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Scenic Desert Tour by Bike
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Scenic Desert Tour by Bike

By Swakopmund Fat Bike Tours
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Ages 6-80, max of 12 per group
Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English
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  • Fat Bike
  • Helmet
  • Water
  • Experienced guide
What's not included
  • Pick up and drop off at accommodation


Start:
  • 6 Hendrik Witbooi, Swakopmund, Namibia
    Across the Hansa Hotel
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 66812P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Min age: Depends on height and fitness level, must be able to ride a bike for 14km and approximately 2hrs continuously, including up several dunes. Our half size fat bike is perfect from 7 years old.
    • Max age: Depends on fitness level. Must be able to cycle for 2hrs continuously, including up several dunes.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Scenic Desert Tour by Bike?
    Scenic Desert Tour by Bike price starts from $25.90. Discover and book Scenic Desert Tour by Bike on Tripadvisor
    What is the Scenic Desert Tour by Bike cancellation policy?
    Scenic Desert Tour by Bike cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Scenic Desert Tour by Bike on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Scenic Desert Tour by Bike?
    Scenic Desert Tour by Bike is hosted by Swakopmund Fat Bike Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Swakopmund Fat Bike Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Scenic Desert Tour by Bike on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for Scenic Desert Tour by Bike?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 2h. Discover and book Scenic Desert Tour by Bike on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 66812P1

