Top Tours in 'the Rest of the World'
The bike tours most viewed - January to March 2022 - in Africa, South America, South and Central Asia and the Middle East
See below or check out all bike tours in the Rest of the World - almost 1200 of them (use the filters to narrow down your search)...
|No.||Tour Name||Location||Tour Operator|
|1||Tour d'Afrique||Across Africa||TDA Global Cycling|
|2||Silk Route||Across Asia||TDA Global Cycling|
|3||Cycling Along The Pamir Highway||Kyrgystan, Tajikistan||Pamir Central Asia|
|4||Victoria Falls to Cape Town Epic||Southern Africa||KE Adventure Travel|
|5||Volcano Alley||Ecuador, Peru||TDA Global Cycling|
|6||Nile Valley Aswan - Luxor||Egypt||Experience Nubia|
|7||Elephant Highway||Botswana, Namibia, Zambia||TDA Global Cycling|
|8||Konkan Coast||India||India Cycle Trails|
|9||Buenos Aires South + North Bike Tour||Argentina||Biker Street|
|10||Jerusalem to Eilat||Israel||Bike Jerusalem|
|11||Tour d'Afrique 2022||Across Africa||TDA Global Cycling|
|12||Cycling Manali to Leh Tour||India||Cycling in India|
|13||Uzbekistan along the Great Silk Road||Uzbekistan||peopletravel|
|14||Cycling in Spiti Valley - Himachal Pradesh||India||Cycling in India|
|15||Cycle Moshi to Ngorongoro Crater||Tanzania||Oclaa Adventures & Safaris|
|16||Dhulikhel- NamoBuddha||Nepal||Epic Rides Nepal|
|17||South American Epic||Across South America||TDA Global Cycling|
|18||The Andes Trail||Across South America||Bike Dreams|
|19||Cycle to Arusha National Park||Tanzania||Oclaa Adventures & Safaris|
|20||Kerala Cycling Tour||India||Cycling in India|
Cycle to Ngorongoro Crater
6 days (Bike: 5 days)
366 km (~73km per day)
Tour Operator Oclaa Adventures & Safaris
Experience an exciting and unforgettable cycling tour across Tanzania’s famous northern circuit in 6 days.
This tour takes you through Tanzania’s most iconic national and cultural attractions. From the base of the world’s highest free standing mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro, to the world’s largest unbroken caldera, the wildlife-rich Ngorongoro Crater. Though the starting and end points of the tour may sound like the highlights of the tour, wait till you see all the amazing places and cultures you will visit and experience in between. We welcome you to come and experience this incredible journey with us.
Path: Off road & paved road Highlights: Amazing scenery, Maasai culture and Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater.
Into the Jungle
Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & Nicaragua
25 days (Bike: 19 days)
1815 km (~96km per day)
Tour Operator TDA Global Cycling
This section of the Ruta Maya begins with the riders pedaling up and out of San Jose on some beautiful switchbacks
The air gets cooler and more refreshing as they spin past waterfalls and extinct volcanoes before gliding down into their first rest day at Rancho Margot where they can enjoy the stunning sight of Volcan Arenal. Then they head northwest towards the Pacific, crossing the border into Nicaragua and relaxing on the amazing white sand beaches at San Juan del Sur. A short ride takes them to their next rest day in Nicaragua's first capital, Granada. The tour now pedals north into some gorgeous mountainous terrain. Five challenging but rewarding days take us across the border into Honduras and a well-deserved rest day in beautiful Valle des Angeles.
The cyclists now head out through the impressive Montanas de la Sierra, winding along mountain roads, threading through small villages. The 4 day stretch from the colourful weekend market town of La Esperanza to the historic Mayan temples at Copan Ruinas is one of the highlights of the trip. The route climbs and dives and twists and turns through some incredible scenery on some of the most challenging roads on the entire tour. After recovering from that test, the riders then face another tough 4 stages across the beautiful Jalapa region of central Guatemala – more mountains, dirt roads and rushing rivers. On the last day they cycle into the charming colonial city of Antigua Guatemala, the country’s capital from 1541 until it was destroyed in a 1773 earthquake, marking the end of this incredible section.
