Envisage yourself one year from now... do you have adventure plans in place....will you be doing something different? Do you want to challenge yourself? If so we want to hear from you!
Cycle Malawi - A true adventure.... a 7 day immersion into the 'warm heart of Africa'. A sponsored 337km (209mile) cycle ride through Malawi's stunning countryside.
A chance to 'make like a local' and experience a truly unique and unspoilt country at handlebar level. This will be the ride of your life – are you ready?
See the difference you can make - this is a great opportunity to raise money to support Malawi's vulnerable children, giving them the chance to grow up healthy in the security of a home.
This is more than just a cycle challenge as you will spend time seeing the real impact of your sponsorship.
By visiting the infant homes and local villages you will meet the children, staff and families that you are helping. A chance to make new friends and find out more about the latest projects. We can’t wait to meet you!!
Malawi is a beautiful country, the sunrises and sunsets are the perfect backdrop to a wonderfully varying terrain. This trip promises not only to be a physical challenge but also life changing.
The Route: Beginning at Mua Mission situated in the hills near Salima, overlooking the southern waters of Lake Malawi, the mission is a centre of art and culture for the area and a fitting starting point for your ride.
Continuing on we will overnight by the sandy beaches of Cape Maclear before biking down to the Open Arms Cottage on the shore of Lake Malawi.
A rest day here will give you the chance to visit some of our village projects and our Mangochi Infant home to see how the money you raise will help.
We cycle on to Liwonde and the opportunity for a sunrise safari in Liwonde National Park, Malawi's national treasure.
It’s sure to be brimming with wildlife; elephants, hippos, water buffalo, antelope, baboons and monkeys. A phenomenal sight to behold. Liwonde Park contains over 400 bird species.
The next destination will be Zomba City, the beautiful former capital and University City. Be mesmerised by its exquisite architecture and easy charm. The backdrop to Zomba and the peak challenge for the ride is the miraculous wonder of nature- Zomba Plateau.
The road to Zomba Plateau is a dramatic experience and a physical test as its situated 6000ft above sea-level. But the cool mountain breeze and breath-taking views are more than worth the climb! Cycle past streams and waterfalls, rare plants, lakes and Malawi's oldest forest reserve watching the abundance of wildlife on view.
The ride ends at our home in Blantyre to noisy and joyous singing, dancing and endless celebration.
Will you be there?
It won’t all be easy wheeling, the rides may be tough, the days may be long and the hills may be steep but with enough determination and a good level of fitness it is open to anyone. You'll be blown away by the friendship and camaraderie along the way!
So, hold tight and get ready for the ride of your life…