Africa is not only known for its rich wildlife safaris and a large diversity of ethnicities, cultures, and languages. It is also known for the adventure it offers which include mountain biking. Here are the best mountain biking destinations in Africa.
Garden Route, South Africa
Garden Route is home to grassy and geologically diverse vegetation surrounded by various lagoons, mountains, hills, and lakes scattered along the coast. It is a 300-kilometer stretch of the south-western coast of South Africa which extends from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape. Garden Route is among the mountain biking destinations in Africa. The trails are sandwiched between the mountains and the Indian Ocean, offering the riders a rare opportunity to explore the real African wildernesses.
Kilimanjaro and Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Rising approximately 4,900 meters from its base and 5,895 meters above sea level, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa. It is located in Northern Tanzania near the Tanzanian-Kenyan border. The mountain is part of the famous Kilimanjaro National Park and is a perfect destination for mountain bikers and hikers. The trail around Africa’s tallest mountain and the highest volcano is 230 miles long and involves 16000ft of climbing. The Kilimanjaro to Ngorongoro Crater biking challenge gives an opportunity to ride hundreds of kilometers across a real African savannah against the background of Africa’s tallest free-standing mountain. The trail passes through native villages where mountain bikers can get an opportunity to interact with the Maasai people.