- Costa Rica Wildlife
- Copas Ruinas
Botswana, Egypt, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania & Zambia
101 days (Bike: 68 days)
8660 km (~127km per day)
Tour Operator TDA Global Cycling
From the Pyramids of Giza to Table Mountain, explore Africa from top to bottom on TDA's flagship cycling expedition
Our original trans-continental journey and flagship expedition crosses Africa from north to south and covers almost 8700 km in just over 3 months. Riders will depart under the watchful eyes of the immortal Sphinx and cycle along the Nile past ancient temples and through the Sudanese desert to Khartoum perched at the junction of the legendary Blue & White Nile Rivers. After flying to Nairobi, the riders will pedal past legendary Mount Kilimanjaro, to Lake Malawi, Victoria Falls, and along the edges of the magnificent Kalahari and Namib deserts, en route to the finish of this amazing cycling adventure in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa
The trans-African crossing from Cairo to Cape Town has been one of the world’s epic journeys ever since Cecil Rhodes’ 19th century dream of connecting South Africa and Egypt by rail. Since then, the route has become an iconic goal for global adventurers. Over the years individuals have attempted to complete the route using every kind of transport imaginable, with many forced to abandon their quest due to physical challenges and geopolitical complications. The Tour d’Afrique Cycling Expedition is a unique test of mind, body, and bicycle, an incredible physical and mental challenge that will ultimately reward you with an intense feeling of personal accomplishment.
- Pyramids at Giza
- Fabled Mount Kilimanjaro
- Majestic Mosi oa Tunya (Victoria Falls)
- Namibia's stunning desert landscapes
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey & Uzbekistan
64 days (Bike: 45 days)
5150 km (~114km per day)
Tour Operator TDA Global Cycling
Explore the ancient Silk Roads by bike from remote mountain passes to ancient and bustling cities
Starting in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and finishing in Istanbul, Turkey this legendary cycling adventure will take riders along the ancient silk trading routes across Central Asia. Riders will pass through the mystical cities of Samarqand, Bukhara and Khiva and camp amongst the stunning meadows, rivers and peaks of Kyrgyzstan. There are points where quietness pervades, and where the original travellers of the Silk Road seem to be just beyond the next hill, beckoning you further along this arduous trek. You will be amazed at the layers of history, shake your head at all that has been lost and take heart from all that is being preserved and created.
The Silk Route riders will be enriched by the knowledge of ancient lands, the inspiration that comes from sharing a grand adventure with new friends and fellow nomads, and the inner peace that comes with meeting a life-changing challenge head on. Whether you are lured by the chance to stay in timeless caravanserais and shop in bazaars that have thrived for thousands of years or have dreamt of traveling across mysterious lands, fiery deserts, and forbidding mountains on the journey to Istanbul, the historic capital of Byzantium and the Roman and Ottoman Empires, we look forward to having you join us on this unforgettable journey.
- Tian Shan Mountain Range
- Ancient Silk Road cities of Samarqand and Bukhara
- Caucasus region of Azerbaijan and Georgia
- Incredible scenery of Turkey and arriving to Istanbul
Cycling Along The Pamir Highway
Kyrgyzstan & Tajikistan
19 days (Bike: 15 days)
945 km (~63km per day)
Tour Operator Pamir Central Asia
Cycling tour on the "Roof Of The World" along The Pamir Highway.
Tajikistan cycling tour Along The Pamir Highway trip is an epic, high altitude cycle ride through spectacular remote mountains in two of the least visited countries in the world. At the cutting edge of adventure cycling, this journey offers a fascinating insight into ex-Soviet Central Asia.
Our cycle tour starts in Dushanbe, Tajikistan's sleepy capital; We set off east towards the Pamirs and take Kulob rout to Zigar, driving through beautiful scenery and interesting village's en route. This area is a little more conservative, and we see many men with beards, and women wearing traditional dress. A precipitous cycling descent takes us into the deep cleft of the Pyanj valley where the massive Pyanj river marks the border with Afghanistan. Cycling through small villages, we follow the river upstream to Khorog, capital of the Pamirs.From Khorog, we set out riding along the Pamir Highway, climbing the picturesque Gunt valley to the summit of the Koi Tezek Pass (4,200m). We descend onto the wide open Pamir plateau, a Tibet-like region of snow-capped peaks and eerie turquoise lakes. Threading our way through the mountains we reach the small town of Murgab, not far from the Chinese border.
