Jambiani to Stone Town North
Cycling holiday Zanzibar East to West
The green route to Stone Town
This 4 days cycling holiday Zanzibar take you from East to West via Pongwe and the Spice Farm area. The cycling tour includes Zanzibars greenest areas and the world famous and much appreciated Spice Tour. We happen to work close with the best one- a family run pioneering Spice Farm- loved by all our guests. If you only have one day you can do a Spice tour on bike
If you rather go via South, check out our cycling holiday Jambiani to Stone Town South.
Jambiani/Michamvi/Pongwe/Spice Farm/Stone Town
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For keen bikers who wants to explore much in short time
Shorts and t-shirt. Bring scarf to cover shoulder in the villages and town
English speaking guide
Day 1: Jambiani
Transfer to Jambiani from the airport. Afternoon meeting with your guide for test of bicycles and brief.
In the authentic village Jambiani you will meet a piece of Africa and a chunk of Zanzibar. Here people live a slow and content life. Goats and cows roam around. Cheerful kids ask for candy ( do not give as it makes them skip school and look for gifts) and the call for prayer is heard over the village five times per day.
Overnight at Casa Beach Hotel with perfect location on the beach and with the village just next to. A big pool will serve you if you do not find the amazing Indian Ocean being enough.
Casa Beach Hotel
Day 2: Pongwe
Today we bike along the coast to Michamvi ( 22 km) to catch a boat and pack bikes and ourselves to cross Chwaka Bay. Then we follow the coastline to Pongwe (13 km) and Seasons Lodge. If you want you can stop at Pingwe and take something to drink at Upendo overlooking the famous restaurant The Rock.
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 3: Stone Town via Spice Farms
This is a lush and green day! On your way to Stone Town ( 44 km) you will see how the farmers spend their days on Zanzibar. Beside rice fields, sugar cane fields and banana forests you will pass through multiple villages. On the way you stop and try what is growing and being sold alongside the road.
One arrival to our favorite authentic Spice Farm run by a family, and one of the pioneering farms, you will do a Spice tour. You will see, smell and try until you cannot eat anymore: nutmeg, turmeric, vanilla, , lemon grass, cloves, ylang ylang, cumin, garlic, ginger, coriander, pepper, tamarind, chili, cardamom, cinnamon, oregano and many others.
The women in the family will cook you a delicious local meal based on their home grown vegetables.
Late afternoon you arrive to the adorable The Seyyida. A refreshing shower before a dinner packed with experiences.
18.00 The 5 course tasting dinner overlooking the horizon at Emerson Spice is an experience. Amazing views accompanied by the evening call for call for prayers reaching up to you when you sip a refreshing drink letting your legs rest after an eventful day.
Sunset from 18.00- dinner at 19.00. You do not want to be late- to much beauty not to be missed!
Stunning views from the roof top
The Seyyida Hotel have the perfect location for exploring Stone Town- or for just enjoying a breathtaking view. We love the lush courtyard and contemporary art. And the breakfast with a view. There is a pool too- perfect for perking up your legs after a day of interesting bicycling.
Breakfast, lunch at the farm and dinner. Excl.drinks
Day 4: Stone Town tour
After breakfast you do a Stone Town tour to get acquainted with its remarkable history and locate the best cafés, restaurants and shopping. Enjoy the atmosphere in the vivid narrow streets as you pass men shouting over bao games and women baking chapati while the kids are running around.
Stone Town is a UNESCO world heritage site. Here Africa meets Oman and India and you can clearly see the mix of different cultures and heritages which makes Stone Town the remarkable place it is.
****This 4 days cycling holiday Zanzibar ends when you are back from the Stone Town tour *****