Kilimanjaro Bike Challenge

Overview of the tour

The unforgettable experience of the 360° cycling ride around the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro reveals all the diversity of Tanzanian nature and culture. Rural roads will take you deep into the wildlife, which consists of dense forest, through the local life in villages of different tribes.

Itinerary to bike Mt Kilimanjaro

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 Machame gate, which is the starting point of our cycling trip. From there, dirty and gravel road will first take us through rain forests and banana and coffee plantations, homes of the Chagga people. As we are heading west, we will find ourselves on a windy part of the mountain with more open-air plains, and acacia woodlands. This is the land of Maasai people, where we will be able to experience the differences among different tribes and their cultures in Tanzania. We will pass by Ngabobo and Tinga Tinga village and drive on the border of the National park, crossing the paths and native lands of different animals. We will then spend the night in a traditional Maasai-hut at the Olpopongi Maasai village.

Today we will be cycling through the Sinya and Ngasurai open plains, which serve as a wildlife corridor for animals moving from Amboseli National Park in Kenya to the Enduimet wildlife management area in Tanzania. Today’s route will be completely off-the-beaten-path with no tarmac. If it is a clear day we will be able to see magnificent views of Mt.Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru, and Mt. Ol Doinyo Lengai. We will then arrive at Simba farm campsite, where we will spend the night. 

This day will be one of the most challenging of the tour.  We will cycle uphill on the dirty and rocky road to climb the Shira Plateau of Mt. Kilimanjaro, one of its three peaks, and reach helipad at 3700 meters high. From there we will enjoy a beautiful view of the top of Kilimanjaro and its Kibo peak covered with snow on one side, and endless Maasai land on the other. After resting a little bit, we will enjoy the much easier ride down, back to the Simba farm campsite where we will be spending the night. 

Today’s route will take us through the north-eastern side of Mt. Kilimanjaro which borders Kenya. We will pass through vibrant villages, farmlands, and finish at the entry of the Rongai trek route to Kilimanjaro in the Nalemoru village. The village is located on the border of the Rongai forest, conservation center for a lot of tree species that you can see. We will then spend the night at the Snow Cap Cottages, in the Rongai Village.

After a couple of tough days, this one will be more relaxing and enjoyable. We will take a smooth downhill ride to Lake Chala, unique caldera lake, fed by underground springs from Mt. Kilimanjaro. We will have time to enjoy the lake and its great diversity of life, forest, plants, and birds. We will then spend the night by the lake. 

Today’s ride will be a more challenging route as we will cycle on the dirt and sometimes muddy road with a lot of uphills and downhills. We will go deep in the dense forest and feel its charms and its rich flora and fauna. The ride will end in Kahawa Shambani campsite in Uru village where we will spend the night.

The final day of this cycling challenge will take us uphill towards Mweka Gate. After a long ride around the whole Kilimanjaro mountain, we will enjoy easy relaxing ride back to Moshi via the tarmac road. In town, we will have dinner and time to relax or experience the city’s nightlife. You will spend the night in your hotel. 

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.


US$2999 per person*

*US$2099 per children

*For groups bigger than 3: US$2399 per adult 

*Price may vary depending on the season and specific requests

*Tours can be customized according to wishes and physical condition

Included in the price

  • Mountain bike
  • Helmet
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Drinking water
  • Overnight costs

Excluded in the price

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

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