Our route continues north to climb the 4,655m Ak Baital Pass, the highest point of the cycle tour. On the far side of the pass, biking through a remote valley we reach the the hauntingly beautiful lake at Kara Kul. From here, we ascend the Kyzl Art Pass and enter Kyrgyzstan. A very rough descent from the pass takes us out into the wide grassy Alay valley, studded with the Kyrgyz nomads traditional yurts. There are spectacular views of the 7,000m summits Pik Lenin and Pik Kommunizma.We transfer by vehicle to Osh, Kygygzstan's second city and take a flight to Kyrgyzstan capital Bishkek where the Pamir Highway mountain bike tour ends.
Victoria Falls to Cape Town Epic
Botswana, Namibia, South Africa & Zambia
1136 km (~54km per day)
Tour Operator KE Adventure Travel
This wide-ranging and exciting biking holiday begins at the world-famous Victoria Falls and finishes in Cape Town.
After time to visit Africa's most impressive waterfall, we employ a sensible mix of vehicle transfers and cycling stages, as we bike from Zambia across Botswana by way of the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari Desert.
An early highlight and an unforgettable experience, is riding alongside Botswana's shining white Magadigadi Saltpans. We also have some time away from our bikes, to enjoy game drives in the Moremi Game Reserve. Additionally, shortly before entering Namibia, we spend a morning with the San (Bushman) people and learn a little of their self-sufficient lifestyle, before continuing our journey to the Namibian capital Windhoek.
There follows a few days of wild cycling, as we cross the vast Namib Desert and visit the amazing sand dunes at Sossusvlei. Still heading south and following sections of the 'Long Way Down' route, our epic biking journey takes us to the awe-inspiring Fish River Canyon. Crossing into South Africa, we stop off to ride a loop into the spectacular Cederberg Mountains, as we make our approach to journey's end in Cape Town. This is a sustained biking expedition and the experience of a lifetime.
Ecuador & Peru
26 days (Bike: 20 days)
2165 km (~108km per day)
Tour Operator TDA Global Cycling
Quito, at 2800m, the highest capital city in the world, is the jumping-off point for one of the longest and most dramatic sections on the South American Epic.
If your section begins here, make sure to arrive a few days early to get used to the altitude and enjoy the local nightlife.
Leaving the city we head east, with views of the Antisana, Surnaco and, if we are lucky, Cotopaxi volcanoes. We nudge past 4000m before dropping 3500m in the next 200kms as we skirt the edge of the Amazon basin, ending up in the southern city of Loja for a rest day and perhaps a glimpse of its famous fiesta of the Virgen del Cisne.
Two days later we cross into Peru, the third country on the South American Epic. Here the riders will spin along the eastern edge of the Desierto de Sechura before spending a rest day on the Pacific coast in the beach town of Pascamayo, one of the continents best surfing spots. From there it is a spectacular climb up into the Cordillera Blanca where the cyclists can enjoy the atmosphere of Huarez and visit Huascar'n National Park, a UNESCO World heritage site. Three days later and about 3000m lower, the riders will enter the Peruvian capital of Lima and complete this section.
- Southeastern Ecuador's rainforests
- Pisco Sours on the Pacific Coast
- Lomas de Lachay
- Explore Lima - Peru's beating heart
Nile Valley Aswan - Luxor
Tour Operator Experience Nubia
Cycling in Egypt, a special way to explore the country.
Discover the Nile Valley of southern Egypt by bike, from Aswan to Luxor.
This unique cycling tour leads along several cultural highlights of the pharaoh time, including the famous Valley of the Kings in Luxor and the temples of Kom Ombo, Edfu and Esna along the route.
You ride on the western bank of the Nile, where it is quiet and safe, because the main roads are just across the Nile on the east bank. You cycle along the Nile, where it is green, with many agricultural areas, mango trees and date palms. You experience the daily life in the villages through which you ride. You will stay in hotels and twice on the Nile in the boat on which also your luggage is transported.
Guidance by local guides who know the area well.
