Cycling safaris in Africa are a must for anyone with an interest in cycling. A unique challenge for every biker, there is something special about exploring nature trails using a favourite mode of transport in Africa - the bicycle. A physical and mental test, there is an unparalleled sense of accomplishment at the end - and the motivation of village scenes and wildlife sightings will leave you wanting more.
“One of my favourite stories is about George Grey who was arguably the founder of the copper mines in Zambia in 1900,” John Coppinger of Remote Africa says, telling stories of the history of cycling in Africa. “He had urgent information to convey to his head office in Bulawayo so, there being no roads, he cycled there – a distance of around 860 miles in less than a week. All he carried was a bottle of Bovril, some bars of chocolate and his shaving kit!” For those with an adventurous spirit, cycling in Africa should occupy prime bucket list real estate. “It’s like riding a bike” – this motion many of us learned at a young age gets a new life in the varied terrain and heightened sense of unpredictability in the bush. With mountain biking gathering notable