Cycling Towards Kilimanjaro Summit
This itinerary is aimed at the One Big day Summit (Onto the top of Africa)
Number of days: 16
Path: Off Road
Highlights: Cycling towards Kilimanjaro Summit!
Best Things about the Tour;
You ability to conquer to the summit depends almost on the acclimatization factor. This itinerary is based on one big day –summit day. The moment you arrive in Tanzania we will be ready for your acclimatization training. This will be approached in a leisure way. Getting ourselves familiar to the altitude by doing a circuit Shira-plateau, standing at 3500m amsl, spending some time there.
2 Hours Before Flight Time
Flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania then transfer to the hotel. The second day will be spent preparing for the trip; there will be a briefing, inspecting that the bikes are ready, and the arrangement out of backpacks.
The following four days will be spent acclimatizing. Over two days in two stages we will climb slowly from 2250m above sea level up to Shira Plateau, which is 3500m above sea level. We will then spend two nights at this altitude to acclimatize ourselves for the coming days. Then we will start our descent from the plateau to the gate and then transfer to the hotel.
A day of rest in Moshi. Explore the nearby towns by bike and visit the local markets. Or just relax at the hotel and its garden.
It’s a four-day climb to our Base camp. Overnight stay in the camp at 2980m above sea level, then afterwards a climb to Horombo, at 3700m above sea level. We’ll have a day of rest at this altitude with only a short climb during the day and then return to camp. We’ll reach the Kibo Hut on the 11th day and will then be at 4700m above sea level. The climbs may be manageable on a bike but sometimes we’ll need to push them.
We`ll spend an further day acclimatizing at Kibo hut – climbing up to Hans-Meyer-Cave – whilst mentally preparing ourselves for summit day.
The ascent will start shortly after midnight. The bike must be pushed and carried to the summit. We will proceed to the main peak, namely the Uhuru Peak. After this we will be rewarded with a 1200-meter-long descent. We cannot ride for around 100 metres, but for the rest we can use our bikes.
Going down is so much easier! Awaiting us is a 3000m descent of single trails and dirt roads. We will know the route well from our ascent. Big barbecue dinner in the evening at the lodge.
We will spend a day at hotel or town then later we will pack and Transfer to Airport