4-day short break cycling tour
Friday 2nd October – Monday 5th October 2020
Tour price: from £795 per person
Ethiopia is easy to reach from Europe, so this tour fits well as an extended weekend break or inside one working week. There is only a 2 or 3-hour time difference between Europe and Ethiopia. Expect dry, sunny weather for all these tours – this is a great time to be in Ethiopia.
Itinerary: 4 days in Ethiopia | 3 days cycling | Total distance 375km
On arrival in Addis Ababa off your overnight flight, you get a taste of the bustle of life in Ethiopia’s capital as you take breakfast in a nearby hotel. Returning to the airport for your connecting flight to Mekelle, you arrive at your hotel at lunchtime. This gives you time to assemble and test out your bike in the afternoon before getting your tour briefing and evening dinner.
Overnight stay at Hatse Yohannes Hotel
Ride distance: 118km
Overnight stay at Canaan International Hotel
You rise early ahead of your longest ride and after breakfast in the hotel set off on the road going west to Adwa. This opening section comprises a challenging 12km climb (5-10% gradient) to the summit at just over 3000m followed by a breath-taking 20km descent into Bizet where you make your first stop. Over the next 20km, as the jagged Adwa Mountains come into view, the road undulates until you reach Enticho where you stop for lunch. There are more climbs ahead on the road to Adwa and on the final stretch into Axum. Before darkness falls, you will have a chance to see the magnificent Stelae Park and its underground burial chambers.
Ride distance: 130km
Overnight stay at Armah Hotel
Ride distance: 125km
- 3 nights’ hotel accommodation
- All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
- All ground transport including the option to travel by vehicle for part of the route
- All luggage and bike transfers for the rides
- Full support on your ride from drivers and cycling guides
- Maps and profiles of the rides supplied as pocket-sized ride cards
- Mechanical support including bike assembly and repairs
- Airport transfers
- International and domestic flights
- Visa for Ethiopia ($50)
- Travel insurance