Since i started riding, my greatest fear is having no bike. I imagine waking up and there is no bike to use for one reason or the other and i need to commute, have a therapeutic ride or just get out of town for fun. This is what most travelers find themselves in. A new town, limited time, no motorbike and still craving for that one ride. For as long as you are in Nairobi, this is not an issue. There are many places to go that do not demand a lot of time, planing, big budget and are beautiful and fun to ride to.
First you need a motorbike.
There are several places you can hire a motorbike and even riding gear in Nairobi for a day. The cost depends on the size of the motorbike. All you need is a valid license and a medical cover.
Second is where to go?.
Are you an off-road rider or on-road rider? That really does not matter because, both options are available. Below are some of the best day trip places to ride to.
Naivasha. Naivasha has both options to get there. The off-road riders use the off-road through Mt. Suswa while the on-road riders use the Mai Mahiu road. Both options give you a great scenery, experience and the destination is the epitome of this ride. Naivasha is great for bird watchers, for a relaxing day by the lake and has plenty of options for hotels and activities. For example, the popular boat rides on the lake and interacting with the hippos. Also available is the Hells Gate National park popular for rock climbing. Naivasha is about 100kms from Nairobi and perfect for a day trip.
Ngong Hills. This is a perfect place for both seasoned and new off road riders. This hills are magnificent and the wind mills adds the beauty of Ngong hills. Its popular for hiking so if you can not ride all the way up, you can also hike and visit the wind mill farm.
Lake Magadi. It’s located south of Nairobi about 106 kilometers from Nairobi. Its famous for its soda ash production, boosts of one of the cleanest towns in Kenya, natural hot springs and a good tarmac road all the way with one of the best scenery along the way.