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Africa (all)

This page lists all reports that for Africa including those that involve other countries too.
Click here for a list of reports that involve only Africa.
All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.

Tours

Cycle touring around the world
by Sam Thomson, tour started February 2013, submitted 24 November 2013

In January 2013 I set on to see the world by bike.

Me in Sudan crossing the sahara and a little dirty.
Südafrika & Lesotho per Fahrrad und Zelt
by Travel Nerd, tour started March 2011, submitted 3 September 2013
language: de

Es war wieder soweit und es ging alleine mit dem Rad und Zelt ins südliche Afrika. Es fing auch gut an. Aber dann kamen die Hitze und der Gegenwind...

See all 6 reports by Travel Nerd

Südlich von Kapstadt, Südafrika
Cyberconte
by Camille Szklorz, tour started 2012, submitted 11 July 2013
language: fr

A solo trip which started from Paris to West Africa in October 2012. And also an audiovisual project on new technologies and DIY in Africa, focusing on how creativity can emerge from a lack of material. A roadtrip project through several countries - from geographical deserts to digital deserts, from high tech to DIY technology, from cities to remote areas. An immersion of several months into the daily life of locals where unexpected resourcefulness lies alongside high technology.

Now in Guinea for the rainy saison and heading towards Ivory Cost.

- CYBERCONTE est un voyage à vélo - de la ville à la brousse, des déserts géographiques aux déserts numériques, du high tech au systhème D. C'est un projet consacré à une culture numérique émergente au Maghreb et en Afrique de l'ouest.

À travers ce projet, il s'agit de donner à voir une certaine créativité numérique et technologique.

Homemade print
Tired of I.T!
by Dave Conroy, tour started 2009, submitted 30 December 2012

In 2009 after being fed up with my job I sold everything I owned and bought a bicycle setting forth for a round the world journey.

Leaving Bastrop Texas 07-05 2011
A bicycle ride across Africa with Tour D'Afrique
by Mike Vermeulen, tour started January 2013, submitted 12 December 2012

Tour D'Afrique is a four month, 12,000km supported bicycle ride from Cairo, Egypt to Capetown, South Africa. This is an account from the 11th time the ride was held, in 2013.

See all 4 reports by Mike Vermeulen

Cycling adventure from Morocco to Turkey via Europe
by Jordan Mann and Christian Eaton, tour started March 2012, submitted 28 June 2012

This is a tour from Morocco to Turkey via Europe stopping through Morocco, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece and Turkey. As of now we are in Croatia heading South. Enjoy and feel free to contact us or comment.

Cycled to the top of a fortress in Sintra, Portugal.
(Video) Plage Blanche | cycling Morocco
by Blanche, tour started 2011, submitted 4 March 2012
Africa: Morocco
language: en, nl

In the winter of 2010 we cycled Morocco fo the 12th time. This time we pedalled to plage Blanche, the white beach. This video is about dreams and how dreams turn out in reality.

See all 14 reports by Blanche

(Video) Plage Blanche | cycling Morocco
By tandem-bike around the Mediterranean Sea
by Tandem Nostrum, tour started February 2011, submitted 27 December 2011
language: es

Estamos realizando el sueño de unir a los pueblos mediterráneos mediante la bicicleta, en concreto montados en un tandem. Salimos de Sevilla en marzo de 2011, a la vez iban floreciendo las revoluciones de La Primavera Árabe y Europa se tambalea. Vivir este momento histórico desde la bicicleta está siendo una experiencia sin igual.

Por ahora hemos recorrido la costa norte del Mare Nostrum y continuamos nuestro viaje en sentido horario. Un viaje donde lo principal no son los paisajes sino las personas.

Grecia
an african antic: cycle touring africa
by Trevor Reeves, tour started April 2012, submitted 16 December 2011

We are shortly going to start an expedition from South Africa to the UK via the African West Coast. We have a challenge: my partner (soon to be wife) has never ridden a bicycle before. But she is confident she'll make it.

