Cycling Fayoum - 2 Days
EGP 2 370
We meet on the Fayoum Road by Sunrise to benefit from an early day where the traffic is minimal on the Fayoum Desert Road too.
Bicycle fitting & a general safety guideline are provided before the start of the ride.
The first 20 km would normally take 1 hour, then we reach the Qarun Lake protected area before we know it.
There the scenery will let you forget about the distance or the speed, you will be left to enjoy the serenity at its best.
We would normally have lunch midway in the back of our mobile food truck.
Arriving to our camping site, we set up camp, light up our fire, and let the party and the barbecue begin.
Upgrading from camping to a hut or to a room in one of The Tunis Village Lodges and Hotels is also available.
A delightful breakfast would be served right after sunrise, then we head more south towards the second national park of Wadi el Rayan where we will have lunch, then a chance to spend the day in Zowara where you can go Quad Biking in the desert, or maybe decide to have a quick visit to Wadi el hitan or to the Magic Lake.
Your extra excursion after completing your 160 km bike ride are left to your choice as you might also consider chilling to the beats of the ultimate silence.
We head back by buses at 8:00 PM to arrive to Cairo at around 11:00 PM
You can also choose to stay the night in Zowara (Huts available)
What to expect on this voyage:
In this Voyage, you can expect to Be One with the Road, the wind, the skies and the great outdoors.
This isn't just a cycling trip - You are literally Voyaging through one of Egypt's most scenic roads.
We cycle at a comfortable pace, with the wind. SO you can expect a smooth ride with minor challenges.
Almost 100 km are ridden inside El Fayoum's most famous, and scenic national parks. Not only that the scenery will leave you astonished, but that the serenity will play its role into having you doing it again.
Food is one of the main aspects to a successful voyage, it's what brings us together, and what gives our day a delightful meaning.
Night Desert Parties are always an essential to any cycling voyage.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I have to train before this voyage?
It's always better to be prepared just for you to enjoy a more comfortable ride, but if you don't have the time to train, and can complete 10 km cycling or a 5 km run, then you don't need to worry.
This is my first time to cycle for a long distance, I only tried to cycle between 10km & 20 km
Having cycled for 10 or 20 km means that you probably spent an hour or more on the bicycle before, which means that you are well prepared to try out the extra mile. Bear in mind that the bicycle you used might not be as competent as the one you will rent form us, and that the guidance we give on the way will help you ride a lot more efficiently.
I smoke cigarettes, would this limit me from completing the 160 km mark?
Smoking definitely affects your health greatly, but it doesn't mean that you can't complete this challenge - On The NS Crossing (1000 km bicycle expedition from Cairo to Shalatin), we get a lot of smokers, and they all complete the full challenge without a worry, they might not perform well on uphills, but this shouldn't refrain you from giving yourself the chance to get on a healthier routine, take this voyage as a step for you to adapt this healthier routine.
I don't have a bicycle
You can rent from us
I have a mountain bicycle or a hybrid bicycle
You can join this voyage on your mountain bike only if you are an experienced rider, and know what you are doing as the effort exerted to push that heavy piece of equipment is 4 times the effort you would put on our road bikes. So unless you know what you are doing, better to serve yourself the energy by renting our light weight road bikes.
What type of terrain are we riding on?
The gravel of the Fayoum Desert Road and the Regional Ring Roadis of very good condition, once we enter both National Parks, the gravel isn't as smooth yet it's quiet comfortable. Our route on Day 1 by the lake of Qaroun will be interrupted by some sand dunes, where we will have to push our bikes just for a couple of meters.
I don't know how to ride a bicycle, and would love to join you on the road
Our NS Crossing Hero "Sama Fikry" didn't know how to ride a bicycle 2 months before the 1000 km expedition, she committed to train herself, and yes she made it :) So start now, and join us as soon as you know how to handle your balance.
Can I bring a pet?
Please contact us if you would like to bring your pet, as it will depend on the size of our Voyagers' Pack, and if the pack wouldn't mind.
Can I bring my kids?
Of course you can, there isn't a better reward than sharing these precious moments with your loved ones.
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