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"Senegal People-to-People" is a fascinating and engaging mélange of modern and traditional.  The cities are modern and active – with easy and inexpensive Internet access – while the villages are serene, and reflect traditional values and lifestyle, including wonderful hospitality.  Senegalese villages can be astounding -- don’t be surprised when a young women emerges from a traditional house or walks by brilliantly and elegantly dressed and coifed to the nines, as if she just walk out of the pages of a fashion magazine.  Equally world class is the cuisine.  Dishes like Mafe, Yassa and Thiebou dieun (fish, vegetables and flavored rice) are satisfying palettes in Senegalese restaurants around the world, and we will feast on these as normal fare on a daily basis.  (My mouth is watering just thinking about it.)  With Senegal’s modern elements, paved roads and flat topography, Senegal is an excellent starting point for those who want an escape from Western culture on a moderate adventure.  Our contact with the Senegalese makes this an even more heartwarming and special experience.

Bicycle Tour Fact Sheet


Schedule: November (see full schedule and status) (see also Mali, Guinea, Ghana and Togo)
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 $100 plus or minus $50.
Description: Day 1­2: Explore Dakar and historic Goree Island (a World Heritage Site). Day 3­5: Cycle on to the mainland and into the interior, stopping at the beach and in rural villages. Day 6­8: Visit villages in the estuary area of the Saloum River. Day 9­11: Turn into the interior with its contrasting vegetation, economy, architecture and lifestyle. Day 12-13: St Louis Island (a World Heritage Site) and return to Dakar for the end of the program.
Features: Small group, self-contained bicycle exploration of Senegal coast and estuaries. Highlights include rural life-styles & culture of the multi-cultural West African coast (Wollof, Serra & Dioula), unique architectural forms, historic sites (Goree Island), markets, art, village stays, people, incredible bird watching and beaches.
Starting/Ending Point: Dakar, Senegal.
Skill Level: Suitable for fit Beginner/Intermediate/Expert. This is an excellent first program 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 / 550km, 330 miles.
Cycling Conditions: Pleasant, flat, scenic terrain, 90% paved roads.
Accommodations: Mostly small hotels (some rustic), no tent camping.
Van Support: None. Local transport is generally available.
Meals Included: Two meals per day, generally breakfast and dinner (traditional food, meat, chicken, fish, rice, beans, pasta, potatoes).
Other Activities: boats, walking
Bike: Mountain bike or touring bike with wide tires suitable.    Bike Rental: Not available.
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