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Bicycles hire in Malwi

London, United...
5 posts
Bicycles hire in Malwi

Guys,

Would anyone be able to advice whether bicycles are available to hire in Malawi? Either from proper rentals in main tourist towns/villages or simply from the hotels or lodges? My intention is not to cycle through the country, but be able to explore some areas locally. It’s the best thing to do if it’s too far to walk or too close/too lazy to drive; ;-).

Cheers,

Aleksandra

Sheffield, United...
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3,339 posts
1. Re: Bicycles hire in Malwi

I'm not aware of any "national" bike hire companies, but many lodges/hotels have bikes to hire for the day to explore local area, or you can often "hire" a bike from a hotel employee for a few hours, they are all only too pleased to make a few extra Kwacha. Be aware that mostly the bikes are rather heavy Chinese bikes, made to take a heavy load, although you may find some of the lodges do have proper mountain bikes.

Ivan

London, United...
5 posts
2. Re: Bicycles hire in Malwi

sounds great, thanks a lot for info. alex

Nottingham, United...
1 post
3. Re: Bicycles hire in Malwi

You can hire a mountain bike in Lilongwe from Pasavute Cycle Hire. Contact Ian D'Hygere +265(0)994399768.

He's based at Mabuya Camp.

The bikes belong to Water Works charity and part of the profit from the cycle hire go to the charity.

Happy Cycling,

Jeff

Sheffield, United...
Level Contributor
3,339 posts
4. Re: Bicycles hire in Malwi

Hi Jeff thanks for the info, useful to know.

Ivan

Blantyre, Malawi
1 post
5. Re: Bicycles hire in Malwi

Hie Ivan,

I am setting a bike rental shop in Malawi, in the heart of Blantyre city to meet the needs of other cycling enthusiasts like you in the future. We plan to officially open by mid August 2014.

We shall be operating in Development House Building opposite the famous Chayamba building along the Victoria Avenue Street. We have in stock for rental about 10 bikes- Mountain, Road and Life style types.

The renters shall be able to visit the nearest Mulanie Mountain, Majete Game Reserves, the Mpatamanga gorge and Ku Chawe inn which are all located about 1hr drive from the main city of Blantyre which is in the southern part of Malawi.

A pick up car, bike carrier and baby chooser shall also be available for those who shall find them useful.

Email: cycletourcentre@gmail.com or jonateng@yahoo.com

Call: 00265 999105310 / 00265 888601665.

Jonathan.

6. Re: Bicycles hire in Malwi

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