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Mountainbike Adventure West Uganda
December 17, 2017 - December 23, 2017
Organized by: Red Dirt Uganda Mountainbike Centre
The trip through West-Uganda will be the most unique and beautiful nature and wildlife mountainbike trip you will ever make. We’ll cycle past breath-taking lakes and through the jungle of one of world’s only habitats of mountain gorilla’s, followed by a thrilling safari ride on your iron horse through one of Uganda’s national parks to see lions, buffalo’s, elephants and much more. Experience local culture by riding through beautiful African villages and meeting its friendly inhabitants, while slaloming between magical crates lakes with a backdrop of Uganda’s massive mountains: the Rwenzoris. Too much to mention!
But be aware, you’ll have to work for it! We’ll cycle from Fort Portal to Kisoro and will cover around 300km with quite some elevation metres. This is not for the faint-hearted, but very much do-able if you have a adequate fitness level.
Check this link for an impression of our last trip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-xwNlbHvUE&feature=youtu.be
The trip comes with basic accommodation, breakfast, lunch, supper, snacks and water during cycling, transport from/to Kampala and during the trip, guiding vehicle with mechanic who will clean your bikes daily and a fluent english speaking guide.
Participation in this tour is based on open enrollment. Anyone can join. For more information send a PM or call/whatsapp to 0772458796
Want to go, but the date isn’t convenient? We will do the same trip in 2017 on:
February 26 – March 4th
April 24th – April 29th
October 15th – October 21
Day 1: Rwenzori Views
We’ll do a slightly easy ride around Fort Portal, not more than 50km where we will cycle along the foot of the Rwenzori Mountains and have some magnificent views. We will also pass a waterfall and cave before we will end up at Kyaninga Lodge watching the sun go down in one of Uganda’s most untouched crater lakes.
Day 2: Crater Lakes
A 60km trip along Uganda’s central location of crater lakes. These magnificent sceneries will steal your heart. During lunch brake you can actualy test out the water yourself. We’ll arrive at the border of Queen Elizabeth National Park where you can do a boattrip at sundown and see buffaloes, hippos, etc.
Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Lovely trip straigth through the heart of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Expect to see elephants, buffaloes and lots of gazelle’s, kobs and bocks. The trip will be relatively long (75km) but very flat.
Day 4: Climbing to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Challenging route to the border of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: Buhoma. Buhoma lies at 1400 metres above sea level. Today will be a preparation for what’s to come on tomorrow.
Day 5: Along the border of BINP
Today’s goal is to reach Ruhija. It will be tough since a lot of elevation metres need to covered. We’ll cycle along the border of BINP. There’s a good chance to spot monkeys on the road whicl cruising through the jungle.
Day 6: From the jungle to Bunyonyi
Most of today’s ride will be downhill, but expect an ocassional nasty climb. We’ll penetrate the impenetrable park and hoepfully see some monkeys and if we are really really really lucky we might encounter the mountain Gorilla since we cycling through it’s natural habitat. The trip will end at the most beautiful lake of Uganda: Bunyonyi, where we can do some ropeswinging and swimming.
Day 7: Transport back to Kampala