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Heritage Discovery Tour

A 14 day tour during which you will discover, thanks to the expertise of specialised tour guides, some of the numerous and inestimably rich cultural heritage of Tunisia.

GSAB Aventures S.A.R.L.
Route de Soulce 37 – 2863 Undervelier - Suisse Tel/Fax : +41 (0)32 423 22 75 France : Gilbert Schmitt Switzerland: Alain Bigey Web site : www.gsab-aventures.ch
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A mountain bike excursion through the Berber Mountains * 14 days *
An unforgettable journey through the heart of the Berber mountains. 400 km of paths and secondary roads that make a fascinating discovery of breath-taking landscapes and typical traditional villages . Stage 1 : Djerba Airport / El Kantara 35 km

Road stage, from the comfort of a vehicle to give you a first introduction to Tunisia. Bike assembly. Overnight in a hotel. It is possible to do this stage by bike, but night falls quickly and it is highly probable that the ride would be completed after sun-down. We have to foresee enough time to assemble the bikes at the airport, collect luggage, and include enough time to allow for unforeseen delays (flight delays, airport delays, accompanying vehicle delays…).
Stage 2 : El Kantara / 10 km before Ben Guerdane 55 km

Road stage which follows the coast after taking an ancient Roman road that links Djerba Island to the mainland.

Camp-site beside the sea, 10 km before Ben Guerdane. Camping in tents.

GSAB Aventures S.A.R.L.
Route de Soulce 37 – 2863 Undervelier - Suisse Tel/Fax : +41 (0)32 423 22 75 France : Gilbert Schmitt Switzerland: Alain Bigey Web site : www.gsab-aventures.ch
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Stage 3 : 10 km before Ben Guerdane / 10 km before Kirchaou and Smar. 50 km

Road stage with minimal traffic. Camping in tents.
Stage 4 : 10 km before Kirchaou and Smar / 10 km before Tataouine 45 km

Road stage with minimal traffic. Camping in tents.

Hammam steam baths are possible in Tataouine and the handcraft market closes around 8pm.
Stage 5 : Tataouine / Ksar Ouled Soltan (The fort of the sultan's sons) 25 km

Road stage which finishes with a small climb up to the fort (formerly a Berber granary used to stock food, cattle feed and oil…). Camping is possible in the fort or a tenting camp-site is only a few kilometres away.

Between camp-sites at stages 2 and 5, it's possible to take an more southerly route which runs through Bir ksar mehiria and Ouled Aoun.
Stage 6 : Ksar Ouled Soltane / Douiret 35 km

A very beautiful cycling path stage which takes us through the mountains up to the old Berber village of Douiret. It is also possible to ride through Ksar Ouled Debab. We pass over two small passes without great difficulty. In Douiret, we can either camp 2 or 3 km before the village in a small valley to the right, or 3 km after the village in the original older Berber village of Douiret. Camping in tents.

GSAB Aventures S.A.R.L.
Route de Soulce 37 – 2863 Undervelier - Suisse Tel/Fax : +41 (0)32 423 22 75 France : Gilbert Schmitt Switzerland: Alain Bigey Web site : www.gsab-aventures.ch
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Stage 7 : Douiret / Guermassa

This stage is almost all on cycle paths. A very pretty landscape guides us to Chenini and then another path until Guermassa. At Chenini we will make a brief visit in this charming old Berber village.

30 km

Stage 8 : Guermassa / Beni Kdache

35 km

A road stage, but still very beautiful. More difficult than previous steps with lots of climbs and descents.

Stage 9 : Beni Kdache / Toujane

Road stage with a very long and picturesque descent, followed by a 6km climb up to Toujane. We spend the night in a prehistoric hostel in Toujane.

35 km

GSAB Aventures S.A.R.L.
Route de Soulce 37 – 2863 Undervelier - Suisse Tel/Fax : +41 (0)32 423 22 75 France : Gilbert Schmitt Switzerland: Alain Bigey Web site : www.gsab-aventures.ch
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Stage 10 : Toujane / Old Matmata 26 km

We take a cycle path on to old Matmata where we will spend the night at the Sidi Driss Hotel, easily recognised as the set for several scenes in the Star Wars films. We take a day's rest.

Stage 11 : Matmata / Café Bir Soltane

40 km

Another very pretty road stage, but a rather demanding one, and we will arrive at the Bir Soltane café after passing through the charming village of Tamerzet.

Stage 12 : Café Bir Soltane / Ksar Guilane

45 km

A difficult and very demanding stage, but well worth the effort when we arrive in the mountain oasis of Ksar Ghilane where the hot water springs are a welcome relief from the journey. Camping overnight at the Bir Soltane café.

GSAB Aventures S.A.R.L.
Route de Soulce 37 – 2863 Undervelier - Suisse Tel/Fax : +41 (0)32 423 22 75 France : Gilbert Schmitt Switzerland: Alain Bigey Web site : www.gsab-aventures.ch
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Purchases of handcrafts and food (expensive) are possible. A 15cm ceramic plate is about 0.750 dn Also possible to rent quadbikes at 60.000 dn / hour. Horse-riding tours are also possible.

