Biking safaris (e-bike)

Biking safaris (e-bike)

Biking does not get better than what is available in Tanzania. There are thousands of miles of single-track routes to explore. Most of these paths are nice and smooth and easy riding. Obviously there are more challenging routes for the adventurer. The mountain bike rides are designed to give you both a wildlife and cultural experience.

Arusha

Biking at Usa River and Tengeru Villages
This is a short and easy 2-hours ride mainly on single-track trails through the farming villages on the outskirts of Arusha. Most of this ride is flat and the tracks moderate to good. You will encounter local Tanzanian farmers, kids and general farming communities. The ride is partly shaded.

  • Equipment: Merida and Titan mountain bikes and helmets
  • Strenuousness: medium
  • Time: mornings or afternoons
  • Duration: 2 – 2.5hours

 

Biking at Usa River, Tengeru village and Mount Meru (half day)
This 3-hour bike ride will take you through the farming villages of Usa River as well as Tengeru. You will also ride a bit up the lower slopes of Mount Meru, into the lush farms of these slopes. Most of the tracks are in moderate to good condition.

  • Equipment: Merida and Titan mountain bikes and helmets
  • Strenuousness: medium to high
  • Time: mornings or afternoons

 

Biking at Usa River, Tengeru village and Mount Meru (full day)
This full day ride will take you through the farming villages of Usa River as well as Tengeru. You will also ride a bit up the lower slopes of Mount Meru, into the lush farms of these slopes.This ride will be strenuous with steep up and down track following forest trails. Most of the tracks are in moderate to good condition.

  • Equipment: Merida and Titan mountain bikes and helmets
  • Strenuousness: high
  • Time: morning till late afternoon

 

Biking in Arusha National Park (full day)
You will enjoy a short game drive through the park en-route to Ngurodoto Crater from where you will start your ride. The ride mainly goes round the rim of the Crater with stunning views into the Crater. A ranger will accompany the ride since it is possible to encounter buffalo. Other animals likely to be seen are Colobus Monkeys, giraffes and various birds species. The ride is partly on a gravel track and partly on a small animals track that can allow for some muddy riding. There are steep up and steep down parts during this ride.

  • Equipment: Merida and Titan mountain bikes and helmets
  • Strenuousness: high
  • Time: morning till late afternoon.

 

Manyara

Biking at Mto Wa Mbu village
You will enjoy a 2-hour mountain bike ride through the farming village of Mto Wa Mbu. On this ride you visit local farms, schools, church, milling machine a local bar and enjoy the sights and sounds of this vibrant village.

  • Equipment: Merida and Titan mountain bikes and helmets
  • Strenuousness: medium
  • Time: mornings or afternoons

 

Biking at Mto Wa Mbu and Great Rift Valley
Experience local cultures from your bike on a 3-hour mountain bike ride through the farming village of Mto Wa Mbu. You visit local farms, schools, church, milling machine, a local bar and enjoy the sights and sounds of this vibrant village. Cycle to the lake shore where there are stunning vistas of the lake, the Rift Valley Wall and small herds of wildlife. The ride is on fairly flat single tracks. We can include a local lunch, in the midde of the village (price $30).

  • Equipment: Merida and Titan mountain bikes and helmets
  • Strenuousness: medium
  • Time: mornings or afternoons

An experienced mountain biking guide leads all rides.
It includes riding the best Mountain bike trails you will find in Tanzania and at the same, takes you to the highest mountain in Africa! Moreover, Mount Kilimanjaro is also the tallest freestanding mountain in the entire world! Located in the Kilimanjaro National Park, it is home to a variety of ecosystems and microclimates. Everything from tropical forests to subzero Alpine environments. We will be biking and hiking through lush rainforests, across glaciers by day and sleeping closer to the stars than you ever dreamed possible by night! Personally crafted Tanzania Mountain biking & Climbing Kilimanjaro is simply magical

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 Sugar cane plantation and surrounding villages.

Accommodation: Keys Hotel
Meals: Dinner included

DAY 2: Moshi to Marangu
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 Sugar cane plantation and surrounding villages.

Distance: 44km
Road Surface: Tarmac and dirt road
Accommodation: Camping at Marangu Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

DAY 3: Marangu to Lake Challa
Lake Challa, a hidden gem, a perfect place to relax and unwind from the busy city life. The remote caldera lake on the border of Tanzania & Kenya is only 55km from Moshi and therefore the perfect get away for a day. Pure tranquility and beautiful nature await you at the lake. Explore the area on one of the many possible hikes, swim in the crystal clear water, kayak across borders or simply enjoy the stunning vistas of an untouched Africa. In the morning your guide will pick you up from your accommodation. You will ride the bicycle to Lake Challa Safari Camp with a packed lunch box and drinking water. Upon arrival you will see the beautiful private game reserve overlooking the crater lake. Our guide will take you down to the lake.

Spend the day swimming, exploring, kayaking (optional). You will experience the natural beauties of the green scenery, landscape and will also have the opportunity to meet local people doing their daily activity. There is a very high possibility of spotting the baboon monkey, velvet monkey, blue monkey, antelopes, elephants and many different birds, that live in this wonderful savannah land. overnight in camping site. There is a bar that serves alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages and a restaurant that serves snacks and main meals

Distance: 27km
Road Surface: Tarmac and dirt road
Accommodation: Camping at Lake Challa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

DAY 4: Lake Challa to Nalemoru Village
We are heading further north anti-clockwise around the volcano. In the higher regions we see good farming practice of water and soil saving agriculture of the locals. We ride close to the Kenyan border climbing gently to higher altitude. The last 6 miles are on steep. In the afternoon we arrive at our cozy chalets. This is one of the starting points leading onto the mountain.

Distance: 64km
Road Surface: Tarmac and dirt road
Accommodation: Camping at Snowcap Cottages

Mea

ls: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

DAY 5: Nalemoru village to Simba farm

We ride along the volcano through wide and deep river streams. We are in a very fertile area with countless small farms. Later we arrive in deeper plains, where the mountain slopes merge with the plain. . 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.

Distance: 66km
Road Surface: Tarmac, dirt and gravel road
Accommodation: Camping at Simba Farm
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included


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