BIKE ADVENTURE TOUR THROUGH MOUNT KILIMANJARO
Tanzania is an undiscovered bicycle tour paradise. From the foothills of Kilimanjaro with its mountain villages and coffee farms, to the plains below, and beyond through the Usambara mountains down to the Pangani Coast, there are countless miles of dirt roads, footpaths, and single-track to explore.
Our bike adventure tour range from from half-day to full-day to multi-day and can be custom-designed for all skill levels. All bike tours are guided and include the use of mountain bikes and cycling helmets. Multi-day rides are fully supported with a sag wagon. Bicycle tour can be the centre-piece of your African adventure or added as an extension to any itinerary.
Single day Scenic Tours
Half day or full day guided bicycle rides range from 15 to 50 kilometres. Explore a side of Tanzania that tourists rarely encounter. Rides depart from Moshi Town (or another pre-arranged location with additional transport) and may include visits to beautiful coffee estates, mountain villages, rainforests, waterfalls, or the Maasai plains.
Multi-Days Enosa Tours
The trail around Africa‘s tallest mountain and highest volcano is 230 miles long and involves 16000ft of climbing. It takes us through solitary rainforests, fertile fields of crop and through wild, dry acacia rich savannah, which is the home of the Masai. The tracks around the cloud shrouded, snow-capped roof of Africa are mainly dusty, sometimes rocky, with a few asphalt roads. We spend a night in a Masai cultural village to get to know their customs, songs and dishes. On a safari in Arusha National Park see some of Africa´s amazing wildlife.
Mount Kilimanjaro Explore bike tour
Day 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro, transfer to Hotel
After arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport you are welcomed by your tour guide. Transfer to your hotel in Moshi town.
Day 2: Bike Tour around Moshi
This day is for your acclimatization. After adjusting the bikes your guide will ride with you along the lower slopes of the volcano and around town. (12-25 mi., hg +1000-3000ft. gravel/tar).
Note: Distances and climbs can be adjusted.
Day 3: Bike Tour Moshi – Lake Chala
The route is on uneven paths, mainly over farmland of the Chagga people. A long climb leads to Marangu, one of the gateway points to Kilimanjaro. Banana and coffee plantations change with little villages. The kids have a ball and come running to the road calling “Mzungu”. Towards the end an 8 mile downhill takes us back into savannah country to a beautiful lodge at Lake Chala, offering swimming, birding and game viewing on foot (44 mi., hg +3600 ft., gravel tracks/tar)
Day 4: Bike Tour Lake Chala – Rongai
We are heading further north anti clockwise around the volcano. In the higher regions we see good farming practice of water and soil saving agriculture of the locals. We ride close to the Kenyan border climbing gently to higher altitude. The last 6 miles are on tar and quite steep. In the afternoon we arrive at our cozy chalets. This is one of the starting points leading onto the mountain. If you want to get a taste what it’s like you can go for a walk. (40 mi., hg +3300 ft., tracks/tar)
Day 5: Bike tour Rongai – Olpopongi Masai village
Cross the northern ridge of Kilimanjaro to the highest point of the tour at 6300 ft. Our tires will reach their limit, because nobody can escape the large acacia thorns. During the last miles we might spot some game. At Masai cultural village of Olpopongi we will sleep in typical rondavels. (62 mi., hg +3300 ft., gravel tracks)
Day 6: Bike tour Olopopongi – Momella
In the morning we ride between Mt. Kili. and Mt. Meru. During the hilly and dusty ride we might spot elephants, zebra, antelope, and buffalo. Stay at the charm. In late afternoon we head for Arusha National Park in a 4×4. Giraffe, zebra, buffalo and elephant are the large animals, monkeys and countless birds are the little animals in the park. (28 mi., hg +1000 ft., gravel tracks)
Day 7: Bike tour Momella – Moshi
Through acacia and shrub landscape we head back to Mt. Kilimanjaro. A steep climb brings us back into Chagga territory. Banana and coffee plantations change with little settlements before we descend. In the evening we can celebrate the circumnavigation of Africa`s highest mountain with some cold Kilimanjaro beer. (56 mi., hg +4500 ft., gravel tracks/tar)
Day 8: Saying farewell
After breakfast, relax by the pool or join the guide for a walk through Moshi. A transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport ends this adventurous trip.
There are different extension opportunities: Climb onto Africa’s highest Mountain to Uhuru Peak at 19430 ft. Description on the next page. There is a discount when booking both tours. You can also visit the amazing national parks – Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti with its massive zebra and wildebeest migrations.
- Accommodations (three nights lodging; three nights camping)
- All meals during the tour (except on 6th Day)
- Bottled water, coffee, teas, cocoa, milk, juices
- Services of bicycle guide, camping crew, and sag wagon
- Use of Mountain bicycle and bicycle helmet
- All camping and dining equipment (excluding sleeping bag)
- Transfers to/from Kilimanjaro International Airport, Moshi, or Arusha
Does Not Include:
Cold beverages and alcohol; gratuities to trip leaders, drivers, crew, or other staff; international airfare; additional accommodations made necessary by airline schedule changes or other factors; pre-trip expenses such as immunizations, travel insurance, passports, and visas; and any expenses of a personal nature, such as souvenirs and laundry.
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