Fancy Cycling A Mountain
Fancy Cycling A Mountain
Cycling to MT. Kilimanjaro
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CYCLING TO MOUNT KILIMANJARO SUMMIT IN TANZANIA
It is possible to ride a bicycle until the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. It was not possible before however with the efforts of giving tourist unparalleled services, cycling tours to Mount Kilimanjaro summit where introduced. Here are some of the things you should know about cycling to Mount Kilimanjaro Summit:
THERE IS A DESIGNATED ROUTE
The newly established Kilema route is the only route which cyclist can take to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. It is not possible to cycle to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro using other common routes like Machame route, Marangu route, Umbwe Route, Rongai Route, and Lemosho route. The Kilema route was designed by taking careful considerations of the cyclist and if you are an avid tourist with prospects of reaching the summit, it is possible to try out this adventure. I’m very certain that you shall enjoy cycling against this well designated route.
IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO CYCLE TO THE SUMMIT WITHIN ONE DAY
One thing I know about cyclist is that they are used to riding long distances however this is not the case during riding to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. It shall take a minimum of 5 days to reach the summit on bike. This simply implies that you need to be prepared for the journey. Forget about carrying a single bottle of water with prospects that you shall reach the top of the mountain and ride back to the bottom. You need to be well equipped. The bike tour does not differ so much from the climbing tours which use other routes. The only difference here is that the bike is involved but things like the porters, cooks and all other support crew shall be ready to offer you with their services and you shall need them.
PREPARATION IS NECESSARY FOR SUCCESS
It is always advised to make prior preparations before you start your biking tour to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Simple preparations could be riding some miles a day before the start of the tour. This is to ensure that you don’t get so much fatigued and to stay focused on the goal. Other preparations like what to wear, climbing shoes, having a budget and others stay constant.
THERE ARE NON-SUMMIT CYCLISTS
It is possible to cycle using the Kilema route when you don’t have any ambition of reaching the summit. Such tourists cycle for fun. They care less about reaching the summit however a number of cyclists are always ambitious at reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
BICYCLES ARE PROVIDED BY THE TOUR OPERATOR
When you are preparing for a cycling tour to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, don’t think about buying your favourite bicycle from the store and packing it until Tanzania. That would be good but wastage of resources because once you think of coming for a cycling tour, the bicycles are provided by the tour company. It is part of the package of a cycling tour. You don’t need to worry about the bicycle. You shall see and have the best bicycles during your cycling. Just trust the tour operator to provide you with the best services. It is possible to be successful at reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and to increase your prospects, you need to choose the best tour experts; choose Tanzania bound safaris today; they shall take you until the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Book today at Kilimanjaro Bound.
Important Information About Your Tanzania Safari Adventure
- Full board accommodation while on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges.
- Private guide.
- Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing.
- Transfers in both directions between the International Airport.
- Park fees.
- Crater fees.
- Airport Arrival / Departure Meet and Greets at the airport.
- On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebook, karibuni welcome packet with useful information for all guests.
- Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals.
- Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival , USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100.
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.).
- Meals not listed above.
- Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 500 per person etc).
- Tips and any items of personal nature.