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Discover Africa with Bike the Coast

Discover Africa by cycling off the beaten track.

See local people in their settlements and traditional African villages, palm- and mango-tree forests. Enjoy fantastic views on Creeks and the Mombasa North Coast area. Ride through the bush along the Indian Ocean or different climate zones.

Bike the Coast offers different guided half day bush-tours on safe unpaved roads and paths without traffic. With the mountain-bike you come closer to the local life than with any other means.

All equipment and refreshments are provided.

In price included:
• Use of mountain-bike with front-shocks
• Use of helmet and gloves
• Bottled drinking water, bananas for energy boost
• 1 Soda at the stopAt least 2 local guides per tour.

Under Swiss Management, we speak English and German.

Africa begins right behind your hotel - discover it.
Highlights
  • Half-day bike tour of Mombasa and local towns
  • Choose the route and difficulty level that suits you
  • Pause along the way for cool drinks
  • Morning and afternoon departures available to fit your schedule
What to Expect
Make your way to a meeting point in Mombasa, where you get suited up for a half day of riding. Choose between four classic rides that cover between 14 miles (23 kilometers) and 19 miles (31 kilometers), with difficulties that range from one to four (see Additional Info for details). Select Along the Coast for a leisurely ride through traditional African villages, palm trees, and mango forests, earning beautiful views of the Indian Ocean along the way. Opt for Three Coastal Areas, and cover beach, palm forests, and semiarid terrain—the three climate zones that define the coast. The Along the Creek tour sets out from the lively town of Mtwapa to a series of inland Giriama settlements, while The Bike Adventure route tackles more challenging, steeper terrain between arms of the Mtwapa Creek. All rides include bike rental and refreshments, and conclude at the original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Mombasa Go-Kart
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
4h
Inclusions
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Local guide
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Awesome bikers. Good guides. Watch old village and markets. Drove throw the highway. Awesome adventure.
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Our guides Julius and Scott took us on a great ride along the coast, up the tidal creek and up to local hilltop for great view of Mombasa and surround. A fun and different kind of tour experience. Seeing the sights on a bike lets you see everything differently. They will also
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Seeing the place on a bike is quite different than from a speeding car. We rode along the coast, through local villages, along the mangrove forests and river beds, up to the hilltop to get a fantastic view of Mombassa. Our ride was moderate level, Do know that the weather is
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We booked the tour two days in advance and received the confirmation very quickly. Although there were just the two of us the tour took place. At the beginning we could check our bikes and helmets and than we headed off. The guides showed and explained us a lot on the way. The
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Just returned back to the UK after spending 2 weeks in Mombasa. One of the highlights of the holiday was the half day biking off the beaten track with the tour guide Julian, who was great. We cycled at a steady pace with lots of stops for me to take pics. I had the opportunity
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By: Bike the Coast
80 reviews
OMAR1KH
10
November bike
Awesome bikers. Good guides. Watch old village and markets. Drove throw the highway. Awesome adventure.
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Ratpacker1
61
Awesome MTB Ride
Our guides Julius and Scott took us on a great ride along the coast, up the tidal creek and up to local hilltop
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Ratpacker1
61
Great way to see the area
Seeing the place on a bike is quite different than from a speeding car. We rode along the coast, through local
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ClaLueck
10
Great adventure! I can recommend it
We booked the tour two days in advance and received the confirmation very quickly. Although there were just the
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paul f
barnsley
72
great experience biking off the beaten track
Just returned back to the UK after spending 2 weeks in Mombasa. One of the highlights of the holiday was the half
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yosef_joe
Jerusalem, Israel
21
Riding through Mombasa
Had a great time riding the bikes through the villages of Mombasa, stunning views, great guides, the best way to
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Keith M
Bradford
177
Rewarding and totally different adventure but can be tough!
As the title suggests, if you have never done anything of this nature before, it is a completely different
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Makhmary
10
A ride through the little villages of Mombasa.
Generally a positive experience. Was picked up on time. The guide was a local and familiar with the villages and
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Lynn H
10
Amazing! Really touched my heart!
This was a great way to experience Mombasa! Had 3 great guides, not the best quality bikes ( but had helmets and
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BeanEnder
United States
71
Great bike tour in Mombasa hinterland
We did a half-day 24km bike tour in villages near Mombasa and it was a great experience. Beautiful landscapes,
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ChezMarie31
Vancouver, Canada
8125
Great way to see the villages outside Mombasa
We were travelling on the Nautica and Reto Casanova from Bike the Coast organized a 1/2 day trip for us to bike
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Dennis S
10
Amazing Coast
What really can I say? We booked our tour a week before and everything was set out as expected. Friendly staff,
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Masanuri
10
Out of the hotel, close to the people
The half-day tour is manageable also for beginners who are in a good condition. We drove a bit along the main
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265ashrafc
10
Awesome mountain biking !
Thoroughly enjoyed this mountain bike ride thru The villages and up the escarpment to see the creek below.
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Lilalaa
31
Half day bike tour
We booked the half day tour only one day in advance and got direct confirmation. We were a group of two which was
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  • Bike the Coast
  • Duration: 4h
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, German
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