Destination Country: Tanzania
Destinations: Arusha, Moshi, Kilimanjaro
Meal Plan: Full Board
Tour Highlights: Biking, Trekking, Hiking.
8 Days conquering Mount Kilimanjaro by Biking
8 Days conquering Mount Kilimanjaro by Biking will Challenge you to conquer the rooftop of Africa by bicycle. See and feel the life of local people on the slopes of Kilimanjaro. Pass through a number of different habitats, see numerous animals, and be rewarded with some of the most stunning scenes in the world that you will remember forever.
Day 1: Arrival day: Arusha (Tanzania)
Tour Type:No Biking.
Accommodation: Green Mountain Hotel (Standard) or Mount Meru Hotel (Luxury).
On arrival at Kilimanjaro International airport, you will be met and transferred 35km to the town of Arusha (journey time is approximately 45 minutes depending on traffic). This evening there will be a tour briefing before dinner. Meals: Dinner.
DAY 2 | Moshi town – Marangu Village | 35km
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the One bike shop, where we will start the cycling route to Marangu village. On the way, you will pass deep through the villages and experience the life of the Chagga people, the third biggest tribe in Tanzania. Overnight will be in Marangu village.Today is 100% cycling.
DAY 3 | Marangu/Kilema gate – Kilema camp | 11km
In the morning you will be picked up from Marangu village and transferred with a car to Marangu gate where the permit registrations will be done for every cycler. There you will meet a team of porters that will follow you on the route. From the Marangu gate, we will go to the Kilema gate which will be our starting point for our ride in Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. We will cycle through an enormous, lush green rainforest with a lot of different plant species, birds, and animals. The ride will end in Kilema camp with 2,980 meters altitude where we will overnight in tents inside the camp area.Today is 70% cycling.
DAY 4 | Kilema camp – Horombo camp | 19km
Day four’s ride will take us through Kilimanjaro’s semi-tropical foothills and then on a steep path to the Horombo camp at 3,700 meters. From there you will have a beautiful view of Mount Kilimanjaro and its two peaks- the brothers, Mawenzi and Kibo. We will overnight at the Horombo camp.Today is 75% cycling.
DAY 5 | Horombo Acclimatization | 10km
This day is going to be used for acclimatization which is a very important part of the trip. After the breakfast, we will ride through the Alpine desert up to the Mawenzi Hut and then back to Horombo camp. Overnight will be in Horombo camp again.
Today is 90% cycling.
DAY 6 | Horombo camp – Kibo base camp | 12km
The ride will start after breakfast. On our way, we will pass the Senecio garden and continue through the Alpine desert. It is the path that goes in the middle of the two peaks, Kibo and Mawenzi, which make this route very scenic. In Kibo base camp you will have a summit briefing with all information needed in the rest of the trip, followed by time for resting in the afternoon.
Today is 90% cycling.
DAY 7 | Kibo camp – Summit – Horombo camp | 12km
This part of the route starts at midnight with a zig-zag trek climbing up along the slope. It will take approximately 2 hours to reach Hans Meyer’s Cave, and from here the gradient gets steeper. The climb continues for another 3 hours to Gilman’s point, where you will take your bike from porters and start riding on the crater ring to the summit – Uhuru Peak. From here you can see the glacier of Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, and the beautiful lands of Tanzania and Kenya. From the summit you can choose to ride the bicycle or walk, according to your health condition and suggestions of the guide. On the way down we will stop at the Kibo base camp for the brunch and continue to the Horombo camp.
Today, from Kibo to Uhuru and then Kibo is 20% – 80% cycling, from Kibo to Horombo is 80% cycling.
DAY 8 | Horombo camp – Kilema gate – Moshi | 19-30km
After the night of rest and the breakfast you will make your final ride down across moorland and rainforest to Kilema gate. From there you will be transferred to Marangu gate for check out and then be transferred your hotel. Returning from Kilema gate to Moshi with via bicycle is an option.
What Includes on This Tour
√ Accommodation (2night hotels 1-before climb and 1-After climb).
√ Meals as listed in the itinerary.
√ Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
√ Mountain Bike and Mountain Guide
√ Arrival and Departure transfers from airport
√ Professional, experienced, mountain guides
√ All Park fees
√ All meals on the Mountain ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
√ Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
√ Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
√ Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
√ Clean, purified drinking water
√ Crisis management and safety procedures
√ AMREF flying doctors Emergency evacuation.
What Excludes on the tour
√ International and domestic flights.
√ Travel Insurance.
√ Passport and travel visa requirements (Tanzania visa is required).
√ Single room surcharge.
√ Personal expenses & drinks (except water while riding).
√ Sunhat, Sun cream and rain coat (Unpredictable weather in some areas).
√ Walking shoes and bike shoes not for clip pedals if yes you can request and send us the type of it or you come with it and we attach to the bike.
√ Insect Repellent.
√ Small torch.
√ helmet if you need to bring yours, bike gloves.
√ Camera (Telephoto lens recommended) with charger as it possible to charge in the jeeps.
√ Biking clothes and bike gloves
√ First aid kit like bandage and other medicine like pain killer.
√ Sun glasses
√ Small Day Park and Big beg.
√ Warm clothes of the cold weather.
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