DAY 1 | Arrival in Moshi
You will be picked up from Kilimanjaro airport or any other arrival point by a One Bike guide who will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. This day you will get all needed information and preparations for the trip. The rest of the day could be used for resting and exploring the city of Moshi.
DAY 2 | Moshi town – Marangu Village | 35km
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the One bike shop where you will get all needed information and preparations for the trip. Our tfirst day of the trip will start from there up to Marangu village. On the way, we will pass deep through the villages and experience the life of the Chagga people, the third biggest tribe in Tanzania. Overnight will be arranged in Marangu village.
Today is 100% cycling.
DAY 3 | Marangu/Kilema gate – Kilema camp | 11km
This morning a pick-up will be arranged from Marangu village and a car will transfer us to Marangu gate where we will take care of the permit registrations for every cycling person. There we will meet a team of porters that will follow us on the route. Then, from Marangu gate, we will be transferred to the Kilema gate which will be our starting point for the ride in The national park of Mount Kilimanjaro. We will cycle through a huge green rainforest with a lot of different plant species, birds and animals. The ride will end in Kilema camp on 2 980 meters where we will overnight in tents inside the camp area.
Today is 70% cycling.
DAY 4 | Kilema camp – Horombo camp | 19km
Today the ride will take us through Kilimanjaro’s semi-tropical foothills and then on a steep path to the Horombo camp at 3700 meters high. From there we will have a beautiful view of the mountain Kilimanjaro with its two peaks, two brothers, Mawenzi and Kibo. We will overnight in the camp.
Today is 75% cycling.
DAY 5 | Horombo Acclimatization | 10km
This day is going to be used for acclimatization which is a very important part of the trip. After the breakfast, we will ride through the Alpine desert up to the Mawenzi Hut and then back to Horombo camp. Overnight is again in Horombo camp.
Today is 90% cycling.
DAY 6 | Horombo camp – Kibo base camp | 12km
The ride will start after breakfast. On our way, we will pass the Senecio garden with the endemic tree species and continue through the Alpine desert. It is the path that goes in the middle of the two peaks, Kibo and Mawenzi, which makes this route very scenic. In Kibo base camp you will have a summit briefing for all information needed regarding the rest of the trip. Then, we will have time to rest in the afternoon.
Today is 90% cycling.
DAY 7 | Kibo camp – Summit – Horombo camp | 12km
This part of the route is starting in the middle of the night with a zig-zag trek climbing up along the slopes. It will take approximately 2 hours to reach Hans Meyer’s Cave and from here the gradient gets steeper. The climb continues for another 3 hours to Gilman’s point, where we will take our bike from porters and start riding on the crater ring to the summit – Uhuru Peak. From here we can see the glaciers of Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru as well as beautiful lands of Tanzania and parts of Kenya. At the summit, you can choose if are you prefer to continue riding your bicycle or walk, according to your health condition and suggestions from the guide. On the way down we will stop at the Kibo base camp for the brunch and continue to the Horombo camp.
Today, from Kibo to Uhuru and then Kibo is 20% – 80% cycling, from Kibo to Horombo is 80% cycling.
DAY 8 | Horombo camp – Kilema gate – Moshi | 19-30km
After the night of rest and the breakfast we will make our final ride down across moorland and rainforest to Kilema gate. From there you will be transferred to Marangu gate for check out and then to your hotel. Drive back from Kilema gate to Moshi with the bicycle is optional.
DAY 9 | Departure from Moshi
You will be able to sleep and rest well in your hotel. Transfer from the hotel to the airport or another place of departure from Moshi will be organized for you.