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Mount Kilimanjaro With Bike Tour Adventure

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highlights
  • Explore the trails around Africa‘s tallest mountain and highest volcano - Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Bike through solitary rainforests, flat savannah and fertile fields of crop
  • Safari in Arusha National Park
  • Spend a night in a Maasai village
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.

The trail around Africa‘s tallest mountain and highest volcano is 230 miles long and involves 16000 ft 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 Maasai.

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 Maasai 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.
Day 1 Arrival Kilimanjaro, transfer to Hotel Hotel

After arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport you are welcomed by your tour guide and you are then transferred to your hotel in Moshi town.

Day 2 Bike Tour around Moshi Hotel

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 miles, ascent 1000-3000 ft, gravel/tar trails

Day 3 Bike Tour Moshi – Lake Chala Hotel

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 can be seen along with little villages. The kids have a ball and come running to the road calling “Mzungu” or 'tourist'.

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 miles, ascent +3600 ft, gravel/tar trails

Day 4 Bike Tour Lake Chala – Rongai Eco lodge

We are heading further north anti-clockwise around the volcano. In the higher regions we see water/soil-saving farming practices of the locals. We ride close to the Kenyan border climbing gently to a higher altitude. The last 6 miles are on tar and quite steep.

In the afternoon we arrive at our cozy chalet. This is one of the starting points leading to the mountain. If you want to get a taste of what it’s like, you can go for a walk.

40 miles, ascent +3300 ft, tracks/tar trails

Day 5 Bike tour Rongai – Olpopongi Masai village Hostel

Cross the northern ridge of Kilimanjaro to the highest point of the tour at 6300 ft. Our tires will reach their limit because of the large acacia thorns.

During the last miles we might spot some wild game. At Masai cultural village of Olpopongi we will sleep in typical rondavels.

62 miles, ascent +3300 ft, gravel tracks

Day 6 Bike tour Olopopongi – Momella

In the morning we ride between Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru. During the hilly and dusty ride we might spot elephants, zebra, antelope, and buffalo.

In late afternoon we head for Arusha National Park in a 4×4 vehicle. We may spot large animals like giraffe, zebra, buffalo and elephant and smaller animals such as monkeys and birds.

28 miles, ascent +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 interchange among little settlements before we descend.

In the evening we can celebrate the circumnavigation of Africa`s highest mountain with some cold Kilimanjaro beer.

56 miles, ascent +4500 ft, gravel/tar trails

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.

what’s included
  • Accommodation
  • Meals during the tour
  • Tour guide
what’s excluded
  • Tips
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 8 days
Tour Type Private Tour - Max 10 participants 
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in moshi, Tanzania
Good to know Payment

A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

CancellationFree cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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Enosa Expeditions / Product Category: Bike Tours
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