Described by Sir Julian Huxley as “a gem amongst parks”, Arusha National Park is Tanzania’s smallest but most beautiful park in Tanzania’s northern circuit.
It consists of three spectacular features, the Momella Lakes, Mount Meru, and the Ngurudoto Crater. Cycling in Arusha National Park is a fun and thrilling way to experience this magnificent park, often overlooked by safari goers, despite offering the opportunity to explore a captivating diversity of habitats within a few hours.
This tour lets you explore beautiful areas of the park rarely visited while on safari hence giving you the ultimate wilderness experience. Apart from the wildlife and scenery, there is a wealth of history you will uncover from this tour including the history of the park and the early missionaries who used to live in this area.
In order to ensure your complete safety and comfort, you will be accompanied by an armed ranger and support vehicle(s) throughout your tour. Whenever you get tired you can just hop off your bike and onto the support vehicle. Come explore one of Tanzania’s most beautiful parks with us.
We will meet up at the Arusha National Park (Momella Gate) at 0900hrs where our tour will begin. 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 Resthouse near Margarete Trappe’s grave. Margarete Trappe also is known as the “Iron Lady” 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 hence making it the most challenging but fun to ride a 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 your tour ends.
Tour price Includes:
- TREK Mountain Hardtail 4300 & Merida Matts 20-D
- Hardtail Mountain Bikes
- English speaking cycling guide
- Bottled mineral water for participants
- Packed Lunch
- First aid supplies
- Tips and any items of personal nature.
- Add-on tours & activities
- Hotel accommodation
- Airport transfers
Why cycle with us
For over 5 years, we have been working with some of the biggest adventure travel companies in the world in organizing amazing cycling challenges across Tanzania and Kenya. We are the leading Tanzanian outfitter of large scale charity, corporate, private group as well as small individual cycling challenges.
We operate some of the best bikes and cycling equipment. With a fleet of 80 TREK Mountain HardTail 4300 & Merida Matts 20D mountain bikes and their spare parts, we are sure of getting you the best cycling experience.
We have a highly trained and experienced support crew who accompany the cyclists throughout the tour. The support crew is highly efficient in fixing various bike problems in record time therefore allowing for a smooth ride for the cyclists each day.
Our cycling challenges take you across some of the most amazing places in Tanzania and Kenya, covering a wide range of terrains. From lush, green forests to dry bush lands, remote villages to bustling towns and from lakeside shores to plantations. Cycle through undulating plains and traverse the beautiful country side through maize, coffee and barley fields.
Giving back to the community has always been an essential tenet to Nyange Adventures’ vision and we strive to incorporate this in all our tours. During our cycling challenges, we camp at local primary school football fields, therefore ensuring that the camping fees we pay go directly to the schools.