ABOUT THE TOUR Cycle around the base of Africa’s tallest free standing Kilimanjaro mountain and highest volcano in African continents. This is an ideal…
Keywords : Kilimanjaro , Londorossi Gate , Moshi , Shira Camp 1 , Shira Camp 2 , Shira Cathedral , Tanzania
Country: Tanzania Tour type: Bicycle tours Directions: Kilimanjaro Region Difficulty Level: Easy Number of Participants: From 1 person Maximum Altitude: 3000 m Season: Year round Start of the Program: Hotel End of the Program: Hotel
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- Day 1 : Londorossi gate to Shira Camp 1. The starting point for the Shira Route is the Londorossi Gate (same as for the Lemosho Route). It is a two to three hour drive to get there and on this first day you may well spend more time driving and waiting around at the gate than you will be riding. Londorossi (name for the village and the park gate) looks like something pulled out of a cheap Western. The place is entirely made out of wood. The high timber fences you see are supposed to keep the wildlife out. That already indicates another advantage of taking one of these lesser trafficked routes. You do indeed have a better chance to see some wildlife on the first days, though this applies to Lemosho more than to Shira. But everybody does have a good chance of seeing the beautiful black and white Colobus monkeys, because some of them have taken up residence in the trees right next to the park ranger quarters. Check them out while you are waiting for the registration and permits to be organised - the usual start of a riding to shira Camp 1. What follows after the registration at the gate is unusual: you keep driving. The Shira Route is the only Kilimanjaro climb route that you can follow in a car, at least for part of the way on day one. Theoretically you could drive all the way to the Morum Barrier at the foot of the Morum Hill. (Only emergency vehicles are allowed beyond the barrier.) This skips the first camp and drops you at a height of about 3500 m/11500 ft!
- Day 2 : Shira Camp 2 to Shira Cathedral. The next day begins with a steady biking up the slope towards the Morum Hill and Morum Barrier. This is where the Shira Plateau begins (and half of the climbers begin their Shira trek). The road continues after the gate. You now start heading south east on a mostly flat path across the plateau. In another two hours you reach the junction of the Shira and the Lemosho Route. There is an alternative route to get here, a detour past the Shira Cathedral and camp at Shira cathedral
- Day 3 : Shira Cathedral to Londorossi gate to Moshi. We have a sustained our Biking adventures on on well constructed morum road . Our route winds down to the National Park gate and We are met by our vehicle and transferred to Keys Hotel. A well earned shower is tantalizingly close
- Two or more class guides. Each of our trips has a minimum of two First class guides, you will have additional guides to ensure that you always enjoy superior Customer service Bike Mechanic. Who will perform a wide range of repairs on Bikes during the trip
- Trip Accomodations. Each and every night you’ll retreat to the best hotels or Tents in the region
- Snacks and drinks Each day's Ride. Most Meals All breakfasts and most lunches and dinners are included in the price of your trip.
- Private Tours, Tastings, Entrance fees, Park fees, Rescue fees, Crew salaries and all that kind of stuff
- Support vehicle. We support you both on and off the bike. We always have one guide in our support vehicle and the other cycling along side you. They’ll fill up your water bottles, change your tire, call for a shuttle or shuttle you up the hill, provide you with local insight and make sure everyone is on the right track
- Transportation during the trip. Our trips often take place off-the beaten track. So on our trips we provide transportation both at the beginning and at the end of your trip.
- Luggage Transfers. We will ensure that your bags are safely delivered to your hotel room or Campsite.
- Airport pick up/Transfer to Airport. (NOTE:Only for Multi day trips)
- Mountain Bikes
- Camping gears like Tents, Chairs ,Tables ,Sleeping, bag and Mattress
- First Aid Kit
- Water 1.5 liters or 3 liters - everyday
- Lodging before and after the trip (NOTE:Only for Multi day trips)
- Personal items purchased during the trip
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