Mountain Bike

South Africa

MTB tour from Table Mountain to Addo Elephant National Park

Experience the versatile landscapes of South Africa’s Western Cape by mountain bike. We partly make use of sections of the famous Cape Epic Mountain bike race. On single trails, sometimes on remote jeep tracks we ride in perfect weather conditions through a real treasure chest of plant life. That´s why Table Mountain, the Jonkershoek and Bosmansbos Wilderness area are part of the UNESCO world heritage site Capensis. The average bike distance is about 25 miles and 3000 ft. with a few days being longer. The surface varies from coarse gravel to rocks and roots in the forests. At the end of the trip see the Big 5 and more in Addo Elephant National Park. In Mossel Bay and Plettenberg Bay are of swimming possibilities on protected beaches. We stay in carefully selected guesthouses, hotels and chalets. Guests who participate on 16.2.-1.3.2019 can afterwards take part on 2.3. in the “Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Race”:https://www.capetowncycletour.com/lifecycle-week/mtb-challenge/race-day/the-route/.

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Tanzania

Mountain bike adventure around, and hiking tour on top of Mt. Kilimanjaro

The trail around Africa‘s tallest mountain and highest volcano is 230 miles long and involves 16000ft of climbing. It takes us through solitary rainforests, fertile fields of crop and through wild, dry acacia rich savannah, which is the home of the Masai. The tracks around the cloud shrouded, snow-capped roof of Africa are mainly dusty, sometimes rocky, with a few asphalt roads. We spend a night in a Masai cultural village to get to know their customs, songs and dishes. On a safari in Arusha National Park see some of Africa´s amazing wildlife. Two packages are available: with a local mountain bike guide only where you carry your luggage during the rides or a comfort option where a backup vehicle is always around so distances can be shortened to individual needs.
A dream for many; climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. To reach Uhuru Peak (19340 ft) of this huge ‘hill’ you don’t need any climbing skills, a general good hiking experience is sufficient. It is planned to hike to the the top of the mountain via the Marangu Route – the only one offering accommodation in huts. If they are fully booked, then tents will be used on either the Machame or Rongai Route.

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Tanzania

Mountain Bike adventure around Mt. Kilimanjaro

The trail around Africa‘s tallest mountain and highest volcano is 230 miles long and involves 16000ft of climbing. It takes us through solitary rainforests, fertile fields of crop and through wild, dry acacia rich savannah, which is the home of the Masai. The tracks around the cloud shrouded, snow-capped roof of Africa are mainly dusty, sometimes rocky, with a few asphalt roads. We spend a night in a Masai cultural village to get to know their customs, songs and dishes. On a safari in Arusha National Park see some of Africa´s amazing wildlife. Two packages are available: with a local mountain bike guide only, you carry your own luggage during the rides or, a comfort option where a backup vehicle is always around so distances can be shortened to individual needs.

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Tanzania

Mountain Bike adventure onto Mt. Kilimanjaro 19340 ft.

A dream for many; climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. To reach Uhuru Peak 19340 ft of this huge ‘hill’ is a tough challenge by bike.
It is planned to ride from Kilema Gate to Kilema Camp with one night in a tent then to Horombo Hut and there joining the Marangu Route – the only one offering accommodation in huts. Reaching the top and ride past a few ice shelfs to Uhuru Peak is tough due to the altitude but a feat one can certainly be proud of. The 12000 ft descent over a day and a half is one of the longest in the world.

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Tanzania

Mountain bike adventure around and to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro (19630ft.)

The trail around Africa‘s tallest mountain and highest volcano is 230 miles long and involves 16000ft of climbing. It takes us through solitary rainforests, fertile fields of crop and through wild, dry acacia rich savannah, which is the home of the Masai. The tracks around the cloud shrouded, snow-capped roof of Africa are mainly dusty, sometimes rocky, with a few asphalt roads. We spend a night in a Masai cultural village to get to know their customs, songs and dishes. On a safari in Arusha National Park see some of Africa´s amazing wildlife. Two packages are available: with a local mountain bike guide only, you carry your own luggage during the rides or, a comfort option where a backup vehicle is always around so distances can be shortened to individual needs.
A dream for many; riding onto Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. Within 60 miles you climb and drop 13000 ft. To reach Uhuru Peak 19340 ft of this huge ‘hill’ is a tough challenge by bike.
It is planned to ride from Kilema Gate to Kilema Camp with one night in a tent then to Horombo Hut and there joining the Marangu Route – the only one offering accommodation in huts. Reaching the top and ride past a few ice shelfs to Uhuru Peak is tough due to the altitude but a feat one can certainly be proud of. The 12000 ft descent over a day and a half is one of the longest in the world.

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