This is a great trail, an out and back along the Chifwema Road with a lovely single track loop that has some of the best track in this area. Nothing too difficult technically, some great downhills and rolling track and the loop can be done either way. The route attached is a reverse of our more regular rides here, starting the loop first means a tough climb out at the end. It can get a tad overgrown in the rainy season but not hard to find the way.
Elevation Gain: 702m
Starting point: Chifwema Road
Track: Tues 12th March Rev LL (right click ‘save link as’)
Google Earth File (right click ‘save link as’)
This a varied 40km ride. It is a true loop with very little of the trail ridden twice. After a gentle climb up to the entry point into the Forest Reserve there is gentle downhill single track section and a couple of nice gullies across streams. There is then a lot of dirt/gravel road with three good hills – cyclable but they will take your breath away.
You pass through three farms – but no one seems to mind!
You pass by the entrance to Monkey Pools and so you can pop in there for a bit of a break if you’d like to.
The last few kilometres are on tar which makes to a nice run to the end.
Starting point: Kilimanjaro Cafe/Lodge, Leopards Hill Road.
Lat -15.472164 Long 28.390483
Track in GPX format: Three Farms Loop.gpx (to get this file on to your PC, right-click on the link and select Save As…)
This is a favorite mountain bike ride from Kilimanjaro Lodge on Leopard’s Hill Road. It is varied terrain with nothing too technical. You come back on the same route that you go out on but don’t be put off by this, it is nice terrain and somehow feels different on the way back!
Starting point: [put Lat/Long coordinates eg S 15 22.458, E 028 18.926]
Track in GPX format: The Lasso.gpx (to get this file on to your PC, right-click on the link and select Save As…)