5 Days Cycle up Kilimanjaro
- Experience an exciting, challenging and unforgettable cycling tour up to the summit of the largest, free standing mountain in the world
- Cycle through amazing scenery, forest and mooreland, alpine desert and ice cap
- Circuit / Region
- Included Services
- Excluded Services
- Best Time To Travel
- Packing Tips
Kilimanjaro bike trek is our new product of trekking the Kilimanjaro Mountain, Kilema route is the only route that Bike trek to Kilimanjaro can reach to the top by mountain bike. Our experienced guides have done a good number of successful bike treks to summit Mt Kilimanjaro 5895 m, 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.
- Day 1: Marangu/Kilema Gate – Horombo Hut
You will be picked from the Hotel at 8:30 am, This morning we drive through Kilimanjaro’s semi-tropical foothills to Marangu Gate, Spend some minutes for registrations and get the permit and then drive to Kilema gate and enter Kilimanjaro National park and start the riding, Up to Horombo. Today is 100% cycling by bike.
Cycling distance: 19Km
Vegetation: Forest and Moorland
- Day 2: Full Day Horombo Acclimatization
After breakfast you start your Cycling through alpine desert. In some of the areas you will riding on small stones, up to Mawenzi Hut and back to Horombo. Today is 90% riding.
Cycling distance: 10 Km
Vegetation Alpine desert
- Day 3: Horombo – Kibo Hut (4703 M)
After breakfast you will continue with riding to Kibo Hut, you will ride on small stones in most areas. Cycling today is 90%.
Vegetation: Alpine Desert
- Day 4: Kibo Hut - Summit (5895 M) - Horombo Hut (3720 M)
At 4 am you will be woken up by your bike guides to start the zig-zag hike on a long hang. After about two hours you should reach the Hans Meyer Cave and from here the gradient becomes steeper. Continue your climb for another 3 hours to Gilman's Point. You will take your bike from Porters and ride to Uhuru Peak. When you arrive at Uhuru Peak, spend a few minutes or photos and then descend to Stella Point. After lunch drive to Horombo
Today cycling, from Kibo to Uhuru and then Kibo 15% - 20%, from Kibo to Horombo 100%. Vegetation "alpine desert" / ice cap
- Day 5: Horombo Hut (3720 m) - Kilema Gate (1800 m)
After a leisurely breakfast, you will drive to Kilema Gate via the alpine desert and from the rainforest to Kilema Gate. Then you will be transferred to Marangu Gate for check out and drive back to the hotel
- Two or more class guides. Each of our trips has a minimum of two first class guides,y ou will have additional guides to ensure that you always enjoy superior customer service
- Bike Mechanic. Who will perform a wide range of repairs on Bikes during the trip
- Trip accommodations. Each night you’ll retreat to the best hotels or tents in the region
- Snacks and drinks Each day's Ride. Most of the meals, all breakfasts and most lunches and dinners are included in the price of your trip.
- Private Tours, tastings, entrance fees, park fees, rescue fees, crew salaries and all that kind of stuff
- Support vehicle. We support you both on and off the bike. We always have one guide in our support vehicle and the other cycling alongside you. They’ll fill up your water bottles, change your tire, call for a shuttle or shuttle you up the hill, provide you with local insight and make sure everyone is on the right track
- Transportation during the trip. The trips often take place off-the-beaten-track. So, on our trips we provide transportation both at the beginning and at the end of your trip.
- Luggage Transfers. We will ensure that your bags are safely delivered to your hotel room or Campsite.
- Airport pick up/Transfer to Airport. (NOTE: Only for multi day trips)
- Mountain Bikes
- Camping gears like tents, chairs, tables ,sleeping, bag and mattress
- First Aid Kit
- Water 1.5 liter or 3 liter everyday
- Lodging before and after the trip (NOTE:Only for Multi day trips)
- 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 increases in taxes and/or park entrance fees
- Anything else not mentioned in the inclusions
- Optional activities not outlined on the itinerary
- Additional program is possible. Have a look at our other offers.
- Between January and March the temperatures are mild, the weather in the morning and afternoon is nice and the visibility of the mountain is particularly good
- In June and July the sky is clear and the nights are cold
- August, September and October are the warmest months to Climb Kilimanjaro
- Rainy season: Late March to mid-May and November and December. There is snow in the higher elevations
- Follow the list below to ensure your comfort. You will have a better vacation if you are prepared.
- 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
- 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
- Lightweight, long sleeve shirt for riding, hiking and 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
- 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.
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
Camping and Other Gear
For Desert Tours
The lack of shade makes sun protection more important!
For Mountain Tours
Higher elevations can mean cold temperatures so plenty of layers are important for riding and in camp
- there are many more one-day bike and multi-day bike tours available. Please contact us for further information.
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