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7 Day Southern Explorer MTB Tour Map

OVERVIEW

Discover vast networks of trails located within Malawi’s natural heritage. On this tour either self guided or full supported become an explorer. Cycle through majestic wildlife parks and premier game reserves, alongside the lower shire river valley system. Inter leading into the  beautiful tea plantations that slope across into capering mountains of Mulanje’s Massif. Then venture into the towering indigenous woodlands of Zomba’s Forest Plateau for a journey combing wildlife,  highland plantations, mountain peaks and winding  forest trails.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Majete Wildlife Reserve
  • Lengwe National Park
  • Lower Shire Valley
  • Satemwa Tea Estates
  • Mount Mulanje
  • Phalombe, Mt Michesi
  • Zomba Forest Plateau

Self Guided Tour

Bring your bike with or rent one of ours and take the ultimate cycling adventure of self discovery while the rest is taken care of. 

INCLUDED

Accommodation
Road Transfers
Boat Departures
Route Map & Information
Mountain Bike Hire (Optional
Park fees, taxes and levies. 

Fully Supported Tour

Upgrade and equip yourself with all the bush comforts of an experienced cycling guide and backup vehicle support.

INCLUDED

Backup vehicle & trailer
Cycling guide
Equipment and gear
Mountain bike hire (Optional)
Accommodation
Route map & information
Park fees, taxes and levies

Itinerary

Day 1: Blantyre – Majete Wildlife Reserve

Travel by road from Blantyre Airport to wildlife  inhabitated Majete Game Reserve.  Bordering the Shire river here an abundance of wildlife is prominent from crocs, hippos, roaming elephants and excellent birding. Undertake bicycle preparations then enjoy a peaceful nights sleep to sounds of the wild.

 

Day 2: Majete – Lengwe National Park

After breakfast cycle for 3 hours and 30 minutes, south wards down the lower Shire valley. Beside the river waters continue into a contrasting scenery of dry forests and dense bush as you enter in the Lengwe National Park. Home to a variety of game and reclusive Nyala antelope. Total cycling distance of  44.2km.  Overnight at the Nyala Lodge,

Day 3: Lengwe – Thyolo

Cycle for through the shire highlands  for 6 hours passing rows of indigenous wood plains and the Satemwa tea estates where rows of tea bushes spreads for miles across the horizon. Winding off-roads spiralling through lush greenery  of Malawian tea plantations. Total cycling distance of  81.2km. Overnight at Chawani Bungalow

Day 4: Thyolo – Mulanje

Cycle  eastward for 3 hours and 30 minutes  to the base of the expansive Mulanje Massif.  Mount Mulanje towers across the sky at a spectacle of 3002m  over the region. Offering amazing views of  the country’s highest peak. Here you  enjoy a  restful night at the  foothills of the Mulanje slopes. Total cycling distance of. 47.7 Km. Overnight at Kara O’Mula Country Lodge

 

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7 Day Southern Explorer MTB Tour - Cycle Malawi -Nyala Lodge
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Kara O'Mula Lodge - 7 Day Southern Explorer MTB Tour - Cycle Malawi

Day 7:  Zomba – Blantyre

After breakfast prepare to catch your early departure boat at 10h30 which will take you across the lake to anchor in Cape Maclear. From here you will be picked up and transferred to Blantyre to catch your flight at Chileka International Airport. END OF TOUR.

Day 6: Phalombe – Zomba Plateau 

Cycle north west for 6 hours and 24 minutes through the majestic highlands that stretch up down from the Zomba Plateau.  Make your way until the base of the high-rising Plateau.. Here you filled tall towering  trees, waterfalls and scenic viewpoints to enjoy the following day. A cycle  of 85.2km. Overnight at Pakachere Backpackers.

 

 

Day 5:  Mulanje – Phalombe

Cycle along the eastern escarpment of  Mount Mulanje with breath-taking of the slopes covered with tea plantations. Continue north for 4 hours and 54 minutes cycling until reaching Phalombe  situated between distant views of Mt Michisi and Mulanje. Total distance cycled 66.5km Overnight at Diston Lodge.

 

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7 Day Southern Explorer MTB Tour - Zomba Plateau Forest Dam - Cycle Malaw
7 Day Southern Explorer MTB Tour - Zomba before the rain- Cycle Malawi
Cycle north west for 6 hours and 24 minutes through the majestic highlands that stretch up down from the Zomba Plateau.  Make your way until the base of the high-rising Plateau.. Here you filled tall towering  trees, waterfalls and scenic viewpoints to enjoy the following day. A cycle  of 85.2km . Overnight at Pakachere Backpackers.

Book this cycling adventure today. Our cycling enthusiasts will happily help you plan your next ride in Africa.