7 Days Northern Tanzania Cycling Tour

All our tours depart from the town of Moshi

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Day 1: Arrival

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and transferred to Adventures Nest near Moshi town for overnight. Here you will meet your guide who will brief you about your upcoming tour and together you will do the bike fitting.

Day 2: Western Kilimanjaro

Today’s ride takes us cross southern side of Mt. Kilimanjaro as we are heading to western side of the mountain. The ride will initially take you through coffee and banana plantations, but as you head west the landscape will change to open plains and acacia woodlands. Your ride today will be on both dirt and tarmac roads and you will finish the ride at the Olpopongi Maasai Village where you will be spending the night.

Day 3: Moshi

From the West Kilimanjaro plains you will cycle towards Moshi city today. The first part of the ride will take you through the Ngasurai open plains which serve as a migratory path for elephants moving to and from the Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Once the dirt road ends, we will enter the main tarmac road towards Moshi city passing a few small villages and settlements along with Mt. Meru in the background. We will end our ride today at Moshi Home, where we will spend the night.

Day 4: Moshi to Tarangire National Park

Today’s ride will be the longest but not the toughest, and will be mostly on tarmac roads. The ride will take us through many villages, towns and open plains. After completing the tarmac road section, we will divert onto the dirt road that takes us to our tented camp/ campsite right on the border of the Tarangire National Park, which is home to the largest number of elephants in Tanzania.

Day 5: Tarangire to Lake Manyara

The first section of today’s ride takes us back to the main road which we follow for a few kilometers then divert on a dirt road towards Lake Manyara. The area known for its rich wildlife, and also populated with significant number of Maasai villages along the way. After the dirt road section of today’s ride, we will rejoin the main tarmac road towards Mto wa Mbu town for several kilometers, before diverting into the dirt road towards Migunga Tented Camp where we will be spending the night.

Day 6: Lake Mayara to Ngorongoro Crater

Today’s ride is the toughest but the most joyful. The day of cycling starts on the dirt road back onto the tarmac road and past the town of Mto wa Mbu and the Lake Manyara National Park entry gate. We then proceed on a very tough cycle up the Great Rift Valley escarpment, leaving behind a spectacular view. Your ride today will finish at the entrance gate to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area marking an end to a challenging but exciting 5 day cycling tour of northern on two wheels. After a celebrating your accomplishment, you will be transferred to the Ngorongoro Farm House (or alternative) where you will be spending the night.

Day 7: Depart Tanzania

Today you can relax as you wait for your transfer back to the airport via town of Mto wa Mbu where you can buy some souvenirs to take back home with you.


  • Mountain Bikes
  • Support Vehicle(s)
  • Accommodation
  • All meals while on tour
  • Park fees
  • Bottled mineral water for participants
  • Snacks and fruits at water points
  • All cycle transfers
  • Helmets


  • Tips
  • Laundry Services
  • Items of personal nature
  • Add-on tours & activities
  • International Air fairs

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