Escape the Ordinary

Unforgettable cycling experiences with just the right amount of crazy.

Physical Challenge

A guided cycle tour, but not one that spends more time wine tasting than out on the single track (don’t worry the wine tasting comes afterwards!)

Insider Knowledge

We know some sweet secrets. A guided cycling tour that leads you down some insane single track, but not just the routes that everyone else does.

Safety First

A guided cycling tour that scares you, but not in ‘that’ way! We love a good adrenaline rush, but we won’t let you bite off more than you can chew.

Jamie Osman

Owner and Director Sportif

J amie is a gravel convert to the highest degree! Coming from London in 2015 as a road cyclist where he’d run a kick-ass urban bike cafe, he now spends most of his work (and free!) time gravelling around the Western Cape or chasing the downhills on his mountain bike. When not in the saddle, you may find him on the beach with a board, trying to summon up the courage to face the freezing Cape water, or drinking flat whites at Cape Vélo’s bike cafe, Coffeeworks at Specialized Stellenbosch. If you’re ever in the area, please pop in for a bike or coffee chat!

Jamie Osman Cape Vélo

Great day on the bike with Jamie round the Cape Peninsula which is up there with one of the most spectacular rides you can do anywhere. Everything was spot on from great communications and booking to pick up, bikes, coffee and lunch stops and chat. Highly recommended.

Nick LUnited Kingdom

We had an amazing day riding the trails in Jonkershoek with Cape Vélo. Everything was top notch: Great communication beforehand, timely meeting at the spot, really well looked after rental equipment and perfect guiding! We will definitely try to make it back for another ride!

Philip HGermany

I visited Stellenbosch with my 14 year old son who rides Enduro and DH back in the States. Jamie took him out for three days of riding at Jonkershoek, Boschendal and then the trails around Coetzenberg and a quick visit to the UCI XC course for 2018 He runs an outstanding business and is a terrific guide. Stellenbosch is a mountain biker's paradise with miles and miles and miles of single track, jumps and berms. My son loved every minute of it!!


We truly enjoyed our three day gravel tour in the Stellenbosch area with Cape Vélo Cycle Tours. Setting up a gravel ride on short notice for an experienced rider and a beginner is not an easy task, but Cape Vélo pulled it off in a perfect manner. Lucie organized bikes, meals and accommodation so smoothly, with a true eye to detail. Jamie selected perfect rides for us with great variation in stunning surroundings, including delicious lunches and great stories. It all came together as an amazing experience executed in a very professional manner. We would give our warmest recommendation to Cape Vélo tours, and will definitely use them for our next visit here.

Knut DNorway