Kilimanjaro to Ngorongoro crater bike tour

One Bike Tanzania
This route takes you from the base of the world’s highest free-standing mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro, to the world’s largest unbroken caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater. This incredible journey will reveal all the beauty of Tanzania's famous northern circuits, with its panoramic views, nature, wildlife, and cultural diversity.
Private Tour
Culture and History
Rural Life
Trekking in Nature
Wildlife Viewing
Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
6 days
English, French

What we'll do

DAY 1. You will be picked up from Kilimanjaro airport or any other arrival point by a One Bike guide who will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. This day you will get all needed information for the trip. The rest of the day could be used for resting and exploring the city of Moshi.

DAY 2. From our One bike shop as a starting point, we will cycle to the west side of Mt. Kilimanjaro. We will feel both, big tarmac and dirty gravel road, while we are riding first, through Chagga villages, banana and coffee plantations, as well as green lush forests. After that, as we are going more west, the land becomes less overgrown with plants, with more arid open plains. That is the land of Maasai people, and we will find ourselves in a totally different landscape and culture. While we are cycling small uphills and downhills, we might share the road with different wildlife species. We will end today’s ride in Ngabobo village where we will overnight.

DAY 3 This cycling day will be long, mostly on the dirty and dusty road, but without big uphills. We will cycle through Ngasurai open plains, the migratory path for wildlife, especially elephants who are coming from Amboseli National park in Kenya. As we enter the main tarmac road to Arusha, riding will become easier. We will pass through few villages with the magnificent view of the mountain Meru in the background. We will spend the night in a lodge in Arusha.

DAY 4.

This will be the longest ride of the tour, but a less demanding once since we will cycle mostly on the tarmac undulating road. We will pass a number of colorful Tanzanian villages with their strong culture and traditions. The end of the route will be on the border of Tarangire national park, where there is the largest concentration of the elephants in Tanzania. There we will have time to rest and enjoy in Roika Tented lodge where we will spend the night.

DAY 5. Today’s ride will take us through some of the most beautiful highlights of Tanzanian northern circuit. We will pass the wildlife corridors between Tarangire national park and Lake Manyara, a number of Maasai traditional settlements, and ride along with the most beautiful views of the Great Rift Valley. The ride will be on the tarmac road until the last few kilometers of the dirt road on the way to the Migunga tented camp for overnight.

DAY 6. The final day of driving will be the toughest but the most rewarding. The first stop will be at Lake Manyara national park gate, from where we will proceed up to the steep Great Rift Valley escarpment. On the way to the top, we will stop for a breathtaking view of Lake Manyara and its surroundings. From there through colorful Karatu town we will be cycling until the end of the tour, the Ngorongoro conservation area gate. We will organize a transfer to the lodge for where you will enjoy a well-deserved rest and celebrate the end of this demanding challenge.

Where we'll go


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Meeting point

At One bike shop in Moshi-Arusha road.

Good to know

Good to know

This is a curated customized cycling holiday that combines an active adventure with relaxing escape. There is no better way to explore this diverse country, from its beautiful landscape and breathtaking view to riding past wild animals, a cycling tour of Tanzania promises surprises around every corner. We have experienced professional guides who are avid cyclists that know how to make your journey as easy and seamless as possible.

Cancellation and refund

The booking fee ($45.00 p.p. included in the displayed price) is non-refundable if you cancel your booking. If a local cancels a booking or does not show up at the agreed time and place, you receive a full refund of the booking fee.

You are buying a unique experience that also empowers local communities and people to improve their lives by sharing their knowledge and lifestyle.

We give space for creativity. The locals themselves decide and develop the activity idea and design it in a way they find interesting.

Locals get 100% of the price they want. The booking fee is added separately.

Meet the Local


We run cultural-adventure cycling expeditions in the Kilimanjaro region. From mountain treks to culturally rich local tours around Moshi City we tailor our tours to suit your needs and desires. We also have our own Bike & Repair Shop so our team of experts can make sure that your bikes are always in perfect condition. We work closely with our community on social projects such as recycling tours, bicycle mechanics workshops and bike donations programs.

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