Victoria Falls to Cape Town Mountain Bike Epic
Zambia & Namibia & South Africa, Bike - Semi Slick, 21 days - from £2,295 (land only) - from €2,755 (land only) - from $3,785 (land only)
- A mountain bike epic in Zambia, Botswana, Namibia & South Africa
- See the magnificent Victoria Falls
- Unforgettable game drives at Moremi
- Cycling across the wild Namib Desert
- Ride part of `The Long Way Down` route
This wide-ranging and exciting biking holiday begins at the world-famous Victoria Falls and finishes in Cape Town. After time to visit Africa's most impressive waterfall, we employ a sensible mix of vehicle transfers and cycling stages, as we bike from Zambia across Botswana by way of the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari Desert. An early highlight and an unforgettable experience, is riding alongside Botswana's shining white Magadigadi Saltpans. We also have some time away from our bikes, to enjoy game drives in the Moremi Game Reserve. Additionally, shortly before entering Namibia, we spend a morning with the San (Bushman) people and learn a little of their self-sufficient lifestyle, before continuing our journey to the Namibian capital Windhoek. There follows a few days of wild cycling, as we cross the vast Namib Desert and visit the amazing sand dunes at Sossusvlei. Still heading south and following sections of the 'Long Way Down' route, our epic biking journey takes us to the awe-inspiring Fish River Canyon. Crossing into South Africa, we stop off to ride a loop into the spectacular Cederberg Mountains, as we make our approach to journey's end in Cape Town. This is a sustained biking expedition and the experience of a lifetime.
Please note that we run this holiday in conjunction with our friends at Hauser, the German adventure specialists. This enables us to gather together sufficient numbers of like-minded adventurers to get the trip up and running quickly. The cosmopolitan nature of the groups will be an important part of the experience! The holiday will be led by an English-speaking guide.
Is this holiday for you?
SEMI-SLICK ADVENTURE. Suitable for regular, fit bikers with stamina and a thirst for real African adventure. This African odyssey is a fascinating mix of adventure biking, travel and exploration through Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. A mountain bike fitted with semi-slick tyres is best suited for the long stretches on tarmac, but a set of off-road knobbly tyres is also needed for the Namib Desert, where traction and control are crucial. Mainly biking on dirt and tarmac roads, our route is not technical. However, with many days of sustained riding under the hot African sun, this trip presents a real challenge. Our accommodation ranges from comfortable guesthouses to camping wild under the African night, as well using fixed campsites - often with pools. Due to the sheer distance that needs to be covered within a three-week holiday, a number of vehicle transfers are necessary. However, we have planned the itinerary so that we cycle the most interesting sections of this amazing journey. Vehicle support is almost always available. Average 90 kilometres per day. This is one of our toughest biking holidays and will provide a real sustained workout. BIKE HIRE AVAILABLE LOCALLY.