The Ngong Hills
The Ngong Hills are located to the south-west of Nairobi, nestled along the Great Rift Valley. The word ‘Ngong’ translates to ‘knuckles’ in the Maasai language, referring to the four stand-alone hill peaks along the ridge. From these hills, The Nairobi National Park is visible to the east, the city of Nairobi to the north, and the expanse of the Great Rift Valley to the West. Glorious cycling trails run through the Kibiku Forest, along the Ngong Hills ridge and to the windmills at the top, with the latter being a more technical route. Just 25 minutes’ drive from the city, Ngong Hills has many dirt roads, tarmac roads, a few single tracks, moderate climbs and accessible trails, and is a perfect experience for a keen cyclist.