Mountain Bike Trips to Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

An epic bike adventure to the highest point in Africa!

The experience of a lifetime

Trip Overview

A very special way to conquer majestic Mount Kilimanjaro is to summit by mountain bike. We are thrilled to partner with some amazing women in Tanzania for this epic adventure. An all female team of guides and porters will lead you along the famed route up to the highest point in Africa.

This mountain bike tour to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 m / 19,340 ft) is done on Kilema Route. This trip is fully supported and your luggage and includes one night of camping and the remaining nights in comfortable mountain huts.

​Along with summiting Mount Kilimanjaro, our trip begins with a coffee tour to help you beat the jet lag, and concludes with a Jeep safari to view wildlife and celebrate this trip-of-a-lifetime!

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2024 Dates 

September 16-25, 2024


Don’t see a date that works for you? Contact us for custom trip dates!


Price – $3995

Book more than 90 days in advance and save $200 off the trip price.

$300 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot

*Deposits are non-refundable and can be put toward any other World Ride trip in the future.

The remainder of the cost of the trip is due 60 days prior to the start of the trip and can be made in payments. Trips require a minimum of 6 people in order to run.

Unless otherwise noted, our trips are co-ed. Here is why that is important to us.

We can make any trip a private group trip for an additional $100-250/per person, depending on the size of the group. Please reach out to [email protected] to book a private trip.

Fundraise for your trip! We can set up a personalized fundraising page for you. We offer $100 off your trip costs for every $1000 that you raise, up to the cost of the trip.

Invite your friends to join you as well!

Day 1

Arrival in Tanzania and find a shuttle waiting for you at the airport. We will transfer to our hotel, meet our guide and go on a short tour of the city.

  • Accommodations: Hotel

Day 2

Today, we work on beating the jet lag while doing a coffee tour on bikes. We start with a ride through coffee and banana plantations, two trees that are always cultivated together because the coffee plant needs shade. After that, we will observe and participate in the entire process of making coffee from seed to cup. At the end we will be rewarded with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. We will also have the opportunity to hike to a waterfall and tour the local area. A perfect way to start our trip!

  • Accommodations: Hotel

Day 3

This day marks the start of our journey up Mount Kilimanjaro. After breakfast we will pick you up from your hotel and drive to Marangu Gate, the entrance to the Kilimanjaro park. At the gate we will complete the required registration and then drive the rest of the way to our starting point; Kilema gate. From here, we will then start riding through the lush rainforest that flanks the lower parts of the mountain, spotting some Colobos and blue monkeys. We will enjoy all of the fascinating flora and beautiful flowers until we reach the camp, where your tent and a hot dinner will already be waiting for you. This is the only night we will spend camping. 

  • Distance: 8 km / 5 miles
  • Riding time: 4 hours
  • Elevation gained: 1,150 m / 3,773 ft
  • Accommodations: camping

Day 4

We will continue our journey up the mountain today on a steeper trail. The day will be a combination of riding and some hike-a-bike. We will reach our mountain hut at Horombo in time for a hot lunch and plenty of time to relax in the afternoon. We will need the rest as we get ready for the days to come!

  • Distance: 8 km / 5 miles
  • Riding time: 4 hours
  • Elevation gained: 620 m / 2,030 ft
  • Accommodations: mountain hut

Day 5

Today we have an important acclimatization day.  We will have the choice to ride or hike up to 4000 m / 13,150 ft and return back to Horombo hut for a hot lunch. The trail is quite rocky, so many people prefer to hike, leaving their bicycle at the hut. Those you like to mountain bike usually carry their bikes up and then ride down. We will spend the afternoon relaxing and enjoying the magnificent views.

  • Distance: 5 km / 3 miles
  • Riding time: 2-3 hours
  • Elevation gained: 280 m / 920 ft (up and down)
  • Accommodations: mountain hut

Day 6

We will start the day with a hike-a-bike and then continue with riding toward the alpine desert. Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano and we will get to ride through volcanic rock while getting unforgettable views of Mount Mawenzi and Kibo. The last bit up to Kibo Huts is challenging as we reach higher elevations, but going “pole pole” (slowly and steady) is the way. We will  be rewarded with a hot dinner at Kibo hut before an early bed time to get ready for or summit day. 

