Desert Coast

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14 Day(s)
Moderate
1365 Km
avg 124 Km
Hosted

Beginning in the isolated outpost of Dahkla, riders will continue to spin south..

Beginning in the isolated outpost of Dahkla, riders will continue to spin south, with the wind at their backs towards the border of Mauritania – one of the world’s least visited countries. While the ocean may disappear for a few hundred kilometers, the arid desert is speckled with colorful Berber huts, protecting people and livestock from the strong winds riders are lucky enough to have at their backs.

A rewarding rest day is spent in the capital city of Nouakchott. A city bustling with a unique combination of both Arab and West African culture, there are endless craft, fruit, and clothing markets. However, the highlight is certainly the vibrant and lively fish market. Providing a vibrant overload of the senses, riders can witness fisherman from all over West Africa come together to haul boats out of the water, weave intricate fishing nets, and clean fish of a hundred varieties.

3 days out of Nouakchott cyclists see their third country of the trip – Senegal. Saint Louis, the site of the first French settlement in West Africa is a wonderful introduction to a country rich with culture, music, and history. Leaving Saint Louis via the beach, riders will spend a day weaving in and out of coconut palms, dodging fishing nets, and swimming in the Atlantic Ocean. Cycling past Lac Rose, riders can dip their toes into the salty, pink water before completing the section at the Western-most point of the African Continent, Dakar.


Information

Tour Location

Country:
Mauritania|Morocco|Senegal
From:
Dakhla
To:
Dakar

Tour Information

Guiding:
Hosted
Duration:
14 Days
Level:
Moderate
More Options:
Camping|Point to Point
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 3100

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
1365 Km
Riding Days:
11
Month(s):
October|November
Departure:
21 Oct - 2 Nov 2020

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Booking Conditions:

Registration fee of $150 USD to hold your place

Inclusions

3 Nights in hotels - 10 Nights of camping
Most dinners
Most breakfasts
All roadside lunches
Afternoon soup on riding days
Experienced chef
Vehicle to carry your bags
Experienced tour leader
Sweep rider
Security as needed
Bike mechanic
Medic
Local support
Tour jersey
Commemorative tour medal
Celebratory final dinner
Pre-tour information bulletins
Pre-tour rider discussion forum

Options

Those coming for multiple sections get 10% off for 2 or more sections on the same tour (multiple section discount does not apply to full tour price).

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