Namibia Cycling Safari
- The classic Namibia highlights biking tour
- See the red dunes of Sossusvlei and hike to the top of Dune 45
- World-class game viewing in Etosha National Park
- Visit Herero and Himba villages off the beaten trail
- Free day at the German colonial coastal town of Swakopmund
Namibia is an outstanding destination for a mountain biking holiday, with towering sand dunes, a rugged Atlantic coastline, reliable sunshine and plenty of opportunity to spot wildlife. From a biker's perspective, it's a big country and our itinerary mixes vehicle transfers with daily 60 kilometre cycling stages, to allow us to see the best of Namibia's highlights. From the capital, Windhoek, this classic circuit takes us on gravel roads across the Gamsberg Pass and through the Namib Naukluft Park to Sossusvlei. Here, we explore on our bikes and hike to the top of Dune 45, before riding out to the picturesque coastal town of Swakopmund with its German colonial architecture and beaches. Turning northwards and still mostly riding on gravel roads, our route leads beneath the peak of Brandberg (2573m) to Twyfelfontein. On this section of the tour, we keep our eyes peeled for elusive desert elephants and for colourfully dressed Herero people. We then spend 2 days at Etosha and have the chance to spot black rhino, lion and many other species that visit the floodlit waterholes of this world-famous park. Heading back towards Windhoek, we visit the Cheetah Conservation Fund at Otjiwarongwe and also spend some time amongst the stunning red rock ‘table mountain' formations of Waterberg National Park. This tour on 2-wheels offers the best way to experience Namibia.
Is this holiday for you?
SEMI-SLICK ADVENTURE. A mountain bike fitted with semi-slick tyres is best for this holiday. Choose tyres with low rolling-resistance, but a minimum of tread to allow for better control on the gravel roads. It's also important to choose tyres with excellent puncture resistance and also to consider using a puncture sealant such as `Slime` in your inner tubes. This circuit has a mix of tarmac and mostly gravel roads, with an average of 60 kilometres of riding on each of 8 days and the option to do more biking on several other days. Group members will be expected to pitch in and help with camp chores. Vehicle support is always available. BIKE HIRE AVAILABLE LOCALLY.