Here we are again; at the end of September 2016 a group of about 55 mountain cyclists from Belgium cycling in Tanzania on dirt trails of red sand and volcanic rock. Coming across schoolchildren and farmers in the development projects run by VECO East Africa in Kilimanjaro and Manyara.
Besides their adventure, probably which somebody could have called an exhaustive adventure while indeed it was more of sight seen excitement than exhaustive, they added up something new to their unforgettable experiences which were a real physical effort and mental challenges to cycle along the rough footsteps of Mount Kilimanjaro, meeting farmers supported by VECO and learnt from them. Somebody would not deny the fact that the adventure contributed much to their well being of physical and mental status.
However, It’s also of great important to know that bike cycling along the slopes of Kilimanjaro, a brother mountain of Mount Meru and Manyara region is a yearly activity intended to raise 3,000 Euros from each member participant to make a world a peace island, with 30% of the total amount raised goes directly to the country where the activity is taking place and the rest of the amount being sent to similar programs in other countries.
Indeed was unforgettable experiences to most cyclists that will ever be told. Spending every single day of their time cycling, visiting VECO East Africa project, chatting with farmers, observing the natural and cultural beauty of the wilderness and sometimes encountering or standing face to face with wild animals like baboons and zebras.
Please have a glimpse of the activity in photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/125471564@N03/page1