Okay you’ve zip-lined over rain forests, skied black diamonds around the world, sky dived and did other extreme sports, but have you ever made a bike ride down Mount Kilimanjaro?
If not, you can be one of the first in the world to discover the thrill of soaring down the famous attraction while also helping a worthy cause.
On February 22, 2012, Trek Travel’s WorldServe Kilimanjaro is sponsoring a humanitarian bike trip down the mountain. Guided by Tanzania Goodwill Ambassador Doug Pitt, it is also the first-ever permitted ride down the tallest peak on the African continent.
Open to 20 cyclists, the12-day adventure features a hike up Mount Kilimanjaro where participants will sponsor one of the largest environmental clean-up efforts in recent history. The two-day bike-ride down the mountain will conclude this once-in-a-lifetime African adventure.
The goal of this fundraising trip is to carry clean water to more than 150,000 Tanzanians where two out of five kids do not reach the age of five due to water borne illnesses.
“We have been planning this trip for more than a year with Ambassador Pitt” said Tania Worgull, president of Trek Travel. “The ride down is challenging as the path can be rugged in spots, but every precaution has been taken to ensure a safe and incredible experience for our cyclists.”
In addition to the trek up and ride down Mount Kilimanjaro, trip highlights include visiting a Maasai village and seeing an actual water drilling site where participants can meet the people who will receive the gift of clean water, and a hot air balloon ride over the world famous Serengeti National Park during the Great Migration followed by a champagne breakfast.
Prices range from $25,000 to $85,000 per person, with about 90 percent of the fee going to WorldServe water projects, and include lodging, meals, equipment, and activities. Airfare is not included. The trip will begin and end in Arusha, Tanzania. You need to be physically fit with solid technical mountain bike experience to take this trip.
For further information contact Trek Travel at 1-866-GO4-TREK (464-8735) or visit the web site at www.trektravel.com.