You ride from Aswan in northern direction. On your right the Nile. And agricultural land where the agriculture remains as it was processed in the pharaoh time. A cow pushes a water wheel, white ibises between crops. Donkeys bring their cargo to the village, accompanied by children. Women in black, on their way to the market. It is early in the morning, the sun radiates comfort, the call of the imam blares over the fields, time for prayer. A boy on a camel greeted kindly. Left, behind the villages, the desert begins
- Experiencing daily village life, the friendly atmosphere.
- A visit to the camel market of Daraw and the pharaoh temples along the route: the double temple of Kom Ombo, the Temple of Horus at Edfu.
- In Luxor we will visit also the famous Valley of the Kings.
Botswana, Namibia & Zambia
15 days (Bike: 12 days)
1340 km (~112km per day)
Tour Operator TDA Global Cycling
Victoria Falls marks the beginning of “The Elephant Highway,” one of the most popular sections on the Tour d'Afrique.
The first day’s ride takes the cyclists across the Zambezi River and into the country of Botswana. The next week features a string of long, flat cycling days through some of the most impressive wildlife habitats on the planet. Botswana is home to some 110,000 elephants that roam through the Kalahari and Chobe National Parks and the cyclists should not be surprised if they have to stop on a highway to allow a family of elephants or a solitary male Bull Elephant to cross at a safe distance!
After camping near the Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve the riders arrive in the laid-back city of Maun for a rest day. Here they can take a dugout canoe or a small plane ride into the Okavango, the world’s largest inland river delta, to view some of the area’s prolific wildlife. The cycling then continues along the Trans-Kalahari Highway, including "The Longest Day" a challenging 217 km, to the border with Namibia, a country whose stunning arid landscapes are one of the world’s best kept secrets. The section ends in the Namibian capital of Windhoek, a modern, cosmopolitan city where riders can enjoy fabulous beer and some great restaurants.
- Chobe River boat cruise
- Kalahari desert
- Okavango Delta
- Completing tour's longest day at 208 km
10 days (Bike: 8 days)
397 km (~50km per day)
Tour Operator India Cycle Trails
MUMBAI - KASHID - HARNEI BEACH - RATNAGIRI - MALVAN - GOA
Enjoy tranquility of white powder beaches. Goa, a tiny emarand land on the west coast. En-route visit some of historic forts of the Arabian Sea Cycling through villages of coastal routes is pleasant and relaxing experience.We start our excursion from the 'The City of Dreams'; Mumbai to Goa the 'Pearl of The East'. The awestruck trip takes you through the splendid shoreline of the western India, diverse topography, Temples and hamlets. The ride is a perfect blend of Adventure, Culture, Cuisine and Antiquity. The trip will be divided into two sessions, morning and evening. The morning ride is a swift ride. Our escorts will ride along with you followed by our support vehicle. You'll encounter rare uphill trials but later are comforting downhill declines. Once you reach, you can hit the sandy beaches, relish the cuisine, feast on the cocktails and enjoy Goa. The tranquilizing experience will leave you mesmerized and enthralled with a magical experience.Cycling / TerrainDDaily cycling average distance between 40 to 60 kilometers each day. En-route we will have bottled water and fruit juices after every 15 to 20 kms available in the support vehicle, which will always follow the cyclists. If at any point riding seems a little hard, the support vehicle takes you for as long or as little as you wish it to.
Buenos Aires South + North Bike Tour
Tour Operator Biker Street
All the main spots of the city: Floraris Generica, Plaza de Mayo, Puerto Madero, Caminito, La Boca, San Telmo, Micro Centro, Recoleta, Palermo.
A great opportunity to bike around the city from north to south in one day, looking around and learning about their history, distinctive features and contrasts.
We meet at our shop on 2269 Armenia St. ready to spend a beautiful day cycling around the city. We ride our bikes and take the panoramic bike path on Avenida del Libertador that leads us along the edge of the sculpture parks, a work by the landscapist Carlos Thays.
We’ll stop at the Floralis Generica park to have mate (traditional infusion) with alfajores (traditional sandwich cookie).
Then, we reach Plaza San Martín, where we’re going to tell you about the great deeds of the Libertador de América (liberator of South America), and also about the anecdotes and stories surrounding the square.
We move on through the Microcentro (central business district) to find Plaza de Mayo and La Manzana de las Luces, exceptional witnesses of the most transcendental events in the history of Argentina.
