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Stefano
Czecc Republic
2. 01. 2017

It was a pleasure to meet and share the experience of a bike tour. I will certainly comment very positively about it, and look forward to next time.

Sylvia und Ralf-Peter
Deutschland
21. 10. 2016

Vielen Dank für die Fotos. Es hat uns grossen Spass gemacht. Die Jungs haben das wirklich prima gemacht. Nach einer Massage waren wir wieder fit?? Ihnen eine gute Zeit. Freundliche Grüsse Sylvia und Ralf-Peter

Maartje
Zanzibar
22. 07. 2016

We loved the mountainbike tour along the creek. Our guides Benson and Anderson were very nice, took enough breaks to have us enjoy the beautiful views and introduce us to the local villages. We would definitely recommend this to all our friends. Thank you so much!

Brooke
Rwanda
8. 01. 2016

Thank you for the photos! We had a really lovely bike ride--great workout and Anderson and Benson were excellent tour guides. Next time we'll do the hilly route!

Darya
Belarus
5. 10. 2015

Thank you very much for organization and for sending foto! It was more difficult then i suppose, and rather challenging for me! But it was great experience!!
Organization was excellent and i will tell about my experience with my pleasure, when i come back home!
Thank you one more time!!!

Jean-Marc
Germany
28. 09. 2015

Thank you very much for the pictures. Well received!

Please relay again our thanks to Benson and Anderson for an extraordinary Sunday afternoon that fit nicely between the arrival to Mombasa and a few days of work.

Oleksiy
Ukraine
4. 05. 2014

Nice opportunity to see other side of Mombasa. Dozens of happy friendly children meet you with "Jambo" and follow you. You pass among the huts, where somebody washes, cooks, children play. Quiet and pure life. It's awesome to be in creek and see how the tide is rising and the water comes to your feet. And of course spectacular view of dale.

Matthijs
Netherlands
2. 02. 2014

This Bike tour was very exciting. We have seen villages which you can't see so easily in another way (I think). And we have seen beautiful nature. The two guides are very helpful and careful. I really recommend this Bike tour.

Marianne & Christian
Deutschland
14. 01. 2014

A tour with "Bike the Coast" is surely a great opportunity to get to know a little piece of "the real Kenya" which you can't discover in the hotels along the coast. Biking in the hot afternoon sun was quite a challenge, however, our wonderful guides Benson and Julius took good care of us and it was possible to take a break whenever needed.

Getting an insight into the remote villages was definitely our highlight!

Lorraine
USA
27. 10. 2013

most EXCELLENT experience ever!!!!! other than diving the bike tour was the best thing i did in mombasa!!!

u can also c my review on trip advisor, "nipride".

Thomas Jana und Jonas
Deutschland
15. 9. 2013

Wir, 46jähriger Vater mit 14jähriger Tochter und 16jährigem Sohn haben die Tour gemacht und waren nach der überstandenen Strecke auf der Hauptstraße wirklich begeistert. Der Blick auf die Flußmündung war super und die Fahrt durch die Dörfer und Anbaugebiete war teilweise anstrengend aber hoch interessant. Die zwei Jungs, unsere Guides waren prima und haben sich ganz fürsorglich um uns gekümmert. Es war eine tolle Gelegenheit Kenia mal ganz anders wahrzunehmen. Am intensivsten war die Fahrt durch die Dörfer.

Wir haben es genossen und können es ruhigen Gewissens weiterempfehlen! Vielen Dank!

Albert and Nellie
Netherlands
5. 9. 2013

Thanks for the nice pictures. The resolution is OK. It was a pleasure to make the tour.

Vera und Christian
Östereich
4. 4. 2013

Die beiden Biketouren waren eine echte Bereicherung unseres Urlaubes. Die tollen Eindrücke der Landschaft und der netten Menschen werden uns mehr als jedes Foto in Erinnerung bleiben!

Ein absolutes MUST für alle, die sich gerne bewegen und in Afrika mehr als nur das Pool und den Strand sehen wollen. Die Bikes sind zwar nicht ganz der letzte Schrei, aber grundsätzlich für den Zweck ausreichend. Dafür waren unsere Guides echt toll und haben sich sehr bemüht, uns viel Interessantes zu zeigen.

