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Swakopmund Fat Bike Tours

6 Hendrik Witbooi Str, Swakopmund, Namibia
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Great experience

You don't need to be a mountain biker to enjoy this desert ride (but I am). A reasonable level of... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
Somerset1234
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
What a great desert tour!

I did the desert fat biking tour today with Mark the owner of the company. The tour was great! It... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Jónas G
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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. We also offer historic city tours, sunrise and low-tide beach rides. An unforgettable and unique Namibian cycling experience in and around the charming, historic town, Swakopmund.
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“desert tour” (8 reviews)
“guide mark” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6 Hendrik Witbooi Str, Swakopmund, Namibia
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

You don't need to be a mountain biker to enjoy this desert ride (but I am). A reasonable level of riding ability and moderate fitness will do fine. Henk (my guide) explained the way to ride on sand and had an excellent knowledge of the...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I did the desert fat biking tour today with Mark the owner of the company. The tour was great! It exeeded my expectation. Crusing on the dunes where so much fun. The feeling is unique. I higly recommend this tour and the company.

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

We signed up for a 2 hour desert tour, starting at 8.30am. My wife was a bit apprehensive as she is not a cyclist but she had no reason to worry. The bikes look virtually new and are very well maintained. We rode with our...More

Thank Rick T
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We did the tour in December and signed up for the old town and desert tour. The guide did not really explain to us nicely how the bikes worked and made sure everyone was in the right gears etc. This might sound stupid but if...More

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Mark d, Owner at Swakopmund Fat Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Dear Marno, Thank you for your review. I am sad to hear that your experience was not what you expected. In your review you mentioned that you signed up for the Old City AND Desert Tour. As these are two different tours, it seems that...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

Living in Namibia you don't really do the "touristy things" so we were excited when we got gift vouchers for this activity, which we enjoyed over a weekend at the coast. This is an activity enjoyable for both travelers and locals. You definitely need to...More

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Mark d, Owner at Swakopmund Fat Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Dear HoppyA13, Thank you very much for your review. Hope to see you again on another tour. Kind regards, Mark

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

The experiencewas awesome ! We did a 2 hours scenic tour in the dunes near Swakopmund. The whole tour is in bike (you start in the city center and you come back with your bike). The bikes are great and they provide with water, helmets,...More

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Mark d, Owner at Swakopmund Fat Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Dear Nicolasgadiot, Thank you very much for your review. I am really glad you enjoyed the trip so much. Kind Regards, Mark

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Nice guide and a new experience for us to cycle with fat bike. But you get used to it rather quickly. There were some thrilling moments going downhill but you had the option to take less challenging ways. Highly recommend this tour which also give...More

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Mark d, Owner at Swakopmund Fat Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Dear Martiniulf, Thank you very much for your review and your recommendation. Kind Regards, Mark

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Our guides (Henk and Tyron) were fab and the bikes were great fun to cycle through town along the river bed and up into the dunes! It got my heart pumping but was well worth it Amazing views and fantastic fun A hard graft up...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Great tour, about 12 km and 2 hours of fun over the dunes with historic explanations also about Swakopmund, the river, the desert, the coast, etc... It's really worth it, not hard for inexperienced bikers

1  Thank Fidel G
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Getting out into the dunes on a fat bike was so refreshing after some long days of driving around Namibia. Mark is a great guide, pointing out a few sights on the way to the dunes and very patient even though I was a bit...More

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