When you are looking for a more active short trip out of Addis Ababa and you are reasonable fit you could consider making a round trip by following the Jimma Road out of Addis Ababa en returning by the Ambo Road. Overnight at the beautiful Negash Lodge and go for a nice walk at Wenchi.
Day 1 Addis Ababa – Weliso, 115 km/ ~2 hr
Somewhere in the morning we pick you from your hotel for the 2 hour drive to the beautiful Negash Lodge near Weliso. After check-in we enjoy a delicious lunch and make plans for the afternoon. You can walk or bike around or take a horse to explore the surrounding area. Another option is to have a afternoon at leisure. The lodge is situated in a beautiful area with lots of birds and monkeys roaming around. From Thursday till Sunday a swimming pool filled with water from the nearby hot springs is tempting.
Day 2 Weliso – Addis Ababa, via Wenchi, 185 km/ ~3, 5 hr.
It takes about an hour to reach the beautiful Wenchi area. Here we meet our local guide and get organized for the day. Different walks are available, from 1,5 to 5 hours. If you want a horse it can be arranged here too. To make to going easier or just for fun, no experience is needed. Once at the lakeside a small boat takes us to a monastery island. Somewhere in a beautiful setting we enjoy a picnic lunch we brought with us. Latest 16.00 hour we depart back to Addis Ababa to drop you at your hotel around sunset.
(Or you might want to add another day at the beautiful Negash Lodge)