Kilimanjaro Cycling

OVERVIEW:

Among activities that can be done in Kilimanjaro is cycling around or direct to the top of highest mountain in Africa which has become a very popular package in Kilimanjaro…

A very special experience for the world bikers.

Kilimanjaro bike trek is our new product of trekking the Kilimanjaro Mountain, Kilema route is the only route that Bike trek to Kilimanjaro Mountain can reach to the top of the Mount Kilimanjaro by mountain bike. Our experienced guides have done Kilimanjaro bike trek as the first Tanzanian and African to do the whole trip to summit Mt Kilimanjaro 5895M, the trip took 5 days with proper acclimatization.

This activity provides physical exercise and recreational use of the natural environment with minimum impact while enhancing visitors’ experience. Summit bound visitors will use Kilema route (19km) and cyclists will meet their porters at Horombo and continue to the summit. For non-summit bound visitors, cycling starts from Londorosi gate or from Morum Picnic Site then back to Morum (a 44km ride).

Join our existing 5 day Kilema route with overnight at Kilema camp. By choosing this option, an experienced mountain biker should be able to cycle at least 90% of the

entire route, subject to weather conditions and trail conditions.

The total distance of the Kilema route with overnight at Kilema camp, is 104km done over 5 days / 4 nights. The total altitude gain is 6 070m over 52km and the total downhill is 6 070m over 52km.

DAY 1

Arrive to Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to Moshi town Spend the day at leisure in Moshi town and assemble your bike. Dinner and overnight at the Sal Salinero Hotel

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel and spend the day at leisure in Moshi town and assemble your bike. Dinner and overnight at the Sal Salinero Hotel.

Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel, store excess luggage, meet your guide and transfer to the Marangu gate. Register at the Marangu gate and continue to the Kilema gate (1

900m)

Collect packed lunch, set up bicycles and cycle up a 4×4 track from the Kilema gate (1 900m) to Horombo hut (3 705m) – 16km. Once at Horombo hut (3 700m) cycle back down on the same route for approximately 6km to the Kilema camp (2 900m). Dinner and overnight at the Kilema Tented Camp (2 900m).

Day 4

Breakfast at Kilema Camp (2 900m) and cycle up to

Horombo hut (3 700m) – 6km. Lunch at Horombo hut

(3 700m) and after lunch cycle up the trail towards Zebra Rocks (4 000m) for a short acclimatization cycle.

Dinner and overnight at Horombo hut (3 700m)

Day 5

Acclimatization day at Horombo hut (3 700m) with cycle up to Kibo hut (4 700m) – 10km, later cycle back to Horombo hut (3 700m) 10km. Dinner and overnight at Horombo hut (3 705m)

Day 6

Breakfast and cycle up to Kibo hut (4 700m) 10km Prepare yourself for the summit attempt that will start at 23:00pm. Lunch, dinner and overnight at the Kibo hut (4 700m)

Day 7

Push / carry our bikes over very rough terrain from

Kibo hut (4 700m) to Gillman’s’ Point at (5 681m) to Stella

Point (5 752m) – 4.8km. A porter will be available to every biker as part of the package, to ensure help is at hand getting your bike up to Stella point. Also in case you get sick and be unable to push your bike during the summit attempt, the porter can bring the bike down to Kibo hut.

From Stella point you should be able to cycle for the most of the trail to Uhuru peak, pushing our bikes over a few obstacles along the way. Please note this will be very technical and exhausting – oxygen levels are only at 10%! Once at the summit you should be able to ride back to Stella point. From Stella point push / carry your bike down to Kibo hut (4 700m) – it is possible to cycle the last part before reaching Kibo hut. Have an early lunch and the cycle all the way down to the Kilema gate (1 900m) – 26km.

Distances: o Distance Kibo hut to Gillman’s Point to Uhuru peak –

6 km – altitude gain 1 195m

  • Distance Uhuru peak back to Kibo hut – 6 km – descend in altitude 1 195m
  • From Kibo hut to the Kilema gate – 26km – descend in altitude 2 800m

Return to the hotel in Moshi town. Dinner and overnight at the Sal Salinero Hotel

Day 8

Breakfast at the hotel, check out by 10:00am

Transfer to the Kilimanjaro airport for the flight back home.

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