See all 2 reports by Trevor Reeves

marenostrumbicycle
by Nicolas Richaud, tour started October 2010, submitted 20 November 2011
language: en, fr, de

Hello, I am Nicolas Richaud and you can follow on www.nrichaud.eu my trip around the mediterranean sea. I am 26 year old in 2010: 20 in Nancy, city of Stanislas and Mirabelle; 2 in Bordeaux, city of wine; 4 in Munich, city of bier, I will now try during one year a nomads lifestyle. From Munich to Nancy around the Mare Nostrum I will bike about 15000km following Ulysses‚s footsteps.

I introduce you Buz, who will follow me during the trip
Cicloturismo Tunisia
by cicloturismo - alessandro, tour started December 2010, submitted 22 July 2011
Africa: Tunisia
language: it

Tunisia bike tour in winter. 300 km from Tozeur to Gabes

See all 16 reports by cicloturismo - alessandro

solo world bike trip
by peter skelly, tour started August 2007, submitted 25 May 2011

A solo,unsupported bicycle trip around the world.

The route is always open to change, the intention is to finish one day.

To explore new cultures, music, food, art, enjoy this wonderful blue planet and learn what I can.

AmicoInViaggio.it
by alessandro micozzi, tour started 2011, submitted 28 April 2011
language: it

Un sito di cicloturismo con informazioni utili, fotografie, racconti, profili altimetrici e tracce gps di viaggi in bicicletta in Europa, nord Africa e Medio oriente.

An English couple's around the world bicycle adventure with no end in sight.
by Sarah ''Thumper'' Jones & ''Sat Nav'' Sam Stephens, tour started August 2010, submitted 6 April 2011

Follow the adventure as Sammy and Sarah head off the beaten track to find what the real World has to offer. This is the tale of two British cycling adventurers wanting to travel around the world and absorb new cultures.

Fuelled by strong will and a passion for adventure, ''2010 Till When?'' is our journey of a lifetime.

We update our page with tales, pictures and little videos of our trip so far, whilst giving our plans on the road ahead.

Thumper's secret weapon? A multitude of herbs and spices (I wouldn't leave home without them!) and Sat Nav Sam's? (amongst other instruments) a ukulele.

Tamazight; a bicycle journey in Morocco
by Blanche, tour started 2010, submitted 30 January 2011
Africa: Morocco

About 11 years ago we fell in love with the country and the Imazighen, the people of the Tamazight. We fell in love with Morocco. Since then there is a spell resting on us and we have to return when ever we can.Tamazight is in fact the name for the Berber language spoken in the Middle Atlas but it is also widespread used for all the other berber languages. Imazighen 'free men' is the name for the berber people. This film is about one of our bicycle journeys as free men in Morocco through the Anti Atlas, the desert and the coast around Sidi Ifni.

See all 14 reports by Blanche

Who's afraid of the crocs?
by Igor Kovse, tour started August 2010, submitted 5 October 2010

It's been a long time since my last wheel revolutions in Africa. I've been avoiding the Black Continent, beating around the bush, choosing other cycling destinations, but now I can't delay it any more. Despite the headaches with obtaining the visas and nightmares about lions lurking in the tall grass beside the road, I must face the challenge. Besides, it's the last continent where my current touring bike hasn't been yet.

See all 14 reports by Igor Kovse

Kuiseb pass, Namibi-Naukluft NP
Istanbul to ... Cape Town
by Will and Carrie, tour started February 2010, submitted 7 March 2010

To seek adventure and escape from the mundane we left New Zealand to travel overland from India to Cape Town in August 09. Whilst in Iran we met two crazy Frenchmen cycling from Beijing to Paris. It took little encouragement to be convinced of the benefits of travelling by the most efficient means yet to be invented. The humble bicycle. Whilst we have little experience of bicycles or bicycle touring, we are excited by the possibility of travelling slowly, village to village, rather than the tedious bus rides from city to city.

We will head south from Istanbul, with no timeframe and no destination. (we head home when the money runs out)

Just a crazy desire to be free and experience the wonders of this beautiful world.

Caz in Turkey
Originally round-the-world but now much more interesting
by Tom Allen, tour started June 2007, submitted 22 January 2010

This is my travel blog of several years on the road. It started life as a round-the-world trip, but before long I realised that A-to-B cycling isn't as interesting as getting off the beaten track and really exploring a place. So since I left home I've had as much time off the bike as on it, earnt more than I've spent, learnt a new language, met an amazing girl and got married to her! Eager to travel by bike as a couple, we're currently seeing where this new dimension takes us.

