Moshi & surroundings Bike tour
The Moshi Bike Adventure
Our guided Moshi Bike Tour is not popular without reason. It is 20km long, long enough to be an adventure, but not the Tour de France. And it’s your best bet to get to know the true Moshi. This fascinating tour will take you from the colorful, busy streets of the city center to the picturesque villages in the area, through forest trails and over tiny fields. You will get an authentic insight, this typical Tanzanian town embedded in the green and fertile foothills of Kilimanjaro. And you will also enjoy a fresh beer at the end overlooking Kilimanjaro!
- Bike & helmet
- Rough Forest fees
- English speaking tour guide
- Lunch with a local family
- 1.5l bottle of water
- 1 beer of your choice in the station bar
- personal items
- Tipping for the guide
You start the day by making friends with your bike. Set it up so that it is comfortable and familiarizes you with the controls. Do not worry, your guide will help you. And of course, you’ll receive comprehensive advice and instructions on how to behave on the streets of Tanzania, so you’re safe on the road.
Dive straight into the busy daily life of Moshi and cycle leisurely to the Majengo district of Moshi, the heart of the craft scene. Take a look at the dizzying array of handicrafts and handcrafted goods that line the roadside. From here you drive through the small plots and houses of the Msaranga area and take in daily life, passing schools, mosques and churches.
Your journey then takes you through rice growing areas, one of Tanzania’s staple foods, and you have the opportunity to help local field workers. You get an impression of how much hard work flows into a sack of rice! Enjoy the product of your (albeit short) work over a delicious lunch, organized by a friendly local family. Enjoy Pilau, a traditional rice-based Tanzanian meal while relaxing with your host family on their shady veranda.
Once you have rested and recharged, it’s time to continue your bike ride through the Rough Forest, a jewel of protected tropical forests, alive with birdsong and animal calls. Look out for the black and white faces of the colossus monkeys, who look at you curiously. You will not be the first to wonder how fluffy a monkey can be.
Once through the shady canopy of Rau Forest, your last stop is the old train station. You may feel that you have traveled back a hundred years to the German colonial era. Close your eyes and feel the energy and hustle and bustle that existed here a century ago? With a bit of luck, you’ll have a great view of Kilimanjaro while drinking a cold beer from the station bar, a nice last stop before heading back to town to finally rest your tired but happy legs.