Usambara Mountains Cycling Tour
Usambara Mountains are situated in the North Eastern part of Tanzania between Mount Kilimanjaro and the Indian Ocean. The mountains rise up steeply from the surrounding plains and can only be entered via a few roads. The only tortuous tarmac road in the area winds along a small river to Soni and Lushoto the largest towns in the area. Because of its pleasant climate the mountains were favored by the Germans and themultday English during colonial times as this is evidenced by the numerous historic buildings from the past. From a distance the mountains are a colorful mosaic. On the fertile slopes around Soni and Lushoto, farmers cultivate small plots but further away from the large town. Areas are still covered by the dense tropical forests.
The viewpoints on the Southern and Western side of the Usambara Mountains are well known for the spectacular views of the Mkomazi and Handeni plains, Kilimanjaro can be seen on the horizon, and at the end of the day the sunset turns the area into tremendous palled of unforgettable colours.Friends of Usambara Society is developing and promoting tourism in Usambaras contributing to the conservation of the area’s cultural and natural resources, we do belives through friendly biking tours around the Usambara will stimulate the development of Tourism in the Usambara Mountains.
Our guides are professionally trained and certified and several have knowledge of bike maintenances. They all adopt and implement a tour guide code of conduct and ethics, speak very good English, are familiar with the area and can tell you many stories about the history and daily life of the local cultures of the peoples of the West Usambaras
Multi-day Usambara Cultural Tour
Day 1: Lushoto – Lukozi- Rangwi – 42Km
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Traditional Villages with traditional, Rain forest, Views nature of the road, project supported out from fees collected from tourist through bikes tours helping local communities.
All dirty with up and down hill, Dinner and overnight Rangwi Convent.
Day 2: Rangwi – Mtae – 35Km
Traditional Villages with traditional staf like visiting women group who are making pots, earl lunch with local family, Spectacular Views Over Maasai Plane and On Clear Day You Can See Kilimanjaro On The Horizon NATURE OF THE ROAD: All dirty with up and down hill Dinner and overnight at Mtae local guest houses basic sharing the toilet but very clearn.
Day 3: Mtae- Lukozi- Lawns Hotel – 66Km
Good views, traditional villages, forest, in the evening, Irente biodiversite farm Lodge for dinner and overnight at Lawns Hotel. nature of the road: All dirty with up and down hill
Day 4: Mullers Lodge- Mazumbai Forest Reserve- 35Km
Good views, traditional villages, tea plantations and coffee plantations, in the mazumbai forest which is untouched forest you can make a short walk to see huge tree flowers, black and white Columbus monkey. Dinner and overnight at Mazumbai Hostel nature of the road:
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Day 5: Mazumbai- Bumbuli- Soni –Lushoto- 65Km
Rain forest, tea and coffee plantation, traditional villages, views and you can make stop over at soni falls hotel for a drink and visit soni water fall they continue to Lushoto for overninght. NATURE OF THE ROAD: Mixture of tarmac and dirty road with up and down hill
- Type: Adventure Holiday
- Duration: 10 days
- Customise: This Adventure Holiday can be customized
- Country: Tanzania
- Persons: minimum (2)
- Accommodation: Local lodge and Camping
- Cultural: School visit, Potery Traditional Healer
- Activities: Cycling, Cultural Tours, Historical Tours, Wildlife Viewing