In the lush green, well manicured tea farms of Tigoni, a highland town north of Nairobi, there is a myriad of cycling trails zigzagging through the former White Highlands (British settlement). Tea factories, holiday homes, exclusive vistas of Nairobi and the Great Rift Valley from a 7000ft vintage, and a cheese factory all line up the route for this tour. Brown’s Cheese Farm is one such quaint home in Tigoni, now an exquisite restaurant and cheese factory. Founded on a passion for delicious, fresh, additive-free cheese, this family-run business has been making cheese since 1979. Now open to guests for lunch, you can also have a slice of heaven in the 9 types of cheese coming straight from the factory. But first, a leisurely mountain biking tour through the beautiful Tigoni tea countryside and a lesson on cheese making. Bring along your non-cycling partner or children for a family fun and cheesy day!
Perfect for Cross Country/Trail, beginner to experienced cyclists
45 minute drive from Nairobi
Tarmac, jeep tracks and trails through tea farms and villages
Trails accessible throughout the year
What to see: Expansive tea and coffee farms, waterfalls, rivers, the Kenyan village life, cheese production, tea picking and the view of Nairobi, Ngong Hills and Mt. Longonot from 7000ft above sea level.
Tours can range from 2 to 5 hours of riding (10 – 80 km)
Tours available on THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS only with bookings at least TWO WEEKS in advance
Bike rental option available at an extra cost
Transfers from Nairobi available at an extra cost
9.00 am: Arrival at Brown’s Cheese Farm, Tigoni
9.30 am: Start of the ride
*It’s an easy 25km off road ride (but can be adjusted depending on how badly it rains and/or the cyclist’s fitness) with one water break.
12.30 pm: Factory tour then lunch is served at Brown’s Cheese Farm
3.30 pm: Depart
Comfortable athletic/cycling clothing, helmet, gloves and sunscreen lotion.