Video: Bike Life - Swakopmund, Namibia

The Bike Life crew recently returned from a Namibian mountain bike adventure. In the latest episode they visit the immense sand dunes and lunar landscapes of Swakopmund.

 

Our man on the ground was Alfons, once again having local knowledge is KEY to having a good time! Our first afternoon was mind blowing! We followed Alfons into the surrounding dunes of Swakopmund and rode some lines as the sun set behind us.

 

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The next morning we went off to see the highest dune in the world, Dune 7. After asking around we realised that nobody had ever walked up and ridden a bike down! Challenge accepted. The footage doesn't do the scale and steepness of the Dune justice, it really is insanely steep.

 

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We found ourselves on a moon like surface for the second part of our adventure, The Lunar Landscape. The choice of lines was overwhelming! For as far as you eyes could see, ridge after ridge, gully after gully, endless lines to ride! We had left the fat bikes behind by this stage and were back onto the enduro bikes.

 

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Namibia has a lot to offer! It truly is an adventurers play ground!

 

Remember to do some planning beforehand, connect with the right people and hopefully you can have as an amazing adventure as we did.

 




9 Comments

Hairy, Sep 19 2016 09:50

awesome vid!

Lance Cruz, Sep 20 2016 10:34

The Switzerland of Africa.

If you can tolerate the absence of trees. 

Phenomenal gravity trails around Windhoek and a lot of raw stuff everywhere else.  

HOEKVLAG, Sep 20 2016 10:36

Epic trip!

Headshot, Sep 20 2016 04:48

Looks like they barely scratched the potential of the Lunar Landscape zone - so many opportunities off the beaten track for the right rider and bike...

PhilipV, Sep 20 2016 06:21

Namibia is calling me...

NicoBoshoff, Sep 21 2016 06:59

Looks rad.  Except for the straight-lining down a dune.  I guess their headsets seized :/

NPJ, Sep 26 2016 08:33

Looks like they barely scratched the potential of the Lunar Landscape zone - so many opportunities off the beaten track for the right rider and bike...

Yeah, time is always our enemy! I wish we could have stayed longer and explored more! Most of the time we hit the ground running on these trips, but it was super rad none the less!

NPJ, Sep 26 2016 08:35

I only saw this article after the trip! Incredible! Those guys did an incredible job!