5 Day Cycle Safari

8 Day Namib Desert and Coast Cycling

Discover Namibia’s highlights and hidden secrets on two wheels, watch the sun rise over the tallest sand dunes in the world, and sleep under the amazing star-studded skies.

Safari Overview

This tour is comfortable with 7 x nights accommodated in rooms, with the comfort and security of having a private Cycling Guide with you on the ground with supported vehicle, to make the most of your trip. Enjoy nutrition and hydration during the rides, your guide will support you with mechanical assistance, while you cycle on your own pace. This amazing trip starts and ends in Windhoek.

Highlights

Cycle past the highest sand dunes in the world. Climb Dune 45 and visit Sossusvlei. Exploring sand dunes on a fat bike (an off-road bicycle with oversized tyres, typical 3.8inches (97mm) or larger and rims 2.16 inches (55mm) or wider, designed for low ground pressure to allow riding on soft, unstable terrain or sand. Ancient rock paintings and surreal rock formations at Spitzkoppe.

Cycling Packlist

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

Rates & Info

Price Per Person – Rates valid until December 2022

FULLY ACCOMMODATED

USD 1850 pp

Single supplement: USD 80 pp *

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

Rate includes rental of 29er Hardtail Mountain bike

Our Pricing are based on a Private Tour:

As you want to feel safe during this Covid era, by limiting your interaction with people you do not know. Our tour price individual & based on minimum of 2 people travelling together on their own Private Tour.  No other clients are booked on your tour dates you book with us.

If you are more than 2 that want to travel with "Just Your Own Group", please do let us know and we work out a discounted rate for 3 & more travelling together.

Transport

  • Transport for 2 - 3 clients will be in 4x4 Toyota Cruiser with bikes on roof rack or bike trailer.
  • 4 and more clients, transport will be in a custom build Safari Truck, with a bike trailer.
 

The dunes of the Namib

Day 1 - Windhoek

Arriving in Windhoek, it’s time to relax after your flight and get familiar with your bike. Bike set-up will be done today and if needed adjust seats & clip-in pedals. If time we can undertake a short cycle route at nearby farm. Evening dinner can be enjoyed at Joe’s Beerhouse, the best-known restaurant in Namibia with Namibian cuisine with a German twist, best steal in town & coldest beer.

Accommodation: *SH – Arebbusch Travel Lodge
Meals Included: Own expense
Cycling distance: 0km

Cycling in the Namib Desert

Day 2 - Gamsberg & Rooisand

Leaving Windhoek, it is a short transfer to the Khomas Hochland at the top of the Kupferberg pass for the start of today’s cycling for 40km. We transfer to the top of Gamsberg pass, rolling by the 3rd highest mountain in Namibia with views stretching for 100’s of km’s over the horizon, giving us a first glimpse of the desert scenery that will be our companion for the next 7 days. We cycle past Hartman’s Mountain Zebra and eventually break camp at the oasis of Rooisand for our first night under the Namib stars.

Accommodation: *SH - Rooisand Guest Farm or similar
Meals Included: Lunch & Dinner
Cycling distance: 50km gravel

Namib Naukluft Cycling

Day 3 - Namib Naukluft

Today’s cycle from Rooisand takes us close to Guab pass and on to a famous lunch stop at Solitaire before continuing to Sesriem area and the iconic Sossusvlei. Tonight, we have dinner under the stars near, lights out early in preparation for tomorrow’s sunrise ride.

Accommodation: *SH – Weltevrede Guest Farm or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Cycling distance: 40-50km gravel

Sossusvlei by Bike

Day 4 - Dune 45 & Sossusvlei

We are up before the sun this morning, transferring to the gates of Sesriem, where we start our cycling journey towards the magnificent sand dunes of the Namib Desert. This cycling experience this morning between the highest sand dunes in the world, will leave your jaw-dropped of this natural wonder, which you will never forget. We stop at Dune 40, to climb to the top to view the superb Tsauchab River Canyon while breakfast is being set up at the bottom of the dune. After breakfast we take a two hour walk at Hiddenvlei and Deadvlei before heading back to our guest farm where the luxury of a cool swimming pool and a hot shower awaits.

