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Fouta Djalon
Tour Location
Country:
Guinea, Senegal, Sierra Leone
From:
Dakar
To:
Freetown
Tour Information
Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
13 days
Level:
Advanced / Challenging
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 2900
Tour Distance & Dates
Distance:
1350 Km
Riding Days:
12
Daily Average:
113 Km
Month(s):
Nov
Departure:
November 15 - November 27, 2018
Tour Operator:
TDA Global Cycling
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Fouta Djalon

13 Days Advanced / Challenging 1350 KmAVG 112 Km

This exciting section begins in historic Dakar, the westernmost point in Africa. After enjoying some restful days on the city’s beautiful beaches playing soccer with the locals or just sun-bathing, the riders will spin inland, away from the Atlantic Ocean. Four days of cycling past ancient baobabs and immense termite mounds brings the riders to the border with Guinea. The roads now get rougher and the villages more isolated as the cyclists begin to climb up into the Fouta Djalon, a grassy plateau crisscrossed by canyons and valleys.

Very few Western cyclists, if any, have ridden through these isolated areas and the participants will experience the real, rural Africa. The remote and rough jungle roads mean that rivers will be crossed, not by bridges, but by canoes and non-motorized ferries. The riders then head back along some challenging roads toward the coast and into Sierra Leone where the section comes to a close in the capital city of Freetown.
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Camping, Hotel / Guesthouse
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