If you want to go on the king of all bike tours, this one is for you! Kili Base Cycling Tours combines multiple tours into one epic, eight-day adventure. Highlights of this tour include riding to the gateway of Kilimanjaro, visiting a Maasai village, taking a dip in Lake Chala and capping everything off with a visit to Arusha National Park. We will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner on days 2 – 6.
Your guide, Roy Bantam, will meet you upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport. He will transfer you to your hotel at Tembo Tamu Bed & Breakfast.
Today is the first day of your cycling tour! Today will be an acclimatization day. While we get your legs prepared for the rest of this tour, we will ride around Moshi. Your guide will talk about the history of Moshi. There will also see picturesque sight lines of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Day 3 – 40 kms, 3600 feet
We will bike along uneven paths from Moshi to the Lake Chala campsite. We will ride through farmland, see villages scattered between banana and coffe plantations, and up a long climb to Marangu, a gateway to Kilimanjaro. An 8 mile downhill will take us back into Savannah land, where Lake Chala is situated.
Day 4 – 3300 feet
We will head further north, to Rongai. We will ride close to the Kenyan border, climbing to higher altitude. We will arrive at our cozy chalets in the afternoon. Feel free to go for a walk or climbing!
Day 5 – 3000 feet
We will ride across the northern ridge of Kilimanjaro. We will reach the highest point of our tour, at 6300 ft. We will ride along gravel tracks to the Masai cultural village of Olpopongi, where we will sleep in houses called Manyata.
Day 6 – 1000 feet
We will ride on gravel tracks between Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. This is a dusty and hilly ride! Look out for elephants, zebras and other wildlife. We will stay at Momella Lodge. After a short rest, we will go on a game drive in Arusha National Park. You will see Giraffes, zebras, elephants and other amazing animals!
We will ride through shrub and acaia on our way back to Mount Kilimanjaro. We will cycle up a steep climb into Chagga territory. We will stay overnight at Tembo Tamu Bed & Breakfast.
Your guide will walk around Moshi with you to buy some souvenirs. From there, you will transfer back to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departing flight.