Cycling Tips



When you’re on tour, what should you expect? Will there be places to stop and eat lunch? How fast should you be going? Here is what to expect, generally-speaking, on your tour. And, keep in mind that each tour is different, so this is a merely a guideline of what’s possible or likely on your tour

Bike hire (Self guided tours)

As the name says, these tours are self-guided. No guide will be there to show you the way. However, the tour operator will have detailed maps and route instructions for you.

You can go as slow or as fast as you like. Stop as much or as little as you like. Meals are typically not included in a self-guided tour so stop and eat where you like, when you want. And, if you ever have any problems or get lost, you can call the local tour operator’s hotline for help.

Group Tours & Etiquette

On a guided group tour, you’ll have the added bonus of a knowledgeable guide who will point out sights and landmarks along the route. The guide will also act as a mechanic in case of any bicycle maintenance issues.

If you’re riding with a large group with 2 or more guides, you can expect to have one guide in the front and one in the back, riding different speeds to give riders the option to go faster or slower.

When riding with a group, we recommend the following etiquette:

  • Be flexible. You’ll most likely be eating most meals together, so be flexible.
  • Be social. You’re with a group, so make the most of your new friendships.
  • Ride safely. If you’re riding in the middle of a group, don’t make sudden stops without letting anyone know.
Your health while on tour

If you have any health issues, please consult with your physician before taking a bike tour and carry information relative to your condition so that proper care can be provided in case of accident, injury, or illness.

Check with your health insurance carrier to see if they extend coverage to Tanzania If not, make sure to get appropriate Travel insurance

Safety equipment

The tour operators will always choose the safest possible route and equipment for you during your bike tour. However, it’s always a good idea to brush up on some safety tips and guidelines.

Here are a few tips:

  • Wear a helmet. They might not be required by law in all areas, but it’s a smart idea to protect your head in case of a fall or accident. We recommend that, for safety and hygiene purposes, You can come with your own personal bike helmet with on tour
  • Ride single file. Avoid blocking sections of the road or path. It’s courteous to other cyclists, and safer if you’re riding with any vehicle traffic.
  • Avoid wearing headphones. Sure, we all love a little music to give us our soundtrack of this perfect bicycle tour, but be safe, and save the music for when you’re off the bike path.