Bespoke tours

We specialise in creating bespoke tours around the preferences and interests of a range of cyclists, whether you are a small group of friends keen to explore Ethiopia together or friends from a local cycling club. Many of our clients prefer to arrange their tour with us in this way, giving us their preferred travel dates and daily ride distances.

Some of our clients ask us to design an active adventure holiday in Ethiopia where their cycling is combined with hiking or other forms of sightseeing. The Ethiopian Highlands and the Danakil Depression in Afar offer plenty of opportunities for this. All our tours are thoughtfully designed, taking account of your fitness and how serious you are about your cycling. Our priority is to help you enjoy your cycling and get the most out of your time in Ethiopia.

“The ECH team designed a group-appropriate riding itinerary, and combined this with fun activities. They were accommodating to all of our requests and were great fun to be around.” Ellery B

We know all the rides very well and can give you a range of suggestions that are appropriate for you and your group. Once your cycling tour begins, we give daily briefings about the route and the places where we will stop along the way. We go to great lengths to make sure that everyone in the group has a good expectation of each ride. During the rides your drivers and guides always try to alert you to any features where extra attention is required.

We always recommend that you ride with a local cycling guide. Cyclists are well-known in Tigray and respected by the public, and cycling is understood here as part of the fabric of life. Because we are cyclists and have a close rapport with local people, you too are likely to be welcomed here as a cyclist and treated with respect.

“The rest days were well thought out. One was spent in Axum, and another climbing up to the 6th century church of Abuna Yemata. The final day was spent in Addis Ababa with a guide who was a fount of knowledge on Addis specifically and Ethiopian politics and history in general.” Tom S