Cycle Mashatu, Tuli Block, Botswana
Riding along trails carved by generations of elephants, sleeping under the stars, and awesome food too! Stop it!
Trail: 7/10 Facilities: 7/10
“If you going to go on an adventure with your bike, its hard to beat riding in a wilderness area, being completely part of nature, part of the food chain even!!"
Based in the Northern Tuli Reserve of Botswana, the Cycle Mashatu Wilderness Trail provides a unique opportunity to ride at leisure along ancient elephant migration paths, cycle through vast herds of wildlife and to sleep under starlit African skies.
The riding is quite raw, as you do a lot of riding along game paths and dry river beds. Sometimes it flows, sometimes not, but that's not the point.
The are very few things that come close to being part of nature like this, where at any moment you could happen across a heard of game, or the odd elephant or two!! Just hope it's not lions otherwise you will be doing an involuntary interval session.
The final cherry is certainly the hospitality. The good folks at Cycle Mashatu go out of their way to make you feel at home, eat good food and are well watered, enhancing the experience.