The unforgettable stage race around the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro reveals the diversity of Tanzanian nature and culture. Rural roads will take you deep into the wildlife. You will ride through dense forests and experience the local life in villages of different tribes.
FOR THE AMBITIOUS MTB RIDER
The Tour de Kili 360° stage race is ideal for ambitious riders. Both as a local and as a traveler you will fully immerse in the diversity of the Mt. Kilimanjaro region. You will cover long distances and with notable elevation changes while enjoying breathtaking nature.
THE UNIQUE MTB ADVENTURE WEEKEND
Tour de Kili Light will take you through the humid rain forest and the magnificent villages of the Tanzanian Chagga region. This race is perfect for you, if you want to experience spectacular views of the Mt. Kilimanjaro in combination with a fun and active challenge.
Discounts available for East African residents: Kili 360°: $ 699 ; Kili Light: $ 150
You will be transferred to the starting point of le Tour de Kili, SnowCap Cottages. This is also where you will meet the other participants of the tour and spend the night.
You start the adventure by heading towards the beautiful village of Marangu. Accompanied by stunning views of the Kilimanjaro, the stage will take you through the banana trees and coffee plantations of the Chagga lands.
Upon arrival at Marangu, you will relax with the other participants in the beautiful Marangu Hotel Camp, and enjoy a well-deserved night rest.
Elevation gain: 830m
Max elevation: 2008m
THE GREEN KIDIA
On the second day, you will head from Marangu to Moshi. During the 34km you will pass by small villages on the slopes of Kilimanjaro and ride through dense and humid forests. After your arrival, you will be rewarded by a drink in PitStop a bike-themed coffee shop in town and have time to immerse in the hustle and bustle of the Tanzanian Town.
After arrival at our camp on the coffee farm Kahawa Shambani, you will enjoy dinner and immerse in local coffee culture.
Elevation gain: 1200m
Max elevation: 1740m
WEST KILIMANJARO part of Kili 360°
Dirt and gravel road will continue to take you through rain forests, banana and coffee plantations. Soon, you will find yourself in a windy area of Kilimanjaro with open plains, and acacia woodlands.
As you are heading west you leave the Chagga region behind and enter the land of the Maasai. You will experience the cultural differences among the tribes and pass by Ngabobo and Tinga Tinga villages.
As you are riding on the border of the Arusha National Park, different native animals may cross your paths.
You will spend the night at the Olpopongi Maasai Village.
Elevation gain: 1100m
Max elevation: 1726m
TWIGA WILDLIFE part of Kili 360°
Today’s route will be completely off the beaten path without any tarmac. You will be cycling through Sinya and Ngasurai.
The open plains serve as a wildlife corridor for animals moving from Amboseli National Park in Kenya to the Enduimet Wildlife Management Area in Tanzania. On a clear day, you will be presented with magnificent views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru, and Mt. Ol Doinyo Lengai.
The beautiful Simba Farm Campsite will be your home for the night.
Elevation gain: 970m
Max elevation: 1742m
SMOOTH JOINT part of Kili 360°
Close to the Kenyan boarder, the stage will take you along the north-eastern side of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
You will pass through vibrant villages, farmlands.
You finish the race in Nalemoru. The village is located on the border to the Rongai forest, a conservation area for a variety of local tree species.
For the final night, you will be welcomed again at Snow Cap Cottages.
Elevation gain: 1100m
Max elevation: 2103m