The Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism Sunday launched the second in a series of cycle routes aimed at growing cycle tourism in the province.

Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, Alan Winde and a group of riders set off on the inaugural ride Sunday morning.

The 123 kilometre route starts and ends at the V&A Waterfront, taking in the Atlantic Seaboard, Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak and the iconic Suikerbossie hill.

Department spokesperson, Bianca Capazorio, says riders doing the route are encouraged to stop along the way, take in the sights and enjoy some of Cape Town’s hospitality.

“We encourage tourists and visitors to the City to see the city from the back of their bicycles and we are hoping that along the way they’ll stop in coffee shops and use businesses along the route so that we can grow the economies in those areas.”