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Cycling Information

Cycling Tours

Our Come 2 East Africa Expedition cycling packages range from day trips to
week long tours across various parts of Tanzania's Northern Circuit
covering a wide range of terrains. From lush, green forests to dry bush
lands, remote villages to bustling towns and from lakeside shores to
plantations. Our itineraries are flexible and tailor-made to suite your
needs. You can also suggest places of interest and we plan out itineraries
that suit their interests.Let us take you on an unforgettable Expedition
as you experience Tanzania on two wheels.

Overview

Come and experience an exciting, challenging and unforgettable 341km
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, experience and learn about these wonderful cultures first
hand. While on your journey you will traverse vast open grasslands rich in
wildlife, lush green forests, farmlands, villages and towns. This will be
one of the most challenging but satisfying journeys you will ever make. As
the saying goes, if you don’t want to climb Kilimanjaro, cycle around it!



Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania

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 on the morning
or afternoon flight, you will have ample time to go for a quick test ride
through the nearby coffee At Lodge (or alternative lodge of
the same standard)

Meals: Dinner Included

Day 2: Moshi Town to Tinga Tinga Village | 73km

Our ride today takes us from the greener southern side of Mt. Kilimanjaro
towards the more arid western side of the mountain. Your ride today will
initially take you through coffee and banana plantations as you cycle
through the more fertile areas of southern Kilimanjaro but as you head
west you will cycle through the more arid open plains and acacia
woodlands. These plains support a remarkable variety of wildlife and
spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. While Moshi is home the Chagga
people west Kilimanjaro plains are home to the nomadic Maasai people who
co-exist with the surrounding wildlife and it is why this area is known as
the Maasai Lands. Your ride today 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.

Road Surface: Tarmac, dirt and gravel road

Accommodation: Camping at Olpopongi Maasai Village

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 3: Tinga Tinga Village to West Kilimanjaro Farms | 60km

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. 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 Simba Farm which is situated on top of the vast wheat
and barley fields overlooking the west Kilimanjaro plains.

Road Surface: Tarmac, dirt and gravel road

Accommodation: Camping at Simba Farm

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 4: West Kilimanjaro Farms to Nalemoru Village | 66km

Today you will be cycling towards the north east side of Mt. Kilimanjaro
to Nalemoru village near the Kenyan border. Nalemoru village is where the
Rongai route up Kilimanjaro starts off. Your ride today takes you through
beautiful open farmlands with breathtaking views of the west Kilimanjaro
plains behind you. You will cycle through several vibrant towns as you
head up the foothills of the mountain towards the Rongai forest. 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.

Road Surface: Tarmac and dirt road

Accommodation: Camping at Snowcap Cottages.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 5: Nalemoru Village to Lake Chala | 64km

Today 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.

Road Surface: Tarmac and dirt road

Accommodation: Camping at Lake Chala Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 6: Lake Chala to Marangu | 29km

Today’s ride will be short but challenging 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!” as
you cycle by. Before getting to your camp you will take a detour to the
iconic Kinukamori waterfalls where you can stretch your legs and walk down
to the base of the waterfalls. While here, a local 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 spending the
night.

Road Surface: Tarmac and dirt road

Accommodation: Camping at Marangu Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 7: Marangu to Moshi | 49km

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.

Road Surface: Tarmac and dirt road

Accommodation: Lodging at Weru Weru River Lodge (or alternative lodge of
the same standard)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 8: Depart Tanzania (or go on safari and Zanzibar extensions)

The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home.
Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town and grab
some souvenirs before heading to the airport.

*Safari and Zanzibar add-ons are available if you wish to continue
exploring Tanzania

Meals: Breakfast Included



TREK Mountain HardTail 4300 Model & Merida Matts 20D mountain bikes
Support vehicles
Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
Camping fees and equipment
Meals as stated in the itinerary
6 litres of bottled mineral water per participants
Snacks and fruits at water points
2-way airport transfer
All government fees & taxes inclusive of 18% VAT
All village fees
AMREF Flying Doctors tourist cover

Excluded

Tips to the guide and supporting crew
Items of a personal nature
Laundry service
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
Helmets
Flights
Travel Insurance
 

 

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