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Namibia classic bike tour

After an early breakfast, we bike from the farm on winding road that takes us to the famous Spreetshoogte viewpoint that overlooks the wide-open plains of the Namib Desert below. The ride down the pass is a thrilling steep downhill experience, after a few kilometers we reach a quiet country road that leads us to the start of the dune sea and to Solitaire, an oasis in the desert, famous for its apple pie and wild west town character. We continue in our tour car along the Naukluft mountains to reach Tsauchab River Camp with its views of two unique Namibian mountain ranges towering above. We find our bungalows along the dry riverbed in this pristine nature area. After a short siesta in the shade of the huge fig trees, we depart on a challenging cycle in the foothills of the Tsaris / Zebra mountains. We find ourselves alone on a trail that leads us deep into the hills. A fun and challenging ride, we should see some wild animals, including herds of Hartmann’s mountain zebra, kudu, ostrich, oryx and springbok. The area is geologically fascinating, one can clearly see the many sediment layers of an ancient sea, hence the name, Zebra mountains. We return to our camp to freshen up for a “braai” under the stars, a fine dinner on the open fire, a treat of world-famous Namibian meat, vegetables and fresh salad.
Driving distance 80 km Cycle duration: 3-6 h, distance: 40-60 km, altitude difference: 380 m

Accommodation: Tsauchab River Camp