Northern Malawi Mountain Bicycle Tour

posted 14th March 2018 by Danica Wilson in Work in progress

Cycling Tours Malawi

Cycle Malawi on your mind? If not it should be. Imagine passing through enchanting forest woodlands, seeing endless panoramic views, silhouetted horizons and breezy lakeside beaches. This is all possible on our six night Northern Malawi Mountain Bicycle Tour.

You meander through the Northern Highlands then dip down towards the incredible Lake Malawi discovering secluded beaches, and tucked away villages along the way. This 6 night Mountain bicycle tours allows you to immerse yourself in the picturesque landscape, from river-side wetlands to wildlife nature reserves.

The 6 night tour is topped off with a relaxing cruise that ambles on from Senga bay to the shallow and crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi’s National Park islands. The perfect setting to rest and relax after a few days in the saddle.

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Cycle Malawi Tour Overview

When: Daily departures between May and November (7-days / 6-nights)

Where: Malawi’s Northern Escarpment

Price: from AUD2,952 per person twin share / AUD3,692 per person single (Excluding flights)

Total distance cycled:  Approx. 381kilometres

Level of difficulty:  Moderate – Challenging


Lake Malawi lies in the tropics and therefore presents a malaria risk. However malaria is totally preventable through the proper use of prophylactics and avoidance of being bitten (using repellent from dusk, and sleeping in a tent or under a net).

Cycling Malawi fitness level

These trips are suitable for any active person in good health. Participants need not be super-fit or experienced mountain bikers or kayakers, but some fitness always enhances one’s appreciation of the experience. Being in good shape is more important than experience – the route does not require any technical mountain biking expertise.

The Tour Includes

  • 29” Mountain Bicycle Hire
  • Local guides throughout
  • Ensuite deluxe accommodation
  • Return road & boat transfers
  • Full board meals
  • Various activities including wildlife game viewing, canoeing, hiking, lakeside activities, village visits, bird watching, and kayaking

About our Partner: Cycle Malawi

Cycle Malawi is a collective of trailblazing cycling enthusiasts passionate about conservation of nature and sustainability of communities between Malawi’s diverse terrains of clear blue lakes, pristine wildlife reserves and mountain forest woodlands. Proceed from the tour are used to support community projects such as tree planting to combat deforestation, better municipal waste disposal systems, and introducing Buffalo bicycles into the community of bicycle commuters and wood-loggers.


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