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Mombasa, Kenya
Half-Day Scenic Bike Tour

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Without a guided tour, you might miss the traditional villages, fruit forests, and stunning coastal views that make the Kenyan countryside worth a visit. This mountain bike tour offers a fun and engaging way to see a side of the Mombasa area that most visitors miss as you follow your guide through the bush, down the coast, and along unpaved roads. Choose from four routes with various ranges of difficulty.
  • Mountain bike tour from Mombasa takes you to the Kenyan countryside
  • Fun way to see a part of rural Kenya that many visitors miss
  • Bottled water, soda, and bananas included to keep you refreshed
  • Mountain bike, helmet, and gloves included—no need to rent
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Use of bicycle
Use of helmet
Local guide
Snacks
Bottled water
Hotel pickup
Hotel drop-off

Departure Point

Shanzu, Mombasa, Kenya

Departure Point: Mombasa Go-Kart Directions: You find us along Mombasa-Malindi Road, 1.5 km after hotel Whitesands, just next to the Petrocity station. There is a big signboard with two flags on the mainroad. Dates: See Availability

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Along The Coast Scenery: Start and end in Mtwapa, an upcoming lively town. We ride leisurely through traditional African villages in palm-tree and mango forests. About a third of the tour follows the coast and at some places we can enjoy the view on the Indian Ocean. Distance: about 40 km, short cut possible Time needed: 4 to 5 hours Altitude: total ca. 50 m Difficulty: 1 Three Coastal Areas Scenery: Three typical climate zones along the Coast: beach - palm-tree forest - semiarid area. Along the hotel area to some few upper class plots at the creek, local village, traditional Giriama village in a typical palm-tree-forest along the creek - crossing an arm of the creek. Spectacular view over the Mombasa North Coast. Distance: 24 km, 2 km tarmac with no traffic short cut possible Time needed: 3 to 4 hours Altitude: total ca. 150 m Difficulty: 1..2, two short but steep uphill stretches Along The Creek Scenery: Start and end in Mtwapa, an upcoming lively town. We follow the Creek inland and ride leisurely through traditional Giriama settlements in palm-tree forests and farms, here called shamba. Spectacular views of Mtwapa Creek and almost untouched bush-land. Distance: 31 km, short cut possible Time needed: 3 ½ to 4 ½ hours Altitude: total ca. 150 m Difficulty: 2 The Bike Adventure Scenery: First we ride through palm- and mango tree forests with traditional African villages. Then we reach the semi arid area where we climb some hilltops and cross arms of the Mtwapa Creek. From a high hill we have an fantastic sight over the North Coast Area and different Creeks around Mombasa. Distance: 24 km Time needed: 3 to 4 hours Altitude: ca. 350 m Difficulty: 3..4, about 8 km single trail, short but steep up/down hill stretches
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Bike The Coast
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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My husband and I truly enjoyed this...
Tah
, Oct 2017
My husband and I truly enjoyed this bike tour. Not only is it packed with adrenaline, it's also serene, as we also were able to see so much of the natural terrain and the everyday life of the citizens of Mombasa, away from the touristy beach area. Julius and Sarah were excellent guides--friendly, welcoming and patient as we took a GAZILLION photos of the lovely countryside. Thank you for your warm hospitality. My only regret is not knowing the exact extent that we would bike through the smaller towns outside Mombasa. This is truly due to me, not the company. Had I have known, I would've purchased candies or brought along clothing items or school supplies, as you will encounter so many friendly children along the way, all of them yelling jambo Hello. Perhaps the touring company can promote some sort of donation drive, as you get so up close and personal with everyday people on this tour, you will feel the urge to give back in the spirit of reciprocity. Once again, such a lovely tour that truly provided depth to my Mombasa experience. Thank you!

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