Kilimanjaro Single Day Bike Trips

Single day trips

Kilimanjaro Bike Park Safaris

Mountain biking in West Kilimanjaro is a fun and thrilling way to experience one of the Tanzania’s great game reserves. If you’re reasonably fit, are confident on a bike and have a sense of adventure, then cycling through this great wilderness area is an awesome experience.
Imagine the thrill of pedalling along red dirt roads, feeling the sun on your back, surrounded by endless spectacular horizons when, suddenly, you spot a herd of zebra,Impala,wildebeest,. grazing in the distance. No matter how many more wild animals  you see during your holiday, you’ll never forget your first sighting of wild animals in their natural habitat.

Itinerary

At 0700hrs you will be transferred from your hotel in Moshi to Simba Farm where you will start your bike tour. Your cycle today starts with a downhill slope through the farm as you head toward the main rough road. You follow the main rough road through the Ngare Nairobi village and cycle along the Ndarakwai Conservancy border towards the West Kilimanjaro airstrip. You then follow the main dirt road towards the Tinga Tinga village. You will then proceed south towards the Ngabobo Village cycling through the dry and arid open grasslands, an environment completely different from the lush, green slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro which you have left behind. Wildlife such as wildebeest, giraffes, zebra and elands can be seen on this section of the ride. The final part of the path is a gradual ascent on a gravel road as you cycle through the Ngabobo Village towards the Maasai Lodge where the tour ends. You will then be transferred back to your hotel in Moshi.

  • Total distance:49km
  • Riding Level: Moderate
  • Path: Off road/Dirt road

Price:

1 pax            2 – 3 pax               4 – 5 pax               6 – 10 pax

$ 300 p.p      $ 250 p.p              $ 200 p.p                 $ 170 p.p    

Bike tour combined with hot springs 

Possibly the most well known day trip in Moshi or Arusha, these natural hot springs provide you with an incredible day trip experience.  You’ll enjoy a medium-paced ride with your experienced guide as you reach the rural hot springs overseen by the Maasai community.   With lunch and drinks included, you can stay  as long as you want and come back to base when you’re ready.

Itinerary

At 900hrs,.We will  cycle through the village like a semi desert, admire impressive mountain views during this serene, full-day tour. On your bike, ride to the hot springs and take breaks to try seasonal local fruit
When you reach Rundugai Village , visit the Maasai market and getting the history of this tribe  and have  a look at fresh, local products produced by Maasai people.
Ride on quiet bumping roads to the Hot Springs while escorted by Car. Here, take a dip in the crystal water to refresh your body and then having a lunch at Hot spring restaurant.

  • Total distance: 22 Km
  • Riding Level: Moderate
  • Path: Off road/Dirt road

Price:

1 Pax            2 – 3 Pax               4 – 5 Pax               6 – 10 Pax

$140 p.p       $ 130 p.p              $90 p.p                $80 p.p     

Bike tour combined with Materuni waterfalls and coffee tour   

The incredible sets of waterfalls that surround the lower slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro are a well-kept secret.   Spend a day visiting the Materuni falls or Marangu falls.   Cool off in the water after an exciting ride and then enjoy the downhill trip back to base.   Combine this with a coffee tour for a great day out!

Itinerary

we will ride  up onto the slopes of Kilimanjaro, to the village of Materuni, approximately 1,800 m above sea level.  This lush rainforest region is known for producing some of the best coffee in East Africa.  Start the day with a visit to a small coffee farm and learn about how the coffee is grown, harvested and processed locally. Try your own hand at processing, roasting and preparing a fresh cup of coffee in the local Chagga way. Once you have finished enjoying your coffee break while getting the history of Chagga people
After Lunch we will  hike  to the beautiful waterfalls on uru village where you can swim, On the way you will enjoy  the view of Mount kilimanjaro and testing  a chagga  local brew, .

  • Total distance: 14km (10 uphill road)
  • Riding Level: Challenging
  • Path: Off road & Paved road

Price:

1 pax            2 – 3 pax               4 – 5 pax               6 – 10 pax

$ 100 p.p         $ 80 p.p              $ 70 p.p               $ 60 p.p

Cycling To Maasai Village & Hot springs

Working with our friends in the Maasai community, you’ll experience the true culture behind this respected community.    Your translator and guide will introduce you to how the Maasai live and the history of this group in East Africa.   Combine this option with a tour of the region, including hot springs in the area.

Itinerary

We start our epic ride early in the morning and are accompanied by our English-speaking guide. The road takes us through beautiful landscapes: African bushland where we see dried-up river beds, baobab and acacia trees and sugar cane plantations.

Once we arrive in the village, please remember to be a respectful guest and don‘t take pictures
of the villagers without asking. During the visit you will have a chance to mingle with the Maasai and chat with them, but your social skills and creativity will determine how much they open up to you. Your English-speaking guide will assist you and translate into Kimaasai, as the Maasai themselves do not speak any other languages.

