Mountain Kilimanjaro Biking | 8 - 10 Day’s Kilema Route:

Tour Starts & Ends

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

No. Persons Limit

Minimum 2 passengers to operate. Maximum 7 passengers in each group.

Departure Dates

On request (the tour starts at any time if the participants are ready)

Cost of Addtional Services

Extra cost such as tips, oxygen tanks, foods in hotels  $ $ $



Mountain Kilimanjaro Biking | 8 – 10 Day’s Kilema Route:

Special Kilimanjaro Route for Mount Bike Climbing. The Kilema Route is a new route introduced recently specifically for biking tours or cycling up Mountain Kilimanjaro.

Mountain Kilimanjaro biking

The national park administration only released the Kilimanjaro for mountain bike rides in the summer of 2016. 

The Kilema route has been opened exclusively for Mountain bike rides, and opens up the mountain up to the Horombo huts at 3700m. Good altitude adjustment, very varied landscape and fantastic views towards the summit and Mount Mawenzi. An additional camp in the jungle shortens the stages and increases the chances of a summit.

We open this route for the ambitious amateur and are one of the few agencies worldwide with practical experience with mountain bikes on Kilimanjaro. we have a lot of knowledge in the field of acclimatization 100% summit success confirm this impressively.

The route and the schedule

This tour is offered in 6 days because you can ride a mountain bike in one day. For this trip we use the newly opened Kilema Route in the east of Kilimanjaro. This route runs parallel to the well-known Marangu Route. We stay 2 days at Horombo Hut Camp for active acclimatization and then drive towards Kibo Hut. There are some technically challenging areas in day 3 in this area. Our suggestion tour offered to 7 days for better acclimatization.

The summit at 5895 HM is a very big challenge!

The summit at 5895 HM

The route from Kibo Hut at 4800 HM to Gillman’s Point at 5600 HM is NOT to be driven.  

Every biker has the right to carry his bike up himself. To date, only one has made it. There is a porter available for each participant who can take over the bike immediately. In the summit area you can of course drive well. From 5300 HM the altitude is clearly noticeable.

The longest downhill in the world

4000 HM over 35 km  

The upper area in the deep Lavesand requires a special driving technique. After that, the terrain flattens out and the fun can begin. This tour is an unforgettable experience for every biker. The next stop is at the hotel bar with a good Kilimanjaro beer.

REQUIREMENTS

Requirements:

We only offer this trip to “closed” mountain bike groups that have gained experience by crossing the Alps. The local guide will accompany the group on foot or Help with bike transport can be booked.

Condition: excellent

10 – 20 km/day, 700 – 1200 m ascent/day, 4 – 10 hours of intensive exertion/day, additional weight of 10 – 15 kg, lots of pushing and carrying passages, especially on the summit day.

Driving technique: demanding

60% dirt roads, 40% single trails

Very demanding summit stage. All other stages are moderately difficult.

 

Best Time to Travel

  • 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

What to pack

Follow the list below to ensure your comfort. You will have a better vacation if you are prepared. 
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

Bike Gear 

  • 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

PRICE

10 Days/ 2950 US dollars per person in a shared double room / tent

8 Days/ 2450 US dollars per person in a shared double room / tent

GROUP SIZE

We are happy to offer your individual tour starting for 2 people.

Included

Excluded

ENJOY THE DISCOUNTS

Africa safari is much more fun if you are going with a friend or family! And we would like to make it easier for you! If you are travelling with a friend or family – we would like to offer you a 5% discount to each of you from the price of the program. Are you with 10 people? Then 10% discount. Are you with 12 or more – then 15% discount to each of you! The conditions of receiving the discount are the following – you should let us know with whom are you travelling and we will calculate a discount for you. Discount will be deducted from the second half of the payment that you are supposed to do upon arrival.

If you Gilmans Point (green certificate) or Uhuru Peak (gold certificate) have passed, then you get to the entrance / exit a certificate with the message that you have reached the highest point in Africa.

Itinerary

Trek Schedule

Freequently Asked Questions

WHAT KIND OF BIKE IS RECOMMENDED?

We recommend a trail bike with 120 to 160mm of travel. While hiking up with a hardtail would be easier, going down is much more fun with more travel.

CAN I RENT BIKES FROM YOU?

No, we do not have rental bikes. You need to bring your own bike.

WHAT DOES "CHALLENGING FITNESS AND TECHNICAL LEVEL" MEAN?

We ride / push between 10 and 20 km per day and cover 700 to 1200 m in altitude. That doesn’t sound much, but in high altitude it can be very challenging. Lots of pushing and carrying our bike, in particular during the summit day. The summit day is very demanding and challenging. All other stages of the trip are classed as moderately difficult; level 2.

WHAT IF I SUFFER FROM HIGH ALTITUDE SICKNESS?

If you don’t feel comfortable, our local guides as well as our guide got enough experience to tell you if it’s safe to continue the trip. We’ve got a couple of rest days planned as well as some acclimatising days. This should allow you to get enough rest for the big day. There is always an option to leave the bike at the camp and just walk up if you don’t feel like biking. Also, our local crew will assist you with carrying your bike. But at the end, it’s safety first. We won’t risk anyhting and rather keep you safe at the camp than trying to bring you up to the peak.

I'VE NEVER BEEN IN THAT ALTITUDE, IS THAT A PROBLEM?

No. Most of our clients haven’t been in high altitude before. Our itinerary is designed for the regular traveller without previous experiences in high altidude. If you stick to our acclimatising program and listen to our guide, chances are really high that you make it to the top.