Ride The Rift 2021: Jamma Canyon

Ride The Rift in Ethiopia: cycle, run or trek through the remarkable landscapes with epic journeys - sometimes flying downhill, other times following the escarpments with the outrageous views, and all the while passing by the traditional farming communities of the highlands. We will be camping - and camping with a view - and our professional team of cooks and camp staff will look after us throughout. Ride The Rift in Ethiopia: cycle, run or trek through the remarkable landscapes with epic journeys - sometimes flying downhill, other times following the escarpments with the outrageous views, and all the while passing by the traditional farming communities of the highlands. Read more...
4 Days
$560

Ride The Rift 2021: Jamma Canyon - 4 - $560

Itinerary

Day 1: 16th October 2021

For those coming from Debre Berhan there will be cycling opportunities along the way to Deneba. We will stop for coffee in Deneba and join the waterfall explorer group. Arrival from Addis - We will have a group head out to explore the waterfall from the road in. This will be a round trip 10km walk - a bit longer for those who want to trek to the edge of the gorge. Late afternoon activities include cycling around to the edge of the escarpment to get the views at sunset, runners and hikers will have similar opportunities.

Meals: B L D

Accommodation: Camp


Day 2: 17th October 2021

Today the advanced cycling group will cycle to Lemi and head down the new road towards Alem Ketema. We will drop down some 400m in around 9km, before turning off onto a gravel road that more or less follows the contours, giving us an opportunity to ride another 10km out to get great views of the Debre Libanos gorge. Before heading back to the Alem ketema road to get transport back to camp. There will be options for hikers and runners and easier cycling for those not keen on the long ride. Picnic lunch and snacks.

Meals: B L D

Accommodation: Camp


Day 3: 18th October 2021

Today the advanced riders will get the option to ride to the new camp near Enewari. It's around 45-50km mostly on the flat with mix of surfaces - packed soil, gravel roads, a bit of asphalt, and some bumpy stretches. Others will get shorter options for a ride that goes around this extraordinarily beautiful gorge, crossing a waterfall and on to the campsite. Great runs and treks too.

Meals: B L D

Accommodation: Camp


Day 4: 19th October 2021

Today the whole group will make their way to Zena Markos monastery. It’s a great cycle ride from camp to the monastery - cross country, and on gravel and dirt roads. Runners and walkers will get dropped in Enawari and walk/run to the monastery. After a visit and lunch there will be a variety of options for the return including transport for those who prefer.

Meals: B L D

Accommodation: Camp


Day 5: 20th October 2021

This morning people will ride, walk or run from the camp to Deneba (10km) (or for some a closer point) bikes and people will be loaded up and we will return to Addis. We will be back in Addis by mid afternoon.

Meals: B L D

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation: TBD depending on international flight departure time


Option for later international departures (e.g. need for COVID testing)

Not everyone will be able to leave by plane in the evening of the 20th October for different reasons (COVID testing, other travel plans, etc.) and might need to spend another night in Addis Ababa. You can book your hotel with us in Addis Ababa for an extra night. See hotel prices and airport drop off below. We are happy to assist you with the COVID testing to make it easier for you, and this might give you the extra time to do a city tour in Addis Ababa. 

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Start date Price (pp)
October 2021
16-Oct-2021 $560* Guaranteed Date Enquire

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $560

Additional Notes

Optional extras:  

  • Supplement for single tent 30 USD.
  • Good quality mountain bikes can be rented for the whole tour for 60 USD.
  • City tour in Addis Ababa including guide and private minivan 100 USD per group (excluding entrances and meals).
  • Additional overnight in Addis Ababa at Caravan Hotel (incl. airport shuttle, room & breakfast) 60 USD per person/night/single room.
  • Additional overnight in Addis Ababa at Caravan Hotel (incl. airport shuttle, room & breakfast) 40 USD per person/night/twin room.

Please bring water purification kit - we try not to use water in plastic bottles - this will save you money too!

Includes

  • 4 camping nights in tents for 2 persons including rental tent & mattress.
  • All transfers and travels with private vehicles.
  • Transport for bikes (from/to Addis & during the rides).
  • All meals as per itinerary (including water, coffee/tea, alcoholic drinks excluded).
  • Refreshments & sandwiches for the rides & other activities.
  • Guides for rides and hiking.
  • First aid support.
  • Technician support.

Excludes

  • International flights.
  • Lunch & dinner as per itinerary.
  • COVID tests or other requirements linked to COVID travel measures.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Visa fees.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Alcoholic drinks.
  • Tipping.
  • Photo and video fees (if any).
  • All extras and personal expenditures.

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