14 Day Mountain Bike Tour

Namibia is a country of breath-taking landscapes and untouched nature with endless roads and trails. With Mountain Bike Namibia, visitors have the opportunity, to explore the country, meet its people and see the sights from the saddle of their bikes. From good gravel roads to adventurous nature trails, we have something in store for everyone depending on your taste for adventure, degree of challenge and performance.

Highlights

  • Spreetshoogte Pass

  • Naukluft Mountains

  • Sossusvlei (Namib-Naukluft National Park)

  • Swakopmund

  • Walvis Bay

  • Spitzkoppe (Damaraland)

  • Brandberg Mountain (Damaraland)

  • Twyfelfontein (Damaraland)

  • Damaraland (Kunene Region)

  • Etosha National Park

  • Otjiwarongo

  • Windhoek

N$ 65,180.00

Per Person Sharing

Mid-range Accommodation

Tour Summary

Tour Code: SS 04

Namibia

Starts & End in Windhoek

14 Day - Guided - Cycling Safari

Tour Features

Mid-range tour

This mid-range tour includes camping and lodges

Shared tour

On this shared tour, you will join a group of other travelers. 

Cannot be customized

The accommodations and destinations of this tour cannot be changed.

Suitable for solo travelers

Single travelers can join this group tour, but it requires a minimum of 2 people to run

Availability

This tour can start on any day.

Tour Terms

Children
0-4 years (Free). 5-11 years (50% of Adult price). 12 years + (100% price)​

Activities & Transportation

Activities: Game drives & mountain bike safaris | Getting around: Minivan, 4x4 Vehicle & Mountain Bike

Included

  • Park fees

  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)

  • All accommodation, Camping + Safari equipment (Unless listed as upgrade)

  • A professional driver/guide

  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)

  • Round trip airport transfer 

  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)

  • Mountain Bike

  • Meals (As specified in the itinerary)

  • Drinks (As specified in the itinerary) 

  • All Taxes/VAT

  • 24 Hours Support

Excluded

  • International flights (From/to home)

  • Tips (No tip expected)

  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

  • Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Itinerary

Arrival

  • You will be collected from the airport.

  • Tour can start on arrival day or Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

DAY 1

Windhoek

Accommodation: Vineyard Country Lodge (Mid-range lodge located in or near Windhoek)

Meals & Drinks: Dinner (Breakfast & Lunch not included) Drinks not included. 

Guests and bicycles are transferred to a guestfarm on the outskirts of Windhoek. The afternoon is spent relaxing, assembling the bicycles and testing equipment. If there is time we do a short test ride at the foot of the Auas Mountains and we explore the historic and cultural highlights of Namibian capital on a city tour. We visit buildings like the Christ Church, Tintenpalast (German for Ink Palace – the house of parliament) and “Alte Feste” where the German colonial past is clearly visible. We enjoy dinner at the well-known Joe’s Beerhouse (optional).

DAY 2

Spreetshoogte Pass

Accommodation: Namibgrens Guest Farm (Mid-range guest house located in or near Spreetshoogte Pass)

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included). Drinks not included.

We depart from Windhoek and travel westwards into the great outdoors. We continue through the Khomas Hochland to reach the Rantberg Mountains on the edge of the Namib Desert. We bike a good gravel road to reach Namibgrens Guest farm, with its many granite hills and enjoyable biking trails. In the afternoon we bike the jeep trails to view the many highlights on the farm and we get to enjoy this large biking playground all to ourselves.
Cycle duration: 2- 3 h, distance: 30- 40 km, altitude difference: 150 m.

DAY 3

Naukluft Mountains

Accommodation: Tsauchab River Camp (Mid-range chalet located outside Namib-Naukluft National Park)

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included). Drinks not included.

Our bike route takes us along the escarpment and down a mountain pass into the Namib Desert. The lesser traveled Remhoogte Pass takes us on a gradual downhill ride through valleys of unique flora and at times baboons, kudu and oryx antelope. Alternatively, the Spreetshoogte Pass is steeper and has better views. We stop for a picnic lunch before driving to the Tsauchab River Camp with its views of two unique Namibian mountain ranges towering above. We find our bungalows under the fig trees in this pristine nature area. In the afternoon we may choose to bike up the nearby sundowner hill or go and relax at the desert swimming pool and take it easy.
Cycle duration: 3- 4 h, distance: 40- 50 km, altitude difference: 300 m.

DAY 4

Sossusvlei (Namib-Naukluft National Park)

Accommodation: Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge (Mid-range lodge located in or near Namib Desert)

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included). Drinks not included. 

