West Kilimanjaro

Cycle the Shira Plateu, the area created after the first eruption of Kilimanjaro millions of years ago. This is an ideal trip for mountain bikers looking for a challenge or any avid cyclists wishing to cycle on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Primates can be seen while cycling through the forest zone and larger game animals can be seen on the heath and moorland zone. On a clear day, you will take in breathtaking views of Kibo Peak.

Tour Summary

  • Duration: 7 – 9 hrs
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Path: Dirt & Gravel Road
  • Total Distance: 47km

Highlights: Amazing Scenery, cycling on Mt. Kilimanjaro, some wildlife can be seen.

The day begins early, just after breakfast, with a drive from your hotel in Moshi to the Londorossi Gate on the western side of Mt. Kilimanjaro. First, you will cycle through the forest zone followed by the heather and moorland zone as you head towards the helipad on the Shira Plateau. You will then turn back and enjoy a relaxing downhill ride back to Londorossi Gate where you meet up with your transport, and be taken back to your hotel in Moshi.


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