Eco-adventures / Tanzania Bicycle Tours

Bike Kilimanjaro!

Number of People        2                3               4              5+
2019 US                    $1,250       $1,025        $925         $875
per person, double occupancy (single supplement US $150)
5 days / 4 nights (3 days cycling)
Not recommended in April and May
A great way to see the peoples of Kilimanjaro living in the varied environments encircling its flanks, while enjoying a physically invigorating mode of travel.
Highlights
• Experience the changes in landscape from Kilimanjaro’s southeast side around to its western side
Discover parts of Tanzania few tourists ever see
Perfect mode of travel to experience your surroundings
• 95-mile (150 kilometer) total bicycle tour
Itinerary Overview
Day 1: Mbahe Village. Mbahe Farm Cottages.
Day 2: Mbahe Village to Nalemoru. Biking distance: 44mi / 71km.
Day 3: Nalemoru to Larangwa. Biking distance: 31mi / 50km.
Day 4: Larangwa to Simba Farm. Biking distance: 19mi / 30km.
Day 5: West Kilimanjaro.  Departure.
Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Mbahe Village
Rest and relaxation day at SENE’s Mbahe Village cottages. Bike and gear check and optional light hiking, swimming, or exploring the farm and village.
Overnight: Mbahe Farm Cottages.
Meals: L,D.    

Day 2: Mbahe Village to Nalemoru
Ride down from Mbahe to the tarmac road along the eastern flank of Kilimanjaro. The serpentine road passes through vibrant Chagga farming villages full of small shops, churches, and workshops set amongst maize, coffee, and banana farms. Our overnight stop is just below the entrance gate for the Rongai climb route up Kilimanjaro. Nalemoru Camp Site is set in a large garden amongst a wooded forest with views over the Kenya plains.
Overnight: Nalemoru Camp.
Meals: B,L,D.  
Biking distance: 44mi / 71km.

Day 3: Nalemoru to Larangwa
Cycle northwest between the Kenyan Border and the edge of Mount Kilimanjaro. The route passes through the Rongai Forest, home to black-and-white colobus monkeys, which you may see roadside. We enter Maasai land with the dirt track which traverses a sparsely settled area inhabited by these proud herdsmen. At Larangwa camp, we may hear the Maasai school children singing at the close of school while we relax with tea and snacks at the end of a satisfying cycling day. Admire the brilliant sunset reflecting off of Kilimanjaro’s Kibo Peak.
Overnight: Larangwa Primary School Camp.
Meals: B,L,D.
Biking distance: 31mi / 50km.

Day 4: Larangwa to Simba Farm
The route is now exclusively dirt tracks and passing through farmland of Maasai who have chosen to settle and grow crops. We are heading south, the mountain on our left and the open plains below, where elephant, zebra, and giraffe freely roam. Savor a hearty lunch upon arrival at Simba Farm. Relax in the afternoon or explore the area with a hike to the nearby gorge. Return in time for a sundowners on the verandah. Simba is a working farm on 3,500 acres of rolling hills in West Kilimanjaro, offering breathtaking views of Kilimanjaro to the east and the Maasai steppe and Mount Meru to the west.
Overnight: Simba Farm Lodge
Meals: B,L,D
Biking distance: 19mi / 30km.

Day 5: West Kilimanjaro/Departure
Morning to explore the farm on foot, bike, or farm vehicle. Or, for the enthusiastic cyclist, extend your ride by continuing on quiet dirt roads and footpaths amongst the remote farming villages abutting the mountain, finishing in the small market town of Sanya Juu. Afternoon transport to your next adventure.
Meals: B.

Inclusions
  • All accommodations (1 night at Mbahe Farm, 2 nights camping, 1 night at Simba Farm)
  • All meals as indicated (B.L.D.)
  • Bottled or filtered water (by Katadyn Expedition® filter) and coffee, teas, cocoa
  • Services of trip leader, camping crew, and support vehicle
  • Use of Kona or Bergamont mountain bicycles and bicycle helmets
  • All camping and dining equipment (excluding sleeping bag)
  • Transfers to/from Kilimanjaro International Airport, Moshi, or Arusha
Exclusions
Tips and gratuities to leaders, guides, crew, or other staff; cold drinks and alcohol; additional accommodations and meals made necessary by airline schedule changes, inability to complete the ride, or other factors; pre-trip expenses such as immunizations, travel insurance, passports, and visas; international airfare; airport departure taxes; and any expenses of a personal nature such as souvenirs and laundry.
Disclaimer
Trip prices are based on SENE costs, fees, and supplier prices in effect at the time of booking. SENE reserves the right to alter trip prices should inflation, cost of fuel, labor, materials, or exchange rates change. If the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) raises park fees, or any hotel, lodge, camp, airline, or any other service provider raises their rates, SENE reserves the right to require additional payment from the client.