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9 DAY DESERT CYCLING  

 WINDHOEK TO WINDHOEK

3 Nights Accommodated & 5 Nights Camping

 

 cycler at sunset for web

 

 

2015 - 2016 Schedule Departures:

TRIP CODE

START WINDHOEK

ENDS WINDHOEK

9DDC06/15

03 July 2015

11 July 2015

9DDC10/15

02 October 2015

10 October 2015

 9DDC11/15

27 November 2015

05 December 2015

9DDC03/16

25 March 2016

02 April 2016

9DDC06/16

24 June 2016

02 July 2016

9DDC09/16

30 September 2016

08 October 2016

9DDC11/16

11 November 2016

19 November 2016

 

 

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 or Safari Truck with Custom build bicycle trailers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CYCLING GRADE: Moderate

GROUP SIZE 5 – 12 cyclists

 

ITINERARY:

 

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    

arrive windhoek

MEALS Incl:

xxx

ACCOM:

En-Suite Rooms

CYCLING:

0km

 

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 40km. 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 and 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 first camp is 30km down the pass road at the oasis of Rooisand camp and we can enjoy a worthwhile swim and refreshment after our first day cycling.

cycler on gravel road

MEALS Incl:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

CAMPING:

Camping

CYCLING:

60km Gravel (Transfer 100km)

 

DAY 3:

ROOISAND TO NAMIB NAUKLUFT

We start cycling today from Rooisand on gravel road with small continues hills for 30km in early morning weather. We continue cycling to the Guab pass for 25km 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 where we enter and exit the Namib Naukluft Park a few times and getting views of wonderful dune formations.

cycler  dune 2

MEALS Incl:

Breakfast & Dinner

CAMPING:

Camping

CYCLING:

60km Gravel (Transfer 130km)

 

DAY 4:

DUNE 45 AND 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 area. 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 the Sossusvlei Area or take an optional 4x4 transfer to deadvlei. We stop for lunch at Sesriem camp before heading back to our Guest Farm and hour away by transfer. Optional cycle around on the farm’s dirt track roads late afternoon or enjoy a visit to the cheetahs.

bikes and dunes

MEALS Incl:

Breakfast & Dinner

CAMPING:

Camping

CYCLING:

40-50km Sealed and 20km Gravel (Transfer 120km)

 

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 or Bloedkoppe area with some true wild camping in the Namib Park with its wide open spaces and magical night sky.

cycler checking road

MEALS Incl:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

CAMPING:

Wild Camping

CYCLING:

50-60km

 

DAY 6:

NAMIB NAUKLUFT PARK/ GANAB AREA 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

walvis bay stop

MEALS Incl:

Breakfast

ACCOM:

En-Suite Rooms

CYCLING:

50km Gravel

 

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 or explores the sand dunes with a fat bike tour.  If you do not feel adventurous you can do shopping or visit the Crystal Gallery, Museums or the Aquarium by foot.

swakopmund

MEALS Incl:

Breakfast

ACCOM:

En-Suite Rooms

CYCLING:

 

 

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. We have the option to cycle along the coast line on smooth salt roads. Our last evening is spent camping next to the massive Granite boulders of Spitzkoppe and experiencing magical sunrise and sunset of the plains.

truck  trailer at spitzkoppe

MEALS Incl:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

CAMPING:

Full Camping

CYCLING:

60km Gravel

 

DAY 9:

SPITZKOPPE TO WINDHOEK

Optional cycling in the morning around the Spitzkoppe. Transfer back to Windhoek where our amazing cycling trip will end and we have to say goodbye until next time. TOUR ENDS

cycler  spitzkoppe

MEALS Incl:

Breakfast

 

 
 

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