Kilimanjaro Base Cycle
 
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OVERVIEW
Kili Bike Adventures was built on our passion for  Mountain bike adventures, and showing people a good time.
Having spent 2 years in the tourism industry in various roles and keen mountain bikers for much longer, we feel we're in a good position to show you the places we call home and spend our personal time as well as our work time (this line is constantly blurred).
  
So come out with us. Let us take you on an adventure. Let us show you our diverse landscapes and some of Tanzania’s greatest single trail. Let us have some fun!
 Our guides, crew and trip designers are trained to deliver ‘wow’ moments that are guaranteed to surprise and delight. They’re not just bicycle tour guides. They’re not just vacation guides.They’re your own personal travel concierges who are driven to provide exceptional service and so much more.
 
Join us as we take you through the lower hills of the world's highest free-standing mountain.  
If you know the area well, you can even come and hire a bike from us for the day and use our local knowledge to pick the best route. 

ITINERARY
Day 1
1 Hours
Arrival Kilimanjaro, transfer to Hotel
After arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport you are welcomed by your charming tour guide, Roy Bantam. Transfer to your first accommodation at Tembo Tamu B&B
 
BLD (Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner)

Day 2
1 Hours
Bike Tour around Moshi Town
 
This day is for your acclimatization. After preparing the bikes your guide will ride with you around Moshi Town, taking you to see the view of the highest free standing mountain in the world, and you'll hear about the history of Moshi as well. (B,L,D)

Day 3
1 Hours
Bike Tour Moshi to Lake Chala Campsite
 
The route is on uneven paths, mainly over the farmland of the Chagga people. A long climb leads to Marangu, one of the gateway points to Kilimanjaro. We see little villages interspersed with banana and coffee plantations. Towards the end an 8 mile downhill takes us back into savannah land and to a beautiful lodge at Lake Chala Campsite near the Kenyan border, offering swimming, bird watching and game viewing on foot. (B,L,D) (40kms,hg +3600feet)

Day 4
1 Hours
Bike Tour Lake Chala to Rongai
 
We are heading further north around the volcano. In the higher regions, we see the water and soil saving agriculture of the locals. We ride close to the Kenyan border, climbing gently to a higher altitude. In the afternoon we arrive at our cosy chalets. This is one of the starting points leading onto the mountain. If you want to get a taste what it’s like you can go for a walk and climbing. (B,L,D)3300 ft.

Day 5
1 Hours
Bike tour Rongai to Olpopongi Maasai village
 
We will ride across the northern ridge of Kilimanjaro to the highest point of the tour at 6300 ft. During the last miles, we might spot some game at the Maasai cultural village of Olpopongi. We will sleep in typical houses called Manyata. (B,L,D) (3000ft. gravel tracks)

Day 6
1 Hours
Bike tour from Olopopongi to Momella in Arusha
 
In the morning we will ride between Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru. During the hilly and dusty ride, we might spot elephants, zebra, antelope, and buffalo. We will stay at the charming Momella Lodge. In the late afternoon, we head to Arusha National Park for a game drive. Giraffe, zebra, buffalo and elephant are the large animals, with monkeys and countless birds hanging and flying around the bush. (B,L,D) (1000ft gravel tracks)

Day 7
1 Hours
Bike tour from Momella to Moshi Town
 
Through acacia and shrub landscape we head back to Mt. Kilimanjaro. A steep climb brings us back into Chagga territory. Banana and coffee plantations change with little settlements. In the evening we can see the view of the highest free-standing mountain from town, then overnight at Tembo Tamu B&B. 

Day 8
1 Hours
Saying farewell
 
After breakfast, the guide will walk with you around Moshi Town to buy some handmade things like Khanga from Curio shops in town. A transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport ends this adventure. 


WHAT'S INCLUDED
    1. Bike Adventures or Mountain Climbing
    2. Two or more class guides
    3. Each of our trips has a minimum of two First class guides, you will have additional guides to ensure
    4. that you always enjoy superior Customer service
    5. Trip Accommodations
    6. Each and every night you’ll retreat to the best hotels in the region
    7. Snacks and drinks Each day's Ride
    8. Most Meals
    9. All breakfasts and most lunches and dinners are included in the price of your trip. On each trip guests are given the opportunity to dine on their own so that they can discover a location
    10. independently. Of course, your guides will provide you with a list of their favourite restaurants to try.
    11. Private Tours, Tastings, Entrance fees, Park fees, rescue fees, and all that kind of stuff
    12. Support vehicle.
    13. 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
    14. Our 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.
    15. Luggage Transfers. We will ensure that your bags are safely delivered to your hotel room. On our trips porterage service is also included.
    16. Transport to and from the mountain gate
    17. Mountain Bikes
    18. Helmets
    19. Camping gears
    20. First Aid Kit
    21. Water 1.5 litres Everyday
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
    1. Airfare to and from the trip and Airport transfer is US$50 per vehicle
    2. Alcohol
    3. Personal items purchased during the trip
    4. Gratuities for your Tanzania Bike Adventures guides are not included in your trip price. The industry standard is 5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. The local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service
    5. Lodging before and after the trip
TRAVELER REVIEWS
  
CANCELLATION

    Cancellation policy: Any cancellation prior to 60 days of the tour will be refunded all moneys paid less a $300 handling fee per person. Any cancellation between 30 and 60 days before the tour will forfeit their deposit. Any cancellations less than 30 days before the tour will forfeit the full price of the tour. We must adhere to our cancellation policy to protect our ability to run tours and to maintain our price structures.

REFUND

    Cancellation & Refund Policy: All cancellations are subject to a $300 administrative/cancellation fee per person. The remainder of your payment is refundable up to 30 days prior to departure. No refunds of any kind will be made for any reason after this deadline, including, but not limited to, acts of terrorism and war, weather, natural disaster as well as family or personal emergencies. There is no refund for leaving a trip early or arriving late. Tours are not transferable from one person to another. No tour switches are permitted less than 60 days prior to your scheduled departure. There are no exceptions for any reason.

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