Wir können Bike the Coast wirklich weiter empfehlen.

Su and Adam
Vancouver, Canada
24. 12. 2012

The Three Coastal Areas tour was the best Christmas present we could have had as we cycled through a huge diversity of scenery, towns and villages, red dirt hills, posh homes, maize fields, above a large creek, on dried river beds, up and down hills, through forest, passing cows, goats, camels, monkeys and many playful children with their exuberant cries of "jambo jambo!" and "how are you, how are you!?" all in the sweltering heat of Dec 24.

Such a intimate view of these fascinating areas and their peoples could only have been possible with our excellent guides Benson and Anderson. Both young men were friendly, knowledgeable, experienced, and most importantly, patient with our many photo stops and questions.

This tour was a wonderful respite from the indulgences of 20 days on a luxury cruise ship and the sense of accomplishment from cycling through some challenging terrain, in the mid-day heat, was great. As with so many rewarding experiences, the more you give the more you receive, and this one was no exception.

We would tour again with Bike the Coast, Rolf's well-organized local operation, whose goal of ensuring your safety and well-being is second only to giving you an unforgettable glimpse into how life is lived in this slice of Kenya, without hesitation. We have posted a similar review but with several specific tips in Trip Advisor, so suggest you look there for more information."

Werner Edelmann
Schweiz
15. 11. 2012

Die drei Küstenregionen-Tour gehört zu meinen besten Erfahrungen auf Fernreisen - und ich (63 Jahre) habe einige gemacht...! Die Tour war super: nur 100 m entlang der Hauptstrasse und dann immer auf schmalen Pfaden durch die Natur und Dörfchen! Welch ein eindrücklicher (und umweltfreundlicher) Kontrast zu den All-Inclusive-Konsumtempeln entlang der Küste.

Der Tourführer hat die Geschwindigkeit perfekt auf die Bedürfnisse der Gruppe eingestellt (es war eher heisses Wetter...!) und immer war Wasser und Bananen verfügbar (im Preis inbegriffen)! Wir hatten prächtige Ausblicke auf die Landschaft und Eindrücke, die ich so rasch nicht vergessen werde.

Die Fahrräder waren in perfektem Zustand (besser als meines zu Hause und das ist nicht so schlecht...). Das Kosten/Nutzen-Verhältnis ist besser als alles was man sonst in Kenya tun kann!

Werner Edelmann
Zwischenhalt am Mtwapa Creek
Zwischenhalt am Mtwapa Creek 
Panoramas
Edward and Jana
Wales
27. 2. 2012

We were doing the ride as a fund-raising venture for a Kenyan school so the experience meant a lot to us. And the company did not let us down.

The service was friendly and professional throughout. Our guides Benson and Anderson were extremely patient and understanding as we stopped to take photos, soak up the atmosphere and ask questions. We can't commend them enough for their politeness, enthusiasm and support.

This is no run-of-the-mill guided tour. This is sightseeing with a difference. Bike the Coast thrusts you into real Kenyan village life - to feel, see, breath and taste it. It takes you to an Africa that the guide books won't. And allows you to meet amazing people of all ages along the way and see countryside to die for.

The experience will stay with us forever. It was the highlight of our holiday - as good (if not better) than the lion we saw on safari!

Hans Peter Schoenmaker
The Netherlands
3. 8. 2011

Great biketour! Safe way to see something of the real life in Kenia, away from the mainroad. Guides Benson and Anderson did everything to make it worthwhile. Owner Rolf is a real nice guy that only wants you to have a nice experience. It works! This trip is a must do!!!

Lena Lin
Indonesia
12. 7. 2011

Thoroughly enjoyed the bike ride with this company. One of the highlights of my stay here. Highly recommend this as one of the top things to do in Mombasa.

Claire Dunne
Ireland
25. 6. 2011

Bike the Coast was an amazing experience. Hard work - but totally worth it. The team are so helpful too, and really well organised. I definitely recommend it, it's a great way to see part of Kenya.

Deb Smith
Kenya
24 6. 2011

My 16-year old grandson and I thoroughly enjoyed our 3-hour cycle tour with Benson and Anderson! It was a nice mix of challenging, thrilling, and exhausting. I found everything to be well-planned and thought out! If it works for me to come again in the future, I will look forward to it!

