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9 Day Desert Cycling Trip

WINDHOEK TO WINDHOEK

3 x Nights Accommodated & 5 x Nighs Fully Camping

 

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2014 Schedule Departures:

TRIP CODE

START WINDHOEK

ENDS WINDHOEK

MB9/1

      04 April 2014
      12 April 2014

MB9/2

   03 October 2014
    11 October 2014

 


 

 

Price Per Person

PER PERSON:                 

On request

Number of People Need For Departure

MINIMUM:                 

5 x Cyclists          

MAXIMUM:                

10 to 12  x Cyclists          

TRANSPORT:

12 x Seater Mercedes Benz Sprinter with Custom Build-closed bicycle trailer.

 

 

 

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CYCLING GRADE: Moderate

GROUP SIZE: 5 to 10 cyclists

 

ITINERARY:

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DAY 1:

WINDHOEK

Arrive in the Capitol of Namibia. Today there is time to relax and get familiar with your bike with your guide and explore town. This trip is ideal to combine the safari beauty of Namibia and is unique in by cycling on quite scenic dirt roads. Km’s are displayed for each day cycling but is flexible depending on the group. Accommodation: En-Suite Rooms                                                                                                                 

 

DAY 2:

 

WINDHOEK TO GAMSBERG/ROOISAND

Leaving Windhoek at altitude of 1700m above sea level, we undertake a short transfer from town towards the Khomas Hochland, to the top of the Kupferberg pass. From here we will descent and start enjoying our first open landscape scenery for 40-50km. We cycle onto beautiful curvy gravel roads, where we pass private farms and can see some local wildlife and lots of birdlife.  We will be transferred to the top of the Gamsberg pass passing the 3rd highest mountain in Namibia with views stretching for 100km far getting our first glimpse of desert scenery. We cycle down the pass through dry river beds and could pass troops of baboons or the protected Hartman’s Mountain Zebra. Our fist camp is 15km down the pass road at the oasis of Rooisand camp and we can enjoy a worthwhile swim after our first day cycling.Meals: Breakfast & Lunch / KM’s Cycle: 60km Gravel (Transfer 90km)  / Accommodation: En-Suite Rooms                                     

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DAY 3:

 

ROOISAND TO NAMIB NAUKLUFT

We start cycling today from Rooisand on gravel road with small continues hills for 30km in nice morning weather. We could either continue cycling 20km to the Guab pass  on curvy roads or alternatively be transferred there and  then cycle from the Guab pass on ascending and descending roads passing colourful landscapes to the Solitaire area for a welcoming lunch and enjoying the best apple crumble in the southern hemisphere. After lunch we transfer towards Sesriem area 60km and can cycle optionally the last 20km to camp weather permitting to Sesriem where we enter and exit the Namib Naukluft Park a few times.Meals: Breakfast & Dinner / KM’s Cycle: 60km Gravel (Transfer 130km)  / Accommodation: Full Camping                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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DAY 4:

 

DUNE 45 & SOSSUSVLEI

Pre dawn we depart to the entrance gates to Sossusvlei. We undertake a short transfer and start cycling on a smooth flat sealed road for 20-30km as the first light hits the desert sand early morning in the Namib Naukluft Park to the red dunes of Dune 45.We have some nice opportunities to stop on the way next to the road for beautiful photographic moments capturing the sunrise on the Dunes. A climb up the sand dunes will give a superb view up and down of the Tsaucab River Canyon which forms the valley between the famous sand dunes. Your guide will set up breakfast and prepare coffee at the bottom of the dune. After breakfast we take a short drive to the parking lot where you will undertake a 2 hour walk through to the beautiful Hiddenvlei in the Sossusvlei Area or take an optional 4x4 transfer to deadvlei. We stop for lunch at Sesriem camp, after which we will go and explore the Sesriem Canyon by foot, before heading back to our Guest Farm and hour away by transfer. Cycle 20km descending to Solitaire area passing huge granite boulders. Cycle around on the farm’s dirt track roads late afternoon or enjoy a visit to the cheetahs.Meals: Lunch & Dinner  / KM’s Cycle: 40km Sealed and 30km Gravel (Transfer 90km) / Accommodation: Full Camping                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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DAY 5:

 

NAMIB NAUKLUFT PARK/GANAB AREA

Some scientists regard the Namib Desert as the oldest in the world. We will cycle via the geologically interesting Gaub and Kuiseb Pass, home to two Germans surviving with their dog for two years during World War 2. Ostrich, springbok or gemsbok could cross our paths. Drive via the Ganab Plains and Bloedkoppe area with some true wild camping in the Namib Park.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner  / KM’s Cycle: 60km Gravel (Transfer 130km) / Accommodation: Full Camping

 

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DAY 6:

 

NAMIB NAUKLUFT PARK TO SWAKOPMUND

We continue cycling in the Namib Naukluft Park where we will cycle the amazing moon landscape and visit the largest and oldest 1500 year old Welwitchia Mirabilis plant yet discovered set to be the oldest living plant in the world. Arriving lunchtime in the coastal town of Swakopmund set to be the adventure Capitol of Namibia. Enjoying some local fish dishes and exploring the town.Meals: Breakfast / KM’s Cycle: 50km Gravel  / Accommodation: Wild Camping in Designated Park Site.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

 

 

DAY 7:

 

SWAKOPMUND

Optional Activity day. This day is a free day, opportunity to partake in optional adventure activities like Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Sky diving and Dolphin Cruise.  If you do not feel adventurous you can do shopping or visit the Crystal Gallery, Museums or the Aquarium by foot. Optional ride along the salt roads.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Meals: Breakfast   / KM’s Cycle: Unlimited Salt or Rest Day  / Accommodation: En-suite Rooms

 

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DAY 8:

 

SWAKOPMUND TO SPITZKOPPE/KHAN RIVER

Bike tour to the landmark of Namibia, the prominent peaks of the Granite Spitzkoppe that rises 1728m above the above the surrounding gravel plains. Short transfer to the Khan River lodge where local game species roam. Meals: Breakfast & Lunch. / KM’s Cycle: 60km Gravel  / Accommodation: Full Camping                                                                                                    

 

 

 

DAY 9:

 

SPITZKOPPE/KHAN RIVER TO WINDHOEK

We cycle in the morning on the farm spotting some local game species on dirt tracks.nTransfer back to Windhoek where our amazing cycling trip will end. From here you can connect to another optional tour in Namibia with Mabaruli Safaris or optional extension to Cape Town. TOUR ENDS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


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WHAT'S INCLUDED

All safaris are sold as fully inclusive packages and include the following:

All Transport, Accommodation (Camping or Lodging) and National Park Entrance Fees.

Meals as stated on the itinerary as above. (Meals that is not included are on clients own expense)

Meals can either be in Restaurants or your Tour Guide make meals on open fire or gas stove.

The service of a trained Safari Guide.

Cordial Juice, Coffee and Tea with meals

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights, Visas and Travel Insurance.
  • Alcohol, Soft Drinks and Bottled Water.
  • Tips, Gratuities and Porters.
  • Spending money and all other items of a personal nature.
  • Anything else that is not stated as included.

HIRE

  • Mountain Bikes can be hired, as well as Helmets and Gloves
  • Sleeping bags can also be Hired for Full Camping Nights
  • The above should be requested in advance.
  • Prices on Request