1 Day Biking Tour in Moshi

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Overview

Moshi, nestled at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, offers a fantastic array of bike tours that cater to various interests and skill levels. Whether you’re an adventure seeker looking for a challenging ride or someone who prefers a leisurely cycle through stunning landscapes, Moshi has something to offer.

Moshi offers a diverse range of bike tours that allow you to explore the region’s natural beauty, rich culture, and vibrant local life. Whether you’re cycling through the foothills of Kilimanjaro, visiting waterfalls and coffee farms, or exploring the town itself, there’s a bike tour to suit every interest and ability. So, gear up, hop on a bike, and get ready to discover the wonders of Moshi on two wheels!

FULL ITINERARY

1. Kilimanjaro Foothills Ride

Experience the breathtaking scenery of the Kilimanjaro foothills. This tour takes you through lush coffee plantations, traditional Chagga villages, and scenic trails with spectacular views of the mountain. It's an excellent choice for those who want to enjoy the natural beauty and cultural richness of the region.
  • Duration: Half-day to full-day
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Highlights: Coffee plantations, Chagga culture, Kilimanjaro views

2. Moshi Town and Local Market Tour

Explore the vibrant town of Moshi and its bustling markets. This leisurely tour is perfect for those interested in experiencing local life, shopping for fresh produce, and interacting with friendly locals.
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Highlights: Local markets, town landmarks, cultural interaction

3. Materuni Waterfall and Coffee Tour

Combine biking with a visit to the stunning Materuni Waterfall and a tour of a local coffee farm. This tour offers a mix of adventure, relaxation, and education about coffee production.
  • Duration: Full-day
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Highlights: Materuni Waterfall, coffee farm tour, local lunch

4. Lake Chala Ride

Cycle to the beautiful Lake Chala, a crater lake on the border between Tanzania and Kenya. The ride offers a mix of paved and dirt roads, leading to the serene and picturesque lake, perfect for a swim or a picnic.
  • Duration: Full-day
  • Difficulty: Moderate to challenging
  • Highlights: Lake Chala, border views, scenic ride

5. Rau Forest Ride

Discover the hidden gem of Rau Forest Reserve, a lush, green forest teeming with wildlife and birds. This tour is great for nature lovers and those seeking a peaceful ride away from the hustle and bustle.
  • Duration: Half-day
  • Difficulty: Easy to moderate
  • Highlights: Wildlife, birdwatching, tranquil forest paths

6. West Kilimanjaro Savannah Ride

Explore the open savannahs west of Kilimanjaro. This tour offers the chance to see wildlife such as zebras and giraffes in their natural habitat, combined with the stunning backdrop of Africa’s highest peak.
  • Duration: Full-day
  • Difficulty: Moderate to challenging
  • Highlights: Wildlife, savannah landscapes, Kilimanjaro views

Tips for Bike Tours in Moshi

  • Fitness Level: Choose a tour that matches your fitness level. Some tours are more physically demanding than others.
  • Weather: Moshi can be quite hot and humid. Wear appropriate clothing, use sunscreen, and stay hydrated.
  • Equipment: Ensure your bike is in good condition. Most tour operators provide bikes and safety gear, but you can bring your own if preferred.
  • Guides: Opt for guided tours to benefit from local knowledge and ensure a safe and informative experience.
  • Cultural Respect: Be respectful of local customs and communities you encounter along the way.

INCLUDE / EXCLUDE

  • Bike & helmet
  • Rau Forest fees
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Lunch at a local family’s house
  • 1,5l bottle of water
  • 1 beer of choice at the Old Railway Station
  • Personal items
  • Gratuities / "tip" for driver guide
  • Travel insurance

TOUR GALLERY

ABOUT VISA

Passport and Visas for Tanzania can be obtained via Online Visa Application before arrival or on arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport. All travelers will need a passport which will remain valid for at least 6 months longer than your expected visit. You will also need to present proof that you have a return ticket, and proof that you have sufficient money to support yourself during your stay in Tanzania. Each traveler is responsible for sorting out their own passport and visa requirements, and we cannot offer much assistance in this matter. If you do not yet have a passport, apply for one early, as they can take some time to arrive. If you already have a passport, double check when it expires.

While Tanzania is a commonwealth country, UK citizens definitely do need a tourist visa to enter. This is also true for citizens of Australia, New Zealand, India, United States, Canada and most EU countries. Citizens of countries not mentioned should contact their nearest embassy or high commission to check visa requirements. Visas usually cost in the neighborhood of $50 (around £40), but some visas from the US can cost $100. Tanzanian visas expire three months after they are issued so be careful not to apply too soon.

Visas can be purchased upon arrival at Kilimanjaro international Airport (IATA code: JRO), but you can expect long queues, and for the process to take an extra hour or more. The Tanzanian High Commission has stressed that they have the right to deny visas applied for on arrival. We have never had a report of this happening, but it is a danger best avoided.

For these reasons, we highly recommend that travelers get their visa in advance if at all possible. On the other hand, many US travelers prefer to avoid risking their passports in the mail, and other potential delays, by applying upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

It is also now possible to apply for your Tanzania visa online https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/. Please read the Visa Application Guidelines carefully before beginning your application to ensure you apply for the correct type of visa, and that you are planning on entering Tanzania through one of the approved entry points.

Where to obtain a Tanzanian visa
  • In Dar es Salaam: The Office of the Director of Immigration Services
  • In Zanzibar: The Office of the Principal Immigration Officer
  • Abroad: Any Tanzanian Embassy or High Commission or via the Tanzania Immigration Services website
  • Entry points to Tanzania: Any gazette entry point, including international airports, Zanzibar Airport, the port of Kigoma, Horohoro, Sirari, Tunduma, and Nagama

Please be advised that, whilst we make every effort to provide you with accurate and up-to-date information, travel requirements can change quickly and sometimes without notice. We urge you to double check the visa and passport requirements for your trip, consult with an embassy or consulate.

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DEPARTURE DATES

The departure dates for all our African safaris and trekking packages are totally flexible according to your own personal needs. Please contact us for further and more detailed info, as well as information on photographic safaris and Kilimanjaro trekking packages.

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