Jerusalem to Eilat
7 days (Bike: 6 days)
410 km (~68km per day)
Tour Operator Bike Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Negev, Red Sea.
A ride from Jerusalem to Eilat, is a great point to point ride that takes you through southern Israel. The tour is designed for groups, but can also be taken as a self guided tours., we do not offer set departures for this ride. The program below is, based on our experience, the best way to ride from the ancient city of Jerusalem to the warm beaches of the Red Sea. See our picture gallery bellow for pictures from past tours.
Cycling Manali to Leh Tour
12 days (Bike: 10 days)
520 km (~52km per day)
Tour Operator Cycling in India
Manali - Leh Cycling Tour isn't an ordinary Tour. It's something that cyclists around the world love to do at least once in their lifetime.
Manali is the starting point of our expedition, a place in the lap of Himalayas. During the expedition you you manage to cross 5 passes with a maximum altitude of Khardung La (5602 mts). Each one of these passes standing just next to each other and gives cyclists unpredictable and magnificent experience.
If all you need a passionate cycling tour through Manali, our Manali - Leh cycling tour is indeed a great idea. The journey through Manali is the most magnificent and scenic in the world as it passes through some of the most amazing landscapes across the region.
Manali - Leh cycling tour in Manali is an opportunity that you experience once in a lifetime. This is the best way to see elegance and opulence of Manali. Take a cycle ride through the mystical greenery, picture-perfect peak mountains and picturesque locales of the place that no one can even resist. The Manali - Leh route is indeed the top most favorite destination for cyclists and tourists.
The Manali - Leh cycling tour gives you chance to see magnificent places such as Rohtang La Pass, Keylong, Jispa, Darcha and Baralacha La along the Manali - Leh traverse. Its surroundings are best to be explored and may be the ride of lifetime.
5 Major Passes
Gata Loops: 21 zig-gagging hairpin bends.
Two Passes above 5000Mtrs
Highest Motorable Road Khardung La Pass
Leh Town ( Little Tibet)
Uzbekistan by bike along the Great Silk Road
11 days (Bike: 5 days)
290 km (~58km per day)
Tour Operator peopletravel
Tashkent - Zaamin mountains - Djizzakh - Yangikishlak - Hayot - Sentob - Aydarkul lake - Nurata - Bukhara - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand - Tashkent
Experience flowering oasis towns, secluded mountainous landscapes and blue shining lakes in the Central Asian Spring. This journey takes you from the capital Tashkent through extensive plains along the rugged Zaamin and Nurata mountains to Bukhara and Samarkand. These two ancient cities, as from 1001 night, will take you back to the time of the Great Silk Road. The trip is an ideal combination of easy cycling with mountain biking and exploring the rich Uzbek culture.
Tashkent: madrasahs, mosques, mausoleums, bazaars, modern town
Zaamin National Park
Nurata Mountains National Park
Aydarkul Lake, yurt camp
Open air Petroglyph’s
Homestays and yurts, nomadic culture.
Mountainous unsurfaced terrain.
Bukhara – the Pearl of Orient, open air museum (UNESCO World heritage)
Samarkand – mythic city of 1001 tales (UNESCO World heritage)
Cycling in Spiti Valley - Himachal Pradesh
10 days (Bike: 7 days)
500 km (~71km per day)
Tour Operator Cycling in India
Our Cycling tour to Spiti gives you the high of biking in the Himachal without having to push your body to its limits.
Unlike our tour in Ladakh in which you get to cross some of the highest passes in the world, the Himachal Spiti Cycling tour is physically less demanding, but the landscape is just as otherworldly.
A world within a world’ is how Rudyard Kipling described Spiti valley, and we think the Nobel laureate was right on the money. It’s not until you leave behind the apple orchards and lush green mountains of Kinnaur in the North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh and enter the sparsely vegetated cold desert mountains of Spiti that the heft of Kipling’s words begins to sink in. It wouldn’t be a stretch to call this landscape Martian. The intriguing hues and colors of the mountains can easily kindle the geologist in you. Cyclists have been known to spend endless moments gawping at the lay of the land while crossing a pass or rounding a high hairpin bend.
