Cycling Local 3 Days

3 Day Desert Cycling Tour

Local is Lekker Cycling Tours are Packages specially put together for the local SADC market.

Safari Overview

3 Days Cycling to the Namib Desert with full vehicle support. Cycle Gamsberg & Gaub Pass. Cycling next to the large sand dunes of the Namib Desert.

Highlights

Just some of the highlights is cycling past the highest sand dunes on earth at Sossusvlei. Climb Dune 45 and enjoy the unique scenery at Dead vlei. Enjoy wine in one of the driest vineyards in the world.

Number of Clients Need for Departure

  • MINIMUM: 5 x clients
  • MAXIMUM: 10

Transport

  • Transport will be in a custom build Safari Truck with bike trailer.

 

Rates & Info

Price Per Person
Please note: To qualify for these rates, you need to be a SADC citizen/resident.

CAMPING

NAD 2700.00 pp

Single supplement: NAD 300.00 pp *

ACCOMMODATED

NAD 3400.00 pp

Single supplement: NAD 650.00 pp *

The single supplement is a premium charged to solo travelers when they take or request a room alone.

FIXED DEPARTURES

  • 13 – 15 August 2021
  • 20 – 22 August 2021
  • 27 – 29 August 2021
 

Cycling in the Khomas Highlands

Day 1 - Windhoek to Hakos or Weissenfels

Leaving Windhoek departing from Arebbusch Travel lodge at 07:00 we cycle up to the Khomas Hochland to the top of the Kupferberg Pass. We continue cycling on the C26 till lunch time, where we enjoy a picnic lunch next to the road. After lunch we transfer in the vehicle towards Gamsberg or those who feel energetic can continue cycling further towards Weissenfels or Hakos. We could cycle past Hartman’s Mountain Zebra, Oryx and eventually reach camp at the oasis of Hakos/ Weissenfels Guest Farm, mid to late afternoon. Here you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool or nice ice-cold drink after a great cycle day. We enjoy our first night under the Namib stars with a lovely braai.

Accommodation: Hakos or Weissenfels Guest Farm (Rooms or camping option)
Meals Included: Lunch & Dinner
Cycling distance: +/- 90km (Vehicle transfer +/- 40km)
Cycling time: 5 - 6 hours

Cycling in the Namib Desert

Day 2 - Namib Naukluft Park

After breakfast we cycle down the Gamsberg Pass, rolling by one of the highest mountains in Namibia with views stretching for 100 km’s over the horizon, giving us a first glimpse of the green desert scenery that will be our companion for the next 2 days. Mid-morning takes us to Gaub Pass area and tropic of Capricorn and on to the famous lunch stop at Solitaire, before continuing to Sesriem area. Tonight, we have dinner under the stars before we call it a day in preparation for tomorrow's early & amazing sunrise ride.

Accommodation: Weltevrede Guest Farm or Sossus Oasis Camp
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner
Cycling distance: +/- 90km gravel (Vehicle transfer 145km)
Cycling time: 4-5 hours
Cycling distance: 50km gravel

 

Dune 45 Cycling

Day 3 - Dune 45

Early rise we enjoy a coffee and rusks. Depends on our overnight stay, we transfer with vehicle early to Sesriem gates. From here we cycle at sunrise into the park between the huge dunes and can stop for many photo stops. We arrive early morning to climb up Dune 40 for a superb view of the Tsauchab River Canyon while breakfast/brunch are prepared at the bottom of the dune. After brunch we transfer back in the vehicle to Sesriem and stop to have a quick swim/cooldown in the Sesriem Canyon before continuing back to Windhoek via Bullspoort, arriving late afternoon. Where our weekend away cycling experience you will never forget, comes to an end!

Meals Included: Breakfast
Cycling distance: +/- 50 km sealed road (Transit 380km back to Windhoek)
Cycling time: 2,5 hours



What’s Included on Tour:

All safaris are sold as a private fully inclusive package and include the following:

  • Service of a Trained Safari Guided Driver/Cycling Guide
  • Transport, accommodation/camping, and all National Park Entrance Fees
  • Meals stated on above itinerary (Breakfast x 2 / Lunches x 1 / Dinners x 2)
  • Meals can be either purchased picnic style lunch
  • o Camping – all camp equipment, tent, matrass & sleeping bag/pillow.
  • Support on our Cycling Tours: Our trusty support vehicle will carry all your luggage, snacks, and water at hand, and will be behind the last cyclist at all times, for when you need a break from the saddle, just hop on the vehicle.

NOTE that alternative lodges can be used if the above lodges are fully booked.

What’s Not Included on Tour:

  • Flights, Visas and Insurance Tips, Gratuities, Spending money and all other items of a personal nature.
  • Bottled Water, Sparkling cooldrinks and Alcohol on tour/with meals (Tap water is safe to drink)
  • All cyclist to bring their own: bike, cycling helmet, cycling gloves, cycling clothing, and cycling shoes.

CHECK LIST OF WHAT TO PACK:

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Water bottle
  • Comfortable T-shits and two – long sleeve shirts
  • Comfortable walking shoes and good quality socks
  • Shorts, trousers and/or skirts
  • Sweater for evenings which can be cold
  • Swimming costume
  • Light raincoat (especially for visit of Victoria Falls)
  • Personal toiletries
  • Binoculars
  • Flashlight/Torch
  • Basic medical kit to include antihistamine cream/tablets, antiseptic cream, aspirins, and plasters
  • Suntan lotion
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera, charging cables, film/USB
  • Visa (if required)
  • Passport
  • Credit card are accepted in most towns/countries
  • Money – you can exchange along the route

CYCLING GEAR:

  • Own Helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Cycling pants
  • Cycling Shirt
  • Cycling Shoes (Bring own clip in pedals)