Today we are looking forward to a real bike adventure. We leave our camp and drive into the Tsaris mountains, home of the shy mountain or Hartmann zebra. Hardly visible car tracks show us the way through this wild and rugged terrain, offering surprising challenges and exciting downhills. Another highlight is the magnificent view of the wide foothills of the Namib. Large herds of zebra often graze here.
The Naukluft Mountains and the dunes of the Namib Desert characterise the impressive scenery during our subsequent drive to Sesriem. In the early afternoon, we drive to Sossusvlei, and to the highest dunes in the world.
In the late afternoon, we continue by car to our accommodation. The Namib Desert is a hostile barrier between the coast and the populated farm area. Unexpectedly a wonderful oasis in the middle of the desert, a tasty a la carte menu in the lodge's own restaurant with a wonderful view. Cycle duration: 3- 4 h, distance: 30- 40 km, altitude difference: 400 m.

DAY 5 & 6

Swakopmund

Accommodation: Swakopmund Plaza Hotel (Mid-range hotel located in or near Swakopmund)

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included). Drinks not included. 

We depart in our tour vehicle to reach the northern part of the Namib Naukluft Park, where we enjoy a picnic lunch under the Acacia trees. We embark on an afternoon cycle on a trail that takes us through a boulder-strewn area and along the grassy plains of the pre-Namib. It is a scenic route and we have a good chance of viewing ostriches, springbok, oryx antelope, mountain zebra and other desert-adapted animals all the way till we reach the Blutkoppe granite inselberg. For the last stretch to Swakopmund, we load the bikes and drive towards the sunset. Our hotel is very close to the sea. We have a wonderful view of the rough Atlantic. In the evening, a table is booked for us in the restaurant "Jetty 1905", which is known for its excellent fish dishes.
Cycle duration: 1- 2 h, distance: 20- 30 km, altitude difference: 200 m.

On day 6, After breakfast, we depart to Walvis Bay and undertake an adventurous morning catamaran trip on the Atlantic Ocean. This enjoyable and eco-friendly excursion takes us within metres of the seals, pelicans, two different species of dolphin and a variety of different sea birds. On our return to Swakopmund we have an afternoon to enjoy this historically interesting town with some great shops, a museum and various other adventure activities to choose from. The daily scenic flight over the Namib sand sea all the way to Sossusvlei, is a great way to experience the Namib Desert from above and departs every afternoon from the Swakopmund airport (optional activity at extra cost).

DAY 7

Spitzkoppe (Damaraland)

Accommodation: Budget Camping (In or near Spitzkoppe)

Meals & Drinks: All meals included. Drinking water (Other drinks not included). 

We transfer by vehicle to the edge of the Swakop Canyon and the Moon Landscape, unique to this area. We cycle through the side canyons of the Swakop River viewing unique flora and fauna to reach the Goanikontes Oasis for lunch. We continue in our safari vehicle to the Spitzkoppe area and cycle the final 30 km to our campsite at the foot of this beautiful solid granite inselberg, known as the 'Matterhorn' of Namibia. Cycle duration: ca. 3- 4 h, distance: 40- 50 km, altitude difference: 200 m.

DAY 8

Brandberg Mountain (Damaraland)

Accommodation: Budget Camping (In or near Brandberg Mountain)

Meals & Drinks: All meals included. Drinking water (Other drinks not included). 

The Spitzkoppe Inselberg and surrounding granite mountains are unique to the central Namib Desert. One could spend a few days here, exploring, climbing and studying the interesting fauna and flora. We enjoy an early breakfast in the shadow of the Spitzkoppe. We depart on our bikes on a route that takes us around the Spitzkoppe and onto a dirt road towards Uis and the Brandberg Mountain, Namibia’s largest mountain at 2573 meters above sea level. However, the area is best known for the many rock paintings of the Bushmen. The best known of them is the "White Lady", who is said to be a hunter or a shaman. We drive the remaining kilometres to the Ugab River, an ephemeral river that is home to a few small herds of the desert-adapted elephants. Our campsite under the Ana trees is the ideal starting point for a walk down the river with views of the Brandberg and its many gorges.
Cycle duration: 3- 4 h, distance: 30- 40 km, altitude difference: 220 m

DAY 9

Twyfelfontein (Damaraland)

Accommodation: Budget Camping (In or near Twyfelfontein)

Meals & Drinks: All meals included. Drinking water (Other drinks not included). 

