The Kereita Forest at the southern-most end of the Aberdare Range has many interesting cycling trails and features like the Kereita Cave and Waterfall. The forest is also the site of the Lari Massacre (1953) unmarked mass graves where over 5,000 victims of revenge attacks on the local population by the British colonial administration were buried. A cycling tour in this forest is thus an adventure through history and back to the present. Following on the footprints of several marathoners who have run the annual Lari Marathon, stamp your own mark on the grassy trails as you wound your way in and out of dense tropical forests. There is also a purpose built cycling trail, mostly single track, that will get your heart pumping with exhilaration. And in case you feel more adventurous, take a zipline trip gliding above the tree canopies. Meals are available at The Forest’s Restaurant overlooking the distant Aberdare Ranges.

  • Perfect for intermediate and experienced cyclists with a knack for climbs and steep descends
  • 45 minute drive from Nairobi
  • Lots of jeep tracks, single tracks, grassy trails, steep climbs and descends
  • Trails are accessible all through the year except during the heavy rains (always confirm with us before booking)
  • What to see: High tree canopies, great view of the Aberdare Ranges on a clear day, the Lari Massacre mass graves (though unmarked), possible elephant spotting and waterfall on Gatamaiyu River
  • Tours can range from 2 to 4 hours of riding (15 – 35km)
DEPARTURE LOCATION The Forest Adventure Center
DEPARTURE TIME 8.30 AM and 12.30 PM
RETURN TIME 12.30 PM and 5.30 PM
WEAR Comfortable athletic/cycling clothing, helmet, gloves and sunscreen lotion.
Forest Trail Fees
Bicycle rental
Drinking water
Transfers from Nairobi Zip lining
Meals Guide Gratuity

Additional information

Rent a Bicycle?No, Yes
Transfer from Hotel?Yes, No

All long rides start and end at the KENVO Center (Kijabe Environment Volunteers) while the shorter rides start and end at The Forest Adventure Center

Morning rides between 8.30 am and 12.30 am

Afternoon rides between 12.30 pm and 5.30 pm

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