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Enjoy a unique cycling holiday in Zanzibar. Explore corners of the island that would otherwise remain hidden thanks to the vast knowledge of our professional guides.
Combine exploring Zanzibar’s unique Spices, Dolphins, Stone Town and villages with an off-the-beaten-track adventure that nobody else can provide.
Cycle tour map available in Gallery
Max distance per day: 44 km
Min distance per day: 20 km
Non-scheduled days: 0
Days on bike: 3
Bikes and equipment
The bikes come in various sizes. They are equipped with bottle holders and baskets on the steering to keep necessities such as sunblock, camera etc. We have water bottles and helmets, however, it is preferred to bring your own helmet.
- If there are only 2 people cycling, the guide will bring the luggage on his bike (one 15 kg soft bag per person). The remaining luggage will be taken to your final destination.
- If there are more than 2 people cycling, their luggage will be transported daily to their accommodation.
All beverages are for the guests own expense.
This bike trip can be customized to preferences and fitness level of the group.
*During island peak season, full prepayment is required.
JAMBIANITransfer to Jambiani, tour briefing and test of bicycles. In the authentic village Jambiani, you will meet a piece of Africa with goats, ducks and many cheerful kids running around and the life on the beach is vivid. Dinner and overnight at Red Monkey Lodge, situated on the best beach on Zanzibar (according.to us) with a laid-back barefoot atmosphere. Maybe the Red Colobus Monkeys pays a visit for breakfast. Dinner incl. Excl.drinks
JAMBIANI TO PONGWE - CROSSING CHWAKA BAY IN BOATToday we bike along the coast to Michamvi (22 km) to catch a wooden dhow and pack the bikes and ourselves to cross Chwaka Bay. Then we follow the coastline to Pongwe (13 km) and Seasons Lodge. If you want to, we stop at Pongwe and take something to drink at Upendo overlooking the famous restaurant, The Rock. Seasons Lodge is a favourite for its special location and quiet atmosphere. Mornings are amazing here so if you enjoy the morning light- get up early. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Excl. drinks.
PONGWE TO STONE TOWN VIA SPICE FARMSThis is a lush and green day! On our way to Chuini (44 km), we cross the Kiwengwa/Pongwe Forest Reserve - an important biodiversity spot in the coral rag zone. The forest reserve is rich both in faunal and floral species. Here we can spot Red Colobus Monkeys, Sykes, Blue Monkeys, Sunni antelope and several species of snakes, 47 bird species and 100 plant species including many medicinal species. After passing the rice- and bean fields where you can follow the farming life on Zanzibar we reach the Spice farming area. There we stop for a tour where you see, smell and try the tropical fruits and spices in season: vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, lemon grass, cloves, ylang-ylang, cumin, garlic, ginger, coriander, pepper, tamarind, chilli, oregano and many others. Lunch will be eaten with raw material from the farm. Rooftop dinner at Emerson on Hurumzi. Best rooftop in town where you will enjoy 270 degrees sea view accompanied by the call for prayers and the tingling sound from the Shiva temple below. Drinks excluded (enjoy sunset and drinks thereafter). Overnight at Kholle House - a personal boutique hotel filled with antiquities following the Spice Route to Zanzibar. A feeling of home and lots of beautiful balconies and terraces to enjoy. Breakfast, lunch at the farm and dinner. Excl. drinks
STONE TOWNAfter an early breakfast, a Stone Town walking tour to experience the buzzing life in the narrow streets where men shout over bao games and women bake chapati on the streets and where the kids run around. Stone Town is a UNESCO world heritage site and a humming mysterious place where people live and enjoy their life on display in the narrow alleys. Breakfast ends the tour around midday. Accommodation or transfer can be arranged at an additional cost.
- Experienced Tour Guide
- Bike Rentals
- Luggage transport
- All tours and meals mentioned on the itinerary (excluding beverages)
- International Flights
- Domestic Flights (Flights can be requested at an additional cost)
- All extras (laundry services, telephone calls, additional drinks, etc)
- Travel insurance
- Personal insurance
- All items not mentioned