Biking far from the tourist routes you will experience Africa at face level – you’ll view wildlife from the saddle of your bike, meet Maasai tribesmen and camp in the wilderness under a cloudless African sky.
What is the biking like?
We ride between 20-105km per day; a total distance of 560km spread over 12 days of biking. The terrain is flat and gently undulating; and the riding surface is made up of 80% dirt roads, 15% paved roads, and about 5% non-technical single track so a mountain bike with front suspension is the ideal bicycle. The trip is suited to riders with a good level of cycling fitness and some off-road biking experience will add to the enjoyment of your trip.
Your trip will start/finish in Nairobi in Kenya/Dar es Salaam in Tanzania (or vise versa). Your group will be made up of 4-12 bikers from around the world and our Team of three trip leaders. Our trusty support vehicle carries all your luggage, has lunch, snacks and water at hand, and is always there if you feel like a break from the saddle. Accommodation includes four nights in local guesthouses on a twin-share basis and 11 nights camping in spacious dome tents. (Upgrades to rooms are available at some campsites at your own expense). We take care of your meals and snacks throughout your journey with us; this excludes one lunch and two evening meals which give you the opportunity to explore and experience local cuisine of your own choosing. Also included in your trip are three game parks Amboseli National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and Saadani National Park, and a visit to a rural primary school.
Dar es Salaam to Nairobi
Day 1: Arrive Bagamoyo Historical Town. Transfers from Dar es Salaam can be arranged. Pre-departure meeting and first dinner together. Beachside Lodge
Day 2: We begin our cycling on a historical slave trading route, then on quiet dirt roads to the coastal Saadani National Park. Afternoon game drive. 37km. Camping
Day 3: A morning game drive in Saadani National Park, then back on our bikes for a short coastal ride to our beachside camp. 15km. Camping/Upgrades available
Day 4: Cycling away from the coast through sleepy palm lined villages. 72km. Camping/Upgrades available
Day 5: Driving for the main climb we head up to explore the Usambara Mountains. 45km. Camping/Upgrades available
Day 6: A well earned rest day OR optional hike, viisit a local school or help with a local reforestation project. Camping/Upgrades available
Day 7: "The Ultimate Day" exploring the smooth trails through rain forest and highland villages. 60km. Camping/Upgrades available
Day 8: Cycling through the wide open spaces of the Maasai Steppe and afternoon vehicle transfer. 20km. Camping
Day 9: Paved road ride out to the foot of the Rift Valley Escarpment. 105km. Camping/Upgrades available
Day 10: All day game drive Ngorongoro Crater. Guesthouse
Day 11: Departing the city, we drive into Kenya. Cycle towards Amboseli National Park and camp on the lower slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro. 45km. Camping
Day 12: Relaxed start, visit Maasai Family. Continue cycling to Amboseli National Park. 20km. Camping
Day 13: Morning game drive, afternoon cycling away from the park through scrubland/savannah. 35km. Camping
Day 14: A good day's biking in the real African savannah. 82km. Camping
Day 15: A relaxed start and final ride together towards Nairobi City. 25km. Safari Camp
Day 16: Final breakfast together / onward travel.
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