Claire Whelan
England
9. 2. 2011

Yes we are back in cold, miserable, grey England! The highlight of our holiday was our bike ride and we loved it. It was so interesting and Julius and Benson were so helpful, patient and informative. Thank you so much for the photos. 
We were very impressed with the whole set up, very professional and a real sense of achievement when we had finished the ride!

Thank you so much and we we'll be back next January! Smile emoticon

Tanja Fischer und Rainer Frank
Germany
2. 1. 2011

Lieber Rolf 
alles erdenklich Gute für Dich, Deine Familie und natürlich auch Deinen Tourguides, die uns am Heiligen Abend bei unserer Radtour begleitet haben.
Wieder einmal ein Erlebnis, das uns lange im Gedächtnis bleiben wird.
Insbesondere meinen beiden Begleitern, Hagen und Alex (erstmals in Afrika), hat diese Tour und das Erlebte viel zu denken gegeben!
Auch für mich war viel Neues dabei. Hier sei der Steinbruch erwähnt, an dem wir vorbeigefahren sind. Einfach unvorstellbar, dass es Menschen gibt, die unter solchen Verhältnissen ihr Brot verdienen müssen!
Danke für die Einblicke, die Deine Touren vermitteln.

Herzliche Grüße aus Deutschland.
Wir sehen uns sicher wieder!
Rainer, Hagen, Alex und Tanja aus dem Krankenstand.

 Zwischenhalt im Busch
Zwischenhalt am Steinbruch
Zwischenhalt am Strand
Zwischenhalt im lokalen Restaurant
Photos von Rainer
Arnold Kemoli
Kenya
4. 11. 2010

The bike ride is soo amazing. We really had a great time and we are looking forward to doing it again!

John Domigan
England
21. 8. 2010

Hi Rolf, Benson and Emma,

Many thanks for helping to make our holiday special. Your bike tour is a great way to see the villages and meet the real Kenya's. Unforgettable experience.

Thank you, John

Karin van den Berg
The Netherlands
6. 3. 2010

Yes, I am safe back home and it was great to open my mail and receiving your pictures,

I, really had a fantastic time in Mombasa and the mountain bike tour will be a good memory for life time.

Kind regards, Karin

Conny Jonkman
The Netherlands
16. 01. 2010

Hi Rolf and Benson!

I really loved the trip! I think it is something you really have to do if you go to Mombasa, because then you see the real life of Kenyan People. Also biking in the heat and across the paths is a great experience. I'am sad to be back home, but if i ever come back to Mombasa i will definitively book another tour! Thank you both very much and i hope a lot of people will see all the beautiful things.

Greetings, Conny

Caroline Pummerer
Austria
31.10.2009

Lieber Rolf! Jambo Benson! Jambo Anderson!

Wir haben gleich 2 Touren gebucht und sind voll auf unsere Kosten gekommen. Das Wetter war optimal (weil keine Sonne), wenn auch stellenweise etwas matschig ;-) Wir hatten unseren Spaß und durften Kenia von einer ganz neuen Seite kennenlernen. Kann jedem sportlichen Radfahrer diese Art ins Hinterland vorzudringen wärmstens empfehlen!

Unsere beiden Guides waren sehr engagiert und konnten Reifenplatzer in sekundenschnelle beheben.

Asante sana & kwa heri,

Caro & Gigi & Crisi aus Wien

Sonja Lukas
Germany
27.10.2009

Erinnere mich immer noch an die schöne Biketour in Kenia. Es gibt wirklich keine bessere Möglichkeit das Umland und die Bevölkerung im Landesinneren kennenzulernen. Kann ich wirklich nur jedem weiterempfehlen egal wie fit er ist.

Keith Clark
UK
15.8.2009

Thanks for the great day out; we did the 'Bike Adventure' 3-4 difficulty. Great scenery, a biking experience through the Kenyan villages & surrounding countryside we'll never forget.

Benson & Anderson our guides were knowledgable, friendly & experienced.

Would highly recommend this trip to anyone who likes biking, when we go back to Kenya I intend to go again.

Laurel Shuttleworth
Canada
3.2.2009

Thank you Rolf, Benson and Anderson for allowing a safari cramped, bus addled tourist to stretch her legs and explore a rural area just north of Mombasa.

