Day 1: Windhoek
Arrive Windhoek in the morning or the night before (own arrangements). Airport transfers will be provided.
In the afternoon we will go on our first ride out into the mountains surrounding Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia. We start our ride directly from the River Crossing Lodge, where you overnight, it will be a lot of single tracks and jeep tracks, partly rough and rocky paths which require a few technical skills.
This first ride gives everyone the chance to get used to the bikes and the dry climate. After approx. 2h ride, we return to the lodge for a sundowner, enjoying a fresh drink and the beautiful view onto Windhoek and its surrounding mountains.
Day 2: Sossusvlei
After breakfast, we depart Windhoek and make our way to the Namib Desert (approx. 4h drive). We arrive in time for lunch. Our next ride is early this afternoon. We ride out to explore the stunning vastness and space of the land. With some luck, we will encounter some Zebra, Oryx, and Ostriches on our ride. After 2-3h we return to the lodge.
Day 3: Sossusvlei
We leave the lodge early morning before sunrise and drive to Sesriem (Dune 45). Here we will get on our bikes and ride the last approx. 25km on our bikes all the way to the Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. Once we had time to explore the area around the Deadvlei, we return to the parking where we load our bikes and continue back to the lodge via car. Enjoy lunch at the lodge. The afternoon is at leisure.
Day 4: Swakopmund
Our next drive is approx. 5h and takes us to the coastal town of Swakopmund. After settling in at the guesthouse, we will ride into the dunes going south, and from there head all the way down to the beach. The ride back into Swakopmund we will ride on the beach (ride time 2-3h). Today’s sand and dune excursion is a once in a lifetime experience. It is amazing how smooth the fatbikes take you up and down the sea of sand!
Day 5: Swakopmund
Today after breakfast we ride out east through the moon landscape and up the Swakop River. This ride challenges you on tricky and rocky single tracks. On the way back we will take a short detour through the dunes again. With tired legs and empty bike batteries, we return to Swakopmund, in time for lunch. The afternoon is at leisure.
Day 6: Brandberg
After a scrumptious breakfast, we depart towards Damaraland. The drive to Uis takes us about 2h. This gives us enough time to check-in, have lunch and relax before heading out on our bikes in the afternoon for some fun in the sun. We explore hills and riverbeds surrounding Uis.
Day 7: Brandberg
Today we drive out towards the Brandberg. Here we get on our bikes and ride through and along the dry riverbeds in search of the elusive desert-adapted elephant. The back-up vehicle will stay with us today for more flexibility. The ride will be 3-4h including a picnic lunch en-route.
Day 8: Sesfontein
Transfer by car to Warmquelle today (approx. 5h). We pitch camp at the Ongongo Waterfall Campsite. In the afternoon, we explore the surrounding area on our bikes.
Day 9: Sesfontein
Enjoy another day in the vast wilderness of Namibia.
We depart camp quite early for we have an approx. 1h drive north towards Opuwo and then only get onto our bikes. Our ride today will take us far away from any modern infrastructure, passing only some small settlements. Our final 90min ride leads us through the Khowarib canyon all the way back to Warmquelle. Our lunch will be some sandwiches we packed in the morning and we will enjoy it en-route under a shady tree (approx. 4h ride). Our vehicle awaits us at Warmquelle. We load the bikes and drive back to the campsite. In the afternoon we enjoy the natural pool in the camp. At night we enjoy a Namibian Braai (barbeque) under the starry sky.
Day 10: Damaraland
After breakfast, we pack up camp and continue east to Onjowewe (3h drive). After lunch and some siesta time we head out on our last bike tour, cherish once more the Namibian nature surrounding you 360°. With a bit of luck, we might even encounter some more elephants en-route. After approx. 2h we return to the Lodge.
Days 11 - 12: Etosha South
The last two day we focus on the Namibian wildlife. We spend our days on game drives in the famous Etosha National Park. The fatbikes stay stored away in our trailer and our tired legs are finally on holiday too.
Day 13: End of Itinerary
After spending the last 2 days in the Etosha National Park, we head back to Windhoek and you will be transferred back to the airport in time for your outbound flight.
Alternatively, you stay an additional night in Windhoek or its surroundings to fly out the next day.