There was no border control, but in the first village I passed, someone in army coloured clothes came to me and asked my passport. Afterwards he also asked for some money, to buy a smoke and to help him. I told him I already paid for the visa and I […]Read More
Cycle Guide Guinea
Guinea, also known as Guinea-Conakry, to avoid any confusion with one of the other three Guinea name carriers. I have to be honest with you, I crossed the coastline of the country in a high tempo due to circumstances, so I don’t know all ins and outs, but let this give you a small direction.
A visa is required.
|Language||French, local languages|
|Currency||Guinea Franc (2019: €1 = GNF 10.400)|
|GDP-rank||#170 (of 192 countries)|
See & Do
Possible, but there are lots of people everywhere, so consider asking permission first.
A great way of meeting locals and sleeping in your own comfortable bed. Ask anyone in a village and they will search a spot for you.
Some places have accomodation, but it’s expensive. Think about 200.000 to 300.000 GNF for the cheapest price, so probably it’s more.
WS / CS
Not very common, only big cities offer CS hosts.
Unknown, but the best chances are somewhere in Conakry.
Food & Drinks
- Onroad: Egg with bread (±7.000 GNF)
- Local food: Rice,Fou fou
- Local drink: Ginger drink
Generally safe to cycle, be cautious in big cities.