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Half-Day Scenic Bike Tour provided by Bike the Coast

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Overview
Explore Mombasa by bike on a half-day guided tour that goes beyond tourist sites to explore villages, forests, and beaches. Choose from four fascinating bike tours that range from laid-back coastal jaunts to village rides. See daily life in traditional communities and hop between diverse climate zones, all while following quiet unpaved roads and paths.
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
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 travellers
  • 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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Ruben N wrote a review Mar. 2020
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Thank you for nice morning cycling on march 5th 2020. Really enjoyable trip. Perfect guides very helpfull, they really know their bussiness. We will recommend to all who are interesting in more then the coast.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Omar A wrote a review Nov. 2019
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Awesome bikers. Good guides. Watch old village and markets. Drove throw the highway. Awesome adventure.
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Ratpacker1 wrote a review Aug. 2019
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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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Date of experience: August 2019
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Ratpacker1 wrote a review Aug. 2019
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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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Date of experience: August 2019
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C.L. wrote a review Jul. 2019
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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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Date of experience: July 2019
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By: Bike the Coast
yosef_joe
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Riding through Mombasa
Had a great time riding the bikes through the villages of Mombasa, stunning views, great guides, the best way to ta
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Makhmary
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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 in
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265ashrafc
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Awesome mountain biking !
Thoroughly enjoyed this mountain bike ride thru The villages and up the escarpment to see the creek below. Magnific
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Marcia J
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A worthy experience
The Tour was great.Our guide was Splendid and made the journey convenient and exciting on short notice.We would be
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141Darius
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Exciting tour
Took the creek tour and was pretty exciting to move through the green landscape and peaceful villages around Bambur
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Tammy C
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Scenetic trip around Mombasa
The trip was really educating and fun. I being a local here in mombasa thought it was a really amazing experience.
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Lindsaylamb
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Best thing to do in Mombasa
Hands down the best thing we did! Not exactly biking the coast, but better... biking through villages and part of t
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720rebecca
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Professional, fun and value for money
Rolf and Benson provide a warm welcome and a choice of routes. I really wanted to go bike riding in Mombasa but fou
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CarolynBul
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Off the beaten track- a great way to see Africa
A group of 4 of us did the 3 coastal trails tour and it was excellent! From seeing the village children, to the spe
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Saris E
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See Africa instead of tourist-ghettos!
One of my very best experiences in the third world - and I (63) had quite a lot of them...! The trip was super: onl
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Judy Y
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A Great Experience
I wasn't sure what to expect but it was a great experience. Really got to see the villages and people in their eve
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294207Andrea_M
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Not as Advertised
Though this bike trip was fun, it was not at all as advertised. We were looking to do an easier morning ride (the c
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mjose24
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Simply splendid!
If there was time for only once activity while you are in Mombasa , choose Bike the Coast and rest assured that you
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tonyrex_01
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An Ideal Complement to Your Safari
Having seen the wildlife on a safari this is the ideal way to see the way people live in rural Kenya. Yes you are o
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alison426
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beautiful views, friendly faces and a fantastic tour guide!
I was volunteering in mtwapa and wanted the chance to see the coast on an afternoon off. The trip was well organise
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