Accommodation: *SH – Weltevrede Guest Farm or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Cycling distance: 24 -50km tar

Cycling in Namibian National Parks

Day 5 - Namib Desert to Swakopmund

After breakfast we take a short transfer, continuing our journey north, cycling towards the Tropic of Capricorn. If conditions allow, we have the option of cycling over the Kuiseb Pass or a different route towards the coast. With luck we should see ostrich, springbok, gemsbok, and mountain zebras. Once again, we end our ride in the shadow of Guab Pass before transferring to Walvis Bay known for its flamingos. From here we continue to Swakopmund driving along with the ocean on the right and the sand dunes on the left.

Accommodation: *SH – Prost Hotel or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast
Cycling distance: 35km gravel

Swakopmund

Day 6 - Swakopmund

After breakfast we undertake an amazing 3-hour fat bike ride on the dunes and over the gravel plains. Today we offer a number of optional activities. If you feel like Quad Biking or Sand Boarding or Sky Diving or signing up for the Dolphin Cruise - then just fill out the booking form with your Trip Leader. If you do not feel adventurous you can do shopping or visit the Crystal Gallery, Museums, or the Aquarium by foot.

Accommodation: *SH – Prost Hotel or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast
Cycling distance: 30km dunes fat bike ride

Spitzkoppe

Day 7 - Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe

We depart Swakopmund by vehicle after an early breakfast and drive through the amazing moon landscape. We see up close the largest and oldest plant, Welwitschia Mirabilis, practically a living fossil at 1,500 years old. We continue to the Spitzkoppe (German for “pointed dome”; also referred to as Spitzkop, Groot Spitzkop, or the “Matterhorn of Namibia”) which is part of a group of bald granite peaks located between Usakos and Swakopmund. The granite is more than 700 million years old and the highest outcrop rises about 1,784 meters (5,853 ft) above sea level. We have opportunity to cycle throughout the day and will spend the night under the stars.

Accommodation: *SH – Spitzkoppe
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Cycling distance: 40km gravel

Day 8 - Back to Windhoek

As always, the tour does have to end! After breakfast we offer and optional cycling in the around the Spitzkoppe. At 10am we transfer back to Windhoek, where our amazing cycling trip end and we have to say goodbye. 4 Hour transfer to the capitol of Windhoek.

TOUR ENDS

Meals Included: Breakfast

ACCOMMODATION

The indication in the itinerary of what type of accommodation is provided each day are guidelines only and are used to give an idea of the accommodation offered, rather that and exact description. Please keep in mind however that standards can vary from one trip to the next, and occasionally we may need to change a night-stop without advance warning. We cannot guarantee the use of particular properties. Facilities and characteristics may vary from those described.

* SH - Standard Hotels, Lodges or Guest Houses, usually with twin or single rooms and en-suite facilities. These are generally standard, no-frills hotels perfectly accepted to most, do not expect too much. These are often small, family run establishments.

* CH - Comfortable Hotels, Lodges or Guest Houses with twin or single rooms and en suite facilities. Generally good levels of service and often added amenities such as restaurant, bar, swimming pool and garden.

Namibia have good tourism infrastructure and generally good service standards. Throughout this trip we stay in comfortable lodges which are simple, comfortable, and clean.

Included

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

  • Service of a Trained Safari Guided Driver
  • Transport, accommodation, and all National Park Entrance Fees
  • Meals stated as on above itinerary
  • Meals can be either purchased picnic style lunch or at accommodation / Meals that are not included are on client’s own expense, budget +/- N$ 300.00 per person for dinner at parks restaurants and +/- N$ 150.00 per person for lunches.
  • Activities included as set out in above itinerary
  • Camping Options: All camping equipment for camping nights includes 2-man dome tent, which thick sleeping mattress with sleeping bag, pillow, tables, and chairs. Meals on camping can either be purchased picnic style meals or your guide will prepare at camp.

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

Excluded

  • Flights, Visas, and Insurance
  • PCR Tests - Entry into Namibia / PCR Test - leaving Namibia
  • Alcohol, Soft Drinks and Bottled Water. (Tap water is Save to drink in Namibia)
  • Tips, Gratuities, Spending money and all other items of a personal nature.
  • Anything else that is not stated as included.
  • Camping Options –Bring own swimming and bathing towels.