Day 1 - Arrival at Nairobi Airport
Adventure cycling tour participants are collected and transferred to Lake Naivasha Resort / Hotel.
The Lake Naivasha Resort is a pretty location for preparation on your demanding but highly satisfying Kenya bike tour. Participants of the bike tour are transferred from the airport to the resort.
Primary this day is the relaxation and getting acquainted to one another in case of first time encounter, and.. to dive into bed for a decent night rest. Our adventure cycling tour really takes off tomorrow.
Airport pick-up and transfer service
Day 2 - Unwind and charge up for adventure
First awakening in Kenya. Preparation and warming up for our adventure cycling tour.
The Lake Naivasha Resort or the adjacent hotel has precisely what is needed for such an occassion. Our two nights stay here gives sufficient time to focus on the cycling tour and prepare for the challenging two weeks that lay ahead. Tour orientation, checking the bicycles and a good muscles warming are important.
A good start is half of the work. Click on pictures for additional information.
Day 3 - Cycling to Lake Nakuru
Strain on adventure cycling.
We put strain on cycling today. The first 15km (**) easy going on asphalt, followed by a tough challenge (***) for approx. 50km. A great deal of our energy is consumed on climbing and heavy gravel roads, sometimes partially sandy and rocky.
Splendid views on the mountain top: Lake Naivasha on one side and Lake Elementaita on the other. Than carefully downhill and another 15km asphalt for us to recuperate.
Lake Nakuru Flamingo Lodge is awaiting the adventure cycling partakers with a comforting welcome.
First stage of our adventure cycling tour is to Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 4 - Reward after rough roads biking.
The Lake Nakuru Flamingo Lodge is a pretty hotel in a peacefull area with exceptional natural beauty. Home for the Flamingoes and The Big Four Kenyan mammals. Our clubhouse for two nights. Lake Nakuru Flamingo Lodge Website.
No bikes today. In the morning we are outdoor in the fields on 4WD Safari, searching for the big four, to shoot pictures of the colorfull birds and big ones in and around the lake. The afternoon is for relaxation around the swimming pool, the Spa or the fitness room.
Relaxation and admiration today - 4wd safari trip in nakuru national park
Day 5 - On our way to Lake Baringo
The ride from Lake Nakuru to Lake Baringo is 125 km (***) over asphalt. It's a splendid ride, slightly downhill in a pretty setting. We pass some charming little villages, wide views and occasionally a turtle that crosses the road.
We will camp there: the cycling team goes low profile for a change. A well equipped dome tent near the lake. Often Hippos grazing around the tents at night. Enriching experience: hearing nature in dark Africa. View Roberts Camp Website.
130 square kilometres sweet water. Hippos and Crocodiles are the bigger inhabitants
Day 6 - Camping on the banks of Lake Baringo
Unforgettable camp nights, boat trip on Lake Baringo and visit to adjacent Lake Bogoria.
- A boat trip adventure on Lake Baringo, see the slowly fading of the shore and hear the sounds of a water world, the habitat of anciënt animals like crocodiles and hippos.
- A bike trip or a car ride to and fro to Lake Bogoria, a salt lake with a completely different wild life population.
See, Smell Feel and Hear. Yes, experience life while boating on a big lake
Day 7 - From Lake Baringo to Kabernet
Through the Marigat road junction onwards to Kabarnet, climbing and climbing, on two wheels to the top.
Today's cycling tour ends in the yard of hotel Kabarnet at 1900m altitude.
Aaahh.., finished. A refreshment please. All included in the cycling tour package.
From low land to Kabernet on high altitude - a climbing cycling route
Day 8 - On our way to the Kerio View Hotel
Today we are riding high, over 70 km in direction Iten Town on our way to the Kerio View Hotel, a top location to recuperate and tommorows start point for two new adventures.
Our adventure cycling tour is halfway now at classy base camp for two nights here at Kerio View Hotel.
Today we finnish at the highly appreciated Kerio View Hotel for a two nights stay
Day 9 - Famous High Altitude Training Center
This training center is founded by Mrs. Lornah Kiplagat, famous long distance runner and Dutch citizen since 1999.
Two adventures today.
- A visit to the High Altitude Training Center of Lornah Kiplagat.
- 4WD safari in the Kerio valley.
The Kerio valley is home to quite a number of Elephants.
Today's adventures: 1- Visit to the High Altitude Training Center | 2- Kerio Valley Elephants Safari
Day 10 - Cycling from Iten to Kapsabet
Four more stops to Masai Mara, absolute highlight of our Adventure Cycling Tour.
Watch out for the potholes and keep-on riding for the good reason: getting to the Masai Mara adventure.
Today's finnish is the entrance of Eden Springs, a friendly hotel voor a reviving night rest.
To Hotel Eden Springs Hotel - Relaxed biking. Watch out for potholes and everything will be okay
Day 11 - Next stop Kericho Sunshine Hotel
Passing through the Nandi hills tea plantations.
This cycling stage is over 95 km of asphalted roads towards the town of Kericho and passing through the green Nandi hills. The last 35 km are ascending with sometimes steep climbs.
Closing in on Masai Mara - Cycling through the green fields of Tea and Sugar Cane
Day 12 - Brevan Hotel, Bomet.
Key route to the famous Masai Mara Reserve.
Today from Kericho to Bomet over private Finlays Estate tea plantations. An exceptional privilege. Bomet is a key route to the world renowned Masai Mara National Reserve in the neighbouring Narok County.
Along the roadside many locals that try to sell traditional ornaments to the tourists. Brevan Hotel Website
A privileged cycling tour to Bomet via the private Finlays Estate tea plantations
Day 13 - Heavy cycling to Talek
Biking technic is paramount today.
The ride from Bomet to Talek is a difficult one.
G & G Guest House (sorry, no hotel picture or website link at the moment) is where we aim to stay for two nights.
With 4WD on Masai Mara Safari tommorow.
Closer to Masai Mara extraordinary landscape comes in view - exceptional animals await us
Day 14 - Incredible high demand Safari
The Masai Mara National Reserve.
Also referred to as Maasai Mara, is a large game reserve, contiguous with the Serengeti National Park, stretching out over Kenya and Tanzania.
This area is globally famous for its exceptional population of Lions, Leopards and Cheetahs. Further the annual migration of Zebra, Thomson's gazelle and Wildebeest every year from July to October, named the Great Migration.
Safari in Masai Mara, part of the incredible Serengeti Eco System between Kenya and Tanzania
Day 15 - Onwards to Narok today
Our goal is the Seasons Hotel.
Exchange of the Masai Mara savanna for Narok town. 105 km and equally if not more difficult as on day 13. Heavy cycling intensity (*****) due to distance and road condition.
At the moment that asphalt appears beneath our wheels it's approximately 20 km more to the finish.
Leaving the Masai people behind - a Dutchman demonstrates the Masai that he can dance too
Day 16 - Back to where we started
The Masada Hotel Naivasha.
Closing stage of this kenya bicycle tour. 125 km to lake Naivasha, initially cycling over hills, than false flat, and, for the last 20 km truly down, to arrive where we began without a single pedal stroke more.
Time for preparation and the packaging of all private bicycles and other belongings for the next day as the tour participants will be returning home.
Last night in Kenya - A nigt of contemplation and preparation
Day 17 - Round Up in Hotel Naivasha
This day is the completion of our Kenya Adventure Cycling Tour.
The last hours for the cyclers and team. Time for farewell.. or see you back home. Some might be glad and some might have regrets for leaving Kenya, but all team members of the Kenya cycling tour shall never forget their accomplishment for as long as they live.