Namibian Desert Cycling

Explore the Namibian desert in a unique way on this exciting cycling tour. Relax knowing that all of the cycle routes will be adjusted according to your fitness standards.

You will explore a number of highlighted routes per day with a support vehicle following and most of the cycling will be done on smooth gravel roads. Many of the camps and lodges visited have a swimming pool so you can enjoy a leisurely swim after a day of cycling. 

  • Grade:
  • Comfort: Mixed
  • Start/Finish: Windhoek
  • Distance: 211 miles / 340 km
  • Duration: 9 Day, 8 Night
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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 the town. This trip is ideal to combine the safari beauty of Namibia and is unique in by cycling on quite scenic dirt roads. Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 2: Windhoek to Gamsberg. Leaving Windhoek at 1700m above sea level you will undertake a short transfer from the town towards the Khomas Hochland to the top of the Kupferbergpass. From here you will descent and start enjoying the first open landscape scenery for 40-50km. Cycle onto beautiful curvy gravel roads where you pass private farms and see some local wildlife and lots of birds. Then you will be transferred to the top of the Gamsberg pass passing the 3rd highest mountain in Namibia with views stretching for 100km, getting the first glimpse of desert scenery. Cycle down the pass through dry river beds and you might pass troops of baboons or the protected Hartman’s Mountain Zebra. The fist camp is 20km down the pass road at the oasis of Rooisand camp and you can enjoy a worthwhile swim after the first day cycling. Total distance: 37 miles / 60km Accommodation: Full Service Camping Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Rooisand to Sesriem. Start cycling from Rooisand on gravel road with small continuous hills for 30km in nice morning weather. You 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, there will be a transfer towards the Sesriem area 60km and you can cycle optionally the last 20km to camp (weather permitting to Sesriem) where you enter and exit the Namib Naukluft Park a few times. Total distance: 31 miles / 50km Accommodation: Full Service Camping Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4: Dune 45 and Sossusvlei. Pre-dawn you depart to the entrance gates to Sossusvlei. Enjoy a short transfer and start cycling on a smooth flat sealed road for 40km as the first light hits the desert sand early morning in the Namib Naukluft Park to the red dunes.There will be 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. Cycle around on the farm’s dirt track roads late afternoon or enjoy a visit to the cheetahs. Total distance: 24 miles / 40km Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Namib Naukluft Park. Some scientists regard the Namib Desert as the oldest in the world. Cycle through 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 also cross your path. Total distance: 37 miles / 60km Accommodation: Camping Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Namib Naukluft Park to Swakopmund. Continue cycling in the Namib Naukluft Park where you 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.Total distance: 24 miles / 40 km Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Swakopmund. 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. Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe. Bike tour to the landmark of Namibia, the prominent peaks of the Granite Spitzkoppe that rises 1728m above the above the surrounding gravel plains. You will first cycle this morning along the coastal salt road towards Henties Bay. Late afternoon we can cycle around the Spitzkoppe mountain. This is a great end of a tour in a true “wild campsite”. Total distance: 37 miles / 60km Accommodation: Full Service Camping Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: Spitzkoppe to Windhoek. Transfer back to Windhoek where the amazing cycling trip will end. From here you can connect to another optional tour in Namibia with or optional extension to Etosha. Meals: Breakfast TOUR ENDS   

 

 

 

Key Details:

  • This tour has a 9 day, 8 night itinerary
  • This tour will start and end in Windhoek
  • This total distance of this cycling tour is approximately 211 miles / 340 km

There are lots of exciting things to explore during your adventure in Namibia including:

  • Truly African wildlife and scenery
  • African Deserts
  • The Namib Naukluft Park: The largest game reserve in Africa
  • Spectacular Dunes of Sossusvlei and Sesrium Canyon

By Air:

Flights are available to the Hosea Kutako International Airport.