Starting out at the altitude of 2700 meters above sea level, the route through Spiti Valley takes you as low as 980m and as high as 4079m. On the way, you will come upon ancient trade routes, pass by quaint villages, and visit famous monasteries. Buddhism is the major religion of people in Spiti region and the local culture is a far cry from urban ways.
Our itinerary has been drawn to give you the best cycling experience under the circumstances. There may be some short steep ascents on which you gain more than 800 meters while cycling over a distance of just 15 km, but such challenges are par for the course. No two days of rough and tough cycling are put back to back. Our experienced guides and support staff for Cycling in Spiti Valley in Himachal will always be at hand throughout the tour, should you need any assistance.
- 500kms of cycling on Himalayan roads
- Ancient Buddhist monasteries
- Kinnaur and Kalpa
- Chandra Tal and Kunzum La
- See Spiti at a slow pace
Tour Operator Epic Rides Nepal
Dhulikhel, at 1550m, is a popular, interesting small town to view the Himalayan. There are some beautiful old buildings in this town. The main place to view the mountains is the parade ground on the ridge a little east of the center of town.In the main square there is the Harisiddhi Temple and Narayan Temple, both Vishnu temples.NAMOBUDDHA - A pleasant fairly easy ride goes to Namobuddha (Namro or Namura), south of Dhulikhel, where there is a Buddhist stupa. It is pleasant mountain biking doing this circuit.The story about this place states that a Buddha saw a tigress almost dead because of starvation and could not feed her cubs. The Buddha led the tigress eat him. This is a stone tablet higher up on the hill from the stupa, which is said to mark the place where this event took place. There is a big festival here in November.
South American Epic
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador & Peru
169 days (Bike: 129 days)
13495 mi (~105mi per day)
Tour Operator TDA Global Cycling
The only South American bicycle trip that covers the continent from top to tip and everything it has to offer
This challenging expedition offers you the best opportunity to explore the vastness and diversity of South America by bike. In keeping with the TDA vision, it is an epic trans-continental expedition unlike any other. This is the only South American bicycle trip that covers the continent from top to tip, that includes up and coming Colombia, the menacing row of volcanoes in Ecuador, the majestic vistas throughout the Andes, the stunning and surreal landscapes of the Bolivian Salt Flat, the old colonial towns of Northern Argentina, allows you to cycle the entire legendary road – the Carretera Austral and savour the remoteness of Patagonia & the vineyards and lakes of southern Chile.
The intrepid participants will be cycling this amazing continent from top to tip; starting in Cartagena, Colombia on the shores of the Caribbean; up and down the Andes ‘a few times’; covering Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina; exploring the Bolivian Salt Flats, Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu; visiting some of the grand cities like Bogota, Quito, Lima, La Paz, Santiago; cycling through the stunning Patagonia region of southern Chile and Argentina, and finishing in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego on the shores of the Drake Passage. Along the way the cyclists will pass through 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites, a dozen National Parks and numerous other areas of historical and archeological interest.
- Cycling the Andes Mountains
- Mystical Machu Picchu
- Bolivia's Altiplano & Salt Flat
- Chile's Carretera Austral
The Andes Trail
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador & Peru
141 days (Bike: 109 days)
11000 km (~101km per day)
Tour Operator Bike Dreams
From the middle to the end of the world in 11.000 kilometres.
Most people have seen the famous pictures of South America. The ruins of the Incas surrounded by rainforest and deep valleys. Snow covered summits and volcanic cones. Indians in colourful traditional costumes. Magnificent granite pillars. Vast white salt plains and immense glaciers. South-America has so much more to offer. Bike Dreams has created a wonderful route which incorporates many attractions allowing you to experience the full beauty of the South American continent. We would like to introduce an incredible bike expedition : "The Andes Trail", from the middle to the end of the world in 11.000 kilometres.
The Mitad-del-Mundo monument at the equator marks the start line of this epic journey. The first stages in Ecuador you cycle through the mountainous heart of the country and pass sleeping volcanoes. Isolated areas and tough climbs await you in Peru, but you don't have to miss the highlights of Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. You'll bike at high altitudes at the altiplano in Bolivia.
