West Africa en Vélo

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74 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
6320 Km
avg 113 Km
Hosted

Tour operator:  TDA Global Cycling


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Join us on this unique cycling expedition and explore West Africa from Casablanca to Cape Coast. Clocking in at just over 2 months and 6,200 km, riders on this adventure will spin across Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Cote d'Ivoire & Ghana

The route will take them through the High Atlas Mountains, the vast expanse of the Sahara Desert and past colourful coastal fishing villages before turning inland and heading into the African interior.

Here the cyclists will pedal past ancient baobabs and plunging waterfalls as they head up into Guinea’s 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 be fully immersed in the culture of rural Africa. The remote 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 they enjoy a couple of well-deserved rest days in Freetown. Refreshed by the city’s vibrant music scene and delicious beach side restaurants, the cyclists pedal back into the interior, quickly crossing into Cote d’Ivoire and testing their spirit on some incredibly scenic roads. Finally, they will spin down the beach along the aptly named Coconut Coast and follow the crashing waves towards Ghana’s historic Cape Coast and the end of this amazing cycling adventure.

Rest days are scheduled to allow the riders to enjoy the best of West African culture: the spice souk in Marrakesh, the fish market in Nouakchott, beach soccer in Dakar, families flying kites on Freetown’s Lumley Beach, the world’s largest basilica in Yamoussoukro and the haunting slave museum in Cape Coast.

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Tour Location

Country:
Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Morocco, Senegal, Sierra Leone
From:
Casablanca
To:
Cape Coast

Tour Information

Guiding:
Hosted
Support:
Vehicle Support, Luggage Transfer
Duration:
74 Days
Level:
Mod/Advanced
Accommodation:
Camping, Double Occupancy

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
6320 Km
Riding Days:
56
Month(s):
October, November, December
Departure:
Oct 2 - Dec 12 2022

Additional Information

Inclusions

22 Nights in hotels - 51 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

Additional Info

Check out any stage or the full West Africa en Vélo expedition

Booking Conditions

Registration fee of $150 USD to hold your place

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