Malawi’s varied terrain, make it a great country for biking. More challenging mountain biking is provided in the forests and on the plateaux. Most of the lodges in the forested highlands offer mountain bikes for hire and there is an increasing number of trails to explore. Mountain biking can be enjoyed at the following spaces:


The Luwawa Forest

The Luwawa Forest area is known for hosting its annual international mountain bike race in June, where passionate cyclists from across the globe come to the country to partake in their favorite activity.

Nyika National Park

Nyika National Park is another great biking destination in Malawi and during the visit to the park, consider staying at Chelinda Camp, there is a reasonable accommodation that is popular among cyclists and offers cycling tours.


Blantyre, Malawi’s busiest city, has its fair share of cycling routes, going through both the concrete jungle and dense forests. Several cycling tours are offered in Blantyre where guests can be taken to a remote wilderness to go on a biking expedition led by a skilled guide. Planning a cycling trip around Blantyre means you won’t have to venture far after landing in its airport for an adventure, and there’s more accommodations to choose from if you decide to stay in the city instead of the countryside.

Other significant places for biking include; Zomba, Viphya, and Ntchisi.

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