6 days best of Zanzibar

6 days best of Zanzibar

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A cycling holiday almost all around Zanzibar

6 days best of Zanzibar
This cycling holiday takes you almost all around the exotic paradise island Zanzibar. Instead of continuing up North to the most touristic area we cut from West to East to explore the amazingly green agricultural areas.

We have picked out our favorite spots and activities: sunsets over the Indian Ocean and over the mysterious Stone Town, sailing with traditional dhow and plenty of soulful African villages. Along the way our guide will show you the life on Zanzibar and you can taste ripe fruit, freshly made juices and local specialties. Does not this sound like one of the best cycling holidays you can have?

If you would rather cycle all around Zanzibar check out our ”7 days all around Zanzibar tour”.


Jambiani/Kizimkazi/Stone Town/Pongwe/Jambiani

Max distance per day

42 km

Min distance per day

22 km

Days on bike


Days off bike


For whom

Curious, culturally interested cyclists that has some km in their legs already


Sunset over the horizon in Kizimkazi
Sailing with traditional dhow
Stay in Princess Kholles beautiful house
Sunset over the horizon and the roofs of Stone Town
Spice tour at our favourite family farm

Best time



Shorts and t-shirt. Bring scarf to cover shoulder in the villages and town

Travel companion



English speaking guide

Price from:

850 USD pp incl all in the itinerary described

    Tour Plan


    Day 1: Jambiani

    A piece of Africa- a chunk of Zanzibar

    Transfer to Jambiani. Afternoon briefing about your Zanzibar cycling holiday with guide and test of bicycles.
    Meet a piece of Africa in the authentic village Jambiani where you will see goats, ducks and lots of cheerful kids running around. According to us the best beach on the East coast with a long white sandbank allowing for amazing swims at low tide. Short or long explorative walks at low tide where the villagers go out to grow the seaweed and pick mussels for dinner.
    Dinner and overnight at Casa del Mar with perfect beach location and spacious pool. Here you can explore both the village and the beach.

    Dinner, excl.drinks


    Day 2: Kizimkazi

    Red Clay huts and dhow sailing

    Today cycling to Zanzibar’s Southern point, Kizimkazi (23 km) for traditional dhow sail and lunch onboard. We pass through the authentic village Makunduchi with its red clay huts and banana trees showing you a bit of Africa. We stop and try the exotic fruits being sold along the way, check out the life as lived in a Zanzibar village of the tourism scene.

    In Kizimkazi you go for sailing with a traditional dhow, Mimi the dhow. You can swim and snorkel from the dhow and just enjoy the ocean while you are being served a light lunch. With a bit of luck you can observe the fishermen arriving with their catch and visit the fish auction. And maybe you can watch the dolphins from a distance.

    You sleep at Karamba Resort, chosen for its sea view rooms and the evening atmosphere at sunset. Also because, Kizimkazi is a sweet authentic village.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Excl.drinks


    Day 3: Stone Town

    A UNESCO World heritage site

    Today is a true bicycle day (56 km) on tar road, village road and off road- as you wish ! A long, but flat, stretch to Stone Town. In Unguja Ukuu, a small authentic and lush village by the mangrove forest, you take a traditional dhow boat and cross the bay to Fumba. Once on the other side you sit by the sea to eat our lunch. Then your bicycle holiday continues to a magic place- Stone Town.

    Stone Town is a UNESCO world heritage site. A humming mysterious place where people live and enjoy their life on display in the narrow alleys. Here Africa meets Oman and India and as you stroll along the swirling streets you can see, feel and smell the mix of different cultures and heritages. The Stone Towners cook their food on the street, children are playing and the men plays bao in the corner sipping a coffee. There is no hurry here.

    18.00 Roof top dinner at Emerson on Hurumzi. Enjoy 270 degrees sea view accompanied by the call for prayers and the tingling sound from the Shiva temple below. Sunset and drinks around 18, dinner starts 19 (drinks excl).

    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.

    Breakfast, lunchbox and dinner incl. Excl.drinks


    Day 4: Pongwe

    Sugar cane farms and a private paradise

    This is a lush and green day! On your way to Pongwe ( 44 km) you pass the Spice farm and farming areas. You stop for a tour at our favorite family farm where you will see, smell and try the tropical fruits and spices in season: vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, lemon grass, cloves, ylang ylang, cumin, garlic, ginger, coriander, pepper, tamarind, chili, oregano and many others. Lunch will be eaten with raw material from the farm.

    After this nutritious visit you continue to Pongwe, a traditional village know for its seaweed farms that the women take care of. Seasons Lodge is a favorite for its special location and quiet atmosphere. Mornings are amazing here so if you enjoy the morning light- get up early.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner excl. drinks


    Day 5: Jambiani

    At Chwaka (13 km) you catch a boat and pack bikes and ourselves to cross Chwaka Bay. Then you follow the coastline to Jambiani (22 km). If you want we stop half way to have a drink overlooking the famous The Rock restaurant.

    Today you check in at Mwezi Eco Resort, on the North of Jambiani. The atmosphere in the evening is super cozy and there is a large pool where you can loosen up your legs and cool off.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner excl. drinks


    Day 6: Departure

    Transfer to airport or harbor


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