Friday, November 6, 2015

Friday Photo - Cycling in Egypt

Start of the 2015 Cairo to Cape Town Tour (Photo courtesy of Egyptian Streets)
This week's photo shows the start of the 2015 Cairo to Cape Town bicycle tour. The tour took 121 days and crossed 10 countries (Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa). According to the organizer, Africa is relatively safe, although she did admit that they had to be careful about bandits in parts of northern Kenya, as well as elephants in Botswana and Zambia. The tour has rest days in places like Khartoum, Addis Ababa, and Nairobi. Participants also visit sites like Victoria Falls. If you have ever seen Niagara Falls, Victoria Falls is twice as wide and twice as tall.

The event is put on by the TDA Global Cycling, which calls the event "Tour d'Afrique," The 2016 edition will run from January 15 to May 14. Cost for the entire event is just under $16,000. You can also do portions of the tour, which cost between $1,400 and $3,550.

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