Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

  • Can I speak with someone in my area who has completed one of your tours?
  • Do you have a brochure or info kit I could read?
  • Why are you called Tour d’Afrique?
  • Who runs the tours?
  • How do I decide which tour I want to join?
  • What services do you provide to your clients?
  • How difficult are these tours?
  • What is 7 Epics?

What are the costs?

  • How much does a tour cost?
  • Why do I have to pay $150 US to register?
  • What other expenses will I likely have before and during the tour?
  • How much spending money should I bring?
  • What currency should I use, what about traveller’s checks and credit cards?

Health & Safety

  • Is it safe?
  • What if I get sick or injured?
  • Do I need shots and vaccinations?
  • Do I need travel insurance?

Tourism

  • Where do you offer tours?
  • Will I have time to enjoy some of the interesting places along the route?
  • How do I know if a cycle tour is for me?

Not the whole tour?

  • I’m not interested in ‘Global Bicycle Expeditions’ I just want a 2-3 week cycling vacation.
  • What about the relay teams - how does it work?
  • How do I know where to meet the group?
  • How can I know which section is right for me?

Preparing for a tour

  • What kind of bike should I bring?
  • How can I make my bike more comfortable and practical for the tour?
  • How do I transport my bicycle to the starting point and back home after the tour?
  • What kind of training should I undertake?
  • Are these races or cycling tours?

While on tour

  • Who carries the luggage?
  • What will I eat?
  • What are rest days?
  • How will I know the route?
  • Where do I sleep?
  • What is a typical day like?
  • Who fixes my bike?