Cycling gaining popularity
Cycling in Kenya has become quite popular these days. In the past, cycling was done to ease movement. Most people used bikes to go to work, school, visit their loved ones, or even carry passengers or luggage to different destinations. Although this mode of transport is still in existence up to date, cycling is done for many other reasons.
Even though the wheel is not a new concept in Kenya, cycling has improved and gained popularity tremendously. Some of the essential reasons for this popularity is the environmental, organizational, and economic influences. Further, people have discovered amazing places they can explore while biking. The tourism industry is also promoting cycling in Kenya, as many tourists tour the country just to experience biking in a friendly environment.
Kenya has gone as far as forming a cycling team. The national cycling team is fantastically gaining popularity. The team aims to be the fastest in the continent in the near future. The talented young men and women have an opportunity to make Kenya proud thanks to the excellent weather and safe environment to cycle away from the city hustle.
Best places to cycle in Kenya
If you want to have the best cycling experience in Kenya, below are some of the best destinations to explore are you ride your bike.
Nairobi National Park
Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya. While it is chaotic to ride inside the city center, you can enjoy a safe ride to the Nairobi National Park. Here, you will have an excellent chance to view the exotic wildlife. You will be able to see giraffes, leopards, hyenas, and black rhinoceros.
The flamingos are the major attraction to this park. If you love birds or are an avid bird watcher, you should also consider riding in Lake Nakuru. The weather is friendly to riders, and the unique landscape of the lake makes it a perfect place to cycle. However, be on the lookout for weather changes least you get rained on.
Hell’s Gate National Park
If you are looking for an ideal destination for a daytime trip, hell’s Gate National Park is the place to be. You can ride with your friends and come across the African buffalo, baboons, and zebra. There are over 100 species of birds in the park. It is recommended you avoid the rainy seasons to the best experience.
If you have not yet cycled around Mount Kenya, you have no idea of what you are losing. This is the best place if you are looking for a thrilling experience in riding. This is not the usual everyday bike riding. You have to be confident in your riding skills. A mountain bike should be the perfect option.
The bottom line
Just like in other parts of the works, cycling in Kenya is done for several things. Some people do it as a sport while others do it to keep fit, as a hobby and as a superb way to explore the beauty of the country. Whichever your reason, biking is the right way to relieve your daily stress and at the same time, keep fit. These two things are crucial to your health.