Cycle Arusha

Tour Summary

Start / Meeting Point: Arusha National Park – Momella Gate

End / Departure Point: Arusha National Park – Ngongongare Gate

Duration: 5 to 7 hours

Difficulty: Challenging

Path: Dirt road with muddy sections

Total Distance: 20km

The day starts at Arusha National Park (Momella Gate) at 09:00hrs. Your bike ride starts off with a gradual ascent as you head south of the park along the main dirt road. Along the sides of the roads you will cycle past families of baboons and blue monkeys. After cycling for about 2km we will take a 1km detour towards the rest house near Margarete Trappe’s grave. Margarete Trappe also known as the “Iron Lady”, and was one of the early missionaries who lived in the area and was regarded as Africa’s greatest huntress. Here you will get a brief explanation about the history of Margarete and her impact on the area before continuing with your ride. After riding on the main road for about 5km you will turn right and enter the Kilinga Loop. This loop which spans 7.3km traverses the thick lush forest. Due to the canopy cover, the path will be muddy on some sections thereby making it the most challenging but fun to ride section of the tour. After completing the Kilinga Loop you will continue cycling gradually downhill along the main dirt road for about 3km towards the Ngongongare gate where you tour ends.


  • TREK Mtn. Hardtail 4300 & Merida Matts 20-D Hardtail Mtn. Bikes
  • Support Vehicle(s)
  • English speaking cycling guide
  • All meals per itinerary
  • All park fees
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Packed Lunch
  • Armed Park Ranger
  • Helmets