Bike Tour around Mount Kilimanjaro

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Bike Tour around Mount Kilimanjaro


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Visit villages and encounter majestic wildlife on this 8-day guided cycling tour

Circumnavigate the amazing Mt Kilimanjaro by bicycle

Explore less-visited villages and towns around Kilimanjaro

Ride through the vast open grasslands rich in wildlife, lush green forests, farmlands, villages and towns

Visit Maasai and Chagga people and other Tanzanian villages

Come and experience an exciting, challenging and unforgettable 341km guided 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. As the saying goes, if you don’t want to climb Kilimanjaro, cycle around it!

Bike Tour around Mount Kilimanjaro Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Tanzania

Your guided Kilimanjaro bike trip starts today! Get picked up from the Kilimanjaro International Airport and return to Moshi town, where you will check-in to your hotel. You will also meet your guide today and be briefed on this guided cycling holiday around Mount Kilimanjaro.

You will also meet other guests and check your gear to make sure you are ready. Anything that you might be missing, can be rented here on this day.

Panama Garden Resort

Day 2 Moshi Town to Tinga Tinga Village

Start your bike trip around Kilimanjaro on a great ride that takes you from the greener southern side of Mt. Kilimanjaro towards the more arid western side of the mountain. Your ride today will start by going through coffee and banana plantations, however 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, the plains to the west of Kilimanjaro are home to the nomadic Maasai people who co-exist with the surrounding wildlife. 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.

Camping at Osiligiai Maasai Lodge
73km on Tarmac, dirt and gravel roads
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 Tinga Tinga Village to West Kilimanjaro Farms

Today’s bike ride goes 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 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.

Camping at Simba Farm
60km on tarmac, dirt and gravel roads
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 West Kilimanjaro Farms to Nalemoru Village

Today’s ride will have you cycling towards the north east side of Mt. Kilimanjaro to Nalemoru village, near the Kenyan border. Nalemoru village is where the Rongai route up to 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.

Camping at Snowcap Cottages
66km on tarmac and dirt roads
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 Nalemoru Village to Lake Chala

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.

Camping at Lake Chala Camp
64km on tarmac and dirt roads
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 Lake Chala to Marangu

Today’s is a short but challenging day, 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.

Camping at Marangu Hotel
29km on tarmac and dirt roads
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 Marangu to Moshi

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 Panama Garden Resort 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.

Panama Garden Resort
49km on tarmac and dirt roads
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 Departure

Today it’s all up to you and what time your flight leaves. If you have time, you can explore the town of Moshi and find some souvenirs to commemorate your summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Consider sparing an hour of your time to help our environmental conservation efforts by planting a tree in the Kilimanjaro region.

None, departure day

Dates and Prices of Bike Tour around Mount Kilimanjaro

This cycling tour in Tanzania is always run as a private tour for you and your group and the pricing depends on the number of guests on your trip.

The prices below are per person, sharing a double or a triple room:

  • Guided Groups of 4: $2,185USD per person

Please note that the pricing might change depending on the size of your group.

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Accommodation on Bike Tour around Mount Kilimanjaro

This accommodations on this cycling tour around Mount Kilimanjaro are in tents and in a private room in a lodge while in Moshi. In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement to have a private room as a solo travelers. In some cases, there may be other solo travelers, and we can match you with participants of the same sex.

Panama Garden Resort

This beautiful hotel has everything you need to make your stay in Moshi comfortable: the resort has a beautiful garden area with swimming pool, bar, BBQ corner and free WiFi.

Camping at Osiligiai Maasai Lodge

You’ll be camping at Osiligiai Maasai Lodge. Enjoy views of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru from this friendly and cozy Eco-Lodge.

Camping at Simba Farm

The ‘Old Guest House’ was built in the 1920s and maintains its original rustic charm and warmth to date. The lodge caters for every need, with all meals being prepared using fresh vegetables from their own gardens.

Night 4

Camping at Snowcamp Cottages

The cottages are situated along the Naleimoru River, in the planted forests of Rongai, surrounded by beautiful scenery. The Snowcap Cottages are self-contained and can accommodate up to three guests. Each room features a TV and a separate bathroom with a hot shower and a toilet.

Camping at Lake Chala Camp

You’ll be camping at Lake Chala Camp. Offering a barbecue, Lake Chala Safari Lodge is situated in Chala, 51 km from Moshi.Free private parking is available on site.

Camping at Marangu Hotel

The hotel is set on 12 acres of beautiful garden and has been open since 1932. The original farm buildings were built in 1907 as part of a coffee farm before being converted in 1932. Guest accommodation is provided in cottages around the gardens, and meals are prepared with vegetables from their own gardens and home baked bread.

Panama Garden Resort

This beautiful hotel has everything you need to make your stay in Moshi comfortable: the resort has a beautiful garden area with swimming pool, bar, BBQ corner and free WiFi.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Bike Tour around Mount Kilimanjaro?


7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners


Accommodations for 7 nights along the tour

Transportation during the Tour

Support vehicles and transportation of cycles are included as well as 2-way airport transfer

Also Included

  • TREK Mountain HardTail 4300 Model & Merida Matts 20D mountain bikes
  • Camping fees and equipment
  • 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

Not included

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

Optional Tours

  • Transfer: Moshi to Arusha
  • Transfer: Moshi to Nairobi
  • Materuni + Coffee Tour Day trip
  • Rundugai Hot water springs Day Trip
  • Cycling day trip
  • Cultural Day Trip
  • 2-Day Safari – This safari is suitable for trekkers after Kilimanjaro, and the price includes meals, transport, park fees and accommodation. National Parks that are visited are Tarangire National Park & Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Frequenty Asked Questions about Bike Tour around Mount Kilimanjaro

How hard is this tour?

We rate this tour as a 4 / 5, this tour is best suited for cyclists with experience with similar distances on dirt roads.

Do I need a Visa?

Check with your local country about visa requirements for travel to Tanzania. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included?

7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have Travel Health and Medical insurance to join this trip. You can get travel insurance here.

How do I get to the start of this tour?

Make your own way to Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania. The nearest town is Moshi.

Are the tours in English?

Yes, your tour leader is English speaking (and a heck of a lot of fun!)

Where does the tour end?

The tour ends in Moshi Town, and a transfer back to Kilimanjaro International Airport is included.

Can I rent gear?

Sleeping gear and tents are provided. If you require other gear you can arrange it from the tour provider in advance.

How does the mountain crew communicate if a person gets sick?

Your guide has radio communication via ICOM radios. If anything goes wrong on the mountain then help can be notified. Also, if you need to make any changes to your itinerary while on the mountain you can notify the head office via radio and they will make the necessary changes. The cell reception on the mountain has also improved so in some places cell phones will work.

Do I need vaccines?

You should check with a doctor at a licenced Travel clinic or talk to your family doctor.

How much should I tip?

Tips are optional, though the tips are a substantial portion of your crew members income. The total amount varies based on the number of crew members on your trip and your level of satisfaction with their service. Your group should plan on tipping in cash and the amounts should range between $80-$100 for the guide and $50-$60 for the driver. It is recommended to tip each crew member separately to ensure full transparency.

When is the best time to travel to Tanzania for this tour?

This tour is typically run from June to October and December to March, however, it can be run April, May, and November.


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We rate this tour as a 4 / 5, this tour is best suited for cyclists with experience with similar distances on dirt roads.

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