2 Days West Kilimanjaro Cycling Tour
The region comprises of acacia woodland and open plains that support a remarkable variety of wildlife and spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The most common animals in the area include wildebeest, zebra, gazelles, impalas, giraffes and baboons. Depending on the time of year, elephants are a very common sight given the region lies along an elephant corridor linking Kenya’s Amboseli’s National Park & Mt. Kilimanjaro. This region is home to the nomadic Maasai herdsmen who co-exist with the surrounding wildlife hence the term Maasai Land. Given the rich culture of the Maasai people and the variety of wildlife, a cycling tour in this area is ideal for those discerning travellers looking for an unforgettable off-the-beaten-path adventure experience comprising of walking, photography, culture and scenery.
Day by Day Itinerary
You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and transferred to Moshi town situated at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Today you will meet your guide who will brief you about your upcoming tour and together you will do the bike fitting. For those arriving in the morning or afternoon flight, you will have ample time to go for a quick test ride through the nearby Sugar cane plantation and surrounding villages.
Meals: No meals Included
Our ride today takes us through the Enduimet Wildlife Management Area which is one of Tanzania’s best kept secrets. Enduimet borders Amboseli National Park and serves as an important migratory route for wildlife including the African elephants and other animals. 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 where a lot of cultivation takes place. Your cycling tour today ends at Longido village which is situated on Maasai homesteads and overlooking the west Kilimanjaro plains.
- Road Surface: Dirt and gravel road
- Accommodation: Camping at Sinya Campsite
- Meals: Lunch & Dinner Included
- Distance: 40km
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. You will cycle through the suburbs and outskirts of Kilimanjaro on the back roads as you head towards Sanya juu village , which marks the end of your incredible 2-day journey around West Kilimanjaro, on two wheels. You will seal of the evening with a nice celebratory dinner and sparkling wine to toast to your achievement.
- Riding Level: Challenging
- Path: Off road/Dirt road
- Accommodation: Hotel
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
- Distance: 60km
- Highlights: Amazing scenery, Sunset, Campfire, Cycling on Mt Kilimanjaro and Abundant wildlife.
The day is left free to wind down after the bike tour before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport.
Prices for 2 Days West Kilimanjaro Cycling Tour
- All 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
- Snacks and fruits
- Water 2-3 liter a day
- Mountain bikes & Helmets
- Pick up from Airport/ Transfer to Airport
- Accommodation before and after at 3 star Hotel
- Support vehicle
- Quality camping gears like Tents, Sleeping bags, Mattress, Tables with Chairs
- Tour guide(s), Bike Mechanic , Driver and Cook
- Village fees, WMA fees (Wildlife Management Conservation Area), Cycling fee and All entry fees
- First Aid Medical Kit