Included
  • All transport accommodation and National Park entrance fees
  • All meals suggested in the itinerary 
  • The services of a trained safari guide
  • 2 man Dome Tents for camping with sleeping mattresses
  • Coffee, Tea and Cordials
Excluded
  • Flights, visas and insurance
  • Alcohol, soft drinks and bottled water
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Anything else that is not stated as included

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 the town. This trip is ideal to combine the safari beauty of Namibia and is unique in by cycling on quite scenic dirt roads. Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 2: Windhoek to Gamsberg. Leaving Windhoek at 1700m above sea level you will undertake a short transfer from the town towards the Khomas Hochland to the top of the Kupferbergpass. From here you will descent and start enjoying the first open landscape scenery for 40-50km. Cycle onto beautiful curvy gravel roads where you pass private farms and see some local wildlife and lots of birds. Then you will be transferred to the top of the Gamsberg pass passing the 3rd highest mountain in Namibia with views stretching for 100km, getting the first glimpse of desert scenery. Cycle down the pass through dry river beds and you might pass troops of baboons or the protected Hartman’s Mountain Zebra. The fist camp is 20km down the pass road at the oasis of Rooisand camp and you can enjoy a worthwhile swim after the first day cycling. Total distance: 37 miles / 60km Accommodation: Full Service Camping Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Rooisand to Sesriem. Start cycling from Rooisand on gravel road with small continuous hills for 30km in nice morning weather. You 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, there will be a transfer towards the Sesriem area 60km and you can cycle optionally the last 20km to camp (weather permitting to Sesriem) where you enter and exit the Namib Naukluft Park a few times. Total distance: 31 miles / 50km Accommodation: Full Service Camping Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4: Dune 45 and Sossusvlei. Pre-dawn you depart to the entrance gates to Sossusvlei. Enjoy a short transfer and start cycling on a smooth flat sealed road for 40km as the first light hits the desert sand early morning in the Namib Naukluft Park to the red dunes.There will be 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. Cycle around on the farm’s dirt track roads late afternoon or enjoy a visit to the cheetahs. Total distance: 24 miles / 40km Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Namib Naukluft Park. Some scientists regard the Namib Desert as the oldest in the world. Cycle through 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 also cross your path. Total distance: 37 miles / 60km Accommodation: Camping Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Namib Naukluft Park to Swakopmund. Continue cycling in the Namib Naukluft Park where you 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.Total distance: 24 miles / 40 km Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Swakopmund. 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. Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe. Bike tour to the landmark of Namibia, the prominent peaks of the Granite Spitzkoppe that rises 1728m above the above the surrounding gravel plains. You will first cycle this morning along the coastal salt road towards Henties Bay. Late afternoon we can cycle around the Spitzkoppe mountain. This is a great end of a tour in a true “wild campsite”. Total distance: 37 miles / 60km Accommodation: Full Service Camping Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: Spitzkoppe to Windhoek. Transfer back to Windhoek where the amazing cycling trip will end. From here you can connect to another optional tour in Namibia with or optional extension to Etosha. Meals: Breakfast TOUR ENDS   

 

 

 

Key Details:

  • This tour has a 9 day, 8 night itinerary
  • This tour will start and end in Windhoek
  • This total distance of this cycling tour is approximately 211 miles / 340 km

There are lots of exciting things to explore during your adventure in Namibia including:

  • Truly African wildlife and scenery
  • African Deserts
  • The Namib Naukluft Park: The largest game reserve in Africa
  • Spectacular Dunes of Sossusvlei and Sesrium Canyon

By Air:

Flights are available to the Hosea Kutako International Airport.

Included
  • All transport accommodation and National Park entrance fees
  • All meals suggested in the itinerary 
  • The services of a trained safari guide
  • 2 man Dome Tents for camping with sleeping mattresses
  • Coffee, Tea and Cordials
Excluded
  • Flights, visas and insurance
  • Alcohol, soft drinks and bottled water
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Anything else that is not stated as included
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