Tour d'Afrique

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59 Day(s)
6200 Km
avg 138 Km

Tour operator:  TDA Global Cycling

Our original trans-continental journey and flagship expedition crossing Africa from north to south, covering almost 11,000 km in four months. A test of mind, body, and bicycle.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Tour d'Afrique is scheduled to start in Arusha. The full Cairo to Cape Town route will run again in 2022.

You will pedal past legendary Mount Kilimanjaro, to Lake Malawi, Victoria Falls, and along the edges of the magnificent Kalahari and Namib deserts, en route to the finish of your epic journey in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa.

The trans-African crossing from Cairo to Cape Town has been one of the world's epic journeys ever since Cecil Rhodes' 19th century dream of connecting South Africa and Egypt by rail. Since then, the route has become an iconic goal for global adventurers. Over the years individuals have attempted to complete the route using every kind of transport imaginable, with many forced to abandon their quest due to physical challenges and geopolitical complications. In 2003, the inaugural Tour d'Afrique succeeded in cycling the entire 12,000 km distance and in the process established the Guinness World Record for the fastest human powered crossing of Africa.

From the safari capital of Arusha, the tour descends into less known Malawi, the "Warm Heart of Africa," where the riders will savour the shore and surf of Lake Malawi and ride alongside some of that nation's many cycling farmers. After crossing Zambia from east to west we arrive at the Zambezi river and stand in awe at the world famous Victoria Falls.

The final month of our trans-Africa expedition begins in pancake flat Botswana where you are bound to encounter elephants along the road. From there the tour spins into Namibia, one of Africa's hidden gems, and across its harsh but stunning desert landscapes. After crossing the Senqu (Orange) river the tour enters its 10th and final country, South Africa, a land of beauty, contrast and rich history. As the tour comes to an end at Cape Town's picturesque South Atlantic ocean harbor, in the shadow of majestic Table Mountain, we'll look back at our amazing journey and celebrate it's completion with lifelong friends.


Tour Location

Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia
Arusha, Tanzania
Cape Town, South Africa

Tour Information

Vehicle Support, Luggage Transfer, Bring your own bike
59 Day(s)
Mixed on/off-road
Camping, Double Occupancy
Cost From:
USD 9100

Tour Distance & Dates

6200 Km
Riding Days:
March, April, May
MAR 13 - MAY 8, 2021

Additional Information


2 Nights in hotels - 56 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
Local support
Tour jersey
Commemorative tour medal
Celebratory final dinner
Pre-tour information bulletins
Pre-tour rider discussion forum


Ride one or more sections - see the full epic

Booking Conditions

Registration fee of $150 USD to hold your place

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