  • Distance: 10 km / 6 miles
  • Riding time: 6-7 hours
  • Elevation gained: 1000 m / 3200 ft 
  • Accommodations: mountain hut

Day 7

Summit day! We will wake up around midnight for our summit push. We have the option to hike with or without our bike up to Uhuru Peak. If you choose to take your bike, you can hire a summit porters to help you carry it.  We will aim to reach Gilman’s Point (5,756 meters /18,885 ft) by dawn, the first of three official summit points of Mount Kilimanjaro. We will then follow the edge of the crater and stand at Uhuru Peak, the highest point of Kibo and the roof of Africa! After taking pictures and enjoying the precious moment, we will start our descent down to Horombo hut. Below 5.000 m / 16,400 ft you can get on your bike as it is not as sandy anymore. Still you need to be very careful. Because you will need some energy to make it to the summit, we recommend to leave your bike at the hut or to hire an extra summit porter for that. From Kibu hut, where you will celebrate with our team and get a well deserved hot lunch, we will be cycling down to Horombo hut.

  • Distance: 21 km / 13 miles
  • Riding time: 8-12 hours
  • Elevation gained: 1200 m / 3900 ft, descent: 2,175 m / 7,135 ft
  • Accommodations: mountain hut

Day 8

Today will be our victory lap! The whole ride will be an exhilarating descent 6000 ft downhill! We will ride all the way back down to the main gate to a prepared lunch. We will receive summit certificates and take our last photos with the team. We will then drive back to the hotel for some much earned rest.  

  • Distance: 18 km / 11 miles
  • Riding time: 5-7 hours
  • Elevation of descent: 1880 m / 6050 ft
  • Accommodations: Hotel

Day 9

We will enjoy a slower morning, followed by a jeep safari in Tarangire National Park. We will likely see zebra, elephant, Maasai giraffe, wildebeest, buffalo and, many beautiful bird species. We also have the chance to see predators such as lions, and with a bit of luck even cheetah and leopard. The national park is famous for its unrivaled landscapes of open plains with an abundance of fascinating ancient baobab trees and magnificent views of rolling savannah and acacia forests. The park is known as the home of the elephant as it has the highest density of elephants in the country, offering unique opportunities to see elephant families interacting.

Accommodations: Hotel

Day 10

Today, we will say our “see you laters” as we depart Tanzania. We will transport you to the airport to catch your flight home.


*Itinerary is subject to change.


  • All accommodations, including comfortable hotels, camping and mountain huts.
  • Airport pickup an drop off, as well private transportation within Tanzania
  • Kilimanjaro park entrance fees.
  • All meals
  • Porters to carry your gear while riding
  • An experienced and certified guide


Pricing is based off 6 or more people. Please get in touch if you are interested in a private trip with less than this number.

Cost does not include airfare, gratuity, souvenirs, alcoholic beverages, travel insurance or rental bike.

Rental bikes are very limited. For this trip, we highly recommend that you bring your own bike! We have a lot of experience traveling with bikes, so please let us know what questions that you have. This trip can be done on any type of mountain bike.

Anything you need for your own bike if bringing

  • Derailleur hanger
  • Extra brake pads
  • Any special bike tools -Multitool, mini pump, spare tube

Bike gear

  • Helmet
  • Sunglasses
  • Buff/scarf
  • Pack (at least 15L in size to carry layers and capacity of 3L of water)
  • Nalgene water bottle to bring hot liquids on summit day
  • Bike shoes
  • Gloves
  • 3-4 pairs of bikes shorts or more depending on preference.
  • 3-4 jerseys
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve base layer
  • Waterproof rain jacket and rain pants

Other gear

  • Sleeping bag rated between 0-20 degrees Farenheit
  • Duffel bag to transport gear during the time on the mountain- *Roller bags will not be allowed due to difficulty of porters carrying them!*
  • Warm packable jacket and other layers (the nights can be chilly)
  • Either a bike light or a headlamp (we will start our summit push in the dark!)
  • Other clothing for after ride
  • Comfortable shoes to hike and walk around in
  • Hiking boots for if you choose to hike instead of ride on the acclimitization day
  • Clothes to sleep in
  • Swimsuit
  • Any medication you might need
  • Toothbrush and other necessities
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Quick dry towel

  • Wet Wipes

Personal items

  • Passport
  • COVID-19 Vaccination card (check to see requirements as they are constantly changing)
  • Proof of travel insurance if you purchased it
  • Credit and debit cards
  • A small amount of cash to travel with
  • Camera (or just your cell phone)
  • Cell phone
  • USB Battery pack for charging devices
  • Electronics cords and chargers
  • Power adapter- Tanzania has 230V Plug Type G outlets
  • Any extra mountain bike gear you might be able to collect for the ladies there 🙂

Download our Kilimanjaro Trip Sheet for all of the details about this trip.