I prefer to write about the way the trip affects me psychologically and about the cultural, political and historical curiousities I encounter. It's an uncomfortably personal story at times, but I think it's more interesting than reading pages of distance measurements, road conditions and visa hassles.

My creative outlet comes through photography and video which I also share on the site - I carry 6kg of camera equipment and don't regret it for a second!

Sleeping under the Saharan stars
Tour of Gondwana
by Michael Ayers, tour started May 2005, submitted 20 January 2010

My goal for this Tour was to visit all of the major inhabited parts of the former supercontinent of Gondwana. Today, those places are mostly located in the Southern Hemisphere. Another aspect of my plan was to avoid long airplane trips by crossing oceans on container ships. That part of my Tour frequently caused problems, but I did hold fast to that idea, more or less. I traveled alone during 40 months and covered a little over 86,000 km by bike in 44 countries. My primary interest was the simple joy of cycling in new places, but I also concentrated on Natural History, Flora and Fauna, Ancient Sites and Diverse Cultures. My site contains sections describing Tour preparations, detailed logs, photos, posts written during the Tour, and a collection of essays written once it was complete.

Gyatso-La, at 5,220 meters, the highest pass of the Tour, in Tibet
It begins with Africa, a digital project made of writings, photographs and sounds based on 2 cyclists' journey from Morocco to Mali ...
by Marlène & Jędrzej, tour started November 2009, submitted 20 September 2009
A simple life on a beautiful world... and on a bicycle
by Hervé Neukomm, tour started September 2004, submitted 1 June 2009
language: en, fr, es, pt

I left home in September 2004. I was supposed to cycle to Tibet in 7-8 months. Until now, I never reached Tibet and I'm still on the road. A cold winter in Turkey make me change my itinery and then my travel's philosophy. I decided that the performance was not that important but the road itself brings me everything. In almost a total of 2 years where I worked as a safari tour guide in Namibia, I had enough money to continue and live the dream further and further. Soon, I will attempt to buy a boat in Amazonia and turn it into a bicyle-boat to cross the Amazonas on its bigest highways: the rivers! This tour is still in process and I will keep it updated on my website. nature, dirt roads, cultures and wildlife lover..

Around the salar of Coipaisan, in the Bolivian Altiplano
World Biking:share the adventure of cycling around the world
by Amaya Williams and Eric Schambion, tour started June 2006, submitted 20 May 2009

World Biking: The web's most comprehensive Africa Cycling Expedition. Eric and Amaya pedalled 55,000 kilometers and traversed 55 countries (37 in Africa) when they cycled from France to Cape Town via West Africa and then back to France via East Africa and the Middle East between 2006 and 2009. The next stage of their expedition beginning in June 2009 will take them across the USA and then through South America all the way to its southernmost tip, Ushuaia. Lots of photos, tales of their adventure plus touring tips, practical information and gear reviews.

See all 2 reports by Amaya Williams and Eric Schambion

Cycling in Western Sahara.
Summer cycling from Hungary to Morocco and across Canada
by Alfred Maleczki, tour started 2006, submitted 28 March 2009
language: hu

A lonely Hungarian cyclist who has the Summers free and likes to make new advantures on his bike.

Started with his short Croatian tours, but made it always longer, and in 2005 didn't stop before the 2700th kilometer in Greece. In the following year he decided to start the real adventure, to cycle out of Europe.

2007 was the year of cycling across Canada, the headwindy way - of course :) After this 9000km trip now he is in the planning stage of the South-American tour for 2009.

Atlas mountains, Morocco
Cycle tour of High Atlas, Anti-Atlas and coastal region of Morroco
by Chris S, tour started February 2009, submitted 21 March 2009
Africa: Morocco

'I stepped out of the plane and out of my comfort zone into the sunshine at Marrakech airport. I was nervous and unsure of what to expect from the first African country I'd visited.

I wasn't ready for the dusty roads and the skinny donkeys pulling those heavy carts. The unrendered buildings, the traffic chaos and potholes, the flat lands leading to the High Atlas mountains. My only comfort was the reassuring feel of the bike that I was riding. I felt every bit like the naive western tourist that I was.'

