At 5 895m, Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the world. Mt Kilimanjaro is located close to the Equator, where you can hike more than 60km, gain 4 000m in altitude, traverse rain forest, moorland, alpine desert, snow fields and ice cliffs in less than 7 days.
To date only few mountain bikers have ever managed to conquer the roof of Africa on a mountain bike. Of these, only a small number made it to the summit unassisted, by cycling, pushing or even carrying their bikes during some stages, without any assistance from our porters or guides, before starting a mighty roller coaster ride of 3 000m downhill cycling.
This website, BikingKilimanjaro strives to provide prospective mountain bikers with a comprehensive guide which contains accurate and critical information to increase their chances of a successful and safe summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, on a mountain bike.
Mt. Kilimanjaro Preparation
To further assist mountain bikers with the preparations for their biking expedition to the summit of this infamous mountain, BikingKilimanjaro can assist with essential advice on mental and physical preparation, fitness program, as well as recommended gear. Other useful information includes travel and transfer details, health issues to take note of, as well as a detailed breakdown of what to expect from meals, porters and guides during a hike.
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Safety – Always Our Number One Priority
Your safety is of utmost importance, we therefore provide the following critical services mountain bike tours:
- Emergency portable Oxygen
- Important medic first aid kit
- Chief guides carry a pulse Oxi-meter for monitoring blood oxygen levels of all bikers
- Amref Flying Doctors membership – helicopter evacuation in case of serious emergencies – subject to terms and conditions.
- Kilimanjaro Rescue Team (managed by KINAPA) fees.
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BikingKilimanjaro has more than 23 years of experience in equipping hikers and mountain bikers to reach the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. Our experienced guides have a proud success rate of 96%+ and have safely guided more than 15,000 hikers to Uhuru Peak. The majority of our professional tour consultants have made successful summit attempts on a mountain bike, and are therefore able to assist interested bikers with in-depth knowledge, based on first-hand experience.
BikingKilimanjaro specializes in tailor-made packages to suit individual mountain biker’s requirements and preferences, as well as many excursion extensions to the surrounding game reserves and the tropical islands of Zanzibar.
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