7 Days Bike Safari

Bike Tour around Mount Kilimanjaro 7 nights

Come and experience an exciting, challenging and unforgettable 345km guided cycling tour around the largest free-standing mountain in the world, Mt. Kilimanjaro. Over 6 days of cycling you will experience some of Tanzania’s most beautiful landscapes, vibrant villages and wonderful cultures. From the Maasai people who inhabit the arid western plains of Kilimanjaro to the Chagga people who inhabit the foothills of the mountain you will get to discover.

 Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania

Get picked up from the Kilimanjaro International Airport and return to Moshi town, where you will check-in to your best and amazing accommodation in Moshi town. You will also meet your guide today and be briefed on this guided cycling holiday around Mount Kilimanjaro. You will check your gear to make sure you are ready. Anything that you might be missing, we will rent here on that day of biking tour.

Accommodation: Weru River Lodge
Distance: None
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Moshi Town to Tinga Tinga Village

You will start your bike trip around Kilimanjaro with our professional guide on a great ride that takes you from the greener southern side of Mt. Kilimanjaro.  Your ride will start by going through coffee and banana plantations, however as you head west you will cycle through the more arid open plains and acacia woodlands. While Moshi is home the Chagga people, the plains to the west of Kilimanjaro are home to the nomadic Maasai people who co-exist with the surrounding wildlife. Your ride will be on both dirt and tarmac roads and you will finish the ride at the Ngabobo village where you will be spending the night.

Accommodation: Camping at Olpopongi Maasai Village
Distance: 73km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Tinga Tinga Village to West Kilimanjaro

On this day bike tour ride goes through the Enduement Wildlife Management Area, which is one of Tanzania’s best kept secrets. Enduement borders Amboseli National Park and serves as an important migratory route for wildlife including African elephants. This area is inhabited primarily by the Maasai people but there are large populations of other tribes such as the Chagga, Meru and Pare people. Your ride starts off on the wide-open plains dotted with acacia trees but it gets greener as you approach the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro. Our tour on this day will ends at Simba Farm which is situated on top of the vast wheat and barley fields overlooking the west Kilimanjaro plains.

Accommodation: Camping at Simba Farm
Distance: 60km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: West Kilimanjaro Farms to Nalemoru Village

On this day ride will have you cycling towards the north east side of Mt. Kilimanjaro to Nalemoru village, near the Kenyan border. Nalemoru village is where the Rongai route up to Kilimanjaro starts off. Your ride today takes you through beautiful open farmlands with breathtaking views of the west Kilimanjaro plains behind you.Your ride today ends at the Snowcap Cottages which are nestled right on the edge of the Rongai forest. On a clear day you can enjoy amazing views of Kilimanjaro’s Kibo and Mawenzi peaks.

Accommodation: Camping at Snowcap Cottages
Distance: 66km on dirt roads
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Nalemoru Village to Lake Chala 

This day you will enjoy a downward hill ride towards the beautiful Lake Chala, a crater lake lying right on the border between Kenya and Tanzania. Lake Chala is one of Tanzania’s hidden gems. Fed entirely by underground springs from Mt Kilimanjaro, the turquoise blue and green waters are surrounded by diverse plants, trees and wildlife. The camp where you will be spending the night is situated on the edge of this mystical caldera lake, against a dramatic volcanic backdrop providing the perfect place to unwind and absorb the serenity and tranquility of the area.

Accommodation: Camping at Lake Chala Camp
Distance: 64km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Lake Chala to Marangu

This day is a short but challenging day, as you ride up to Marangu village in the foothills of Kilimanjaro. As you cycle through Marangu village you will pass banana and coffee plantations along the way as well as the friendly Chagga people who will be waving and shouting “Jambo, Habari” as you cycle by. Before getting to your camp you will take a tour to the beautifully Kinukamori waterfalls where you can stretch your legs and walk down to the base of the waterfalls. While here, Our professional tour guide with Chagga guide will give you a brief history of the area, the people, their traditions, and customs as well as the mystical legend about the waterfalls. After spending some time refreshing by the waterfalls you will finish the last downhill stretch of your ride towards the camp where you will be spend the whole night.

Accommodation: Camping at Marangu Hotel
Distance: 29km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Marangu to Moshi

You will be wrapping up your last day of cycling by traversing the villages and plantations on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The first half of the ride will be comprised of several steep ascents and descents followed by a second half which is a gradual downhill ride towards the bustling and vibrant Moshi Town. You will cycle through the suburbs and outskirts of Moshi Town on the back roads as you head towards the Weru Weru River Lodge which marks the end of your incredible 6-day journey around Mt. Kilimanjaro, on two wheels. You will seal of the evening with a nice celebratory dinner and sparkling wine to toast to your achievement.

Accommodation: Weru River Lodge or similar
Distance: 49km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Departure

Today it’s all up to you and what time your flight leaves. If you have time, you can explore the town of Moshi and find some souvenirs to commemorate your summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Consider sparing an hour of your time to help our environmental conservation efforts by planting a tree in the Kilimanjaro region.

Accommodation: None, departure day
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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