Here are two Mountain Biking Trips that we are offering for 2018. We need a group of 4 to make these trips run.

To the lake by bike

An 8 day, 7-night trip riding in the misty 2000-metre high plains of the Nyika Plateau and ending on the cool shores of Lake Malawi. The rate of $2000 per person includes meals, backup transport and accommodation in a mix of lodges plus a night in a tented camp is based on 4 people ex Lilongwe in Malawi. The ideal time for this trip is in April or May when the landscape is lush and its still cool. We can include an awesome add-ons to Liwonde National Park or to South Luangwa for photographers. 

Day 1 Arrive in Lilongwe by 15h30. Meet guide and guests and drive 250 kms and 4 hours north to
Luwawa  Forest Lodge
Day 2  Continue to Chelinda Lodge  ( 7 hours) afternoon drive or bike ride)
Day 3  Chelinda Lodge  Fullboard with activities .  Optional cycling instead
of traditional walks and game drive.
Day 4  Cycle 60 kms and approx. 8 hours ( owing to altitude, terrain, and
bumps etc) to camp set up on edge of plateau.
Day 5   Cycle 70 kms-allow 8 hours  off the plateau  and up to Livingstonia
Mission   Overnight Lukwe   
Day 6  Cycle down to the lake at Chilumba and along the lake to the north to
the Chiweta Escarpment -about 40 kms and 3 hours . Meet vehicle and continue
to Chintheche   4 hours and 230 kms
Day 7 At Chitheche  Can relax or also do another ride up to the Western edge
of the rift-30 kms and 3 hours .

Cycling in Tanzania

This is a fantastic 5-night cycle ride starting in Arusha and including Lake Manyara, and the eastern side of the Serengeti ecosystem to the foothills of the extinct massif of Oldonio Lengai. This is a challenging ride covering 240 kilometres over 4 full days of riding which is mostly on single track and gravel roads with exciting views. The road passes through traditional Masai land and there is a good chance of seeing some game on the way. The trip costs $2495 per person sharing and the single room supplement is $335 based on minimum 4 people. The set departure dates are 18 – 23 March 2018 and 21 – 26 October 2018 but additional dates can be set up for groups. These are both great times to catch up with the migration in Tanzania and Kenya respectively.

Cycling Details
Day 2: After an early road transfer to Longido (5.30am start), we start our ride just outside Longido town at an altitude of around 1300m.  The total distance to our campsite is close to 120km and while the terrain is undulating it is predominently down finishing at 600 meters above sea level.  All the riding is on gravel roads with some corrugated, rocky and sandy sections.  We ride in a westerly direction towards Lake Natron, with spectacular views of Mounts Kitumbeni, Gilai and Oldoinyo Lengai throughout much of the ride.  Lookout for giraffe, zebra and other plains game along the way.  We will stop for lunch during the heat of the day and continue as far as we can before finishing in our support vehicle. 120km (90km riding).
 
Day 3: Today we will have an early start riding from camp to a viewpoint of the lake.  The riding is again along gravel roads that are very rocky and corrugated in sections but the views are worth it.  We will aim to finish riding before mid day as it is normally very hot.  After lunch we will have an optional excursion to a waterfall. 30-40km.
 
Day 4: After an early breakfast we’ll transfer by road to our start point between Engaruka and Selela (approximately 2 hour drive).  We will enjoy a mix of jeep track and single track passing Maasai bomas along the way and possibility of seeing more wildlife along the way.  We ride in a southerly direction with spectacular views of the Great Rift Valley to the west and at times Lake Manyara ahead. Today is another challenging ride which, while undulating, is predominently up.  60km.
 
Day 5: Today we’ll have a more leisurely start time and a slightly less challenging ride.  The first section of the ride is downhill to Lake Manyara’s lake shore.  Again, there is the possibility of seeing wildlife along the way as well as incredible birdlife especially along the lake shore.  The riding will be a mix of jeep track, gravel road as well as a section along the main road. We’ll stop for a packed lunch amongst fever trees near the lake before riding back up to camp. 50km.