This bike tour comes in several versions and can be reversed and customized to customers requirements. We have picked out our favorite spots, accommodations and activities. Which one is our favorite? We cannot really tell. They all have its particulars.
Jambiani to Stone Town South
Max distance per day: 56 km
Min distance per day: 26 km
Non-scheduled days: 0
Days on bike: 3
Day 1 Jambiani
Pick up at airport and transfer to Jambiani.
Brief and test of bicycles. In the authentic village Jambiani you will meet a piece of Africa. Goats, ducks and lots of cheerful kids are running around and the life on the beach is vivid.
Dinner and overnight at Red Monkey Lodge, situated on the best beach on Zanzibar (acc.to us) with a laid back barefoot atmosphere. Maybe the Red Colobus Monkeys pays a visit for breakfast.
Meals: Lunch | Dinner
Accommodation: Red Monkey Lodge
Day 2 Kizimkazi
Early morning departure to bike to the Southern point, Kizimkazi (22 km) for Dolphin spotting. We pass the village Makunduchi with its red clay huts and banana trees showing you a bit of Africa.
We can stop and try the exotic fruits being sold along the way.
Passing the coral rock village Kizimkazi you will have a good view of how the people live their life. In Kizimkazi we take a boat looking for dolphins that comes here for resting and breeding. The likely hood of seeing them is 85 %, however being wild animals there is no guarantee.
After the dolphin swim we eat a local lunch and then stay by the quiet and beautiful beach of Kizimkazi. If the tide is coming in you can observe the fishermen coming in with their catch and watch the fish auction. And if you are lucky you can watch the dolphins from a distance.
We sleep at Karamba Resort, chosen for its sea view rooms, the evening atmosphere at sunset and the possibility to see more of the dolphins. Also because, Kizimkazi is a sweet little village.
Meals: Breakfast |Lunch | Dinner
Accommodation: Karamba Resort
Day 3 Stone Town
Today is a true bicycle day (56 km)! And by the end of the day you will be rewarded by an amazing dinner experience. A long, but flat and comfortable, stretch to Stone Town will take you through villages and busy areas showing you the real life on Zanzibar. Together with your guide you will choose which roads to take: village roads, short cuts, main road, off road... We will stop in a nice place and eat a simple local lunch. Along the way we will find fruits and other things to try.
Stone Town is a UNESCO world heritage site and a humming mysterious place where people live and enjoy their life on display in the narrow alleys. Here Africa meets Oman and you can see, feel and smell the mix of different cultures and heritages as the citizens cook their food on the street, children are playing and the men plays bao in the corner debating what the next move should be.
18.00 Roof top dinner at Emerson on Hurumzi. Best roof top in town where you will enjoy 270 degrees sea view accompanied by the call for prayers and the tingling sound from the Shiva temple below. Drinks excluded (sunset and drinks around 18, dinner starts 19).
Overnight at Kholle House - a personal boutique hotel filled with antiquities following the Spice Route to Zanzibar. A feeling of home and lots of beautiful balconies and terraces to enjoy.
Meals: Breakfast |Lunch | Dinner
Accommodation: Kholle House
Day 4 Stone Town
After early breakfast Stone Town walking tour to experience the buzzling life in the narrow streets where men shout over bao games and women bake chapati on the streets where the kids are running around.
Then time for some baiking again heading for Spice farm area (20 km) for a tour where you will see, smell and try the tropical fruits and spices in season: vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, lemon grass, cloves, ylangylang, cumin, garlic, ginger, coriander, pepper, tamarind, chili, oregano and many others. Lunch will be eaten with raw material from the farm. for a Spice tour and lunch (20 km)
Meals: Breakfast |Lunch
End of tour around 3 pm
NOTE that tour ends at the Spice Farm area.
Further arrangements according to preferred accommodation or transfer
Bikes and equipment
We have bikes in various sizes, equipped with bottle holders and baskets on the steering to keep necessities such as sun block, camera etc. We have water bottles and helmets bringing your own helmets is preferred.
If 2 people the guide will bring the luggage on his bike- one 15-liter bag per person. The remaining bags will wait for you at the final destination.
If more people the luggage will be transported to the hotel every day.
Water, soda and other drinks along the way and for lunch and dinner are paid by the guests.
Price low season
15 March - 30 June
1 November - 20 December
US$ $ 868 per person sharing – Minimum 2pax
Price high season
11 January- 14 March
US$ $ 935 per person sharing – Minimum 2pax
Price peak season*
US$ $ 993 per person sharing – Minimum 2pax
*during peak season, the island is full and it can be hard with bigger groups unless willing to prepay for reserving accommodation
Single price: 70 % of the price for shared double.
Incl. transfer, accommodation, guide, bike, luggage transport, all tours and meals acc. to itinerary (drinks not included)
*during peak season, the island is full and it can be hard with bigger groups unless willing to prepay for keeping rooms
This trip can be customized to preferences and fitness. Itinerary and prices can vary according to season and room availability. Note that presented hotels are booked according to availability else an alternative will be presented.