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Family Cycling Holiday

Family Cycling Holiday

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4 days family cycling on Zanzibar

6 days best of Zanzibar
This family cycling holiday on Zanzibar has shorter daily distances to make it work for the whole family. We also added some extra activities with the children in mind. The lodges are soulful and child friendly, as are the tours along the way.

If the family only want to cycle just for a day, check out our Spice tour on bike.

Max distance per day: 30 km
Min distance per day: 23 km
Non bike days: 1
Days on bike: 3

Route

Jambiani/Kizimkazi/Stone Town/Chuini

Max distance per day

26 km

Min distance per day

8 km

Days on bike

3

Days off bike

1

For whom

For the active and culturally interested family

Highlights

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

June-March

Clothing

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

Travel companion

Private

Guide

English speaking guide

Price from:

Adults 795 usd , children 495

    Tour Plan

    1

    Day 1: Jambiani

    Arrival and swimming

    Transfer to Jambiani. After check in briefing with your guide and bike fitting at the hotel.

    Dinner and overnight at Mwezi Eco Resort in a family bungalow by the pool. A dbl bed for the adults and 1 extra wide sofa bed and 2 beds on first floor with open air

    www.mwezizanzibar.com

    Dinner incl. Excl.drinks

    2

    Day 2: Kizimkazi

    Three Zanzibar villages in a day

    Todays family cycling is 23 km before coming to the South West of Zanzibar, Kizimkazi. The stretch is chunked up along the way to discover both the villages of Jambiani and Makunduchi. Jambiani is a white sanded and with coral rock. Makunduchi is lush and green with red soil, banana forests and big mango trees. We do multiple stops to try fruit and local specialties and take our time to discover Zanzibar.

    After checking in to Karamba Resort in Kizimkazi you embark Mimi the dhow. Mimi will take you around the bay for swimming and diving from the boat. Affter lunch onboard we go back in time to have a shower before the sunset over Indian Ocean.

    Kizimkiazi is a fishing village and here often the big fish, tuna, marlin etc, are caught. There is a chance to see the fish auction in the village tide permitting.

    We love Karamba Resort because of its amazing location facing the horizon and the sunset. The pool is surrounded by flowers and plants and overlooks the Ocean.

    www.karambaresort.com

    Breakfast, lunch on Mimi the dhow and dinner. Excl.drinks

    3

    Day 3: Stone Town

    Rain forest and sunset over Stone Town

    After breakfast overlooking the horizon we bike to Jozani Forest ( 26 km). It is on the tar road- a green stretch passing several villages. If too tough biking you can always jump on the local bus. In Jozani Forest you walk in the dense rain forest to spot the Red Colobus Monkeys. Along the way we will find fruit and other local specialities to try. After the Jozani Forest we take a local bus, with bikes and all, and get off in Stone Town checking in at Kholle House.

    Stone Town is a special place. Even UNESCO thinks so as they made it a world heritage site. The mix of Swahili, Indian and Arabic cultures is evident as you walk the swirling and narrow streets. There the people live their lives on display. Drinking coffee, chatting, even cooking.

    18.00 Sunset dinner Emerson on Hurumzi. This is the best located roof top in Stone Town with stunning sea view. At 18.30 the sun cast shadows over Stone Towns roof as the sun sets over the horizon. The call for prayers reach up to your roof top from all over town and down the Shiva temple calls its members.

    Sunset and drinks around 18, dinner at 19 excl. drinks
    www.emersononhurumzi.com/tea-house

    Overnight at Kholle House in the heart of Stone Town, 2 rooms next to each other
    www.khollehouse.com

    Breakfast, lunchbox and dinner incl. Excl.drinks

    4

    Day 4: Chuini

    To avoid the erratic traffic around Stone Town you take a local bus up to Kianga in the Spice Farm area. A short 2 km cycling to reach Abeids Family Farm. Here you will see, smell and taste all fruit and spice in season. Coriander, tamarind, chili, vanilla, cardamom, turmeric, lemon grass, cloves, ylang ylang, cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg, garlic, pepper , oregano, ginger and many others. After the tour you will have a local very tasty meal cocked using vegetables from the family farm.

    The last cycling of the day (6 km) goes to Chuini for overnight at Mangrove Lodge. This sustainable lodge is surrounded by mangrove forest and mango trees. And there is a beautiful ruin to visit by the sea.

    Overnight in Mangrove Lodge, family bungalow
    www.mangrovelodge.com

    Breakfast, lunch at the farm and dinner. Excl.drinks


     

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