With optional Extension to Danakil Depression
Tour code: AM-4
Duration: 4 days / 5 nights
Date: Not currently pre-scheduled
Group size: Minimum 10, maximum 20 participants.
Altitudes: 1.000 - 3.400 meters altitude.
Temperatures: 10 - 35 degrees celcius.
Complexity: 9/10 - distances, elevation gain, general altitude, temperatures.
Price: For participants in AM-4 only: € 1.320.
Price: For participants combining AM-4 with MB-5: € 990.
The price includes: Airport transfers, hotels, all meals, non-alchoholic beverages, service car. For participants in AM-4 only: domestic flight is included. MQX-ADD with odd-size luggage. For participants combining AM-4 with MB-5: no flight for AM-4.
The price does not include: International flight with odd-size luggage, insurance, and visa.
Group discount: Register a group of 14 participants and get an extra seat for free. This discount does not include domestic flight.
For the elite bikers, we offer Addis to Mekele in four days AM-4. The route is the same as AM-8. It can be combined with the MB-5 elite tour (to be posted).
Average distance per day: 187 km
Average altitude gain per day: 2036 m
Optional 4-day extension tour to Danakil Depression (by car only)
This road bike tour through the scenic mountains of the Western escarpement of the Ethiopian Rift Valley is both challenging and rewarding. Challenging because of the general altitude, mostly over 1,500 meters, high temperatures in the low valleys and the intense African sun coupled with the elevation gain. Rewarding due to the magnificent sceneries that will unfold on the way, the meetings with the people and sights into the local Ethiopian culture.
Insurance: Medical insurance with full home-transport is strongly recommended.
Hotels: We stay in local hotels of good to simple standard, depending on availability.
Food: We eat in places with good hygiene. Most places will have local food with additional options like pasta, potatoes and rice dishes.
Physical shape: Participation requires excellent physical condition.
Service car: We will have a service car following the last rider. The service car holds our luggage. It can also transport participants with their bikes. Depending on the size of the group, we will also have a lead car.
Day 1: Addis Ababa to Shoa Robit
Day 2: Shoa Robit to Dessie
Day 3: Dessie to Alamata
Day 4: Alamata to Mekele