Stage 13 : Ksar Guilane / Ein Esbat

20 km

Another fairly challenging cycle path stage. Finishing off at the Ein Esbat camp grounds. From there, it is possible to continue on with another excursion of one or more days through the desert. One possibility, for example, is to cross the vast Grand Erg Oriental desert.

Stage 14 : Ein Esbat / Djerba

We return to Djerba by car, and then jet back home to Switzerland.
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Route de Soulce 37 – 2863 Undervelier - Suisse Tel/Fax : +41 (0)32 423 22 75 France : Gilbert Schmitt Switzerland: Alain Bigey Web site : www.gsab-aventures.ch
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Information about the mountain bike trail This adventure includes day stages of 20 to 60 km of mountain biking on cycle paths or secondary roads. We adapt our speed according to the abilities of the participating cyclists. You must be in a good physical condition to undertake this excursion. Program GSAB Aventures reserves the right to modify the program and route if the security of the group is in question. The descriptions of the route and stages should be considered as the ideal, but they are subject to alteration at any time according to the guides' perceptions of prevailing conditions. Whatever happens, everything possible will be done to try and maintain the program as described and if that's not possible at any time, the participants will be duly informed and any changes to the program will be explained and justified beforehand. The tour has been developed with the intention of camping in tents. It is certainly possible. with further expense to the participants, to complete the entire tour with hotel stays instead. In such a case, the length of several stages will alter a little. This option is only possible if the entire group agrees to participate in the extra costs. Personal luggage Personal luggage will be transported by accompanying vehicles. Equipment Luggage : we recommend the use of a backpack because they are easier to handle and arrange. Suitcases are not acceptable. We would also advise that you bring a small backpack that you can ride with, to carry your personal affairs like cameras, water bottles, jacket, ... Clothing : wind-blocking and/or waterproof jacket, warm sweater or thermal pullover, warm underwear, hiking pants, hiking shoes, gloves, cap or hat, cycling shorts or seat cover. Various : front headlight and batteries, knife, water bottle/s, sunglasses, sun cream, toiletries, mattress (inflatable or roll up), duvet.
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Route de Soulce 37 – 2863 Undervelier - Suisse Tel/Fax : +41 (0)32 423 22 75 France : Gilbert Schmitt Switzerland: Alain Bigey Web site : www.gsab-aventures.ch
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Medicine We carry a group medical kit, but you should also have your own personal medical kit with your regular medication and any others of the following as agreed with your doctor: throat lozenges, anti-diarrhetics, plasters or bandages and cream for blisters, eye drops or eye wash. Vaccinations None are obligatory, consult your doctor in case of doubt. Documents A valid current passport is required, and visas are not required for Europeans. Consult your embassy/consulate if in doubt. Money The Tunisian currency is the dinar 1 DIN = 1 CHF approximately Exchange is possible with most common currencies. It is possible to use a credit card to obtain cash in the larger cities.

Don't hesitate to contact us for any further information.

GSAB Aventures S.A.R.L.
Route de Soulce 37 – 2863 Undervelier - Suisse Tel/Fax : +41 (0)32 423 22 75 France : Gilbert Schmitt Switzerland: Alain Bigey Web site : www.gsab-aventures.ch
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PRICES as at 1st January 2006 6-10 Pax Basic tour, 14 days and 13 nights Hotel supplement covering all stages
1950.- CHF 1300.- € 190.- CHF 125.- €

11-15 Pax
1900.- CHF 1265.- € 180.- CHF 120.- €

16-20 Pax
1800.- CHF 1200.- € 170.- CHF 115.- €

We can only conduct this tour with at least 6 people subscribed. Prices are valid for 2006 and do not include adjustments for flight price increases. The price includes : International flights (Europe / Djerba / Europe) Internal transport Accommodation in tents or in hotels (includes breakfast) according to the program selected by the group Tents, camping and cooking equipment Assistance vehicle and a cook/chef Sightseeing with a local guide Full board. excepting the accommodation costs for the hotel option. Rental of mountain bikes and repair equipment. (Participants may bring and use their own mountain bikes, but GSAB Aventures can not reduce the total cost of the trip nor compensate private owners for repairs to their own equipment that may be incurred during the journey and flights

The price does not include : Personal expenditures and drinks Purchases of any souvenirs Tips (porters, chef, drivers, hotel, …) Personal equipment, like: drink bottles, clothes, duvet, mattress (roll-up or inflatable)… Airport taxes Travel insurance (emergency assistance and repatriation), charged at 0.9% of the total travel price and compulsory for all participants
GSAB Aventures S.A.R.L.
Route de Soulce 37 – 2863 Undervelier - Suisse Tel/Fax : +41 (0)32 423 22 75 France : Gilbert Schmitt Switzerland: Alain Bigey Web site : www.gsab-aventures.ch
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Mobile: +33 (0)6 88 18 39 48 Mobile: +41 (0)79 778 12 41 E-Mail : info@gsab-aventures.ch
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