This is day one of a 17 day cycle tour of the High Atlas and Anti-Atlas mountains in Morocco, taking in the coast between Tiznit and Essaouira along the way....

See all 2 reports by Chris S

Above the snowline in the High Atlas
Afrique de l'Ouest a velo
by Emmanuel Rey, tour started January 2006, submitted 16 February 2009
language: fr

4 month riding in west Africa. From the maghreb to black africa, cycling through the Sahara desert. Description of the land, birds abd people...

See all 2 reports by Emmanuel Rey

Listen to Africa - recording African sounds and voices
by Bex and Huw, tour started March 2009, submitted 13 February 2009

Listen to Africa is a collection of African sounds and voices recorded during an 18-month bicycle journey across the continent.

Route map
Two week bicycle tour of Uganda
by Eric Mathurin, tour started November 2007, submitted 17 January 2009
Africa: Uganda

In January of 1999 Eric spent two weeks on a self-supported bicycle tour with five other people in Uganda. This is his story.

See all 3 reports by Eric Mathurin

Two week bicycle tour of Cameroon
by Eric Mathurin, tour started November 2007, submitted 17 January 2009
Africa: Cameroon

In November 2007 we joined David Mozer (founder of Bicycle Africa) and Il Kim (professional student) on a two week bicycle tour through Southwest/Western Cameroon. We encountered steep climbs, exhilarating descents, some brutal roads, and many people calling out, ``du courage!'' throughout the course of the day. We hope you enjoy our journey - we sure did!

See all 3 reports by Eric Mathurin

Two week bicycle tour of Benin and Togo
by Eric Mathurin, tour started December 2008, submitted 17 January 2009
Africa: Togo, Benin

In December 2008 Eric rejoined David Mozer (of ibike.org fame), Il Kim (professional student) and other intrepid travellers for two weeks of cycling in the small West African countries of Benin and Togo.

See all 3 reports by Eric Mathurin

Electric Bicycle World Tour
by Guim Valls Teurel, tour started May 2009, submitted 18 October 2008
language: en, es, cat, ch

An experience never attempted before by one person on an electric bicycle - an alternative form of personal transportation highlighting the use of cleaner energy sources and living with less reliance on traditional combustion energy.

Touring the world in an eco-friendly way, to promote and encourage the development of a global culture of energy conservation and waste reduction.

In collaboration with an NGO whose focus is on international environmental projects, a `one kilometre - one hope' sponsorship program will allow individuals to show their solidarity and become part of the tour.

A global adventure on an electric bicycle through 5 continents via two Olympic and a candidate city: Beijing, London and Madrid.

Bike touring in Asia, South America, Africa and the rest of the world eventually
by Tony Woo, submitted 5 October 2008

I began my first bike tour in Asia. A few years after I went to South America for another tour. My latest tour was a year through Africa. I am back in Canada to make enough money for another tour, hopefully this one will last at least 6 years or more. I will have 3000+ photos when I am finish with my Asia section.

Entrance from the main road to Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas.
WorldTripping.net - Simon and Leah attempt to cycle around the world
by Simon Green & Leah Ingham, tour started 2004, submitted 3 October 2008

Lost in the Seses.
Blackness you could touch. No moon to guide us. No bike lights only Simon's tiny maglite. The road was barely a path, which pinged and cracked as we cycled along it. Simon held the torch in his mouth, and its light wound a curving trail on our ''road.'' Several times we almost crashed into one another. Mumbled curses firing from Simon, unable to release the full volley for fear of dropping his light. Undoubtedly, this was to my advantage and I was able to retaliate with much vitriol, winding him up even more.

Moonrise over the Nile. Abri.
Sophos tour around the world
by Romain POISSON, tour started June 2008, submitted 27 September 2008
language: en, fr

Vagabondages autour du monde d'un apprenti voyageur.

Un ou deux ans de voyage au programme pour découvrir l'Europe du Nord, l'Asie et l'Afrique du Nord différemment.

Prochaine étape : la traversée de la Russie en hiver

Vagrancy around the world by a apprentice traveller.

One or two years to discover in a different way north Europe, Asia and north Africa.

