Cycling at Hell’s Gate National Park is an exhilarating and challenging experience that will allow you to adventure this park, known as the Gates of Hell. Hells Gate National Park was named after a narrow break in the cliffs, of what was a lake within the Rift Valley. This National Park is one of the most popular for day trips and adventures in Kenya and Cycling at Hell’s Gate is one of the popular ones.
Hells Gate National Park was established in 1984 and has a wide variety of wildlife species that many travelers come to see on Kenya Wildlife Safaris. The National Park spans 68.25 square kilometers, one of the smallest in Kenya. This safari park is popular for its geothermal power stations located in Olkaria. This National Park is in Nakuru County and can be accessed from Nairobi, which is approximately 90 kilometers.
Biking at Hell’s Gate National Park offers incredible opportunities to explore stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife while enjoying the adventure of cycling. Acacia Safari Limited offers a wide range of biking options to Hell’s Gate National Park. Plan your Cycling at Hell’s Gate National Park with Acacia Safaris Limited.
Most of Kenya’s National Parks and reserves do not permit cycling adventures however, Hells Gate National Park allows this adventurous activity. Top safari reserves like Masai Mara do not favor such adventures because of the presence of large predators however, Hell’s Gate lacks such big predators, and your safety during the cycling adventure is guaranteed. A biking adventure at Hell’s Gate National Park is adventurous as you will enjoy riding your bike across the rugged terrain while having views of some amazing wildlife. The rugged terrain, towering cliffs, and deep gorges provide an ideal playground for cycling Adventures in the Park.
Cycling Bikes can be hired at the park entrance or you can decide to bring your own. You will drive about 18 km on marram from the main gate to the Hell’s Gate Gorge where you will start your biking experience. When you arrive at the park, you will be fitted with an element and a bicycle. Your cycling tour in the Park will be led by an experienced guide who has knowledge about the area. You will ride your bike following the trails, and you will come across several wildlife species such as Zebras, Giraffes, Impalas, and Gazelles among others. The Park is also home to some 100 species of birds that you will see during your cycling adventure in Kenya. During Cycling at Hell’s Gate National Park, you will also pass by the Masai community and learn about their traditions and ways of life.
Biking in Hell’s Gate in the early morning is cool and thrilling as the weather is really good and animals are more active giving you the opportunity to encounter several species. As it is nearing noon time, it becomes hot thus making it really unfavorable.
The park offers a variety of cycling trails, ranging from easy to difficult, catering to all skill levels.
One of the popular trails is the Elsa Gate to Fischer’s Tower Loop. This trail takes you through open savannahs, volcanic rock formations, and breathtaking viewpoints. While cycling this trail, you can spot wildlife, including zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, and various species of birds, adding to the excitement of the experience.
For those seeking a more challenging ride, the Hell’s Gate gorge loop offers a thrilling adventure. This trail takes you through narrow gorges and canyons, often requiring careful navigation and bike handling skills. The stunning geological formations and unique landscapes make it a truly memorable journey.
|Type of Traveler||Fees|
|Kenya Citizens – Adults||Ksh.300|
|Kenya Citizens- Children & Students||Ksh.215|
|Residents – Adults||Ksh.600|
|Residents – Children & Students||Ksh.300|
|Non-Residents – Adults||USD 26|
|Non-Residents – Children & Students||USD 17|
Note: If you are traveling as a student, you will need to produce your valid student ID and should be below the age of 23 years.
Hiring a bike at Elsa Gate costs Ksh.500
Bringing a bike from outside – Charge is Ksh.215
The best time to travel to Kenya in General is always during the dry months. A Cycling adventure can be best done in the months of June and January. It is important to note that cycling/Biking at Hell’s Gate National Park can be done all year round. Athough June and January are the best months.
Safety is paramount when cycling at Hell’s Gate. We recommended to wear appropriate protective gear, carry enough water, and follow the guidance of experienced guides who are familiar with the park’s trails.
Whether you are an avid cyclist or someone looking for a unique and adventurous experience, biking at Hell’s Gate offers an extraordinary opportunity to connect with nature, challenge yourself, and create lasting memories. Plan your Ultimate Kenya safari tour with Acacia Safaris Limited for the best experience.