DISCOVER THE DESERT
Enjoy four days of unparalleled mountain biking through Namibia from Omaruru to Swakopmund. Experience the remoteness and wilderness of Namibia whilst enjoying 5 star luxury accommodation under big open blue skies.
Our Discover The Desert Tour will provide a wonderful new way to explore untouched sand- and seascapes as you can now effortlessly cycle along the sand dunes and remote tracks of the Magical Namibia.
DISCOVER THE DESERT TOUR ITINERARY
THE JOURNEY BEGINS
We depart Johannesburg on the first flight out to Windhoek, where we are collected for the road transfer to Ai Aiba Lodge and the first taste of the desert.
Once we settle, we have a short ± 1 hour ride to get oriented with the bikes and experience the Erongo Conservancy and a chance to see some of its wildlife. Not to mention, a well-deserved sundowner as well.
ERONGO TO SPITZKOPPE
The first full day and we have a target to aim for, the towering Spitzkoppe.
We'll weave along meandering Jeep tracks as the vegetation begins to thin out as we near Spitzkoppe. A lunch stop provides a sustenance needed for the last section of rocky climbs and open plains before we arrive for a spectacular night under the stars.
SPITZKOPPE TO DESERT FREE CAMP
We leave the refuge of the rocks of Spitzkoppe and tackle the open plains on the route to Khan River Valley.
The tracks of the railway lines lead us to a drinks stop before we descend to the dry Khan River along sandy tracks.
We ride the firm and fast river bed until 25km to go when we stop under the shade of a tree for a lunch stop before an 8km climb and final push to the remote desert free camp.
DESERT FREE CAMP TO SWAKOPMUND
We still have a 100km to go if we want to enjoy that rewarding beer on the Swakopmund beach front.
Open plains lead to the Namib-Naukluft National Park and down to cross the Swakop River for the first time and first stop of the day. We climb out and traverse the desert landscape before dropping back into the river at Goanikontes Oasis. This is the fuel needed for a final 35km along the Swakop River leading into town to finish the journey.
TIME TO RETURN HOME
After a delicious traditional meal the night before, the final day starts with a relaxed breakfast before a short transfer to Walvis Bay Airport and the flight back to Johannesburg
What we provide and what's included in the package:
- Travel ex Johannesburg and internal transfers
- All nights accommodation
- All meals
- Bicycle rental
- Selected drinks
- Cycle guide and mechanical support
- Selected Snacks
- 4x4 Back-up vehicle