Throwing yourself out of a plane at three thousand feet with nothing but a parachute, even if you’re strapped to someone who’s going to pull the string for you, can be a little too nerve-wracking for some. Spending a night in a haunted house would give most people nightmares for weeks. Today’s Groupon provides an addition to your bucket list that won’t turn your blood cold or curl your hair: a two-hour Harley Davidson Tour from Camps Bay to Chapmans Peak for R499.
King Kong might have thought himself king of the concrete jungle, but ask anyone who the king of the road is and they’ll definitely name Harley Davidson. Cruising along coastal roads and admiring the scenic views, with the sea-breeze polishing your helmet (because if it was whipping through your hair, you’d be doing something illegal) is something even staunch seatbelt fans should experience at least once in their life. Whether you put down a deposit for a solo ride on of their Harleys or take the less strenuous option and enjoy a chauffeured ride, gliding along the road on the two wheels of one of the world’s best bikes is the perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon.
The route takes you from Camps Bay along the coastal roads to Hout Bay for refreshments. While coffees or other bikeresque refreshments are sipped, expect a lot of excited chatter about how awesome the trip has been so far or where the best views were. From Hout Bay the group sails on to Chapmans Peak for some classic Cape Town photography. Snap a picture of yourself with a panoramic view of the world behind you or just watch while other people do it. After that, it’s time to hit the road again and head back home again – or to Camps Bay, anyway. The two hour trip takes you along some of Cape Town’s most scenic roads and a group of up to fifty Harley Davidsons cruising along the roadways is sure to draw a bit of attention.
Helmets are provided for the sake of safety and aesthetics, because no one enjoys the look of windswept-bike hair. For those who would rather ride the bike themselves than take the backseat, a bike is provided with a full tank of petrol. Of course, a motorbike license is required if you want to take control of your own Harley.
Seeing as the trip does take you through currents of sea breezes and other potentially cold weather, jackets and closed shoes, as well as long pants are recommended. No need to dress in full biker leathers, but it’s always fun to play dress up.
Think Bike: During
an interview, the creator of the first motorbike claimed that the invention was
motivated by totally selfish reasons. “I needed a quick way to transport the
gold coins we were collecting while I was down in Mexico with Julio,” he said.