First road cycling holidays to Ethiopia launched

Tadele Travel launches eight-day cycling trips with three levels of challenge.

7 March 2017: Today sees the launch of the first-ever organised road cycling holidays to Ethiopia departing from the UK. The holidays, by Brighton-based, Ethiopia specialist Tadele Travel, will take advantage of unique landscapes, newly-built tarmac roads and Ethiopia’s rich tradition of road cycling to offer three different levels of experience, all designed to suit cyclists looking for a new challenge.

The three eight-day itineraries are:

·         Ethiopian Highland Explorer Tour – this tour features four days of cycling over a total distance of some 200km starting and finishing at Gheralta Lodge, with cultural excursions to rock-hewn churches and the ancient capital of Axum. Departures: Friday 29 September 2017 and Monday 27 November 2018.

·         Ethiopian Highland Challenge Tour – with five days of cycling over 395 km, this tour is aimed at more serious cyclists covering a similar route but with longer rides and one less rest day. As a highlight, there is a 130km ride into Axum itself. Departures Saturday 17 June 2017 and Monday 15 January 2018.

·         Ethiopian Highland Endurance Tour – for those looking for a more extreme challenge, there are 587km of cycling over six days on this journey that covers a loop to both the north and south of Mekele. Departures: Saturday 21 October 2017 and Monday 29 January 2018.