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    • You'll start at
      6 Hendrik Witbooi
      6 Hendrik Witbooi, Swakopmund, Namibia
      Across the Hansa Hotel
      See address & details
    • 1
      Swakopmund Fat Bike Tours
      Stop: 2 hours
      On our Scenic Desert Tour you will experience the oldest desert in the world on a fat bike. On your arrival at our office you will be kitted with a fat bike to your size and helmet. After a short briefing we head off on our bikes from the center of town towards the Swakop riverbed, passing through our historic town. Once we reach the edge of town, we head down into the dry riverbed where the desert experience starts. Not long and we start climbing our first dune. From here we spend about an hour in the dunes where you will experience the thrill of riding along the famous Namib dunes including some optional adrenaline pumping downhill sections for the adventure types. The guide will also share some interesting facts about the desert and the vast life in the seemingly lifeless environment. It is truly a living desert. The tour ends with a ride along the dry riverbed towards the coast and with the tide allows, some riding along the beach back to the office. A once in lifetime experience.
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    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • Swakopmund Fat Bike Tours
      213
      Swakopmund, Namibia
      Joined in September 2015
    • GerryW900
      0 contributions
      Dunes Explore
      Fun and educational exploration of the dunes. Fatbiking was a blast!! Not as hard as I thought, and learned a lot of skill.
      Written April 19, 2023
    • NeilLMaun_Botswana
      0 contributions
      Excellent trip into the desert
      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.
      Written September 30, 2021
    • 169philipv
      0 contributions
      Great scenery
      We had a great outing with Hanjo. Everybody can do it no problem, great scenery. The fat bikes are in excellent condition.
      Written May 11, 2021
    • Basil2021
      0 contributions
      Best impressions
      I took a bike for 4 hours for 180 nad, and I liked it so much! Having travelled all over and inside out the Swakopmund! Baie Dankie!
      Written February 9, 2021
    • Matobomatobo
      0 contributions
      I luv this trip
      Nicely organized, beautiful view, exciting bike ride, everything is compacted in short trip. Highly recommend.
      Written January 3, 2020
    • 989nadinec
      0 contributions
      Unique cycling fun
      We did the 2 hour dune cycle. It was so much fun. The first section is through town and out to the dunes along the dry river bed, a nice warm up. The uphills were a challenge but everyone was in the same boat, puffing at the top, and the guide, Hans, left plenty of time for us to catch our breath. The downhills were awesome!! Adrenaline pumping fun. They look worse then they are. We totally loved this unique cycling experience and would highly recommend it. Well organised, with good quality equipment, and photos emailed to you. Totally good value and fun activity and A great way to get amongst the dunes.
      Written October 23, 2019
    • mattcam57
      0 contributions
      Must do in Swakopmund
      We did a 3 hour city / dune ride combo in early October with Hanrul ( sorry if name misspelt) who was an excellent guide . He had an extensive knowledge of the town and it’s history and was only too happy to answer all our questions. He took a lot of care ensuring we stayed safe in town and in the dunes and took extra care when we rode back through town around 5pm which he described as being the busy traffic period ! I wish Brisbane traffic was the same . We had a great afternoon which went longer than the allotted time but we never felt rushed by our guide. A brilliant way to spend some time in this interesting town. Highly recommended operator 👍👍👍
      Written October 16, 2019
    • JDav_12
      0 contributions
      Awesome time!
      Had a really great time cycling the dunes. Fantastic guides and way to see the area; this is a must activity in Swakopmund. A bonus is they also send you some GoPro action shots.
      Written September 29, 2019
    • Doris R
      0 contributions
      Fantastic activity
      This activity was really unique! Rarely, there is an opportunity to ride a bike on the dunes! It was really fun to ride the Fat Bikes around in the sand! And Hanjo also educated us on the animals, vegetation etc. of the dunes. Our 12-year old son also handled the bike in the sand well and very much enjoyed the activity.
      Written September 1, 2019
    • Marlowtony
      0 contributions
      Cycling in the Dunes
      This was a really good few hours, with the added bonus of bumping into some camels on our way back. I cycle a lot, so was looking forward to testing out a fat bike, and they are definitely different to normal mountain bikes. The weather was kind on us and off we set. A very different experience and the guide was a young local boy who knew his stuff. My only moan , is that we had two French women in our group, who were really unfit and had not been on a bike for years, as a result we seemed to spend too much time waiting for them. Maybe a group for People with different skill sets could be an idea. Still worth doing though.
      Written August 18, 2019
    • Paula G
      0 contributions
      A great way to experience the dunes!
      We are regular cyclists at home, so we thought we’d give this a whirl. It took a little while to get used to riding fat bikes on the road, but once on the dunes the bikes came into their own. Cycling down a large dune at speed was a daunting prospect but a great adrenaline rush. Would definitely recommend this as an alternative way of experiencing the dunes.
      Written October 5, 2018
    • Astrid S
      0 contributions
      Amazing to Discovery the dessert on a fat bike
      The guide - Mark - kept everyone from happy; from in- to unexperienced. Items amazing to rode of the high dunes!
      Written July 17, 2018
    • wilhelmusgjanssen
      0 contributions
      Experiencing the desert on a bike!
      We had a wonderful outing in a group of nine, very well led by Mark, the owner. It is amazing what you can do on a fat bike on desert sand. Totally different from any other experience, really good!
      Written July 17, 2018
    • Matthias W
      0 contributions
      Bike
      Great experience for my son and me. Nice and polite guide. Lots of information about the environment
      Written June 7, 2018
    • HoppyA13
      0 contributions
      So much FUN!
      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 be a little fit as it takes a lot to ride in the dunes, but over all it was SO much FUN!
      Written December 19, 2017
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    5.0
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    Lara A
    3 contributions
    Jan 2020
    I loved this tour. There was supposed to be two of us doing this tour and the other person did not show up. I was worried they would cancel, but oh no they let me do the tour. The views along the way especially once you reach the top of the dunes are mind blowing beautiful. It is a challenge and does test your fitness but you have to push through and tweak your gears because it is totally worth it especially riding down the dunes. My guide was very knowledgeable too which was great! I highly recommend this!
    Written January 10, 2020
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    Hi laraaY3534RO, Thank you for your review and recommendation. Glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again :). Kind Regards, Mark
    Written March 11, 2020
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    Happiness02036756917
    3 contributions
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    We decided to try the Fat Bike Adventure Tour to get some exercise and get outside, after being in the truck for many days on safari drives. This tour exceeded our expectations! Our friendly guide was very knowledgeable about the area and considerate of all ability levels in our small group of 4. It was amazing to ride over the sand with these bikes and roll through countless dunes like we were on a rollercoaster!! So nice to be outside and to get amazing views of this spectacular area!! I would highly recommend this trip to anyone that knows how to ride a bike!!
    Written October 7, 2023
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    realproperty
    Toronto, Canada77 contributions
    Feb 2020
    This is a local bike tour of the desert around Swakopmund. Unless you are in good shape, and do a lot of biking, i highly recommend getting the electric assist bikes. (Don't be embarrassed--it will make the excursion a lot more fun. No need to be a hero.) It doesn't mean you won't get stuck but there are lots of hills that require momentum for the ups that the electric assist makes for far less work. a good afternoon activity.
    Written February 29, 2020
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    Hi realproperty, Thank you very much for your review. The e-bike is a great option if you are not a regular cyclist or if you just want an easier ride but still enjoy the amazing area on a bicycle :). Kind Regards, Mark
    Written March 11, 2020
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    Deborah D
    Johannesburg, South Africa8 contributions
    Jul 2022
    Wow what fun did I have on this tour! I was not feeling well so I opted for an e-bike and boy did I have ZERO regrets as I found myself almost gliding through the dunes. Our guide Gibson is a legend - he was so patient and knowledgeable with our mixed crew of both younger and older folk with various ailments. The cycle through the beach was especially memorable as we freed a helpless bird who's wings were stuck in fishing reel (Gibson to the rescue)! Overall, a fantastic experience with Swakopmund Fat Bike Tours. (Furthermore my colleague lost her phone on the dunes and Gibson actually retrieved it for her!)
    Written July 11, 2022
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    Hi Deborah, Thank you very much for you review. Glad that you had such a good time. We were all glad when Gibson managed to find the phone afterwards :). Hope you can join us again in the future. Kind Regards, Mark
    Written September 16, 2022
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    Victoria
    California8 contributions
    Oct 2022
    This is an experience you cannot miss. It's like visiting another planet!

