Our 5 day trips are perfect itineraries for keen, fit bikers who would like a challenge and welcome the chance to get well off the beaten track, and explore some of Tanzania’s most beautiful and isolated areas.
A 5 day trip could be the center piece of a short visit, it can be combined with one of our other trips, or with a safari or mountain climb to make an unforgettable ‘multi sport’ holiday.
Arusha to Lake Natron 220kms optional extra 40kms!
Day 1 Depart Arusha for a day’s cycle up into the Monduli Mountain range. A number of tough uphill climbs are optional and will bring you into some exciting countryside that has great mixtures of terrain caused by erosion. Camping in a village campsite. Optional 40-70kms
Day 2 Today’s cycle takes you down into the Rift Valley where you spend the day! Fantastic scenery, mixture of rocky and dirt cycling; now you’re into what you had imagined bush cycling should be like! Maasai open campsite. Optional 40–50 kms
Day 3 Out in the open plains, a mixture of cycling on dirt tracks, single tracks and cross-country. Great day of cycling with views over to Oldonyo Lengai, the Rift Valley wall and the seasonal soda lake, which you pass. Village campsite. Optional 40kms
Day 4 Today you explore some of the local village area, visiting old ruins and taking a leisurely pace southwards along the edge of the Rift Valley wall. Your destination is a forest nestled against the Rift wall in which you set up camp. Optional 40kms
Day 5 You reach your destination, Mto wa Mbu (river of mosquitoes)A steady cycle either though the forest or around the edge takes you along dirt tracks through a sprawling Maasai village. Optional 40kms