There is no better way to see a place than by bike and my guides were adaptable to my needs to stretch my legs and explore at a zippy pace. It was a great experience on my morning of departure. The equipment worked well, the guides were informative and adapted to my need for hills and speed and they showed me areas that I would not otherwise have ventured into on my own.

I highly recommend a bike excursion with Bike the Coast.

Tanja Fischer und Rainer Frank
Germany
30.12.2008

Hallo, Rolf 
Tanja und ich möchten es nicht versäumen, uns bei Dir und Deinen Tourguides für die tolle Tour am zweiten Weihnachtsfeiertag herzlich zu bedanken. Es hat uns beiden, unserem Copiloten und den anderen Mitstreitern an diesem Tag viel Spaß gemacht.

Ein sehr tolle Art, dem Land und seinen Bewohnern näher zu kommen. Abseits der ausgetretenen Touristenpfade ist es wirklich hochinteressant zu "erfahren", wie die Bevölkerung im Hinterland lebt. Auch Deine Informationen während der Tour waren uns mehr als willkommen.

Wir können Jedem nur empfehlen, sich einer Deiner Touren anzuschließen - wir tun es mit Sicherheit bei einem unserer nächsten Besuche in Mombasa - versprochen!

Es grüßen aus dem kalten Deutschland:
Tanja und Rainer

Dir nebst Familie alles Gute im neuen Jahr, auch all denen, die diese Zeilen lesen!!

Zwischenhalt in Shanzu
Zwischenhalt am Mtwapa Creek
Zwischenhalt im lokalen Restaurant
Zwischenhalt im lokalen Restaurant
Photos von Tanja und Rainer
Tricia Morgan
Bangkok, Thailand
24.11.2008

Thank you for the most enjoyable day of my entire time in Mombasa. The trip was absolutely delightful in every way: right from the extremely professional check-in procedure (the first time I have ever been asked to provide an emergency contact person in all the adventure traveling I have done). The information in both the website and the brochures is very comprehensive and accurate. The equipment is well cared for (the first time I have even been offered cycling gloves on a bike trip); the owner is welcoming and a good source of local information; the guide, Benson, is knowledgeable of the local area and very attentive and intuitive to the needs of the guests. The trip itself was unforgettable. Riding through small villages, in the shade of cashew and mango trees, seeing monkeys playing the trees, colorful birds flitting by, being chased by beautiful children shouting "Muzungu!", and greeted with "Jambo" by people walking to the mosque and to church, watching people build mud houses, draw water from wells, catch crabs, mend fishing nets... this is truly a Kenyan experience one would never get in a safari van.

The snack stop in the mud-walled restaurant was real a highlight. I had a nice chat with the young waiter about his school work, along with an explanation of how the walls and the roof were handmade by the family.

Biking provides the ideal pace and distance to experience a taste of local life: less intrusive than walking, but much closer and more "real" than driving. On a bike you can smell the flowers, hear the children, greet the elders, without feeling that you are intruding uninvited. And, you are moving fast enough to cover many different areas in a short time. It is also the perfect activity in the tropical heat, as you always have a nice breeze cooling you while you cycle.

And the quote of the day? Benson and I were speaking English at a rest stop when a small child said (and Benson translated for me), "Oh, that Muzungu, she is speaking Luo" (possibly the farthest away language he is aware of!)

I highly recommend this trip... it is a perfect ending to a diving holiday (something to do on that last no-dive day), or a safari (a way to stretch van-cramped muscles), or a beach holiday (when you have had enough eating and relaxing and need to burn a few calories before getting on the plane).

Lisa Wehner
Dresden, Germany
15.9.2008

Ich kann mich Ilka nur anschließen!!! :)

Es war wunder-, wunderschön... kaum jemand von meinen Bekannten, Freunden konnte sich vorstellen, dass MIR Mountainbike fahren Spaß macht!!! Aber so war es....einfach nur toll!!! Und bei dem Schwierigkeitsgrad 1 oder 2...naja...Ansichtssache!! :)

Aber wirklich nur zu empfehlen!!! :)

Liebe Grüße von Lisa u. Conny aus Dresden/Germany

Delphine Lefere
Belgium
30.7.2008

This was such a nice experience! All the children are running after you and say jambooooo!!! (hallo). The local bar where we had a drink was amazing. You've given me the spoting mood again, thanks a lot!
When can we try out the other biketours??

