Cycling in Egypt, a special way to explore the country.
Discover the Nile Valley of southern Egypt by bike, from Aswan to Luxor.
This unique cycling tour leads along several cultural highlights of the pharaoh time, including the famous Valley of the Kings in Luxor and the temples of Kom Ombo, Edfu and Esna along the route.
The route (see on Google maps)
You ride on the western bank of the Nile, where it is quiet and safe, because the main roads are just across the Nile on the east bank. You cycle along the Nile, where it is green, with many agricultural areas, mango trees and date palms. You experience the daily life in the villages through which you ride. You will stay in hotels and twice on the Nile in the boat on which also your luggage is transported.
Guidance by local guides who know the area well.
You ride from Aswan in northern direction. On your right the Nile. And agricultural land where the agriculture remains as it was processed in the pharaoh time. A cow pushes a water wheel, white ibises between crops. Donkeys bring their cargo to the village, accompanied by children. Women in black, on their way to the market. It is early in the morning, the sun radiates comfort, the call of the imam blares over the fields, time for prayer. A boy on a camel greeted kindly. Left, behind the villages, the desert begins
* Experiencing daily village life, the friendly atmosphere.
* A visit to the camel market of Daraw and the pharaoh temples along the route: the double temple of Kom Ombo, the Temple of Horus at Edfu.
* In Luxor we will visit also the famous Valley of the Kings.
* 3 overnights in a boat on the Nile and the other nights in hotels, in Aswan and Luxor.
The boat - on which the luggage is transported - sails along.
* English speaking guidance available through our local team, as well as an professional guide (Egyptologist).
* The quality of the road is good (asphalted).
* We provide solid Dutch bikes during this cyle tour.
Individually: from 2 persons:
8 days: € 595 p.p. | 15 days. € 895 p.p.
Group: from 4 persons:
8 days: € 545 p.p. | 15 days. € 845 p.p.
Incl. transfers, guidance, bicycles, luggage transport, accommodation (b&b);
full board on day 3-6.
Bring your own sheets or sleeping bag.
Excl. flight, visa and entrance fees.
This offer is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website (www.sto-garant.nl/en/downloads)
Nile Valley Aswan - Luxor
8 days tour: DAY TO DAY PROGRAM
Day 1: Arrival at Aswan airport. Transfer to guesthouse Bet el Kerem (b&b) in the Nubian village Nagh el Kuba on the West bank of the river Nile.
Day 2: Today we will cycle to the Isis temple on the island Philae (partly by boat). On the way back we pass by the "High Dam"; the dam that created Lake Nasser, and we visit the Unfinished Obelisk. In the evening dinner with a Nubian family in the village.
Day 3: Early in the morning we leave by bike from Aswan to Daraw over the West bank. We stay the night near Daraw.
Day 4: In Daraw we visit the large camel market in the morning (only on Sundays) which is located on the route between Sudan and Egypt. Afterwards we continue our trip to Kom Ombo, where a unique double temple is located, dedicated to both the falcon god Horus and the crocodile god Sobek. After visiting the temple we cycle to the village of Faris.
Day 5: The trip continues from Faris to Edfu (temple from the Old Kingdom, dedicated to Horus.
Day 6: From Edfu to Esna (temple of the god Khnum). From Esna by train to our final destination Luxor, where we will stay the night in a hotel.
Day 7: In the morning we will visit the world famous Valley of the Kings, also by bicycle. Later this day occasion to visit the the Luxor temple, museum, temple of Karnak (sound and light show) etc.
Day 8: After breakfast time to do some last shoppings in the market e.g. In the afternoon transfer from the hotel to Luxor airport for the flight back home.
Click picture for an impression cycling in Egypt: