Ankober Charity Challenge, Great Ethiopian Run & Explorer Tours
SimienEcoTours with Ride the Rift, a collaboration of 4 tour operators organising biking, trekking and running tours and events, presents a combination of different unique packages, classical but also special like the Great Ethiopian Run or a bike charity ride. There's plenty of different packages we offer and you can simply choose which of those you'd like to book.
The following 5 packages can be booked singularly or combined. For more details check the document here.
1) Northern Explorer Trek - 6 to 13 November 2021
On the Northern Explorer Trek you will see the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Lalibela, with its labyrinth of 12th-century rock-hewn churches; the castles of Gondar built by Ethiopian emperors in the 17th and 18th centuries; the stunning Simien Mountains with its unique wildlife.
2) Great Ethiopian Run - 13 to 14 November 2021
We also offer you the chance to participate in the Great Ethiopian Run with thousands of local Addis Ababans in Ethiopia’s vibrant capital city and to meet Ethiopia’s distance running legend and double Olympic gold medallist Haile Gebreselassie.
3) Rift Valley Explorer Tour - 15 to 19 November 2021
This tour neatly connects the Run and Bike ride taking you along Ethiopia’s chain of Rift Valley lakes to Ethiopia’s coffee heartland in the Sidama region. Here you can dive into local culture while visiting local coffee farms and enjoy sampling coffee in an authentic Ethiopian coffee ceremony. At Lake Langano you can bathe among hippos and water birds including Lesser Flamingos. The Rift Valley shows you a vast array of scenery and landscapes with a range of wildlife.
4) Ankober Charity Challenge - 19 to 21 November 2021
On our Outdoor Adventure Weekend in Ankober we take you cycling along the Rift Valley escarpment in breathtaking mountain scenery. This ends with the charity bike ride raising money for local guides and cooks who have had no income due to the impact of Covid-19.
5) Northern Explorer Tour - 22 to 29 November 2021
On this lodging tour you will see the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Lalibela, with its labyrinth of 12th-century rock-hewn churches; the castles of Gondar built by Ethiopian emperors in the 17th and 18th centuries; the stunning Simien Mountains with its unique wildlife; and the tropical Lake Tana with a relaxing place to stay on its northern lake shore.
- GR18-01: November 15 to 29, 2021
- GR18-02: November 2022
Tour code: GR18
Operator: SimienEcoTours & Ride the Rift partners