Cycling Uganda & Rwanda: The Heart of Africa

Price from
US$ 4,100
Duration
15 Days / 14 Nights
Distance
428 km
Tour Code
MCT-URS
Next departure
17-Feb-2019
Number of Cycling Days10
Average Distance Per Day: 43
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150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 758
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2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance428 kilometres
AccommodationIncluded
Bike HireMountain Bike: US$ 420
Single SupplementUS$ 295

All About this Tour

A breathtaking labyrinth of trails weaves along mountain foothills, plunges into deep verdant valleys, edges the densest of jungle, and takes you from one one jaw-dropping landscape to the next. Welcome to the wild heart of East Africa.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Pick from the airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2

Transfer to Fort Portal and the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains. After lunch we cycle through villages and farms.

Day 3

Cycle past several volcanic crater lakes and break for a picnic lunch. Transfer to safari-style camp for the night.

Day 4

Start the day off with a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park and end it with a boat safari to see animals at dusk.

Day 5

Cycle through the savanna of Queen Elizabeth National Park to our river lodge.

Day 6

Cycle from the dry savanna up to the rain forest. A challenging climb up to Buhoma at 1,500 m. Once there we take an afternoon walk to see some local projects.

Day 7

Cycling on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest we take single track trails and dirt roads through the rainforest. Overnight at a community-run camp.

Day 8

We continue our cycle through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and if we are lucky we may catch a glimpse of gorillas. Once we come out to terraced fields we have a descent to Lake Bunyonyi where we will spend the night on an island.

Day 9

We start the day with a boat ride across Lake Bunyonyiand then it is an undulating day on red dirt roads to Lake Mutanda.

Day 10

Gorilla tracking in Rushaga.

Day 11

Start cycle along the lake towards the Rwanda border on dirt tracks through villages and farms. Overnight in Musanze, at the base of Volcanoes National Park.

Day 12

We ride single track and dirt roads of the Congo Nile Trail today. The route is along Lake Kivu and we overnight at a lakeside resort.

Day 13

Our last day of cycling will be a challenging one with many off road climbs on the Congo Nile Trail. Enjoy a swim in the lake from our hotel at the end of the ride.

Day 14

A morning 4 hour transfer to Rwand's capital of Kigali. We have an afternoon city tour before our celebratory farewell dinner.

Day 15

Please let us know your departure time so we can arrange your drop off at Kigali airport.

Elevation Profiles

Day 2 - Entebbe – Fort Portal Ride 25km. +319m / -280m.
Day 2 - Entebbe – Fort Portal Ride 25km. +319m / -280m.

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