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Kili2coast port 2018-01-12T11:48:27+00:00

Project Description

CYCLE KILI2COAST

Cycle from the foothills of Kilimanjaro to the plains below and beyond through the Usambara and Pare mountains, down to Pangani and the Indian Ocean.

A rare opportunity to experience the real Tanzania as this cycle ride ventures out from the coffee plantations in the shadow of Kilimanjaro, through National Parks right out to Pangani on the Indian Ocean coast, some 430 km away.

  • 430 km of glorious Tanzanian rural countryside
  • All meals and drinking water, local camping
  • Guide, mechanics and 4×4 support vehicle
  • Finish on the Indian Ocean coast
  • Full support pre-trip

Your charity cycle ride will take you through sisal, fruit and banana plantations as you head out into the bush towards Lake Jipe which borders Kenya. Skirting both Tsavo West National Park and Mkomazi National Park the cycle takes you through some of the most breathtaking scenery as you circumnavigate the North and South Pare Mountains as well as the spectacular Usumbara Mountains in the West.

Daily distances are varied with the occasional long day. You have the reassurance that your accompanying mechanic is always on hand to deal with any maintenance issues and even a change of bike if required. Your guide will be a constant presence and the support vehicle will always be in close contact. Due to the remote route of this challenge, a Tanzanian doctor will accompany the group in the support vehicle.

During this charity cycle ride we camp in local villages and where possible, primary school playing fields. These remote areas see very few tourists and so a huge bonus of this charity cycle is that the fees go directly to the local communities and primary schools. You will receive a very warm welcome; the children love a selfie and the odd game of football!

Your final destination, Pangani, perfectly sums up the Swahili spirit of the Tanzanian coast. It offers the ideal compromise between the Indian Ocean coast, the Swahili village and a genuinely peaceful environment not influenced by mass tourism. Pangani has some history but now it’s mainly a fishing town where you will enjoy clean beaches where endangered Green Turtles breed, historic sites and coral reefs.

Full Cycle Support – Guides leading (all bike mechanics) + a 4×4 in support with spares, including spare bikes.

Any Technical Riding? – No. The vast majority is on single tracks suitable for 4×4 vehicles or similar. 

Cycle kili2coast
Cycle kili2coast

Cycle from the foothills of Kilimanjaro to the plains below and beyond through the Usambara and Pare mountains, down to Pangani and the Indian Ocean.

A rare opportunity to experience the real Tanzania as this cycle ride ventures out from the coffee plantations in the shadow of Kilimanjaro, through National Parks right out to Pangani on the Indian Ocean coast, some 430 km away.

  • 430 km of glorious Tanzanian rural countryside
  • All meals and drinking water, local camping
  • Guide, mechanics and 4×4 support vehicle
  • Finish on the Indian Ocean coast
  • Full support pre-trip

Daily distances are varied with the occasional long day. You have the reassurance that your accompanying mechanic is always on hand to deal with any maintenance issues and even a change of bike if required. Your guide will be a constant presence and the support vehicle will always be in close contact. Due to the remote route of this challenge, a Tanzanian doctor will accompany the group in the support vehicle.

This ride takes you through some of the most breathtaking scenery as you circumnavigate the North and South Pare Mountains as well as the spectacular Usumbara Mountains in the West. We camp in local villages and where possible, primary school playing fields.  You will receive a very warm welcome; the children love a selfie and the odd game of football!

Your final destination, Pangani, perfectly sums up the Swahili spirit of the Tanzanian coast. Enjoy the clean beaches and rest.

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