Ghana: People-to-People
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Ghana Cultural Bicycle Tour

 

Program Fact Sheet

GHANA: WEST AFRICA PEOPLE-TO-PEOPLE

Schedule: June or November  (see full schedule and status)
Program Price (lodging, two meals/day, guide, museum fees and more): US$1490 (less than six people add $100) (airfare is not included). Average out of pocket expenses per program $150 plus or minus $50.
Description: Day 1-2: Explore Accra. Day 3-4: Explore the picturesque Akwapim Hills, visit villages, school, market and bamboo bicycle workshop. Day 5-6: Explore the market, museums and monuments of Kumasi, center of the Ashanti Kingdom. Day 7-10: Cycle through Assin region to Cape Coast. Day 11-12: Cycle along the coast and return to Accra, visiting fishing villages, historic sites and castles. Day 13: End of program.
Features: Small group, self-contained bicycle program visiting numerous cultural sites. Highlights include the rural life-styles & culture of the multi-cultural Ghana (Ewe, Fanti, Ashanti, Wa), visiting the sprawling Kumasi market, the National Culture Center, historic museum, and historic slave forts along the coast, tour the campus of the University of Ghana and the University of Science & Technology and learning about the fine traditional textiles of the Twi peoples.  English is the national language and widely spoken, and Ghanaian are renowned for there outgoing personalities so "communications" can be almost non-stop.
Starting/Ending Point: Accra, Ghana.
Skill Level: Suitable for fit Beginner/Intermediate/Expert. This is an excellent first tour for the less experienced bicycle tourer, yet it has lots of options to keep even the most experience traveler occupied.
Mileage Daily / Total: 18-56 miles / 580km, 350 miles.
Cycling Conditions: 80% paved roads, pleasant, rolling, scenic terrain, occasional big hill..
Accommodations: Mostly small hotels and village housing (some rustic), a night of quasi-camping in the national park.
Van Support: None. Local transport is generally available.
Meals Included: Two meals per day, generally breakfast and dinner (traditional food, meat, chicken, eggs, fish, rice, beans, pasta, potatoes, greens, fruit).
Other Activities: walking, bus
Bike: Mountain bike or touring bike with wide tires suitable.   
Bike Rental:
  A local vendor rents MTB, with rear racks and panniers for $30/day.

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