Namibia Cycling Safari
Namibia, Bike - Semi Slick, 10 days - from £1,345 (land only) - from €1,615 (land only) - from $2,220 (land only)
Hire Bikes Available
No need to take your bike to Namibia. Giant hardtail hire bikes available for £110.
- The classic Namibia highlights cycling holiday
- Ride the Skeleton Coast to the Cape Cross fur seal colony
- 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 its ever-changing desert landscapes, rugged Atlantic coastline, reliable sunshine and plenty of opportunity to spot wildlife. From a cyclist's perspective, it's a big country and our itinerary mixes vehicle transfers with daily 60 kilometre cycling stages, as we seek out the best of Namibia's highlights. From our first night's fixed camp accommodation in the Daan Viljoen Game Reserve, close to the the capital of Windhoek, this classic circuit takes us northwards on gravel roads, via Kalkfeld with its dinosaur footprints. We then spend 2 days at the Etosha National Park and have the chance to spot black rhino, lion and many other species that visit the floodlit waterholes of this world-famous park. Then, crossing the Grootberg Pass, we meet the Himba people and bike south down the Skeleton Coast, stopping off to visit the seal colony at Cape Cross. Free time in the picturesque seaside town of Swakopmund is a relaxing way to end this Namibian cycling holiday extravaganza. 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 55 kilometres of riding on each of 7 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.