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The Tanzanian Cycle Adventure

DURATION

10 days

ACCOMMODATION

Lodges & Camping

Trip Difficulty
DIFFICULTY
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Long cycling days in hot weather

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LOCATION

Tanzania, Africa

MEETING POINT

London or Kilimanjaro Airport

Group
BUCKET LISTER SATISFACTION RATING
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Incredible scenery, impressive mountains, unbroken calderas and plain upon plain of the richest wildlife you’re likely ever to see? They’re just the cherries on top. 

On this unforgettable trip, you’ll see the most amazing, natural sights that Tanzania has to offer – from the saddle. 

The 360km route will take you and your bike across Tanzania’s famous northern circuit in 5 days, from the base of the world’s highest free-standing mountain – Kili herself – to the biggest unbroken caldera on earth, the Ngorongoro Crater. 

Though this tour’s starting and end points may sound like the highlights of the tour, wait till you see all the amazing places and cultures you will visit and experience in between. We welcome you to come and experience this incredible journey with us.

Keep reading to find out where your wheels will take you during this amazing adventure. 

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What's Included In Our The Tanzanian Cycle Adventure

All Activities Mentioned In The Itinerary

All Activities Mentioned In The Itinerary

Max 16 Travellers Per Group

Max 16 Travellers Per Group

3* Hotels, Lodges & Tents (Twin Share)

3* Hotels, Lodges & Tents (Twin Share)

Private Transport

Private Transport

9 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches & 8 Dinners

9 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches & 8 Dinners

Expert Guides With You Throughout The Trip

Expert Guides With You Throughout The Trip

The Tanzanian Cycle Adventure Itinerary

  • Day 1: THE JOURNEY BEGINS

    THE JOURNEY BEGINS You will meet your Bucket List Leaders at the airport and fly out as a group for Bucket Lister + Trips. If you have booked a Bucket Lister Trip we will see you in Tanzania soon! If you have transfers with us we will take you to the hotel. For those making their own way, we will see you in Moshi.

  • Day 2: ARRIVE IN TANZANIA

    ARRIVE IN TANZANIA If you are on a Bucket Lister+ Trip or have booked transfers you will be picked up from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and transferred to the Weru Weru River Lodge in Moshi. If you are land only or on a Bucket Lister trip you will need to make your way to Weru Weru River Lodge. Welcome Briefing: Your welcome briefing will be at 6pm at the hotel.  

  • Day 3: GETTING READY FOR THE RIDE

    GETTING READY FOR THE RIDE Today you will have the opportunity to head into Moshi Town for a tour in the morning. Before dinner, you will have the briefing & bike fitting with your Guides.

  • Day 4: RIDE PAST MOUNT KILIMANJARO TO NGABOBAG VILLAGE

    RIDE PAST MOUNT KILIMANJARO TO NGABOBAG VILLAGE The first day of riding takes us from the greener southern side of Mt. Kilimanjaro towards the more arid western side of the mountain. Through coffee and banana plantations we cycle through the more fertile areas of southern Kilimanjaro. As we head west we will cycle through the more arid open plains and acacia woodlands. These plains support a remarkable variety of wildlife and spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. While Moshi is home to the Chagga people, the west Kilimanjaro plains are home to the nomadic Maasai people who co-exist with the surrounding wildlife and are why this area is known as the Maasai Lands. The ride today will be on both dirt and tarmac roads and you will finish the ride at the Ngabobo village where we spend the night.

  • Day 5: CYCLE THROUGH NGASURAI TO ARUSHA

    CYCLE THROUGH NGASURAI TO ARUSHA Today’s cycle will be a long one as we cycle from the west Kilimanjaro plains towards Arusha city. The first section of the ride will be through the Ngasurai open plains which serve as a migratory path for elephants moving to and from the Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Cyclists should look forward to a hot and dusty day ahead. Once we finish the dirt road we will enter the main tarmac road towards Arusha city passing a few small villages and settlements along with Mt. Meru looming in the background. Just before reaching the bustling city of Arusha, we will divert through a coffee estate as we head towards our boutique lodge located outside the city. We will end our ride today at the Tembo Club where we will be spending the night.

