Mountain Biking Around Kilimanjaro

Tanzania & Kenya & Tanzania, Bike - Fat Tyre, 10 days - from $2,580 (land only)

Bike - Fat Tyre
East Africa's finest mountain biking holiday - Around KilimanjaroEast Africa's finest mountain biking holiday - Around Kilimanjaro

The Full Circuit

Vehicle-supported and fully guided, our revised 10-day East African ride completes a circuit of Kilimanjaro.

  • A mountain bike circuit around the ‘Roof of Africa’
  • From the Chyulu Hills, via Masai villages to Mount Meru
  • Biking on red-dirt roads and rainforest trails
  • Unmatched views of Kilimanjaro from all sides
  • Fully guided and supported East African mountain bike holiday

Transferring from Nairobi into the Chyulu Hills and taking a short ride to our first camp provides a magical mountain biking introduction to East Africa. From an elevation of around 1800 metres, we can look across to Kilimanjaro, the ‘Roof of Africa', before setting off to circle the mountain in an anticlockwise direction. Dropping 1000 metres to the Masai Plains, we follow red-dirt roads, fringed with termite mounds, to the market village of Loitokitok. All the while looking out for the savannah animals which in these parts mingle with the Masai cattle herds. We then cross into Tanzania, with views of Mount Meru and skirt the south side of Kilimanjaro on trails that lead through rainforest and banana plantations and by way of several villages of the Chagga people. Two final days of riding take us to the camp beside Lake Challa and then northwards into Kenya again, our circuit completed. An African bike trip for the adventurous!

Explore InternationalExplore International. This is one of our Explore International holidays. Participants on these trips can book through KE or through one of our international partners. This helps us to gather together sufficient numbers of like-minded adventurers to get your holiday up and running quickly. Led by an English-speaking guide, the cosmopolitan nature of these groups can be an important part of the experience!

Is this holiday for you?

FAT TYRE ADVENTURE.  Our route starts out on rough, dry jeep roads in the Chyulu Hills and on the Masai plains. Higher up, as we cross the south side of Kilimanjaro, we encounter wetter, potentially muddy conditions amongst plantations and rainforest. This is not technically demanding riding, but there are fast sections with the occasional sand trap, as well as slippery trails to keep you focused. Knobbly tyres are needed and the trip is suited to regular weekend riders. The support vehicle is almost always on hand.

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