Whilst you walk through the village with your guide, you will learn more about the culture of the Maasai. This will include a lesson on traditional Maasai medicine and the opportunity to taste the local Maasai tea. We will also have the opportunity to visit a Maasai home.

In the early afternoon, we will leave the village and continue to the Hot Springs, which are near the village of Rundugai. The Hot Springs are certainly one of the most beautiful places in Tanzania – the hot springs are surrounded by fig and palm trees and winding
roots – a real hidden paradise. The crystal clear, turquoise waters invite you for a refreshing swim. Although called a hot spring, water in Hot springs is not hot, but rather refreshing since the water source is from the Kilimanjaro mountain itself.

After enjoying a swim, we will have a lunch. Once we have relaxed fully, we will return to
Moshi in the late afternoon.

  • Total distance: 26km
  • Riding Level: Regular
  • Path: Off road /Dirt road

Price:

1 pax            2 – 3 pax               4 – 5 pax               6 – 10 pax

$ 220 p.p      $ 180 p.p                  $ 160 p.p                  $ 130 p.p  

Cycling  to Shira  Plateau

This is an ideal trip for mountain bikers looking for a challenge or any avid cyclists wishing to cycle on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Primates can be seen while cycling through the forest zone and larger game animals can be seen on the heath and moorland zone. On a clear day, you will see breathtaking views of Kibo peak as you cycle towards the helipad.

Itinerary

You  will be transferred from your hotel in Moshi to the Londorossi Gate on the western side of Mt. Kilimanjaro where your tour begins. First, you will cycle through the forest zone followed by the heather and moorland zone as you head towards the helipad on the Shira Plateau. You will then turn back and enjoy a relaxing downhill ride back to Londorossi Gate where your tour ends. You will then be picked up and transferred back to your hotel in Moshi.

  • Total distance: 47km
  • Riding Level: Challenging
  • Path: Off road/Dirt road

Price: 

1 pax            2 – 3 pax               4 – 5 pax               6 – 10 pax

$ 550 p.p      $ 480 p.p               $ 400 p.p                 $ 350 p.p

Cycling To Chagga Caves , Waterfalls and Coffee Tour

Find out more about the incredible natural caves that can be reached by bike from Moshi.  With your packed lunch and an enthusiastic guide, you can discover the caves and rock formations that many tourists never get to see.   This one day trip can be combined with other activities like Blacksmith or waterfalls.

Itinerary 

At 8:00hrs ,We ride our bicycle to Marangu Gate (1900m), the starting point for all Kilimanjaro treks via the Marangu Route. You will have the opportunity to take pictures of the mighty Kilimanjaro and get a sense of the spirit of the mountain. The area around Marangu is home to the local Chagga tribe and you will learn all about their history and traditions on this full day excursion. Our second stop will be visit a small coffee farm, where you will learn about how the coffee is grown, harvested and processed locally. Try your own hand at processing, roasting and preparing a fresh cup of coffee. Once you have finished enjoying your coffee break, we will depart for the Ndoro Waterfalls. Our hike to the base of the waterfall will lead us through lush green landscape and the descend takes approximately 1 hour. Here you have the opportunity to relax and take a refreshing bath in the pool of the waterfall. Another highlight will be the visit to the Chagga Underground Caves and the Chagga Live Museum. In times of drought the Maasai migrated up the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro, in search of food and water. They enslaved and killed the local Chagga people. In defense of these attacks the Chagga built an extensive network of underground caves. Your guide will lively illustrate you the conflict while you visit the caves. We then continue to spend some time at the Chagga Live Museum, a small outdoor museum, which will give you further insides into traditional chagga life. Our tour also includes a chagga culinary taste, when we stop for lunch in a small restaurant. Here you will be served a traditional hot meal, later you will also have the chance to try the local spirits such as banana beer and wine.,Then visiting the Blacksmith to learn how this community make iron tools like spears etc. Bike to Himo and We will put the bikes on the carrier and drive back to Moshi

  • Total distance: 30km
  • Riding Level: Challenging and Moderate
  • Path: Paved road and Rough road

Price:

1 pax            2 – 3 pax               4 – 5 pax               6 – 10 pax

$ 230 p.p       $ 200 p.p             $ 160 p.p                  $ 130 pp   

Cycling   to  TPC

Enjoy a relaxing ride from Moshi town to TPC, which is the oldest sugar cane plantation in Tanzania. This is a great way to see the country side and experience some of the finest food in the region, at The Planters restaurant.

Itinerary

At 0900hrs you will be transferred from your hotel in Moshi to the starting point of your ride. You will cycle south through the sugar cane fields towards TPC Club where your tour ends. You will have lunch at The Planters restaurant and enjoy a relaxing afternoon before being transferred back to Moshi.

