Cameroon By Bicycle

Bike Africa hosts a wide variety of tours all over the continent.

In a new article on GoNOMAD, I talk about a two week bike tour through the west-African country of Cameroon. The tour, which is run by David Mozer, takes place in November, and is a cool vacation for lovers of cycling and trying new things. Here’s a selection.

Every trip is different, says Mozer, and it all depends on what happens and who you meet along the way.

“It is who we meet walking along the road, or working in a field, or selling in a market, or standing in a school yard. It is being there to get an understanding of the interrelationship of environment, culture, world policy and serendipitous people-to-people encounters,” says Mozer.

It’s evident that his love of the experience continues to propel him forward on the journey. The discussions always include domestic and global issues, and range in topics from education and health to development and women.

The group is provided with two meals a day, and this is typically where the best part of the day comes in. Just by talking with some locals for an hour, you can understand a country better than if you were touring for weeks in resort areas. This cultural exchange is the heart and soul of the trip, it’s what makes it all worth it, and it’s what keeps people like Mozer involved every year.

You can read the rest of the article on GoNOMAD.