Cycling from Worcester to Robertson over three days is a good beginners’ deviation tour because it is primarily on relatively quiet tar roads and it has relatively gentle slopes as it follows the broad Breede River valley down towards the sea. The gradient is seldom enough to freewheel. Nonetheless, if the wind is in your favour, you will spin along. This means the missus or other less athletic types can be persuaded to accompany you. In this valley there is a huge number of wine, olive and other estates that welcome visitors, and the less athletic can park off at an establishment. Plan your timing and route carefully to coincide with opening hours on the estates. This information can be found at Robertson Wine Valley, scroll down and click on "download valley map". Then print out the PDF. The first page is a map of most of the valley; the second is a table of all the estates on the map, what they offer and their trading hours. As with everything in life, this route’s greatest stren...

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