Tour de Afrique
Our original trans-continental journey and flagship expedition crossing Africa from north to south, covering 12,100 km in four months. This will be the 14th edition of the Tour d’Afrique – a test of mind, body, and bicycle. Traveling through 10 countries in all, you will cycle along the Nile past ancient temples, through the Sudanese desert, and up and down the biblical landscapes of Ethiopia’s rugged Simian Mountains. After crossing the Equator in Kenya, you will pedal past legendary Mount Kilimanjaro, to Lake Malawi, Victoria Falls, and along the edges of the magnificent Kalahari and Namib deserts, en route to the finish of your epic journey in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa.
The spirit of the Tour d’Afrique Race is one of “back to basics” racing. There are no screaming roadside fans to cheer you on (except for the kids in Ethiopia), no corporate sponsors, no press or TV cameras, and no motorcades. It’s just you, your fellow Riders & Racers, the tour staff & support vehicles, & Africa.
Of the 90 tour stages, the 2016 race schedule has been designed to include:
• 60 full stage racing days
• 6 half day/stage races (camp to lunch or lunch to camp)
• 3 Individual Time Trials (ITT)
• 21 non race days (including 1 just for fun Team Time Trial (TTT))