Mount Kenya 360 Degrees Mountain Bike Safari

Bike in the foothills of Mt Kenya on this low-impact, high-adventure cycling safari!

Mount Kenya 360 Degrees Mountain Bike Safari

Circumnavigate the base of Mount Kenya on this new low-impact cycling itinerary. On this 7-day programme (6 days riding), you’ll follow a newly-established cycle route which avoids the busy highways and populous town centres in favour of the Kenyan countryside and tribal regions. The terrain varies from rainforest to dry savannah and on to the lush farmlands on the eastern slopes of the mountain, where you’ll pass through small rural communities.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrival, Mountain Rock Lodge

    You’ll be met on arrival in Nairobi and transferred to Mountain Rock Lodge, on the western slopes of Mount Kenya, in time for lunch.

  2. Day 2: Ngare Ndare Forest (35km)

    We start the day with a relatively easy 20km ride through farmland and rainforest on the lower slopes of Mount Kenya.

  3. Day 3: Lewa Down Wildlife Conservancy to Nkubu (45km)

    This morning sees us cycle through forest and open savannah, as we continue along the Ngare Ndare forest trail before joining a dirt road that traverses the Lewa Down Wildlife Conservancy.

  4. Day 4: Nkubu to Thuchi River Lodge via Chogoria (40km)

    From Nkubu, we ride for 28kms on village roads that take us past the tea growing areas of Machikine and Kionyo villages to Kiangua town centre, where we stop for a picnic.

  5. Day 5: Embu and Kerugoya (35km)

    Leaving Thuchi River Lodge after breakfast we drive to the edge of Embu Town, where today’s ride starts. The morning’s ride will see us cycle through farmland and tea plantations between Embu and Kerugoya, similar to yesterday, stopping for a picnic lunch along the way.

  6. Day 6: Castle Forest Lodge to Hombe Guest House, via Gathaithi (49km)

    The penultimate day of our itinerary, today will see us cover some tough terrain as we cycle close to 49km through forest trails and along off-road tracks.

  7. Day 7: To Mountain Rock Lodge (34km)

    Today’s ride offers a relaxing coda to the itinerary. It’s a short and largely downhill ride back to Mountain Rock Lodge via the town of Naro Moru.

  8. Day 8: Departure

    At leisure until your scheduled transfer to Nairobi for your return flight home or onward travel connections.

Price guide

Price based on a group size of 4 and travel in peak season (Jan-Feb; Jun-Oct). Lower rates apply for larger groups and travel in low season.

8 days from £1948pp


8 days from £1948pp

Amazing safari in Kenya

We cannot believe how fortunate we were to see all of the wildlife that we did see.


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