Crossing the flat plateau with little oxygen, herds of llama and vague tracks on the white salt of the Salar-de-Uyuni makes the cycling a surrealistic experience. The trail drops further down into Argentina with a mix of landscapes : coloured canyons, giant cacti, green valleys, the pampas and the Aconcagua - the highest mountain of the American continent. You cross the Argentinean-Chilean border more than once to experience the best of which Patagonia has to offer : crystal blue lakes, impressive glaciers, green forests and craggy, granite peaks. The finishing line of this grandiose bike ride is drawn in Ushuaia, the most southern city on the globe, the entrance gate to Antarctica and called the Fin-del-Mundo. The "End-of-the-World".
The start of "The Andes Trail" is at July 29th, 2022 from the equator, just outside Quito. The finish is 140 days later and 11.000 kilometres (6.875 miles) further south in Ushuaia at December 15th, 2022.
You can expect all kinds of conditions along the trail. The majority of the roads is nicely paved, but you come also across some rough roads with washboards, rocks and loose sand. The weather conditions can also vary enormously in the Andes. Although we have chosen the best season, intense heat, severe rain showers, freezing temperatures and fierce wind are still possible. The high altitudes give an extra dimension to the tour. Anyway, smooth roads or dirt tracks, good or bad weather; it is all part of the game. You cover the kilometres within your own capabilities and in a pace you determine. This means that you can take it easy and enjoy the beauty of the Andes in all her facets. The landscape, the culture and the people.
"The Andes Trail" is more than just a normal bike ride. It's a combination of the physical challenge, the adventure, the appreciation of the natural beauty and above all, a mental freedom. Next to that, the bike journey is open for cyclists from all around the world to create an exceptional atmosphere, during as well as after the bike ride. The people of the Andes and your fellow-cyclists will make it a memorable journey.
Cycling to Arusha National Park
1 days (Bike: 1 days)
22 km (~22km per day)
Tour Operator Oclaa Adventures & Safaris
Cycling in Arusha National Park is a fun and thrilling way to experience this magnificent park.
Often overlooked by safari goers, despite offering the opportunity to explore a captivating diversity of habitats within a few hours. This tour lets you explore beautiful areas of the park rarely visited while on safari hence giving you the ultimate wilderness experience. Apart from the wildlife and scenery there is a wealth of history you will uncover from this tour including the history of the park and the early missionaries who used to live in this area. In order to ensure your complete safety and comfort, you will be accompanied with an armed ranger and support vehicle(s) throughout your tour. Whenever you get tired you can just hop off your bike and onto the support vehicle. Come explore one of Tanzania’s most beautiful parks with us.
Total Distance: 22km Path: Off road Highlights: Abundant animals, Beautiful scenery, Game drive
Kerala Cycling Tour
13 days (Bike: 8 days)
460 km (~58km per day)
Tour Operator Cycling in India
There is no better way to get an up-close glimpse into the heart of God's Own Country, Kerala, than on a bicycle.
Our exclusive Kerala Cycling Tour has been smartly designed to provide you an unvarnished viewof the natural beauty of this land. Along the way, you will experience the unique culture, local arts, and different cuisines of Kerala.
You will cycle through lush paddy fields, green meadows, pine forests and spice-rich villages. If you happen to be a birding enthusiast, a stopover at the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, which is home to more than 200 different varieties of birds, will be more than welcome. The itinerary has been planned to give you ample opportunity to do off-road cycling and high-altitude cycling through the undulating landscape that is dotted with tea estates, waterfalls and lakes. You will witness a whole range of flora and fauna. The tour includes a pit-stop at a tiger reserve and a guided walk into the forest. You will get to canoe and also enjoy a relaxing ride in a luxury rice-barge through the famous backwaters of Kerala.
Our professional cycling guide will accompany you throughout the tour. Whenever you don’t feel like cycling, for whatever reason, you can hop into our backup vehicle. No issues. Our aim is to make your cycling tour a memorable one.
- Walk in Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary at Thattekad
- Tea plantations in Munnar & Vagamon
- Forest walk at Periyar National Park.
- Boat Ride in Periyar Tiger Reserve
- Cycling along the Cardamom Hills Reserve in Kerala.
- Exquisite healthy and local Kerala food all along.
- Professional Cycling guide & local experts.
- Boat Ride in Kumarakom narrow backwater lane in really small boat
- Premium Houseboat cruise at Alleppey