Mountain biking in Debre Zeit can be as simple as exploring the seven crater lakes and many farms around the city or as challenging as ascending the more than 3,000m Mount Yerer. (See the previous section). At least two resorts, Kuriftu and Babogaya, offer mountain bikes to their guests. There are foreign commercial farms as well as small local farms to explore. Some of the commercial farms even give guided tours.

The main roads are paved, but there are many side roads that are dirt, sand, gravel, or even rock. Lake Hora has a crater rim that rises high enough for territorial views of Debre Zeit all the way to the old runway.