    I loved the fat bike tour of the dunes so much that I did it every morning for an entire week! Every day offered a different view, as the dunes changed shape slightly each night. I chose to ride the standard fat tire bike because I was looking for a good morning workout. Others who prefer a more leisurely experience can choose the electrically powered version, the "e-bike."

    The guide I was assigned every day was Gibson. He is extremely knowledgeable about the dunes, a super nice guy and very encouraging. I recommend you sign up for the earliest morning ride, as the dunes will be pristine and unmarked by other riders. Afterwards, I recommend you get a delicious smoothie at the juice bar next door.

    This is a "must do" activity that is perfect for people of all fitness levels. I am a huge fan. I give them my highest recommendation!
    Written November 3, 2022
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    Thank your very much for the review and complements. We are glad that you had such a good time and hope to see you again next time!
    Written December 30, 2022
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    Bob S
    1 contribution
    Jul 2023
    I had Gibson as a guide and it was just the two of us.
    We started out with a short tour around the city and then went into the river valley . Gibson was able to point out all sorts of wildlife. Next we went out to the dunes and had a really amazing experience. I had done a Quad Bike tour the previous day, but the Fat Bike tour was far superior. Gibson was able to explain many things about the dunes and how they can move with the prevailing winds and how it affects their shapes etc. He also pointed out some of the rare wildlife that can be found in the desert.
    After the desert we went back through the river valley and saw more wildlife and birds. Next we went along the ocean front and back to the starting point.

    I strongly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Swakopmund.
    Written August 20, 2023
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    Hi bobsZ4422HA, Thank you very much for your review and recommendation, we really appreciate it. Kind Regards, Mark
    Written September 18, 2023
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    Danielle
    1 contribution
    Apr 2023 • Family
    My 4 year old son and I joined two other families on the “Up Close” Living Desert Tour on a Fat Bike. What an experience!! We LOVED it. Most of the guests where on e-bikes, making this an adventure everyone can enjoy, regardless of fitness level. There were about 8 Kids in total on the tour with their parents and not one of them seemed bored or tired; but rather intrigued by what lies beneath the seemingly lifeless surface. Jürgen is a very passionate and knowledgeable guide and held our attention throughout, showing us how alive and beautiful the desert is. 10 Stars from us. I highly recommend this tour.
    Written April 20, 2023
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    Thank you very much for your review! :)
    Written June 12, 2023
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    astrid b
    Istanbul, Türkiye29 contributions
    Truly one of the highlights of my trip in Namibia.
    Henu is a really knowledgeable guide, he showed us a lot about nature and animals. The activity itself is fun and I enjoyed riding in the dunes. I absolutely recommend the fat bike experience (:
    Written August 23, 2023
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    Hi Astrid, Thank you very much for your review and recommendation. I it is a big complement that it was on of the highlights of you trip, that is of cause our aim, an experience that you will always remember and leave a smile on you face. Hope you can join us again in the future. Kind Regards, Mark
    Written September 18, 2023
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    Rachel
    Gaborone, Botswana24 contributions
    Sep 2023 • Friends
    Can't recommend this trip enough to anyone heading to Swakopmund, views are incredible and the adrenaline rush of the downhills is 10/10. A decent level of fitness is needed to fully enjoy all of the experience as cycling to the top of the dunes is not always a relaxing ride before the thrill of the downhill. They do offer an E bike as an alternative if needed.
    Written September 20, 2023
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    annedup2016
    Cape Town, South Africa4 contributions
    Jul 2023
    What an amazing experience. You start in town and then guided out with a gorgeous circle route through the desert and finish off with a short stretch on the beach back to the shop. Hanjo was our guide and was an absolute pleasure. Our two boys hung on his lips-very knowledgeable, extremely friendly and made our morning an absolute joy. We have been going to Swakop for 12 years and this was our first time-will not miss it again, definitely going back. Thanx Marc, Hanjo and team!!
    Written July 20, 2023
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    Hi annedup2016, Thank you very much for you review. I am glad that you had such a great time and hope to see you again in the future :) Kind Regards, Mark
    Written September 18, 2023
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