- Trip Summary
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This bike tour is all around the exotic paradise island of Zanzibar showing you the heart of the city and the soul of the locals. You will lay on the white sanded palm fringed dream beaches and swim in the crystal clear turquoise Indian Ocean – this is life in this paradise.
Along the way our guide will show you the life on Zanzibar and you can taste ripe fruit, freshly made juices and local specialties.
Cycle tour map available in Gallery
Max distance per day: 65 km
Min distance per day: 20 km
Non-scheduled days: 0
Days on bike: 6
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 trip can be customized to preferences and fitness of the group. Itinerary and prices can vary according to season and room availability. Note that present hotels are booked according to availability else an alternative will be presented.
JAMBIANITransfer from airport or harbour to Jambiani. Briefing with guide and test of bicycles. Meet a piece of Africa in the authentic village, Jambiani, where you see goats, ducks and lots of cheerful kids running around. According to us the best beach on the East coast of Zanzibar. It has a lengthy sandbank, allowing for refreshing swimming. Dinner will be at your overnight accommodation. Maybe the Red Colobus Monkeys pays a visit for breakfast. Dinner, excl.drinks
KIZIMKAZIDolphin swim in the early morning, as we depart and bike to the Southern point, Kizimkazi (22 km) for Dolphin spotting. We pass the village Makunduchi with its red clay huts and banana trees showing you a bit of Africa. We can stop and try the exotic fruits being sold along the way. Passing the coral rock village Kizimkazi you will have a good view of how the people’s lives here. In Kizimkazi we embark on a boat for a dolphin watching trip. There is a good possibility for us to view dolphins, however, it can never be guaranteed. After the dolphin watching, we eat a local lunch and rest by the quiet and beautiful beach of Kizimkazi. Here the fish are auctioned off. We sleep at a resort, chosen for its sea view rooms, the evening atmosphere during sunset and the possibility to see more dolphins. Breakfast, local lunch and dinner. Excl.drinks
STONE TOWNStone Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site and on this day we cycle for 56 km on a tar road A long, flat and comfortable, stretch to Stone Town will take you through villages and busy areas showing you the life of Zanzibar. Together with your guide, you will choose which route to take: village roads, short cuts, main road, off road... We will stop along the way to eat a simple local lunch. Cycle to the “Best roof top 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 followed by a dinner. Breakfast, lunchbox and dinner incl. Excl. drinks. Overnight in Stone Town
CHUINI/BUBUBUAfter breakfast depart to Spice farms (20 km) for a tour where you will see, smell and taste the tropical fruits and spices in season: vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, lemon grass, cloves, ylang-ylang, cumin, garlic, ginger, coriander, pepper, tamarind, chili, oregano and many others. Lunch will be eaten at the farm. Ride to Chuini /Bububu for dinner and overnight in Chuini/Bububu (6km). Chuini/Bububu is surrounded by a tropical garden with spices, coconut palms and mango trees. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Excl. drinks.
NUNGWIRide to the northern point of Zanzibar, Nungwi via Mkokotoni, a small genuine fishing village where locals take their boat to Tumbatu, to the fruit and fish market (approximately 53 km). Nungwi is the most exploited place on the island but still very cute, having a definite spirit of Zanzibar. Here you can explore the village along a very safe swimming beach with little or no current. On this day, you will enjoy a packed lunch, since finding decent food along this stretch, is not too easy a task. Dinner and overnight in Nungwi. Flame Tree Cottages is a peaceful place with small villas, where they serve breakfast on your private veranda and that the beach- and nightlife is merely a 200 m away. Breakfast, lunch box and dinner. Excl. drinks
PONGWEAn early morning departure to Pongwe , (approximately 45 km). We pass through the Kiwengwa/Pongwe Forest – rich both in fauna and flora species. Here, you could 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. Beside the forest you will visit a sugar cane farm and by-pass beautiful rice fields. Breakfast and dinner. Lunch eaten along the way at your own expense, as this day has to be adjusted to cater for everyone in the group. Therefore, it may is not be too easy to be able to predict where lunch will be served.
JAMBIANIAt Chwaka (13 km) we catch a wooden dhow and pack the bikes and ourselves to cross Chwaka Bay,.Then we follow the coastline to Jambiani (22 km). The circumnavigation of the island is celebrated with a special dinner at the Lodge. Perhaps the Red Colobus Monkeys come and join in the celebration. Breakfast, lunch box and dinner. Excl. drinks
DEPARTURETransfer to airport or harbor or to your next destination
- Luggage Transport
- All tours and meals mention (Beverages Excluded)
- International Flight
- Domestic Flights from Arusha to Zanzibar (flight can be requested at an additional cost)
- VISA’s – Please visit your local Embassy to enquire about the VISA requirements
- Travel insurance
- Personal insurance
- Extras at the lodges and hotel I.e. Drinks, Laundry service etc
- All items not mentioned above