Below are a couple of suggestions if you are looking for trails and other roads to cycle on.
IJG TRAILS has a network of marked trails with different degrees of difficulty on farmland bordering Windhoek, called Farm Windhoek.
Where: Two main entrances are located in Andries de Wet Street in Avis and Otjivero Street in Kleine Kuppe.
Cost: Have a look at the IJG Trails website for the access fees.
More info: IJG Trails
Avis Greenspace is a conservancy space made available to the public surrounding the Avis Dam. Several great MTB trails can be found here, of which one leads up to Heja Game Lodge.
Where: Avis Dam Windhoek
Cost: Free. There is a fee payable for vehicles at the parking area.
More info: Greenspace Namibia
Kupferberg is a gravel road pass and in itself one of the most difficult stages of the Desert Dash and offers great elevation and endurance training possibilities.
Where: Head on West at the junction of W. Bypass and Unam
More info: Note important safety guidelines as this road is frequented by vehicles.
This group is dedicated for all the coffee rides around Windhoek. By definition all coffee rides are non-racing, pure social rides that aims to develop skills and meeting new people.
The Windhoek Coffee Ride United Group is a collaboration between a few groups (Mornings 04h30am Ride, Kupferberg Night Ride and the Heja’s Coffee Ride) together.
*Please note: Some of these groups are no longer active. Please contact them directly.
*Note: Group is currently inactive*
We meet at CYCLETEC (C/O Sam Nujoma & Hebenstreit) usually at 7:30 on either Saturday or Sunday morning. Watch Facebook for time changes.
Have a coffee at Heja Lodge. Bring money for coffee / sandwich / beers.
At the Heja Coffee Rides we focus on BEGINNERS. We emphasize on ‘Ride at your Own Pace”! Help us build a bigger community and please feel free to inform/invite other riders.
Tuesday & Thursday morning at 4h30am meeting at MTC Olympia. Helmet and lights are ESSENTIAL for this ride.
Contact Theo Hoeksema for more details: 081 122 2772
RECOMMENDED FOR INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED AND COMMITTED RIDERS. Ideally not for beginners as we average a speed of 25+ with a incline of 400 m.
The group was started in 2012 by a few friends who felt that cycling was becoming just too serious for them. We are fun, we are the lighter side of cycling, no competing, just plain enjoyment with the amazing invention known as the bicycle.
Rides takes place through the CBD of Windhoek at night. Across the globe similar rides take place as close to a full moon as possible, hence the group’s name.
We always have a dress-up theme and the last one was Namibia’s Independence. Riders see just how bright they can be with anything from Christmas lights to glow sticks. They ride at a pace suitable for everyone so riders of all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels can join in on the fun. When possible the City Police accompany us and for this we are very grateful! Three rides are organised per year, at the beginning, during winter and at the end of the year. Events start and end at Cramer’s so friends and family can stay around for a coffee, a drink or ice cream.
There are enough races, why not take part for the pure enjoyment of cycling?
See our Facebook page for more event details or contact Wim Boshoff at 081 222 3039 or Jacques van der Smit at 081 730 4972.