Zambia has some wonderful cycling to offer the well prepared and adventurous cyclist. Cycling, also called bicycling or biking, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, exercise or sport. Persons engaged in cycling are referred to as 'cyclists', 'bikers', or less commonly, as 'bicyclists'. In here find various biking enthusiasts, the ride mountain bikes and road racers. Apart from two-wheeled bicycles, cycling also includes the riding of unicycles, tricycles, quadricycles. Cycling is widely regarded as a very effective and efficient mode of transportation for short to moderate distances.
Cycling in Zambia
Would you like to enjoy more than just an ordinary Zambian safari? A few operators provide exciting cycling tours that give you an opportunity to view the wide selection of wildlife. You can choose to go on a standard tour or create a route for your specific requirements. You will be guided by a knowledgeable and experienced team that will be there to back you up all the way.
Zambia’s cycling tours are great for the adventurous who want to combine a safari with cycling. What a great way to explore the wildlife on a mountain bike. The cycling safari is designed in a way to take in the spectacular Zambian scenery and wildlife while pedalling. Evenings are spent at well-established accommodation or campsites.
Tour operators continue to create easy-going to moderate cycling safaris. Over the years, they have entertained thousands of local and international cyclists, many of whom have returned to explore a different part of the country. Give yourself an extraordinary safari and book a cycling safari by riding through the pristine Zambian landscape with mountain bikes - nothing else will bring you closer to the wildlife. You will experience Zambia from a different perspective and navigate a variety of terrains.
Health benefits of regular cycling include:
What to wear when going cycling:
Some people prefer wearing clothes specifically designed for cycling, especially those who go for cycling races. Cycling clothing include bike jersey, bike shorts, bike tights, leg warmers, cycling jacket, bike socks and bike shoes.
Zambia has bicycle challenges that take place annually such as Kasanka Bicycle Challenge. These bicycle challenges usually take place in and around national parks and are not a high-performance cycling event but rather a free-flow single track cycle competition. You might even come across some locals who will enjoy cheering you on. This is a fun challenge with lots of excitement, plus there is usually a children’s race too so they get to enjoy the fun as well.
Cycle sport is a competitive physical activity using bicycles. There are several categories of bicycle racing including road bicycle racing, cyclo-cross, mountain bike racing, track cycling, BMX, and cycle speedway. Non-racing cycling sports include artistic cycling, cycle polo, freestyle BMX and mountain bike trials. Find groups or clubs that you can join to fully enjoy this sport in Zambia.