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Great Cycle Adventures & Wild Journeys in Africa

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Extraordinary journeys are the thing that get us most excited. Whether they’re physical feats of endurance or a marathon of the mind that challenges your emotional or personal development as well as the strength of your muscles, we love them. Nothing gets our pulses racing quite as much as great cycle adventures.

Another World Adventures was founded during a great journey of its own, on board a tall ship during an Atlantic Ocean crossing to Brazil. It was one of many life-enriching journeys our founders Tori and Larissa have made over the years.

As part of our #Adventure365 celebration of epic adventures you can have every day of the year we turn today to the ambitious riders setting off this month for the Tour d’Afrique. This trans-continental journey crosses Africa from North to South covering almost 12,000 km in four months. In 2016 the organisers are celebrating their 14th edition of this great cycle adventure which is a true test of body, mind and, well, bicycle.

The route will travel through 10 countries seeing participants cycle the Nile, past ancient temples, through the Sudanese desert and the biblical landscapes of Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains. An Equator crossing in Kenya will warm them up for the views of Africa’s biggest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro before riders cruise to Lake Malawi, Victoria Falls and through the dusty desert edges of the Kalahari and Namib en route to the finish in Cape Town, South Africa in May.

As with every year there will be a cheerful competitive spirit to break the Guinness World Record that seems to be set each year for the fastest human powered crossing of Africa.

We send our warmest wishes to all the riders for 2016 and hope the power is in their pedals and the wind at their backs as they set off on the ride of their lives.

If you’re feeling inspired to saddle up for an A-to-B cycle adventure or undertake a great journey on the African continent here are a few ideas you can consider:

Great cycle adventures around the world and other wild journeys in Africa


Explore the wildlife of this incredible region on two wheels with a cycle safari in Tanzania. The journey starts in Arusha and over fourteen days takes you through some spectacular parts of Tanzania. Crossing banana and coffee plantations you’ll explore the Great Rift Valley, the Ngorongoro Crater, and the Serengeti


Four exciting journeys are set for 2016 to explore West Africa northbound between Ghana and Morocco for the most intrepid of travellers enquire now for the 2017 dates and routes


Nine countries. 56 days. Africa Adventure. An overland camping adventure in the east and south of the continent – think mountain gorillas, Serengeti National Park, Okavango Delta and much more as you explore this great region with like-minded adventurous spirits in a custom-designed overland adventure truck


Take in the variety of Costa Rica, on this Costa Rica cycling trip, pedalling past rainforest, volcanoes and stunning sections of the magnificent coastline


Take part in a ride from the colonial hub of Granada to bustling Panama City, discover Costa Rica’s steamy rainforests, La Fortuna’s Arenal Volcano and the island paradise of Bocas del Toro.


Explore the spice and diverse culture of India on two wheels with this cycle Southern India coast to coast adventure. Tamil Nadu and Kerala are the two southernmost states of India and they provide the perfect contrast to experience the two Indian coasts – referred to as Ghats in India. Seeing them on the bike gives you the time to soak up the varied cultures and to truly appreciate the different landscapes and lifestyles.

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