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5 Days Mountain, Desert and Wine Cycle
This amazing trip starts in Windhoek. We traverse the lower slopes of Brandberg, cross to Twyfelfontein and discover Etosha National Park – the highlight of the tour.
• Cycle around the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain
• Become immersed in rock carvings
• Walk and cycle amongst the beautiful animals of Etosha
• Enjoy the immense beauty of Namibia’s changing landscapes and endless skies.
Day 1 - Windhoek arrival
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: own expense
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 3 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: Rooisand Guest Farm
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cycling distance: 50km gravel (Vehicle transfer 100km)
Day 3 - 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: Guest Farm
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Cycling distance: 50km
Day 4 - Dune 45 & Sossusvlei to Neuras Wine Farm
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. After lunch at Sesriem we continue to Neuras (in the local Koi koi language, Neuras means the “place of abandoned water”. Neuras is the only wine farm north of the Orange river in Namibia.
An oasis in the desert, our unique Namibian winery produces roughly 3,000 bottles per year. We can cycle around on this 14 400 ha farm and will enjoy a well worth wine tour and tasting. Evening we will be spoilt by an open air dinner.
Accommodation: Neuras Wine Farm
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Cycling distance: 50 km tar and 10km gravel
Day 5 – Neuras Wine Farm to Windhoek
After a relaxing start we have a 4 hour transfer back to Windhoek.
Meals Included: Breakfast
2018 / 19 Season:
Camping and Lodging $ 1210.00 USD per person sharing
Lodging $ 2050.00 USD per person sharing
• 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 2 guests. Enquire about discounts for larger groups (typically 6 guests and over).
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.
These lodgings possess both elegance and authentic regional flair.
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.
Contact us for 2018 scheduled dates.