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Cycling in Zambia

Would you like to enjoy more than just an ordinary Zambian safari? A few operators provide exciting cycling tours that give you an opportunity to view a wide selection wildlife. You can choose to go on a standard tour or create a route for your specific requirements. You will be guided by a knowledgeable and experienced team that will be there to back you up all the way.

Zambia’s cycling tours are great for the adventurous who want to combine a safari with cycling. What great way to explore the wildlife on a mountain bike. The cycling safari is designed in a way to take in the spectacular Zambian scenery and wildlife while pedaling. Evenings are spend at well-established accommodation or campsites.

Tour operators continue to create easy going to moderate cycling safaris. Over the years, they have entertained thousands of local and international cyclists, many of whom have returned to explore a different part of the country. Give yourself an extraordinary safari and book a cycling safari by riding through the pristine Zambian landscape with mountain bikes - nothing else will bring you closer to the wildlife. You will experience Zambia from a different perspective and navigate a variety of terrains.

Health benefits of regular cycling include:

  • Reduced anxiety and depression
  • Prevention of diseases
  • Reduced body fat levels
  • Stronger bones
  • Improved posture and coordination
  • Decreased stress levels
  • Improved joint mobility
  • Improved muscle strength
  • Increased cardiovascular fitness

What to wear when going cycling:

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Loose t-shirt
  • A short
  • Gloves
  • A helmet

Some people prefer wearing clothes specifically designed for cycling, especially those who go for cycling races. Cycling clothing include bike jersey, bike shorts, bike tights, leg warmers, cycling jacket, bike socks and bike shoes.

Bicycle challenges

Zambia has bicycle challenges that take place annually such as Kasanka Bicycle Challenge. These bicycle challenges usually take place in and around national parks and are not a high performance cycling event but rather a free-flow single track cycle competition. You might even come across some locals who will enjoy cheering you on. This is a fun challenge with lots of excitement, plus there is usually a children’s race too so they get to enjoy the fun as well.