  • Distance: 21km
  • Riding Level: Challenging and Moderate

Price:

1 pax            2 – 3 pax               4 – 5 pax               6 – 10 pax

 $ 120 p.p         $ 100 p.p              $ 80 p.p               $ 70 p.p

Cycling around Arusha national park

Cycling in Arusha National Park is a fun and thrilling way to experience this magnificent park, often overlooked by safari goers, despite offering the opportunity to explore a captivating diversity of habitats within a few hours. This tour lets you explore beautiful areas of the park rarely visited while on safari hence giving you the ultimate wilderness experience. Apart from the wildlife and scenery there is a wealth of history you will uncover from this tour including the history of the park and the early missionaries who used to live in this area. In order to ensure your complete safety and comfort, you will be accompanied with an armed ranger and support vehicle(s) throughout your tour. Whenever you get tired you can just hop off your bike and onto the support vehicle. Come explore one of Tanzania’s most beautiful parks with us.

Itinerary

We will meet up at the Arusha National Park (Momella Gate) at 0900hrs where our tour will begin. Your bike ride starts off with a gradual ascent as you head south of the park along the main dirt road. Along the sides of the roads you will cycle past families of baboons and blue monkeys. After cycling for about 2km we will take a 1km detour towards the Resthouse near Margarete Trappe’s grave. Margarete Trappe also known as the “Iron Lady” was one of the early missionaries who lived in the area and was regarded as Africa’s greatest huntress. Here you will get a brief explanation about the history of Margarete and her impact on the area before continuing with your ride. After riding on the main road for about 5km you will turn right and enter the Kilinga Loop. This loop which spans 7.3km traverses the thick lush forest. Due to the canopy cover, the path will be muddy on some sections hence making it the most challenging but fun to ride section of the tour. After completing the Kilinga loop you will continue cycling gradually downhill along the main dirt road for about 3km towards the Ngongongare gate where you tour ends.

  • Total Distance: 20km
  • Riding Level: Challenging

Price:

1 pax            2 – 3 pax               4 – 5 pax               6 – 10 pax

$ 180 p.p      $ 160 p.p              $ 140 p.p              $ 115 p.p    

Forest cycle tour (Rau forest)

Why not visit the untouched beauty of the Rau forest.   See local flora & fauna as you cycle through this old wooded region of Kilimanjaro. With your trusted local guide, speak to local community members and find out why this forest is of cultural significance for this local community.

Itinerary

At 9:30hrs..We will ride through  Tpc sugar cane plantation area with its small farms and houses. You’ll cycle past schools, mosques and churches. Your journey takes you to the nearby rice fields, where you’ll make a stop and if you wish can lend a helping hand to the field workers. Afterwards you will have a better understanding how much hard work goes into one sack of rice. Enriched with this intense experience we visit a local family for lunch. Rice is one of the main components of meals in Tanzania and you will have the chance to taste it at their house in a traditional meal called Pilau. Get indulged by the hospitality of the local family while you sit at their veranda and share a meal and thoughts about life with them. All fuelled, you continue the bike ride through the Rau Forest, a natural beauty just behind the city of Moshi. Watch out for colobus monkeys in the tree crowns with their long fluffy tails. As you cycle through this never-ending jungle, listen carefully to the animal sounds.
Our last stop of the day is at the old railway station, remains from the German colonial time. You will feel like you are on 1900s film set and can still sense the bustling energy this magical place used to have roughly hundred years ago. With a little bit of luck, you have the best view on Kilimanjaro while sipping a cold Kilimanjaro beer from the rail station bar, reflecting on today’s incredible adventure. Our guide will take you back to your accommodation, where you can stretch your legs and arms after a day on Tanzania’s rough roads.

  • Total  distance: 20km
  • Riding Level: Moderate
  • Path: Off road

Price:

1 pax            2 – 3 pax               4 – 5 pax               6 – 10 pax

$ 90 p.p         $ 70 p.p              $ 60 p.p               $ 50 p.p

 

Included

  • Lunch
  • Water 1.5 litres
  • English speaking  Tour guide
  • Mountain bike and helmets
  • Support vehicle except (Cycling to the waterfalls and coffee plantation, Forest cycle tour  and Cycling to Monduli  
  • Pick up from/To hotel
  • Pick up from TPC Sugar cane plantation
  • All entry fees ,Ranger fees & Wildlife Management Area fees(WMA)- (Kilimanjaro bike park safari)  park fees and Rescue fees (Shira plateau)

  Not included :

  • Tip (Much appreciated)
  • All activities like Swimming , Playing Golf and Tennis at TPC
  • Personal items
  • Pick Up from/Transfer to Airport.