We start the day with the crows of Francolin, who is scratching for insects in the sand around our camp. We cycle along the Ugab River and drive all the way to Sorris Sorris. From here we continue in our tour vehicle to reach the sandstone and granite hills south of Twyfelfontein. The lush banks of the dry rivers provide food and shelter for many animals. We continue our journey in a northerly direction. We bike the final kilometres into our camp hidden amongst the granite boulders. The area is home to the Damara ethnic group. We can meet these friendly people and learn about their culture.
We reach the Madisa Camp, set up our tent camp. After an eventful day, we enjoy the well-deserved sundowner in unique scenery. We look forward to an honest piece of "Braaivleis" under a starry sky that makes the Milky Way appear as if it were just around the corner.
Cycle duration: 3- 4 h, distance: 30- 45 km, altitude difference: 180 m

DAY 10

Damaraland (Kunene Region)

Accommodation: Budget Camping (Bordering Damaraland without fences)

Meals & Drinks: All meals included. Drinking water (Other drinks not included). 

The dry and rocky desert plain reaches west from Twyfelfontein to the Skeleton Coast. This remote region is home to a variety of wildlife - zebras, giraffes and the rare black rhino.
We cycle through remote valleys where small herds of rare mountain zebras and giraffes can be found. The fascinating geology gives us an insight into the time of the late Carboniferous to early Jurassic age, when the supercontinent Gondwana broke apart. The route takes us close to the volcanic Doros crater, accompanied by the silhouette of the Brandberg in the distance and the sandstone mountains of Twyfelfontein. The landscape is unique - a combination of granite, sandstone and volcanic rocks. Twyfelfontein has therefore been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, containing some of the most beautiful rock paintings in the world.
In the afternoon we return to Camp and look forward to a cosy and relaxing evening at the campfire.
Cycle duration: 3 - 5 h, distance: 35- 55 km, altitude difference: 60 m.

DAY 11 & 12

Etosha National Park

Accommodation: Etosha Village (Mid-range lodge located just outside Etosha National Park)

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included). Drinking water (Other drinks not included). 

After many days in the Namib Desert of western Namibia, our journey takes us eastwards via Khorixas to the Ugab Terraces and the Vingerklip. We bike in this “Marlboro Country” along the banks of the Ugab River with views of the sedimentary rock formations created millions of years ago, one of the most unique ones being the finger-like rock protrusion called the “Finger Rock”. Then we are transferred by vehicle to the Etosha National Park. Etosha is one of the most special game parks in Southern Africa and is over 22000 Sq. Km in size. Etosha means “great white place” and refers to the huge 5000 Sq. Km salt pan that gives its name to the park. The park is teeming with different animal species, including lion, rhino and elephants. The landscape is also very special and different from what we have experienced on our tour thus far. We overnight in comfortable bungalows and spend our time on game drives in the Etosha Park.
Cycle duration: 2 h, distance: 20-30 km, altitude difference: 190 m.

DAY 13

Otjiwarongo

Accommodation: Otjiwa Lodge (Mid-range chalet located in or near Otjiwarongo)

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included). Drinking water (Other drinks not included). 

We depart from Etosha to travel via Otjiwarongo to a game/wildlife ranch in the central north of Namibia. After lunch and a siesta, we are taken on our final biking adventure. The hard Kalahari sands of this bush savanna are ideal to bike on and we go in search of the many different wild animals found here, including the rare white rhinoceros, giraffe and various different antelope. It is an experience that combines riding bikes on good jeep tracks and at the same time finding and viewing animals in their natural habitat, the African bush. Our final sundowner in Africa is enjoyed at the lodge before a fine dinner under the stars.
Cycle duration: 1- 2 h, distance: 10- 20 km, altitude difference: 100 m.

DAY 14

Return to Windhoek

Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & Dinner not included). Drinking water (Other drinks not included). 

Unfortunately, our Namibia adventure is slowly coming to an end today.
Depending on the time of your departure flight we might have the possibility to go for a hike or to climb the bike again. On the way to Windhoek, we will certainly stop at the woodcarving market in Okahandja to have a look at the handmade carvings and buy them from small souvenirs.
Windhoek, with approximately 4000 000 inhabitants the capital of Namibia, invites us for a last, short city stroll before we are driven to the airport and leave Namibia there with many beautiful experiences and impressions.

End of Tour

  • Additional accommodation & activities or tour extension can be arranged for an extra cost.

  • You will be dropped off at the airport/Hotel.

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Prosperita, Windhoek

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