Bicycle Touring Experiences from Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

On this page we attempt to make available the experience of individual bicycle tourists who travel to Zimbabwe (you can share your experiences here).



Cycling in Zimbabwe

Found on: rec.bicycles.rides


1. Practical Information about maps, roads, food and accommodation at : http://www.cyclingaroundtheworld.nl/ie_zimb.htm


Other ways of getting around


Of course cycling is the best way to get around, but Zimbabwe is a large country so you may want to consider one or more of these alternatives:


Bus: For longer distances luxury buses are a good option. The problem is that these buses have limited cargo-space. We discovered that it was difficult to fit in a full-sized touring bike without really taking it apart. It's better to take an African bus which have a roofrack for extra luggage. We did this to travel from Bulawayo to Hwange NP and Vic Falls.


Train It's possible to send a bicycle by train and to travel on that same train.


Air We flew from Vic Falls to Harare with Air Zimbabwe. Our bikes were handled with no problems. We only had to deflate our tires completely. This was checked and rechecked by the Air Zimbabwe staff.

Paul van Roekel & Anja de Graaf, December 12, 1999

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