Tanzania long ride
Experience Cultural cycling tours from the Coast to the roof of Africa.
Program Price US$4150 (lodging, three meals/day, village development fee, guide, Park fees, museum fees, climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro and more): (less than Five people add $250) (airfare is not included). Average out of pocket expenses per program $300 plus or minus $200
Zanzibar. Tour, sightseeing and visit points of interest, national museum, house of wonder, slave market and spices tours.
Travel from Zanzibar by boat to Dar es Salaam.
Explore/cycling into the Galapagos of Africa” the Usambara mountains,” well known as "the Switzerland of Tanzania".
Cycle to Mt. Kilimanjaro, passing through an area occupied by the Maasai ethnic group, crossing the Mkomazi National park. On request one day safari to this unique National park rich in biodiversity can be organized by Friends of Usambara Society.
Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro the roof of Africa (19,000 ft) and return to Moshi to celebrate. Safari into Tanzania national park can be organized; however you can extend your staying by visiting some of Tanzania Cultural Tourism program.
Cross-cultural bicycle program exchange, and pottered hike to Kilimanjaro, starting on coral sea to the interior, passing through villages and interacting with locals, and Maasai rich Usambara Mountains and Mkomazi plains and ending at the summit of Africa's highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro. Try our local delicious food of Tanzania Culture, friendly people and fascinating visits to development projects, national parks, and much more.
Starting / Ending Point:
Zanzibar, Tanzania / Moshi, Tanzania. Please get the details on this before making your flight arrangements
Suitable for Intermediate/Expert and fit adventuresome beginner
Mileage Daily Total: 30-90 km, 18-56 miles / 420 km, 250 miles cycling
50% dirt roads, a couple long hills and a rough steep 15km mountain bike descent.
Mostly small Spartan rural hotels and mountain huts, no tent camping.
Local transport generally plentiful when need to be called upon. Mountain climbing gear is transferred from the coast to Moshi.
Three meals per day, generally breakfast and dinner (rice, pasta, potato, meat, chicken, fish).
Walking/trekking, involving high elevations (2000m-6000m), steep slopes and sometimes nasty weather, technical mountaineering skills are not required.