Rau forest cycling challenge

/Rau forest cycling challenge

One Trip – One Tree

Moshi rice paddies and Rau forest reserve cycling
view of rice paddies adjacent rau forest reserve with the view of Mount Kilimanjaro on the background

Rau Forest Cycling Challenge


Explore the magical forest in Moshi and the adjacent villages on 2 wheels.

Season/dates open: Year around operation.

Activity start time: 9.30 am. (Or other times by request/notice).

Duration of Activity: 5 hours.

Minimum no of Persons: 2. Maximum No. of Persons: 20.


Experience type

Guided tour.

Forest & rural cycling.



Skill level required; Normal physical health is required, cycling experience is needed.


Activity highlight.

Watch black-and-White Colobus monkeys on your bike.

Explore the forest on two wheels.

Awesome cycling trails.

Discover the lower Moshi rice paddies on two wheels.

Astounding view of Mount Kilimanjaro.


Activity Summary.

Explore the forest on 2 wheels!

Join our guided bicycle tour to the Rau Forest Reserve: It covers up to 15 km in the southern part of Moshi where the underground water forest of Rau allows the occurrence of different local activities including rice farming and livestock keeping. Bike rides start from the forest’s main gate or at your hotel around Moshi town. You will enjoy watching the black and white Colobus monkeys and – extending to outside forest villages, meeting locals, riding sideways rice farms, and looking out for some waterlogged bird species.

If you are lucky with the weather,  Mount Kilimanjaro is visible all along the ride.

At the end of the bicycle tour, delicious local food is provided, and you will be part of our campaign to save the forest: One Trip – One Tree.


Solidarity accomplishment.                                                           

Upkeep local mama’s jobs.

Upkeep young entrepreneur’s business.

Support fighting Climate Change.

Protecting Rau Forest from plastics pollution.


Significance of the tour.

Being part (come as a client, leave as a friend).

Relaxation; arrive at yourself.

Feeling liveliness.

Get to know young people as role models.


Accommodation: Homestay is available.


Meals and drinks included:

Hot buffet lunch of local specialties prepared by our local mamas and drinking water and seasonal fruits included.

Note: For special meals such as Vegetarian meals, gluten-free, food allergies, and anything else, please let us know in advance.


Beverage Drinks:

Additional charge for soft drinks and other beverages.

Other services/ optional: Banana beer experience.

Clothing/equipment supplied: Traditional walking stick.

Clothing/equipment needed by a guest: Reusable water bottle (refill water at our office), good hiking boots. Comfortable clothes, sun protection, sunglasses, insect repellent, camera.

Children Option:

Children are OK throughout the program.

Contact persons/phone number: +255627335359. Call or Whatsapp

Contact email: rauecotours@gmail.com

Email response hours: within 24hrs.

Responsibility insurance: No responsibility insurance provided. Please make sure the client has travel insurance issued.

Distance from accommodation, Transfer option:

3km from Moshi town.

45km from Kilimanjaro International Airport.

85km from Arusha.


We can prepare the transfer on request.


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Basic equipment for all our tours

Personal, re-usable water bottle (we will fill it with filtered water).
Camera for your lifetime memory.
Insect repellent.
Sunscreen, sun glasses and sun hat.
Comfortable clothes especially long trousers for walking on shrubs and in the forest.
Good walking shoes (walking in the forest/farms/village sometimes involves passing by irrigated areas).

Additional equipment

Binoculars (Bird watching).