1 Day Cycle Tour Maasai Village and Hot Springs

  • Learn about Maasai culture, traditions & lifestyle
  • Relax in crystal clear, turquoise warm Water amidst lush green vegetation
  • Swing on a rope Swing and let yourself fall into a natural pool
  • Enjoy amazing scenery

Working with our friends in the Maasai community, you’ll experience the true culture behind this respected community. Our translator and guide will introduce you to how the Maasai live and the history of this group in East Africa. Combine this option with a tour of the region, including hot springs in the area. Total distance of the tour: 28 km on off road and dirt road.

The hot spring of Kikuletwa, also known as Chemka Hot Springs, is close to the village of Rundugai and is one of the most beautiful places to relax in Tanzania. The small pool crystal clear, turquoise water is surrounded by palm and fig trees with winding roots. Although, it is called “hot springs”, the water in Kikuletwa is not truly ‘hot’ but refreshing, as the water source flows underground from Kilimanjaro. The groundwater actively interacts with geothermal sources, forming a number of small lakes with warm, never-stagnating water. Garra Rufa fish live in the water of the spring. These sly little fish are used by pedicures around the world. These fish suck and nibble on the skin and remove delicate skin through natural peeling. So, you will show up with shiny, revitalized feet.

    Day Tour Cycling

    We start our epic ride early in the morning and are accompanied by our English-speaking guide. The road takes us through beautiful landscapes: African bushland where we see dried-up riverbeds, baobab and acacia trees and sugar cane plantations.

    Once we arrive in the village, please remember to be a respectful guest and don’t take pictures of the villagers without asking. During the visit you will have a chance to mingle with the Maasai and chat with them, but your social skills and creativity will determine how much they open up to you. Your English-speaking guide will assist you and translate into Kimaasai, as the Maasai themselves do not speak any other languages.

    Whilst you walk through the village with your guide, you will learn more about the culture of the Maasai. This will include a lesson on traditional Maasai medicine and the opportunity to taste the local Maasai tea. We will also have the opportunity to visit a Maasai home.

    In the early afternoon, we will leave the village and continue to the Hot Springs, which are near the village of Rundugai. The crystal clear, turquoise waters invite you for a refreshing swim and if you like, you can let yourself fall into the water swinging on a rope.

  • Each of our tours has at least two top-notch bike guides with us to ensure you always enjoy top-notch customer service.
  • There is always a bicycle mechanic with you who can carry out a variety of repairs while you ride.
  • Snacks and drinks. Most meals are included in the price of your trip.
  • Private tours, tastings, entrance fees, parking fees, rescue fees, crew salaries.
  • Vehicle support. We support you both on and off the bike. We always have an additional bike guide in our support vehicle, except for those who are on the bike with you. They fill up your water bottles, change your tires, call a shuttle for you or take you up a hill in an emergency, give you an insight into the country and its people and make sure that everyone is on the right track.
  • Transport during the tour. Our tours often take place off the beaten path. That is why we offer you transport both at the beginning and at the end of your trip.
  • Luggage transfer. We make sure that your luggage is safely delivered to your hotel room or to your campsite
  • Mountain bikes
  • Helmets
  • Camping equipment such as tents, chairs, tables, sleeping places, bags and mattresses
  • First aid kit
  • Water 1.5 liters to 3 liters daily
  • International/national flights and visa fees
  • Personal items purchased during the trip (souvenirs, Internet, laundry etc.)
  • Soft and alcoholic Drinks
  • Tips to the guides
  • Travel, medical, injury and luggage insurance
  • Flying doctor rescue services
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Anything else not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Optional activities not outlined on the itinerary
  • Additional accommodation before and after the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
  • Airport pick up/Transfer to Airport can be arranged for an extra cost
  • Extension of the stay or additional program possible / or have a look at our other offers

  • The ideal Travel times are in the dry months from December to March and from June to October.
  • Visibility is good from December to March, the climate can get very hot and there is hardly any rainfall.
  • From June to October, however, the temperatures are quite pleasant.
    Follow the list below to ensure your comfort. You will have a better vacation if you are prepared.

    Please note that this list is not exhaustive!

    The items you will want to pack no matter what time of year are warm clothes for cooler evenings, good rain gear that you can ride in, and sunscreen. Avoid cotton clothing while riding. To stay comfortable, layering different weights of polypropylene, fleece, or wool works well. We love our Ibex wool clothing for the wide range of temperatures you are comfortable in.

    Standard Packing List
    Items to bring no matter what tour you are on

    Bike Gear

    • Socks / enough for each day's ride
    • Biking tights/equivalent / wool or polypropylene.
    • Biking shorts for comfortable riding.
    • Riding gloves / bring long fingered gloves for cooler weather.
    • Riding jerseys/T-shirts.
    • Windbreaker/light jacket for riding

    Camping and Other Gear

    • Warm Sleeping bag and Sleeping pad / may be rented.
    • Pillow / not included in rental gear.
    • Towel, biodegradable soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, contact solution, personal medications,etc.
    • Head lamp, small lamps like the Petzel brand work well, &/or flashlight & spare batteries.
    • Daypack / if you don't have a hydration pack, for hiking and extra storage.
    • Water bottles / at least 1 for around camp

    For Desert Tours
    The lack of shade makes sun protection more important!

    • Lightweight, long sleeve shirt for riding, hiking and camp

    For Mountain Tours
    Higher elevations can mean cold temperatures so plenty of layers are important for riding and in camp

    • A larger riding pack may be necessary to carry extra clothing and rain gear each day
    • Rain pants can be a good idea to supplement a rain coat that you can ride in
    • Extra set of riding gloves in case one gets wet
    • Wool socks and other clothing
    • Down or puffy coat for cool evenings and mornings

    Other Clothing

    • Extra pair of shoes for hiking &/or if others get wet, etc.
    • Sandals / comfortable for around camp
    • Rain Coat & Pants / should be waterproof. No ponchos
    • Warm jacket for the camp
    • Long pants/sweatpants
    • Long underwear / great to sleep in cold nights!
    • T-shirts / long and short sleeved
    • Shorts for relaxing around camp
    • Warm hat
    • Long finger gloves/mittens
    • Visor/wide brimmed hat for sun protection.
    • Underwear, socks, & extra clothes as needed.
    • Swimsuit optional, some trips have opportunities for swimming &/or for using the solar shower.
  • There are many more one-day bike and multi-day bike tours available. Please contact us for further information.

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