Salama Hills (1) 16-17 Mar

RVO Salama Hills is hosted at the superb campsite on the Stanley Dairy Farm, Salama. The outstanding scenery extensive network of village roads, jeep tracks and cattle tracks provide 2 days of breathtaking mountain biking.  Moderate to good levels of level of physical fitness with novice technical skills are sufficient.

  • Day 1 start 07:30 : Main 70 km / Lite 40 km
  • Day 2 start 07:30 : Main 35 km / Lite 20 km
  • Youngsters 13-17 –  on Lite route must be chaperoned by an adult
  • Sunday finish by 11:30 for departure by 13:00

Friday and Saturday night rides at 19:00 –  bring your cycling light / head torch / any torch to enjoy a 10 km loop within the dairy ranch.


RVO Salama Hills


VENUE:  hosted on the beautiful Stanley Dairy Ranch, Ulu – 2 km south of Salama Town on Mombasa highway. Expected driving time from JKIA is 2 hours for 75 km . The campsite is 3 km west off the highway. (Google map)

MEDIUM HILLS:  will exert considerable cardio-vascular demands on all participants. If you are not well trained you can ride as gently as you please, your enjoyment is key.

UNDULATING TRAIL TERRAIN:  with a minimum of technical sections. Whistling thorns abound on stage 2 so tubeless tires filled with an extra dose of sealant is essential (Stan’s is best).

GPS ENABLED SELF-NAVIGATION:  is core to all RVO events. A Garmin GPS is required by each rider (or team) to self-navigate, there are no course markings on this adventure.

INTERVAL START:  teams will start off at 2 minute intervals in reverse seed order (fastest last)

WATER POINTS:  a single water point per stage. In line with true adventures, participants should be self-sufficient for on ride nutrition.

MEDICAL SUPPORT:  a paramedic will be in camp to provides support.

VEHICLE SUPPORT:  is not provided; only medical extraction will be provided

MECHANICAL SUPPORT:  is not provided; please carry all spares and tools that you might require.

KENYA ROAD MAP:  is available for purchase from RVO; pre-loaded on a micro-SD chip ready for plugging into your Garmin