Africa cycling tours

Ever wondered if you could cycle through an African National Park?

When people picture lycra-clad cyclists climbing epic switchbacks or zooming down scenic coastal roads, Africa doesn’t usually figure. But those people have probably never heard of the off-road tracks that snake between Longido and Lengai in Tanzania. They’ve probably never seen Morocco’s earthen village in Ait Benhaddou.

African cycling trips are certainly a different gear in terms of unique adventure and the perfect combo for those who like their wildlife safari with an added dash of exercise. We’ll lead you through game parks and cities, along volcanic tracks and across sandy deserts – all on two wheels. These are cycling tours, but not as you know them… 

Intrepid Travel - Tanzania Cycling Adventure

Africa cycling highlights


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Cycle Tanzania

Toni · Traveled June 2024
An amazing trip for anyone that loves the outdoors, physical challenges, and is keen to embrace new cultures and surroundings. Intrepid have created a very rounded trip and we had an amazing team from Intrepid that made the trip so special. Have gone home with new friends and new memories for life!
Review submitted 01 Jul 2024

Cycle Morocco

Richard · Traveled May 2024
A great trip. The scenery and the different Moroccon landscapes were amazing. It's hard to pick a highlight. The hilly ride through Daddy's valley was magic, and visiting Mohamed Azabi's home village (our trip leader) was truly special and a privilege to share with the cycling group. I now have a greater appreciation of Moroccon and Berber history, culture, & hospitality. The food was great throughout. None of this would've been possible without the good nature, sense of humor, and ever patience of our trip leader Mohamed Azabi. The support team was amazing, and to top it all, I got to meet a nice bunch of people from Germany, UK, & Swiss along the way. What more can youvask for! Highly recommended and most enjoyable. I loved it. Thank you Mohamed, support team & Intrepid.
Review submitted 08 Jun 2024

Cycle Morocco

Nick · Traveled May 2024
Great trip great country great food great leaders. Every day was different from the beach to snow to desert old towns and life that hasn’t changed in centuries. Accommodation is basic but ok. Interactions with locals is amazing. Well worth the trip.
Review submitted 27 May 2024

Cycle Morocco

Karin · Traveled May 2024
The cycling in Morocco was very good with lovely scenery. The bicycle I was given was an older model, not the new ones mentioned on website. The group leader, Hicham Bouhrazen, and other trip staff were absolutely excellent and provided top service. The accommodation was poor and below expectations.
Review submitted 18 May 2024

Cycle Morocco

Ratha · Traveled May 2024
Local tour guide leaders always provide the best experiences and no exception with Hicham Bouhrazen and his team. The rides are arduous with the hills and winds but the stunning scenery, camaraderie , meeting the Berber people living in the caves, the Sahara Desert camp ( you'll need a scarf to cover your face from the wind blown sands) and camel rides , and the people will enrich your experience. Don't overpack, laundry service is cheap and easily available when you have a two night stay in a town. Toiletries provided in hotels are adequate unless you're fussy about your shampoo-keep space for the leather goods, trinkets, shawls, scarfs and rose flower products when you're in the Valley of the Roses. Wipes, electrolyte sachets, a long charging lead as sometimes the charging points are little away from the bedside. If you have the opportunity to have a hamman and a massage take it ! The tour leaders and the team are incredibly patient and caring like ours were, and they'll sort out any issues- nothing is too much for them ! when they tell you to ride as close to the right side of the road, or watch the uneven road surface at certain points they know why! The drivers can be a tad reckless. The roads are generally in good condition but sometimes are very uneven and could be risky. The Moroccan people are really lovely, very welcoming , courteous and accepting of visitors. A smile, a wave and a Hello is returned . This is a fabulous trip with so much to see and do. I felt it helpful to arrive a little fit/ bike fit which went a long way to enjoying the cycling and pacing myself in the early days was helpful later on. Enjoy !!
Review submitted 19 May 2024

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