The Ultimate Downhill Cycle


13 Days

Minimum Age


Fitness Level



2x - Lodge
3x - Hotel
4x - Hut
1x - Cottage
2x - Village


Besides the breathtaking views from the peak of the mountain, the tour offers spectacular and exciting downhills with up to 25 km and 2000m descend per day.

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Tour Plan

Day 1 Arrival - Moshi

We arrive at Kilimanjaro airport and are welcomed by our guide and transferred to Moshi for our first night in Tanzania.  Our guide briefs us about the program and preliminary questions can be answered.

Accommodation: Sal Salinero

Meal Plan: D, B

Day 2 Lake Challa

Today we transfer to the Kidia gate on the slopes of Kilimanjaro at 1500m.  Here we assemble our mountain bikes and cycle along the slopes to Marangu, the major base for Kilimanjaro climbs. After lunch at the Kilimanjaro Resort we continue our ride downhill to the Lake Challa Safari Lodge (900m) for dinner and overnight. In the late afternoon we can descend on foot the steep crater walls to the lake shore where fishermen display their catch.

Accommodation: Lake Challa Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: D, B

Day 3 Chagga land

A 40 km ride uphill along the Kenyan / Tanzanian Border takes us to Maktau Mountain Lodge at 1200m.  On the way we stop for a break to unpack our lunchboxes and marvel at the Tsavo plains below us.  After arrival in the early afternoon we can opt to visit a Chagga homestead to learn more about the life of this farming community.

Accommodation: Maktau Mountain Lodge

Meal Plan: B L D

Day 4 From the Chagga Land to the Maasai land

Today’s 60 km ride is a little bit strenuous.  We have to climb almost 1000m to Rongai, a forestry area dating back to the German colonial era. At the busy border town of Tarakea we stop for lunch before continuing with a further 400m uphill to Nalemoru, the base for Kilimanjaro climbs from the northern side. At the Snow Cap Cottages, we enjoy the lush Garden and spent the night.

Accommodation: Snow Cap Cottages

Meal Plan: B L D

Day 5 A Maasai Encounter

After breakfast we are in our saddles again and ride mostly downhill for 90 km ride to Olpopongi, a cultural village Maasai Village on the slopes of Kilimanjaro. All along we can enjoy magnificent views of the northern icefields and the western breach of Kilimanjaro and soon Mt. Meru joining the scenery shortly after the Village of Kamwanga.  In the later we arrive at the Cultural Village and are welcomed by song and dance of the Maasais.  The night we spent in the traditional houses of the Village.

Accommodation: Olpopongi

Meal Plan: B L D

Day 6 Through the wheat Farms to Sanya Juu

After a leisurely taken breakfast we cycle a short distance through large scale farms to the small town of Sanya Juu.  Here we arrive for lunch and can use the afternoon to look at the colorful market or ascend the nearby Oldonyo Murwak, a world heritage site which the Maasai Community uses for age coming ceremonies.

Accommodation: House of West Kilimanjaro

Meal Plan: B L D

Day 7 Through the Banana Plantations to Machame

Today, we cycle in an altitude between 1200 and 1500m along the southern slopes of Kilimanjaro. We cross several ridges and rivers created by the ancient lava flows when Kibo was still an active volcano.  The area is very fertile, and the Chagga population in the area does intensive small scale cultivations.  We virtually cycle through banana forests intercropped with coffee and vegetables. At several homesteads we find people brewing “ Mbege “ the local banana beer used for celebrations and social functions. Due to several steep climbs and drops along the route the day is a little strenuous but we only need to cover about 35 km.  In the early afternoon we arrive at the Aishi Hotel for a well- deserved rest, dinner and overnight in preparation for the ultimate Kilimanjaro Challenge.

Accommodation: Aishi Hotel

Meal Plan: B L D

Day 8 Horombo Hut ( 3720m )

We will be picked up at Hotel at 7:30 am and drive through Kilimanjaro’s semi-tropical foothills to Marangu Gate for registration and on to Kilema gate at 2000m. An uphill ride for 19 km takes us to Horombo Hut at 3720 m. Our crew has prepared for us a delicious dinner before we retire to our bunk beds in dormitories of the mountain hut.

Accommodation: Horombo Hut

Meal Plan:  B L D

Day 9 Full Day Horombo Acclimatization
Day 10 Horombo – Kibo Hut

We wake up early wake and make sure our duffel bags are packed and ready to go. After breakfast, we meet your guide and we head back up to Kibo hut. Again the first 3km would require us to push and carry our bikes a lot, with the final 7km to Kibo hut offering a good biking trail. We will enjoy lunch and then aim to rest. At around 16h00 depending on how we feel it is possible to hike partially up the summit path to orientate ourselves for the summit attempt later that night.

Accommodation: Kibo Hut

Meal Plan:  B L D

Day 11 Uhuru Peak ( 5895m)
Day 12 The ultimate downhill ride

After a leisurely breakfast we embark on the on the world’s ultimate downhill mountain bike rollercoaster ride.  Starting at 3800 m we descend to the Kilema gate (2000m, 25km) in about 2 hours!

Finally, we transfer by car to Marangu gate to sign out of the park register and will be awarded our Kilimanjaro Mountain Bike Certificates.  Finally, we return to Moshi for celebrations, a well - deserved dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Sal Salinero Hotel

Meal Plan:  D,B

Day 13 Return to Arusha

After breakfast, we pack our bikes and proceed to Kilimanjaro Airport for departure.

Meal plan:  B


  • Meal plan as specified –BB (bed and Breakfast), HB (Half board; breakfast and dinner), FB (Full board; breakfast, lunch and dinner) in the hotels
  • Airport transfers and safari on 4x4 vehicles
  • English speaking driver guides
  • Park Fees


  • International arrival and departure
  • Drinks in hotels and lodges/ telephone/ laundry/visa fees/ tips


Best months: June to October & December to March


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