Explore Africa’s iconic Great Rift Valley on two wheels
This unique landscape of deep lakes and high mountains provides the backdrop to a feast of riding, with a mix of smooth roads and gravel tracks. We’ll become immersed in the local way of life both new and old, riding with the Kenyan Riders pro team and experiencing the ancient Maasai culture. With a two day wildlife safari before heading back to Nairobi, this spectacular trip is a special way to end the year.
Sat 23 Nov - Tue 3 Dec 2019
A route overflowing with iconic highlights, with the Great Rift Valley and Maasai Mara National Reserve providing the backdrop to an incredible riding and travel experience
Visit the town of Iten - “home of champions” - where the Kalenjin tribe has famously produced a long and prestigious line of olympic and world champion endurance athletes. Also home to the Kenyan Riders, who we will share the road with for a day to gain a unique insight into the team.
Experience rural Kenyan life and hospitality, evident in every village we pass through, with elders looking on and kids jumping for joy in appreciation
See some of the most spectacular wildlife on the planet - flamingos in Lake Bogoria, crocodiles and fish eagles at Lake Baringo, an elephant orphanage on the outskirts of Nairobi, not to mention the odd 60 year old tortoise wandering the valley floor.
Take red dirt roads through Tea Country arriving at the Maasai Mara, where we’ll conclude the trip with an exclusive two night camp. Don’t be surprised to wake up to lions or hippos at your tent door.
Expertly crafted daily routes with industry leading on the road service including guides, mechanics and vehicle support
All ride food and drink, lunches and coffee stops
Pre-loaded GPS devices if you prefer not to bring your own
Transfers, accommodation, laundry, all meals and alcoholic drinks (within reason)
At present, bike hire is not available for this trip
Travel insurance is not included but appropriate cover is mandatory for all guests
Flights and on-trip staff gratuities are not included
Typical daily riding distance: 120km
Typical daily riding elevation: 3,000m
Road surface: mix of roads and gravel (a specialist gravel bike is required)
High altitude, mixed terrain and some long days make this trip a real test. However, excellent accommodation and off-bike activities means there is time to rest and recover throughout.
Please see our FAQs for more information on our trip difficulties
Arrival day: transfers are provided from Nairobi airport or city centre. A morning arrival is advised to ensure you can take part in the (optional) first afternoon of riding.
Departure day: transfers are provided to Nairobi airport or city centre. A late afternoon or evening flight is advised to ensure you can enjoy your last morning stress-free.
Flights: we recommend only booking your flights once your trip is confirmed to go ahead, or at least booking flexible or refundable tickets
What to bring: full cycling clothing and accessories including helmet and shoes. A fully serviced gravel-friendly bike including your pedals, fresh tyres and brake pads. GPS device if you prefer to use your own. We will provide laundry when possible but we advise bringing at least three complete riding outfits. There is no dress code for evenings - we want you to feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible.
11 days / 10 nights:
Single occupancy: €9,600 per person
Double occupancy: €8,100 per person*
*Double occupancy must be booked in pairs, sharing either a double or twin room
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