Mount Kilimanjaro Bike Trek

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Kilimanjaro bike trek is our new product! Experience Mount Kilimanjaro on a bike and explore Kilema route which is the only route cyclists can use to reach the top of the mountain. Our experienced guides have done Kilimanjaro bike trek many times so you are in good hands. In our team we have the first Tanzanian and African to do the whole trip to summit Mt Kilimanjaro 5895M by bike, the trip took 5 days with proper acclimatization.

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Mountain view by bike with AWAT
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Above Mount Kilimanjaro on bike with AWAT
Kilema route with AWAT

TANAPA has recently introduced this activity in the Kilimanjaro National Parks. Mountain biking provides physical exercise and recreational use of the natural environment with minimum impact on the mountain.  Summit-bound cyclists 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).

If you want to hike instead, please take a look at the Lemosho route, the Marangu route, and the Machame route for further inspiration. 

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Day 1

KILIMANJARO AIRPORT – MOSHI | SPRINGLANDS HOTEL

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be picked up and transferred to Springlandshotel for an overnight bed and breakfast.

Overnight Springlands Hotel (bed and breakfast) or Similar.

Day 2

MARANGU GATE/ KILEMA HUT (1800 M) | HOROMBO HUT (3720 M)

Cycling distance: 19 km

You will be picked up from Springlands Hotel at 8:30 am. This morning we drive through Kilimanjaro’s semi-tropical foothills to Marangu Gate where we will spend a few minutes registering and getting the permit and then drive to Kilema gate and enter Kilimanjaro National park. Start riding up to Horombo Hut. Today is 100% cycling by bike. The cycling distance of 19 Km and the expected vegetation is forest and moorland.

Day 3

HOROMBO HUT (3720 M) | MAWENZI HUT (4310 M)ACCLIMATIZATION DAY

Cycling distance: 19 km

After breakfast you start your cycling, riding through the alpine desert, some of the areas you will be riding will be on small stone pathways up to Mawenzi Hut and back to Horombo. With a cycling distance of 10km, today’s vegetation is 90% “Alpine desert”.

Day 4

HOROMBO HUT (3720 M)  |  KIBO HUT (4720 M) 

Cycling distance:  9 km

After breakfast, you will continue cycling to Kibo Hut on stony paths. The vegetation will be a more alpine desert.

Day 5

KIBO HUT (4720 M)  |  SUMMIT (5895 M) | HOROMBO HUT (3720 M) 

Cycling distance:  21 km

At 4 am, you will be woken up by your guides to start the zigzag trek up a long screen slope. After roughly two hours you should reach Hans Meyer’s Cave and from here the gradient gets steeper. Continue your climb for approximately another 3 hours to Gilman’s Point. You will take your bike from Porters and start riding to Uhuru peak. Arriving at Uhuru peak, spend a few minutes taking in the views and taking photos to then ride down to Stella Point. After lunch, ride down to Horombo hut. Today cycling is from Kibo hut to Uhuru and then back to Kibo hut where you will then descend back to Horombo hut. Vegetation expected will be the alpine desert and ice caps.

Day 6

HOROMBO HUT (3720 M)  | KILEMA GATE (1800 M) | SPRINGLANDS HOTEL

Cycling distance:  19 km

After a leisurely breakfast, make your final ride down to Kilema Gate across the alpine and the rain forest where you will be transferred to Marangu Gate for check out and then to Springlands Hotel.

Overnight Springlands Hotel (bed and breakfast) or Similar.

Day 7

KILIMANJARO AIRPORT | DEPART

After an early breakfast, transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your departure flight back home.

Moshi, TZ
5:52 pm, November 26, 2022
31°C
broken clouds
Wind: 10 mph
Pressure: 1011 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:09 am
Sunset: 6:26 pm
Peak of Mount Kilimanjaro with World Adventure Tours
On your way to Uhuru Peak with AWAT

Included in the price:

  • 1-night stay before the start date and 1 night stay on the last day of the trek at Springlands Hotel in Moshi, including breakfast
  • Mountain Bike and Mountain Guide
  • Arrival and Departure transfers from the airport
  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents (or hut fees for the Marangu route)
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • All Park fees
  • Oxygen Tank
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the mountain
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries, and park fees
  • Quality mess tents with tables and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)

Excluded from the price:

  • Your flights/visas
  • Tips to the mountain staff
  • Meals other than breakfast while in Springlands Hotel
  • Alcohol, beverages, cigarettes, snacks, etc
  • Personal gear like a sleeping bag, hiking poles, etc. (Can be rented at Springlands Hotel)
  • Hotel portable toilets (Can be rented at Springlands Hotel)

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