Next step : from St Petersburg to Vladivostok during winter time

Shot in the Lofoten Islands (Norway) while i was waiting for a very small ferry (2 passengers) - I stayed over there for 24 hours :)
First Irish circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle
by Fearghal & Simon, tour started October 2008, submitted 28 August 2008

This November, Simon Evans and Fearghal O'Nuallain will begin the first Irish circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle. Their unsupported expedition will cover over 30,000km, passing through 30 countries and some of the highest, lowest, driest, coldest, warmest and loneliest places on earth. In doing so, they will be promoting the positive contribution that cycling can make to mental health and the environment, raising 100,000 euro for Aware and highlighting climate change.

Cycling Madagascar
by Linda Spadolini, tour started June 2008, submitted 13 August 2008
Africa: Madagascar

I spent 30 days on this extraordinary island and came back literally reinvigorated by this unique experience and the inspiring encounters made during the trip.

As soon as you leave the biggest towns and you reach the ``brousse'' (French for bush), it feels as if you had traveled through time. Madagascar is a poor country, but the richness of its nature (where it is still preserved) and the hospitality and kindness of its people more than make up for the hardships of road-travel...

See all 3 reports by Linda Spadolini

Morocco -- bicycle tours of two piciclisti who only have bikes in their mind.
by Pinar & Paolo Pinzuti, tour started April 2008, submitted 9 July 2008
Africa: Morocco
language: en, it, tr

Without renting an apartment in Milan, without packing our staff in the boxes in Nuremberg, just before we move from Germany to Italy we decided to take the opportunity to make a holiday between our ex-job and the new one. We made a bike tour for three weeks in Morocco. We chose Morocco for the holiday because of the good experiences Pinar made on her visit in 2002, the well known hospitality of Moroccan people, the suitable weather and the famous Atlas Mountains.

See all 3 reports by Pinar & Paolo Pinzuti

Bicycle World Tour
by Eric Wehrheim, tour started June 2005, submitted 18 January 2008
language: en, de, sp, ko

This is our second big trip with bicycle. It just started 1998 from Germany over Africa up to Asia with the destination South Korea (2000). Now, again on the road, we are travelling by bicycle in South America. We are since 06/2005 again on the road.

Dies ist nun schon unsere zweite grosse Radtour. Es begann 1998 in Deutschland mit dem Weg nach Suedkorea und einem Abstecher in Afrika. Nun, seit 06/2005, sind wir mit unseren Raedern in Suedamerika unterwegs.

See all 2 reports by Eric Wehrheim

Mun Suk & Eric with her bicycles
Cycling The Road Less Travelled
by Spiros Analytis and Maria Abagis, tour started January 2008, submitted 19 November 2007

Welcome! We are Maria and Spiros, two slightly adventurous souls, who on January 12th, 2008 will begin a year long journey of a lifetime. The first part of our adventure will begin at the foot of the Pyramids in Giza, where we will embark on the 6th edition of the Tour D'Afrique. Starting in Cairo, Egypt and ending in Cape Town, South Africa, the Tour D'Afrique is a 12,000 km, 120 day cycling race/expedition across the exotic and intriguing African continent. More challenges and adventure are sure to follow as we then continue riding our bikes through Europe and Asia.

Our goal is to raise funds and awareness for WaterCan, a charity providing clean water and sanitation to impoverished communities, and Against Malaria which works to donate bed nets to fight Malaria, a devastating disease that kills over a million people a year.

See all 2 reports by Spiros Analytis and Maria Abagis

Morocco-Bike travel 10 days - feb 2006
by Bart Van Herck, tour started February 2006, submitted 8 October 2007
Africa: Morocco

Trip to Marrakesh. From Marrakesh over the High Atlas to the desert and back. As it was my first real cycling experience on my own I decided to stay on the main roads. There were only 20 km offroad.

This is the itinerary
Round the World and other Tours
by Helen Cooney, tour started 2007, submitted 18 August 2007

Read about my adventures by bicycle around the world,taking in Europe, the Near East, India, South East Asia, Australasia, and the USA on Route 66.

For something a little less ambitious, I have prepared details of a three-week tour of the beautiful landscapes of central Portugal.

Or if you prefer a central base and some day rides, read about my routes on the Spanish island of Mallorca - a cyclist's paradise, with warm weather, flat hinterland, stunning mountain climbs, and huge ice-creams!

the Sinai desert, Egypt

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