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Swakopmund Fat Bike Tours

Swakopmund, Namibia
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About Swakopmund Fat Bike Tours
Enjoy the thrill of cycling up and down Namibia's famous dunes on a fat bike. Feel the fresh coastal air, take-in the silence and breathtaking scenery of the oldest desert in the world in the most ecological way. An unforgettable and unique Namibian cycling experience in and around the charming, historic town, Swakopmund. We also offer Historic City Tours, Sandwich Harbor Fat Bike Tours, and bicycle rentals.
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Explore the stunning Namibian desert by bicycle, covering more sights in less time on two wheels. Enjoy a scenic and eco-friendly adventure, pedaling your way up and down rolling sand dunes surrounding Swakopmund. Tours are suitable for people with moderate fitness levels, and include personalized attention from a hands-on group guide.
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Sam R wrote a review Apr 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Definitely worth a go, it was a fair bit harder than expected but Gibson was incredibly patient and clearly an expert on the dunes. The pictures and videos he took are unreal!
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Date of experience: March 2022
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N1755FImichelv wrote a review Nov 2021
Steenokkerzeel, Belgium77 contributions13 helpful votes
Hans-Jo took us on fat bikes into the dunes! Great experience, beautiful scenery and interesting information. Top experience, especially as visually disabled person! What a guide! Leen & Michel Belgium
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Response from Mark d, Owner at Swakopmund Fat Bike Tours
Responded 23 Mar 2022
Hi Leen & Michel, Thank you very much for your review. Glad you enjoyed the time with us :). Kind Regards, Mark & team
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NeilLMaun_Botswana wrote a review Sep 2021
Rondebosch, South Africa235 contributions71 helpful votes
We chose to ride the 20km trip into the desert. My wife and I cycle a bit and brought along our cleated shoes. If I did the tour again I would ride with regular shoes as we were not that competent on the steep sandy slopes. I would for sure do that trip again and recommend it to anyone who enjoys being active and outdoors. The sandscapes are fantastic.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from Mark d, Owner at Swakopmund Fat Bike Tours
Responded 23 Mar 2022
Hi Neil, Thank you very much for your review. Glad you enjoyed the experience with us. Hope you can join us again in the future. Kind Regards, Mark
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NeilLMaun_Botswana wrote a review May 2021
Rondebosch, South Africa235 contributions71 helpful votes
Our first contact was Gibson who was super helpful and informative. They have two "fleets" of fat bikes, Specialised and Silverback all well maintained and in good condition. There are several options available for cycling in the dunes. There is a shorter 12km ride, we chose the 20km. We road cycle ride fairly often in Cape Town so our MTB skills are not great. Mark, the owner of the business led our group of 2 - myself and my wife. He was great company, never in a rush and happy to give us a few tips about riding in the dunes. Toward the end my wife struggled a bit as one needs to "power" up the steeper sections of the dunes. As a result she fell a bit (so did I)., thankfully the sand is soft. We had asked Mark to fit cleats to the bikes. We noted he did not wear cleats. To be honest if I were to ride again, I would probably think about wearing trail shoes or similar until I had mastered the technique a bit. I think it would be easier if the sand suddenly gets soft in a steep section. After leaving we crossed the Swakop river a little inland and headed south. The dunes are between two main roads, so there is sometimes a bit of distant traffic noise but also a lot of wide open desert experience. After a while we turned west, up and over the dunes to descend to the coast, finishing along the beach and across the Swakop river mouth. I would not say that this is an exclusive domain for cyclists, but for those who dont cycle regularly I would recommend the shorter 12 km trip!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Philip v wrote a review May 2021
Kabayan, Philippines68 contributions64 helpful votes
We had a great outing with Hanjo. Everybody can do it no problem, great scenery. The fat bikes are in excellent condition.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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