleur guests will be staying there during our visit.

Both the Protea and the four-star B&Bs are all on the main street in Franschhoek which hosts an impressive range of restaurants and bars.

For you:

  • 5-day event entry including rolling road closures, full medical, outrider and mechanical support
  • 5 nights accommodation, including breakfast 
  • Snacks on road (Monday-Thursday)
  • Lunch after ride (Monday – Wednesday)
  • Celebration Braai on Wednesday 
  • Baggage transfer from Franschhoek to Cape Town on Thursday
  • Digital photos and film
  • Event jersey
  • Event t-shirt
  • Option of seeded entry to the Cape Town Cycle Tour (additional cost)

For the non-riding partner option:

  • 5 nights accommodation, including breakfast 
  • Lunch after ride (Monday – Wednesday)
  • Celebration Braai on Wednesday 
  • Transport from Franschhoek to Cape Town on Thursday
  • Drinks reception at finish in Cape Town
  • Option of seeded entry to the Cape Town Cycle Tour (additional cost)

What’s NOT included for you or your non-riding partner:

  • Evening meals 
  • Massages
  • Alcohol and soft drinks
  • Insurance
  • Flights
  • Airport transfers

 

TWIN-DOUBLE SHARING

AT A FOUR STAR BOUTIQUE B&B

£1950

Our most popular option for solo participants, please choose this option if you would like to be roomed with a fellow rider.

If you are a couple or two friends who would like to share a room and both are riding the event, choose this option and let us know if you would prefer a twin or a double room.

Price listed is per person.

SINGLE  ROOM OCCUPANCY 

AT A FOUR STAR BOUTIQUE B&B

£2350

Fancy a little extra personal space and the privacy of your own bedroom? 

This is the perfect option for solo riders who prefer to room on their own.

Price listed is per person.

 

SHARING WITH PARTNER

AT A FOUR STAR BOUTIQUE B&B

£2750

Make it a holiday for both of you with this fantastic option to share a double room with a non-riding partner. 

Non-riding partners get the same level of service as our riders, with everything included except the cycling part! 

Check the ‘what’s included’ section above for more information. 

Price listed is per couple.

ENTRY ONLY

SOURCE YOUR OWN ACCOMMODATION

£1500

If you live locally or prefer to organise your own accommodation this package will suit you. With plenty of options available in Franschhoek you can choose from affordable to decadent and everything in between.

  • 5-day event entry including rolling road closures, full medical, outrider and mechanical support
  • Snacks on road and lunch after each ride
  • Celebration Braai on Wednesday evening
  • Drinks reception at finish in Cape Town
  • Baggage transfer from Franschhoek to Cape Town on Thursday*
  • Digital photos and film
  • Event jersey
  • Event t-shirt
  • Option of seeded entry to the Cape Town Cycle Tour (additional cost)

Not included:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts and evening meals 
  • Massages
  • Alcohol and soft drinks
  • Insurance
  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in Franschhoek

*You will need to get your luggage to the Event HQ on Thursday morning if you wish to have it transferred to the finish in Cape Town.

PREMIUM MEMBER DISCOUNT

A limited number of Early Bird Hotchillee Premium Members can enjoy a £150 discount – find the coupon on members discounts group on the app, or here.

Premium membership costs £8 a month with your first 30 days free. Click here for a full list of benefits.

THE HOTCHILLEE DIFFERENCE

You ride your bike, we take care of the rest. 

On the bike, our outriders zoom ahead of the bunch, closing junctions to traffic so you can keep up your momentum.

Cruising behind the Hotchillee Ride Captains, you’ll fit right in to a group of riders that match your pace. 

We want you to have a stress free experience, so we take care of everything whilst you’re on the road – mechanical support, medics on hand and even a sports therapist available to help you recover, after all … you’re on holiday!

SPEAK TO OUR TEAM

If you have any questions or just need some advice why not book a call with one of our team members.

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Faq

Yes, you can pay in full or with a £750 deposit followed by monthly instalments.

The event is restricted to roadworthy road bicycles or E-Bikes only. The ride takes place on tarred or cobbled roads. 

Note that no bicycle is permitted to have unconventional handlebars including triathlon bars, aero bars, clip-ons, prayer bars, and cow bars.

You must be 18 years or older on or before 2nd March 2025.

If you are in doubt as to your fitness then we recommend you have a medical check-up before registering.

No, you will ride in a fully supported peloton with Hotchillee ride captains, and motorbike outriders leading the way.

All participants ride in supported speed groups. Riders are not permitted to ride on their own.

Each group rides as a peloton with motorbike outriders, mechanic’s van and rolling road closures with the Hotchillee ride captains in radio contact with the support vehicles to help ensure the safety of each group at all times.

 

Group 1: 28 – 30 km/h 

Group 2: 25 – 27 km/h 

Yes, but be warned as it is Cycle Tour week you will need to get organised early!  In Franschhoek there is Franschhoek Cycles, or John O’Connor in Cape Town.

All participants will be able to purchase guaranteed seeded entry to the 45th Cape Town Cycle Tour, the biggest timed bike race in the world, which takes place on Sunday 9 March.  You do not need to enter the ballot but will be notified by Hotchillee when our entries are available.

Franschhoek is about 75km from Cape Town and in good traffic is a 45min drive.  We recommend using Shuttle Up for transfers from the airport or central Cape Town for you and your bike.

You will be riding from Franschhoek back to Cape Town on Thursday 6th March.  We will therefore transfer your luggage and bike box to the finish location in Cape Town for you.

Whilst you are riding back to Cape Town, we will provide a transfer for your non riding partner (if applicable).

Franschhoek is a perfect setting for all sorts of activities from mooching around the many boutiques and galleries, wine tasting (the wine tram is a must!), walking or just relaxing by the pool.  More ideas can be found here.  We can also arrange a morning social ride each day if there is enough interest.

You are in for a treat … Franschhoek has lots of fantastic restaurants to choose from.  If going out in large groups we suggest you book ahead.

Hotchillee will have a discounted rate at the Cullinan Hotel, more information on how to book coming soon.  The Cullinan Southern Sun is where the event finishes on Thursday after the Festival Ride.

If Hotchillee cancels the event for any reason not listed in the conditions of sale, your entry fee is fully refundable.
If the event is postponed due to COVID-19, your entry will automatically be transferred to the new date. If you can’t make the new dates, you’ll receive a credit to use against any other Hotchillee multi-day event. The credit expires on 1 March 2026. 

If for any reason you need to cancel your entry there are several options available: 

  1. You are able to nominate a substitute rider for your entry (up to 60 days before the event start date).
  2. You may defer your entry as a credit towards another Hotchillee event in the same or following calendar year (up to 12 weeks before the event start date).
  3. You are entitled to the following refund on your entry:
  • 17 Weeks + before the Event start date: 66% refund of the full entry fee paid including any extra services and upgrades
  • 13-16 weeks before the Event start date: 33% refund of the full entry fee paid including any extra services and upgrades
  • 0-12 weeks before the Event start date: 0% refund of the full entry fee paid including any extra services and upgrades
  • If you are not able to travel due to COVID-19 click here for our COVID-19 Guarantee 

To cancel your entry, please contact [email protected]

If you are not able to travel due to COVID-19 click here for our COVID-19 Guarantee.

SPEAK TO OUR TEAM

If you have any questions or just need some advice why not book a call with one of our team members.

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