FIND YOURSELF - ECO-ACTIVE®

8 Days, Southern Desert Cycle, Namibia

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Namibia with its wide open spaces and endless skies makes travelling by bike a unique way to experience the varied landscape of this desert land. 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.

Highlights:
• Cycling past the highest sand dunes in the world.
• Climb Dune 45 and visit Sossusvlei
• Spitzkoppe known as the Matterhorn of Africa
• The immense beauty of Namibia’s changing landscapes and endless skies.

Included: All Eco-Active trips are fully inclusive packages with the following: bike, helmet, transport, accommodation with three meals a day, national park entrance fees, and the services of a trained safari guide or subject-matter specialist.

Not included: Personal bike equipment, e.g. clip-in peddles and gloves. Flights, visas and insurance. Tips, gratuities, and all other items of personal nature.

Day 1 - Windhoek & Katutura Community Experience

Day one in Windhoek is time to relax and get familiar with your bike, trip leaders and this bustling, cosmopolitan city. Stately buildings range from the home of Namibia’s parliament, to the newly founded Hero’s Acre. Explore the local community of Katutura, and visit the museum if time allows.

Accommodation:  Utopia Boutique Hotel or similar

Meals Included:     Dinner

Cycling distance:  0km

Day 2 - Gamsberg and Rooisand

Leaving Windhoek it’s a short transfer to the Khomas Hochland at the top of the Kupferberg pass for the start of today’s cycling.

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 7days. 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:   Rooisand Guest Farm

Meals Included:     Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cycling distance:  50km gravel (Vehicle transfer 100km)

Day 3 - Solitaire & The Namib Naukluft Park

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:

Meals Included:     Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Cycling distance:  40km

Day 4 - Dune 45 & Sossusvlei

Climb up Dune 45 for a superb view of the Tsaucab River Canyon while breakfast is served at the bottom of the dune. After breakfast we undertake a short 25km bike ride between the dunes and then go for a 2 hour walk at Hiddenvlei or Deadvlei. We stop for lunch at Sesriem camp.A short transfer will bring us home to Solitaire area and our guest farm where the luxury of the swimming pool and or a hot shower awaits. Don’t miss the cheetah interaction before dinner – one of Africa’s most splendid animals.

Accommodation:   Solitaire Guest Farm

Meals Included:     Breakfast and Dinner

Cycling distance:  50 km tar and 10km gravel

Day 5 - Naukluft & Swakopmund

After a restful night at Solitaire and the prerequisite Solitaire breakfast, we head for the remote Gaub and Kuiseb Pass, home to Ostrich, Springbok and Gemsbok.

After a truly spectacular breakfast we mount our trusty steeds for what will be our last morning in the Naukluft Park. We are heading for the West Coast town of Swakopmund, but not before passing through Walvisbay and the lagoon to view some flamingos.

Accommodation:  Prost Hotel or similar

Meals Included:     Breakfast

Cycling distance:

Day 6 - Swakopmund @ Leisure

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 Bike & Saddle Trip Leader. If you do not feel adventurous you can do shopping or visit the Crystal Gallery, Museums or the Aquarium by foot. Or join us for a bit more cycling along the salt roads.

Accommodation:   Prost Hotel or similar

Meals Included:     Breakfast

Cycling distance:  0km

Day 7- Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe

We depart Swakopmund after an early breakfast and onwards through the amazing moon landscape and the largest and oldest 1500 year old Welwitchia Mirabilis plant yet discovered. Our tour is nearing its end, not a very nice prospect, but we’ve left some of the best for last! The Spitzkoppe (from German for “pointed dome”; also referred to as Spitzkop, Groot Spitzkop, or the “Matterhorn of Namibia”), is a group of bald granite peaks or bornhardts located between Usakos and Swakopmund. The granite is more than 700 million years old and the highest outcrop rises about 1,784 metres (5,853 ft) above sea level. Accommodation:   Spitzkoppe Tented Camp

Meals Included:     Breakfast

Cycling distance:  50km

Day 8 - Spitzkoppe 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.

Meals Included:     Breakfast

TOUR ENDS

2018 / 19 Season:

Lodged Accommodation $ 3710.00 USD per person sharing

INCLUDES:

• Bikes and all equipment
• Airport and hotel transfers and back-up vehicle
• All meals, beverages and refreshments
• Excellent and varied lodging
• Personal service from the best guides in the industry
• ‘Special and Expert’ excursions en-route
• All admission fees to reserves, parks and attractions

Note: Prices are quoted in United States Dollars (USD) per person. Even so we are based in Namibia, the recent swings in the local currency necessitated the conversion to a USD based rate system. This means we don’t change our rates with the swings and can absorb a 2 to 3 point adjustment, up or down, without having to update rates within our partner and guest network. It ensures consistent quality and product availability throughout our product portfolio.

Minimum group size is 4 guests. Enquire about discounts for larger groups (typically 6 guests and over).

DATES:
Advance booking essential.

Our journeys are carefully researched and custom-designed to ensure a perfect balance of adventure and luxury – with zero hassle for you

Luxury:
These lodgings possess both elegance and authentic regional flair.

Standard:
These lodgings are comfortable and appropriate to the area with such characteristics as authenticity, scenic settings and proximity to our activities.

Deluxe Tented Camp:
We set up the tents (and take them down), handle every camp chore and perform culinary magic.

Scheduled Dates

15 Aug 2018 - 23 Aug 2018

19 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018

Contact us for 2018 scheduled dates.