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Kilimanjaro Climb & Bike

Kilimanjaro Climb & Bike



Crank up the volume of that sneaky Johnny Clegg track on your playlist to set the scene for this one. We are about to downhill the highest mountain in Africa! Onbike's Kilimanjaro Climb and Bike offers the rare opportunity to ride your bike from the roof of Africa, into it's plains and among wildlife.


The opportunity to combine the best of trekking and mountain biking in one rewarding and life changing experience. Be part of an expedition team lead by qualified and experienced guides with multiple successful summits under their belt. Hike and bike through seven geological zones from the lush rain forest to the alpine desert environments.


Trek & ride to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro and downhill into the African plains. You might ask yourself: “Now who owns a bike and would not want to do this?” We add a further adventurous twist to this expedition. After your shot at lifetime bragging rights and descending 4095m, it’s time to rest our bones as we transfer to a private game lodge & ranch. We add a big cherry on top at the end of our itinerary with an African mountain bike safari, accompanied by a wildlife ranger. We know and love Kilimanjaro! With 20 years experience on Kilimanjaro and multiple successful summits in our arsenal, we are very confident in our ability to give you the best possible experience and support on the mountain.



23 – 30 September 2018
19 – 26 January 2019
21 – 28 September 2019


8 Days | 7 Nights

Start Location:

Moshi, Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania

End Location:

Moshi, Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania

Approximate Distance:

150 km

Group Size:

4 - 16 Riders

Skill Level:

Level 3 Fitness
Level 2 Technical
Level 3 Adventure


High Altitude | Mountain

Land Cost:

$ 3 900 / per person



Trek to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro 5895m

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See the curvature of the earth from this high altitude


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Downhill from the roof of Africa


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Be part of an expedition team focused and committed to a common goal and achievement


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Combine the best of trekking and biking in one experience


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Experience an African safari on your bike

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Stay at a game lodge in Tanzania

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Mt Kilimanjaro 5895m AMSL is one of the seven summits, the highest mountain on the African continent and the highest free standing mountain in
the world. Situated in Tanzania next to the Kenyan border she towers with the African plains at her feet. This beautiful dormant volcano is located 330km south of the equator, not far from the Indian ocean.



Arrival Moshi, Kilimanjaro


After arrival at Kilimanjaro airport we take a 40min transfer to our hotel situated just outside the town of Moshi, located on the lower slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro. We meet the team and go over the last trip details.



Marangu Gate (1860m) > Mandara Hut (2715m)

Today’s Hike:

Trek:   3 – 4 hours / elevation gain 917m  / hut  breakfast, lunch, dinner


After breakfast we transfer to the Marangu gate for registration and the start of our trek to the roof of Africa. We set of at the traditional pole pole pace as we start our hike through the spectacular African rain forest. Keep your eyes open for the colobus monkeys. We reach the A-frame huts where we will relax and spend our first night on the mountain.



Mandara Hut > Horombu (3705m)

Today’s Hike:

Trek:   5 – 6 hours / elevation gain 990m / hut / breakfast, lunch, dinner


We start early and after a short hike we leave the forest behind and enter the moorland. On a clear day we can see our fist views of Mawenzi and Kibo the biggest of the 3 peaks on Mt Kilimanjaro. We reach Horombu camp where we will spend the night.



Horombo > Zebra Rock > Saddle >Horombo

Today’s Ride:

Ride: 3 -4 hours / elevation gain 500 – 800m / hut / breakfast, lunch, dinner


We use today to further acclimatise to the higher altitude. Put some tyre on the gravel with a little ride up to gain some altitude. We check out the famous zebra rock feature and continue on the alpine desert saddle between Mawenzi peak and Kibo peak before we ride back down to Horombo.



Horombo (3705m) > Kibo Hut (4730m)

Today’s Ride: 

Ride: 4 – 5 hours / elevation gain 1025m / hut / breakfast, lunch, dinner


We set off on an early start to our basecamp. Riding through alpine desert environment, we traverse the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. After reaching our basecamp we rest, have an early dinner and rest up before our summit attempt.



Kibo Hut > Uhuru (5895m) > Kibo Hut > Horombo > Kilema Gate (1800m) > Game Lodge

Today’s Trek & Ride:

Today’s Trek: 8 -10 hours / elevation gain 1165m
Today’s Ride: 4 – 6 hours / 53km / elevation loss 4095m
breakfast, lunch, dinner / game lodge luxury tent


The Big Day! We start our summit bid at midnight, shortly after some hot tea and biscuits to warm us up for the Kili shuffle. Reaching the top of Africa is a very special occasion, soak it all in! Then it’s bike time. Ride the biggest downhill on the African continent. This ride will descend 4095m to Kilema gate situated at 1800m as we take some scheduled breaks and stop for lunch on the way down. Reaching Kilema gate we load the bikes and transfer to Marangu gate to sign out of the park and collect our certificates. We continue to the game lodge where we enjoy dinner, kick back and enjoy a well deserved rest.



Game Lodge > Mountain bike Safari

Today’s Ride: 

4 – 8 hours / breakfast, lunch, dinner /game lodge luxury tent


With a full day to enjoy at the lodge we continue our adventure shortly after breakfast. We’re back on the bikes for a African mountain bike safari through the Tanzania Savannah. Looking for wildlife guided by our wildlife ranger there is no better way to take in this unique experience.



Transfer > Departure


Breakfast / transfer to airport


You have trekked to the summit of Kilimanjaro, rode your bike from the roof of Africa through the plains of Tanzania and amongst it’s wildlife. You have made memories and friends, but all good things come to an end . . . until the next adventure. Transfers to the hotel and departure from Kilimanjaro Airport.


  • 8 days / 7 nights guided & supported Mt Kilimanjaro Hike & Bike expedition.
  • Airport transfers as per itinerary.
  • 1 Night hotel accommodation in Moshi.
  • 4 Nights hut accommodation on the mountain
  • 2 Nights luxury tented accommodation at private game lodge, full board.
  • All meals as indicated on the itinerary (from dinner day 1 to breakfast on day 8.
  • Group camping & cooking equipment.
  • Onbike MTB apparel to the value of $120.
  • Qualified & experienced guides.
  • Professional wildlife ranger on mountain bike safari ride.
  • Full expedition team, guides and porters.
  • National park entrance fees, riding permits and special mountain bike required permit 



  • International flights
  • Alcoholic / Non alcoholic beverages.
  • Yellow fever vaccination (compulsory for travel to Tanzania)
  • Travel and medical insurance (insurance recommended)
  • Any cost associated with early departure or evacuation
  • Medical cost
  • Mountain Bike and personal cycling equipment
  • Personal camping equipment
  • Bike specific repair parts (spokes, derailleur hanger, brake pads)
  • Spending money for personal items,  curios & extras 
  • Any cost outside the itinerary
  • Gratuities