A new place, like Moshi can hardly be better explored than on the bicycle, with the wind in your face, wrapped in new noises and smells, you will experience an adventure of a very different kind! This guided bike tour is not only for adrenaline junkies, but for cultural orientated people alike. No doubt this 20km Moshi bike tour is for old and young alike. The route takes you from the bustling main roads, to the nearby villages, via forest trails and along tiny paths through rice fields. An ideal excursion for those who want to spend their holidays getting close to the locals and the communal life.
You start the day with an instruction by your guide to the bikes and Tanzanian traffic. Once familiar with the bike you will drive from your accommodation to Majengo with its local craftsman shops. There is a vast range of produces in this area from metal beds to wood chairs and tables, all nicely arranged on the side of the roads. Undoubtedly you dive right into the bustling daily Moshi life! From here you pass through the Msaranga area with its small farms and houses. You’ll cycle past schools, mosques and churches. Your journey takes you to the nearby rice fields, where you’ll make a stop and if you wish can lend a helping hand to the field workers. Afterwards you will have a better understanding how much hard work goes into one sack of rice. Enriched with this intense experience we visit a local family for lunch. Rice is one of the main components of meals in Tanzania and you will have the chance to taste it at their house in a traditional meal called Pilau. Get indulged by the hospitality of the local family while you sit at their veranda and share a meal and thoughts about life with them. All fuelled, you continue the bike ride through the Rau Forest, a natural beauty just behind the city of Moshi. Watch out for colobus monkeys in the tree crowns with their long fluffy tails. As you cycle through this never-ending jungle, listen carefully to the animal sounds. Our last stop of the day is at the old railway station, remains from the German colonial time. You will feel like you are on 1900s film set and can still sense the bustling energy this magical place used to have roughly hundred years ago. With a little bit of luck, you have the best view on Kilimanjaro while sipping a cold Kilimanjaro beer from the rail station bar, reflecting on today’s incredible adventure. Our guide will take you back to your accommodation, where you can stretch your legs and arms after a day on Tanzania’s rough roads.