Cameroon / Cameroun: Country of Contrast
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Cameroon Cultural Bicycle Tour

 

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CAMEROON: Country of Contrast (West)

Schedule: Usually in November or December (see full schedule and status)
Program Price (lodging, two meals/day, guide, entrance fees & more): $1490 (less than six people add $100) (airfare is not included). Average out of pocket expenses per program $100 plus or minus $50.
Description: Day 1: Douala. Settle-in and explore the city. Day 2: Travel to Baffoussam bus. Day 3-6: Cycle in the picturesque western highlands, visiting cultural and development sites. Day 7-9: Visit the area of the Bamoun and Bamilinke ethic areas. Day 10-12: Drop down to the coastal planes and cycle to Buea, the former colonial capital on the edge of Mt. Cameroon. Day 13-15: Visit the beach and return to Douala.
Features: Small group, self-contained bicycle tour program of western Cameroon. This lush region features multiple fascinating ethnic groups with long cultural & political traditions that continue to this day, gorgeous scenery, West Africa's highest mountain and we finish at the ocean.
Starting/Ending Point: Douala, Cameroon
Skill Level: Suitable for Intermediate/Advanced, you need to be able to ride a 80 km (50 mile day) with hills.
Mileage Daily / Total: 20-80 km, 12-50 miles / 570km, 340 miles
Cycling Conditions: 60% paved, 40% dirt and gravel roads, some long challenging climbs.
Accommodations: Mostly small hotels, some rustic accommodations.
Van Support: None. Local transport is generally plentiful when needed to be called upon.
Meals Included: Two meals per day, generally breakfast (typically omelets or rice and beans) and dinner (typically ndole, rice, potatoes or casava, beans, fish, chicken or beef, and local cooked vegetables.)
Other Activities: Walking, cultural programs.
Weather Conditions: Highs in the 80's, lows in the 60's, chance of rain.
Bike: Mountain bike recommended.    Bike Rental: not available

   
 

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