Nice for people who wants to see Kenia in a sportif way!

Delphine, Belgium!

Ilka Schynoll
Germany
26.7.2008

"Bike the Coast" ist einfach nur genial! Wir waren begeistert von der Tour durch die 3 Klimazonen. Die Möglichkeit, das Leben der Menschen so hautnah zu erleben, hat man wohl auf kaum eine andere Art.

Nur mit der Schwierigkeitsstufe 1 sind wir nicht ganz einverstanden ;-) !

Mehr dazu siehe Gaia-Percussion.de am 21.7.2008.

Nochmals vielen Dank!! Grüße von Hanjo, Ines und Ilka

Jessica & Stefan
Berlin, Germany
4.1.2008

It was a really nice cycling tour. This tour is a wonderful way to experience real Kenyan life and to learn the correct pronunciation of “Jambo”.

Thank you for this, Rolf and Benson!

Sandy
Germany
31.10.2007

Hello everybody!

If you like to cycle it is an absolutely MUST to book a tour by Bike the Coast. You will see beautiful places, different ways of life and a wonderful nature. Don't pass it!

Thank you very much Rolf. I enjoyed the tour; Benson is a very good tour guide. He told me a lot about the nature, the Kenyan people... It was very interesting to hear/see the point of view of a Kenyan man. Thanks Benson for this tour. I will never forget it.

The tour was great!

See you one more time hopefully.

Ollie and Kim
England
25.9.2007

Thank you for sending the photo of our tour (can you please sent the higher res one).

We had a fantastic time and both yourself and Benson were firstclass. We would recommend this tour to everybody as it is a great way to do something fun and active, get away from the poolside and see some real African culture with two guides who will make sure you get the best from the tour.

Once again thank you Rolf and Benson and we will see you next time we are in Mombassa!

Isabella, René und Luigi
Schweiz
29.3.2007

Die Tour war super! Wir bekamen Einblick in die wunderbare Landschaft, in die Lebensweise der Bevölkerung. Und dies alles ab von Verkehr und Lärm.

Rolf und sein Team standen uns jederzeit bei mit Hintergrundinformationen und auch "bike-technischem" Rat. 

Ein absolutes Muss für jede/n Kenya-Reisende/n mit nur einer Spur Interesse an Land und Leuten.

Macht weiter so!

Sarah and Lee Warren
UK
19.3.2007

We were only going to be staying in Kenya for 7 days and didn't feel this would be long enough to go on Safari. Therefore we wanted a tour that would take us off the beaten track but not take up too much of our sunbathing time! The half day bike tour along the Creek filled this criteria absolutely.

Benson and Rolf took us through small villages and into the bush, pointing out areas of interest and different vegetation. The tour was far more informative that we expected. The views of the Creek were spectacular, the silence was eerie. It was magical and we felt that we had seen a true Kenya rather than just the inside of a man-made resort.

We would recommend the tour to anyone - even those of you without any cycling experience. It was hard work, particularly in the heat, but we wouldn't have missed it and hope to do it again when we return.
10 out of 10!

günter astrid wippi
Deutschland
4.1.2007

jambo bike the coast-team.
trotz schlammschlacht eine eindrucksvolle alternative zu dem normal touristischen hotel-und strandleben. auf diese weise haben wir einen interessanten eindruck von dem leben abseits der küste bekommen. es hat uns viel spaß gemacht. wir können allen nur empfehlen diese chance zu nutzen land und leute kennen zu lernen.
vielen dank auch für die aufschlußreichen erklärungen. team taunus

janice dulemba
USA
20.12.2006

we discovered the website by chance. Have been looking into bike tours on other continents. Never thought of Africa! Keep me on your mailing list please.

Gopika Dass Elmegaard
South Africa/ Denmark
2.10.2006

As a complete amateur biker, I was hesitant to take the trip but I was completely exhilarated by the experience. For those who want to appreciate a Mombasa beyond the usual tourist trappings, there is absolutely no better way! And Rolf is just great at assessing his client's needs.
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