Mountain Bike Kilimanjaro
Overview of the tour
Itinerary to bike Mt Kilimanjaro
You will be picked up from Kilimanjaro airport or other arriving destination with a One Bike guide who will welcome you and transfer to the 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 trip. First cycling route starts from there to Marangu village. On the way, you will pass deep through the villages and experience the life of the Chagga people, third biggest tribe in Tanzania. Overnight will be arranged in Marangu village. Today is 100% cycling.
This morning you will be picked up from Marangu village and with a car transferred to Marangu gate where the permit registrations will be done for every cycler personly. There you will meet a team of porters that will follow you on the route. From Marangu gate, we are going to the Kilema gate which will be our starting point for the ride 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 on 3700 meters. From there you will have a beautiful view of the mountain Kilimanjaro with it 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 of the trip. 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 species of the three and continue through the Alpine desert. It is the path that goes in the middle of the two huts Kibo and Mawenzi, which make this route very scenic. In Kibo base camp you will have a summit briefing for all information needed in the rest of the trip and the time for resting in the afternoon.
Today is 90% cycling.
This part of the route is starting in the midnight with a zig-zag trek climbing up a long the slope. 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 you will take your bike from porters and start riding on the crater ring to the summit – Uhuru Peak. From here you can see glacier of Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, beautiful land of Tanzania and parts of Kenya. From the summit you can choose are you going to ride the bicycle or walk, according to your health condition and suggestions of 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 you will make your 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.
From US$2920 per person*
*Price may vary depending by the season or specific requests
*Tours can be customized according to wishes and phisical condition
Included in the price
- Mountain bike
- English speaking guide
- Drinking water
- Overnight costs
Excluded in the price
- Other drinks
- Items of personal nature