Climb Kilimanjaro by Bike

Overview of the tour

Challenge yourself, climb Kilimanjaro by bike, and conquer the roof of Africa. See and feel the life of local people on the slopes of Kilimanjaro. Pass through a number of different habitats, see numerous animals, and be rewarded with some of the most stunning scenes in the world that you will remember forever.

Itinerary to climb Kilimanjaro by bike

You will be picked up from Kilimanjaro airport or any other arrival point by a One Bike guide who will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. This day you will get all needed information and preparations for the trip. The rest of the day could be used for resting and exploring the city of Moshi.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the One bike shop where you will get all needed information and preparations for the climb. Our first day of the trip will start from there up to Marangu village. On the way, we will pass deep through the villages and experience the life of the Chagga people, the third biggest tribe in Tanzania. Overnight will be arranged in Marangu village. 

Today is 100% cycling.

This morning a pick-up will be arranged from Marangu village and a car will transfer us to Marangu gate where we will take care of the permit registrations for every cycling person. There we will meet a team of porters that will be with us to climb Kilimanjaro by bike. Then, from Marangu gate, we will be transferred to the Kilema gate which will be our starting point for climbing Kilimanjaro by bike in The national park of Mount Kilimanjaro. We will cycle through a huge green rainforest with a lot of different plant species, birds and animals. The ride will end in Kilema camp on 2 980 meters where we will overnight in tents inside the camp area.

Today is 70% cycling.

Today the ride will take us through Kilimanjaro’s semi-tropical foothills and then on a steep path to the Horombo camp at 3700 meters high. From there we will have a beautiful view of the Kilimanjaro with its two peaks, two brothers, Mawenzi and Kibo. We will overnight in the camp.

Today is 75% cycling.

This day is going to be used for acclimatization which is a very important part to climb Kilimanjaro by bike. After the breakfast, we will  ride through the Alpine desert up to the Mawenzi Hut and then back to Horombo camp. Overnight is again in Horombo camp.

Today is 90% cycling.

The ride will start after breakfast. On our way, we will pass the Senecio garden with the endemic tree species and continue through the Alpine desert. It is the path that goes in the middle of the two peaks, Kibo and Mawenzi, which makes this route very scenic. In Kibo base camp you will have a summit briefing for all information needed regarding the rest of the climb. Then, we will have time to rest in the afternoon.

Today is 90% cycling.

This part of the route is starting in the middle of the night with a zig-zag trek climbing up along the slopes. It will take approximately 2 hours to reach Hans Meyer’s Cave and from here the gradient gets steeper. The climb continues for another 3 hours to Gilman’s point, where we will take our bike from porters and start riding on the crater ring to the summit – Uhuru Peak. From here we can see the glaciers of Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru as well as beautiful lands of Tanzania and parts of Kenya. At the summit, you can choose if you prefer to continue riding your bicycle or walk, according to your health condition and suggestions from the guide. On the way down we will stop at the Kibo base camp for the brunch and continue to the Horombo camp.

Today, from Kibo to Uhuru and then Kibo is 20% – 80% cycling, from Kibo to Horombo is 80% cycling.

After the night of rest and the breakfast we will make our final ride down across moorland and rainforest to Kilema gate. From there you will be transferred to Marangu gate for check out and then to your hotel. Drive back from Kilema gate to Moshi with the bicycle is optional.

You will be able to sleep and rest well in your hotel. Transfer from the hotel to the airport or another place of departure from Moshi will be organized for you.


From US$2920 per person*

*Contact us for information on group discounts

*Price may vary depending on the season and specific requests

*Tours can be customized according to wishes and physical condition

Included in the price

  • High quality mountain bike
  • Helmet
  • English speaking guide 
  • Mountain crew (porter, cook, etc)
  • Food
  • Drinking water
  • Overnight costs
  • Supporting Vehicle
  • Kilimanjaro National Park Park fees

Excluded in the price

  • Tipping
  • Insurance
  • Other drinks
  • Items of personal nature

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