  • Day 6: CYCLE TO TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

    CYCLE TO TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK Today’s ride will be the longest distance, but not the toughest, and will be mostly on tarmac roads. The ride will take us through many villages, towns and open plains. The long stretches of undulating road through the Tanzanian countryside perfectly illustrate Ernest Hemingway’s quote: “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them”. After completing the tarmac road section, we will divert onto the dirt road that takes us to our tented camp/campsite on the border of the Tarangire National Park, home to the largest concentration of elephants in Tanzania. There is a swimming pool at the campsite where you can cool off; the perfect ending to a long, hot day of cycling.

  • Day 7: RIDE BY THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY TO LAKE MANYARA

    RIDE BY THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY TO LAKE MANYARA Today’s ride marks another exciting day as we cycle through the migratory wildlife corridors between Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks. The first section of the ride takes us back to the main road which we follow for a few kilometres before diverting onto a dirt road towards Lake Manyara. This area is rich in wildlife, and you will notice a significant number of Maasai settlements along the way. One of today’s highlights will be the beautiful views of the Great Rift Valley directly in front of us as we head towards Lake Manyara. After the dirt road section of today’s ride, we will rejoin the main tarmac road towards Mto wa Mbu town for several kilometres before diverting onto the dirt road towards tonight's campsite.

  • Day 8: CYCLE TO THE NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

    CYCLE TO THE NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA Today’s ride will be the final and the toughest but the most rewarding. We start off the day cycling from the dirt road back onto the tarmac road and head past the bustling town of Mto wa Mbu and the entry gate of Lake Manyara National Park. We then proceed on a very tough cycle up the Great Rift Valley escarpment leaving behind a spectacular backdrop overlooking the beautiful Lake Manyara National Park and its surroundings. If there’s ever a time to take a great selfie, it’s here. We then proceed on the tarmac road past colourful Karatu town towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Our ride will finish at the entrance gate to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where, if we have time, we will go on a game drive around the beautiful crater. After a celebratory toast to your achievement, you will be transferred to the lodge where you will be spending the night.

  • Day 9: TRANSFER BACK TO MOSHI

    TRANSFER BACK TO MOSHI We will transfer back to Moshi; on the way we will stop off at 'African Galleria' to learn about the mining of tanzanite, and the 'Amani Street Children' centre.

  • Day 10: TRAVEL BACK TO UK

    TRAVEL BACK TO UK This marks the end of our Tanzanian adventure. If you haven't had enough, you can continue with a trip to Zanzibar!

  • Day 1

    Flight
    Included Breakfast Included Lunch Included Dinner
  • Day 2

    3* Lodge – Twin room
    Included Breakfast Included Lunch Included Dinner
  • Day 3

    3* Lodge – Twin room
    Included Breakfast Included Lunch Included Dinner
  • Day 4

    3* Lodge – Twin room
    Included Breakfast Included Lunch Included Dinner
  • Day 5

    Camping
    Included Breakfast Included Lunch Included Dinner
  • Day 6

    3.5* Lodge – Twin room
    Included Breakfast Included Lunch Included Dinner
  • Day 7

    Camping
    Included Breakfast Included Lunch Included Dinner
  • Day 8

    Camping
    Included Breakfast Included Lunch Included Dinner
  • Day 9

    3* Lodge – Twin room
    Included Breakfast Included Lunch Included Dinner
  • Day 10

    Flight
    Included Breakfast Included Lunch Included Dinner

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Bucketlister+ trips are a done-for-you service from start to finish. We organise everything for you. You'll have a UK Guide with you all steps of the way and all you'll have to do is just pack you bag. (Additional Options for UK Group Flights & Transfers)

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Bucketlister trips are our standard for all our incredible trips. When you book a Bucketlister trip we will organise everything for you from the first to the last location on your adventure and you’ll have a local guide with you every step of the way. All you’ll need to organise is your own flights and transfers. (Additional Options for Land Only Transfers)

Bucketlister+ trips are a done-for-you service from start to finish. We organise everything for you. You’ll have a UK Guide with you all steps of the way and all you’ll have to do is just pack you bag. (Additional Options for UK Group Flights & Transfers)

Trailblazer trips are our first run throughs of our trips. Get the benefits of a Bucketlister+ Trip at the cost of a Bucketlister and all we’ll ask for in return is your feedback! For more information click here!

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