Join our cycling tours, outdoor cycling cafe and florist shop in Bardo, Tunisia

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  2024 

 Min stay requested: No minimum

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  • Description

    Description

    Hey my name is Selim from Tunis Tunisia . I was travelling around asia for more than 3 years and spent most of my time there Cycling and volunteering with workaway . I ve done a lot of workaway experiences in so many different countries like Malaysia , Thailand , Laos , Cambodia , Vietnam , Philippines , Japan , South Korea , Myanmar , Sri Lanka , Indonesia , India .. and that s why I was chosen from the workaway team to become one of their ambassadors ( I m also on workaway TV ) . Now I think it s time to give back to our workaway community and become a good host for travellers visiting Tunisia . Like I mentioned before I was cycling in different countries and that s why when I came back home because of the pandemic I decided to create a "cycling club " leading cyclotourism tours around the country . Our main goal is to promote for Tunisians cycling abroad in a nomadic style like I ve done in Asia . In our tours in Tunisia we try to train our group members to get used to harsh conditions while Cycling and leave their comfort zone. We have also other goals like provide bikes for kids to try cycling around our town where I live . We also organise charity events: collecting donations and helping orphelina and SDF people living in the streets .
    Now our group is one of the most famous Cycling groups in Tunisia and many people are joining our tours . I m also thinking with cyclists friends to launch a languages club: where kids from our town can learn and practice languages for free.
    That s a dream project for me to give back to my town and country and I m sure I ll get your support .
    We need people to help with our outdoor small bike cafe where cyclists gather, helping with renting bikes and organising cycling tours. We want to write more blogs and create videos to attract customers. We started also recently selling plants in our shop so we'll be interested to host volunteers helping with the plants .

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You ll learn so much about tunisian culture , learn Arabic and French languages , visit bardo museum just next our home , the Medina of Tunis , enjoy riding bike and joining our usual Cycling tours . For sure you ll have a lot of new friends and learn cook Tunisian food like couscous . You ll get immersed in the real Tunisian culture far from fancy hotels and short-term rentals ..

  • Help

    Help

    I m looking for volunteers to help me organizing and promoting our Cycling tours , and especially organizing a languages exchange events for the community.
    Really interested in someone who is able to participate in YouTube content creation , filming , editing .. With previous volunteers we created a videos serie and was successful in promoting cycling around Tunis .. it s also an opportunity for them not just to do some work but a nice way to discover the country and its deep culture .. It
    We re also looking for someone who can develop our languages club and teach the kids from our town some foreign languages .

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Arabic: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    Korean: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I love learning new languages and studied for many years different ones , I have a goal to be hyperpolyglot so I can be fluent in 6 different languages . As a world traveller and consider myself a world citizen it s the tool to get immersed in different cultures . My life is about travelling , cycling around the world and for sure learning new words everyday to communicate with people on the road .. I ll be happy to help volunteers to learn Arabic , french , English and even some Korean or German .. in Tunisia as a high school students we study 4 languages so a good student supposed to be naturally a polyglot person so don't be shocked meeting Tunisians speaking many foreign languages ..

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Bed in a shared room. İt's so cheap when you cook by yourself in Tunisia and there are local markets selling cheap fruit and vegetables everywhere, you'll have a kitchen to cook for yourself. You can have free sandwiches and coffee from our restaurant when we are open.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Too much to do with your time off . In our town that's 4 km from the heart of Tunis you can visit the museum of bardo , the most famous in the world for its Carthaginian and Roman mosaics (only 2 minutes walk from our place ) visit " ksar Said " an old castle just in front the museum . You can enjoy daily cycling with us , to Medina of Tunis , explore the heart of the city centre , cycle to the seaside marsa , sidi bousaid , lac of Tunis . Tunisia is not that big and has good highways and cheap public transportation so You can also explore other cities , the mountains " ain drahom " north , the Sahara south . For exemple in the south you can visit "tataouin" where they filmed the star wars movie . In the Sahara you can go camping. If you love outdoor activities I can help you so much with that due to my community in social media that can host you in any part of the country .if you re used to long cycling trips you ll be lucky because every weekends we organise long cycling trips for one or two days outside the capital ( mostly more than 100km) .
    If you re used enough to cycling we re used to go early morning to "Marsa" and "sidi bousaid " drink a coffee there and when warm swimming , the ride is around 50 km to go there and back , it s kind of our weekday training , in the weekends we go mostly camping using our bike .. Our life and job is about outdoor activities ..

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 587814118968

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