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ETHIOPIA: Abyssinia Adventure (2015)

Schedule: October-December (see full schedule and status) Because of low demand this program is only run every couple years. It is very helpful if you let us know that you are interested in this program.
Program Price (lodging, two meals/day, guide, museum fees and more): US$ 1690 , (less than six people add $100) (airfare is not included). Average out of pocket expenses per program $100 plus or minus $50.
Description: Day 1-3: Meet in Addis Ababa and start north towards the Nile River Gorge. Day 4­9: Valleys and dramatic highlands in a culturally/historically rich multiethnic part of the country. Day 10-11: Explore historic Gondar and vicinity.  The 2015 program extend for Day 12-18, bicycling across the Simien Mountains and finishes in historic Axum. (see note below).
Features: Bicycle from Addis Ababa into and out of the Nile gorge and across the high plateau of the Horn of Africa. This program explores spectacular countryside in the Agaw-Awi National Zone, and the culturally/historically rich area around and north of Bahir Dar to Gondar.
Starting/Ending Point: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Axum
Skill Level: Suitable for fit Intermediate/Expert who are accustom to climbs.
Mileage Daily / Total: 50-100km, 30-60 miles / 800 km, 500 miles. The 2015 program extension makes the mileage 1100km, 700 miles.
Cycling Conditions: Some mountainous terrain, moderate to high elevation (1500-3000m).
Accommodations: Mostly moderate hotels, but some very basic, simple, hotels (no plumbing in rooms), no tent camping.
Van Support: None. Local transport generally plentiful when need to be called upon.
Meals Included: Two meals per day, generally breakfast and dinner (mostly traditional Ethiopian cuisine with injera, some European food and pasta).
Other Activities: Walking.
Bike: Sturdy touring or mountain bike recommended.    Bike Rental: Not available.
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Note for 2015 program: There are about ten main tourist destinations in Ethiopia, six of which are in the north.  Our 2015 route visits five of these: the Nile gorge, Lake Tana, Gondar, Simien Mountains and Axum. From Axum participants can take advantage of several options for seeing more of Ethiopia, if they want, before returning to Addis Ababa. The sixth attraction in the north is rock hewn churches of which there is a large concentration at Lalibela. From Axum there is a flight to Lalibeli, and then a flight to Addis Ababa.  With a combination of bicycling and transport there are some smaller rock hewn churches that a easily accessible along Highway 1. Contact us for more details.

ETHIOPIA: Oromoland Adventure

Schedule: October-December (see full schedule and status) Because of low demand this program is only run every couple years. It is very helpful if you let us know that you are interested in this program.
Program Price (lodging, two meals/day, guide, museum fees and more): US$ 1690 , (less than six people add $100) (airfare is not included). Average out of pocket expenses per program $100 plus or minus $50.
Description: Day 1-3: Explore Addis Ababa and start west across the Ethiopian highlands. Day 4­8: Valleys and dramatic highlands of one of the wealthiest areas of the country. Day 9-11: Explore region of lush forest and traditional villages. Day 12-14: Cycle though fertile and beautiful agricultural lands, return to the capital.
Features: Bicycle from Addis Ababa across the high plateau of the Horn of Africa. This program explores spectacular countryside and the culturally rich Amhara, Oromo and Guage Peoples' societies of the Abyssinian highlands.
Starting/Ending Point: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Skill Level: Suitable for fit Intermediate/Expert
Mileage Daily / Total: 25-90km, 15-56 miles, starts with lower mileage / 620 km, 380 miles.
Cycling Conditions: Some mountainous terrain, moderate to high elevation (1500-3000m).
Accommodations: Small, very basic, hotels and moderate hotels, no tent camping.
Van Support: None. Local transport generally plentiful when need to be called upon.
Meals Included: Two meals per day, generally breakfast and dinner (mostly traditional Ethiopian cuisine with injera, some European food and pasta).
Other Activities: Walking.
Bike: Sturdy touring or mountain bike recommended.    Bike Rental: Not available.
Registration Information

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