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Bike Zanzibar

Shangani Street, Jambiani, Tanzania
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Rainy Bike Zanzibar Adventure

It’s still rainy season in May, so we knew rain was a risk for our group of 11 people. Rain just... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sojourners2000
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Great host on the farm!

Everything was great organized, the tour on the farm last more than one hour and was amazing... read more

Reviewed January 9, 2018
Aydın Ş
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Enjoy a unique holiday with the only dedicated bicycle tour operator in Zanzibar. Explore corners of the island that would otherwise remain hidden thanks to the vast knowledge of professional cyclist and chief guide Juma and his team. Combine exploring Zanzibar's unique Spices, Dolphins, Stone Town and snorkelling with an off-the-beaten-track adventure that nobody else can provide.
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“dala dala” (3 reviews)
“spice tour” (7 reviews)
“spice farm” (4 reviews)
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Shangani Street, Jambiani, Tanzania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s still rainy season in May, so we knew rain was a risk for our group of 11 people. Rain just became part of our adventure. Our guide met us at our hotel, and we walked a few blocks where he brought out bikes. We...More

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Helen I, General Manager at Bike Zanzibar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Happy to hear you enjoyed the day. Yes the farm we go to is more authentic and it is like walking in a natural forest with the spices growing around. Also it is all managed by the family- the farm and the cooking.

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Reviewed January 9, 2018

Everything was great organized, the tour on the farm last more than one hour and was amazing - thanks a lot to the guide. The price is worth it.

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Helen I, General Manager at Bike Zanzibar, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2018

Thanks for the nice words! Yes we to do love this family run farm and we consider it being the most authentic farm of all. Also the food that the women in the family cooks is very tasty. We are happy you enjoyed!

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Reviewed September 23, 2017

This was a wonderful trip! The trip was well organized and the spice tour was incredible! They even were able to accommodate our vegetarian diet. The biking was a bit more challenging than expected but our guide lets us take a slower pace and the...More

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Helen I, General Manager at Bike Zanzibar, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Thanks Luke, we are happy to share our lovely island! Thanks for letting us and others know about the challenging way back. We can choose alternative route f anybody wants and we will offer that from now.

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Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

We booked this a day beforehand and Helen was very helpful via email. Our guide was Khamis and we were the only two on this trip. We met at Stonetown cafe and walked to where the bikes are stored. We then made our way to...More

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Helen I, Manager at Bike Zanzibar, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2017

Happy to hear you enjoyed the day! Yes some of the route way back goes through a lush and green rainforest like area with monkeys. Some parts is best crossed by leading the bike. Happy to hear it was not a problem.

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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

We booked this very last minute but Helen was great and sorted everything out for us. We met our guide Khamis in Stone Town and cycled over to the Dala dala pick up. It was good craic riding in the Dala Dala and you get...More

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Helen I, Manager at Bike Zanzibar, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

Dear Rachel, thank you for top rating us- and the women cooking at Abeids farm. Yes the way back is a little rough but it works well if walking a part. We do not want our guests to miss out of the amazingly lush Masingini...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

We had a great time on our bike ride and spice tour! Everyone was very professional and easy to coordinate with, and the tour was really interesting and entertaining. We would definitely recommend.

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Helen I, Manager at Bike Zanzibar, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2017

Thanks Carolyn! Hope you got great Zanzibar memories with you home. Karibu tena.

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Reviewed April 19, 2017

We had no expectations other than having a read blog post about this! Tour took a good 6 hours, a bike ride to a bus stop then a very authentic Dhalla Dhalla ride, then an informative and super spice tour. NEVER in my life have...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2017

Had a great day trip with Suleiman from StoneTown. Started by getting a Dala Dala to the Spice Farm (bikes on top) then a really informative (& tasty) tour with a fabulous guide. Even though I was looking forward to this, it was even more...More

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Helen I, General Manager at Bike Zanzibar, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2017

So happy to hear you enjoyed it and that you liked Suleiman as much as we do! We have also multi days tours for 4-7 nights where we share our favorite places and mest soulful hotels. Welcome back ! Helen & Suleiman

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Reviewed February 5, 2017

I went on a spice tour by bike with my own very professional guide. Bikes on the roof on the bus to the spice tour and the bikes back to stone town. The spice tour was awesome, with a really funny guide, and I learned...More

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Reviewed November 29, 2016

We did a 3 day biking trip starting in stone town, then Bububu, Nungwi and latest Matemwe. It was a great experience. Suleiman is a very good and friendly guide. The 1st day we did also a spice tour at one of the spice farms...More

Thank Veerle P
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Helen I, Manager at Bike Zanzibar, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2016

Dear Veerle, thanks for your positive words! Yes we have other 4 days tours that starts and ends at other locations and do not pass Nungwi so that is an alternative. Thanks for highlighting it. Suleiman says "hi" too /Helen

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Alison G
October 2, 2017|
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Response from Helen I | Property representative |
Hi Sorry for my late reply, so many chanels nowadays. Yes we have good child seat. However I recommend you to do shorter trips every day as it is hot. Contact me via email and we can work it out together.
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John T
January 13, 2017|
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Response from Helen I | Property representative |
Hi John yes if two persons luggage is carried with panniers. If more than 2 pax we usually send the luggage to the hotel every day. Right now we do not have a scheduled tour but I would happily put together a tour for you... More
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