Cycling Uganda & Rwanda
The Heart of Africa
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.
- November 1 – 15
- January 31 – February 14
- March 21 – April 4
- June 6 – 20
- Duration: 15-days
- Ride Type: Touring
- Difficulty: Hard (Level 5 of 6)
- Average Daily Mileage: 27
- Price: $4,100
The journey begins on the western edge of Uganda, at the base of Africa’s tallest mountain range, The Rwenzoris, or the Mountains of the Moon.
Magnificent craters and cloud-shrouded peaks surround you as you climb into the lush foothills and highlands.
Encounter the famously polite and friendly locals of the many remote mountain villages, some excited to chat, some just shyly smile.
Along the way, experience incredible wildlife sightings and bask in otherworldly landscapes.
An action-packed safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, the tranquil shores of Lake Bunyonyi, the challenging climbs of the Congo Nile Trail.
By the time the journey ends in Kigali, Rwanda, you won’t believe all that you’ve experienced. Welcome to East Africa, we said!
DAY 1 – Arrival in Uganda
DAY 2 – Entebbe – Fort Portal
DAY 3 – Fort Portal – Queen Elizabeth National Park
DAY 4 – Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari Day
DAY 5 – QENP – Ishasha
DAY 6 – Ishasha – Buhoma
DAY 7 – Buhoma – Rujija
DAY 8 – Ruhija – Lake Bunyonyi
DAY 9 – Lake Bunyoni – Lake Mutanda
DAY 10 – Lake Mutanda
DAY 11 – Lake Mutanda (last day in Uganda)
DAY 12 – Musanze – Kinunu (arrival in Rwanda
DAY 13 – Kinunu – Kibuye
DAY 14 – Kibuye – Kigali
DAY 15 – Departure from Kigali
- Majestic Rwenzori Mountains
- Beautiful volcanic crater lakes
- Kibale Forest National Park
- Safari-style overnight at Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge
- Safari drive & boat ride
- Cycle into the jungle
- Visit tea plantation
- Encounters with monkey and possibly mountain gorillas
- Sleep in open-air Geodomes on an island plentiful with birds
- Volcanoes National Park
- Night in paradise at Rushel Kivu Lodge
- SpiceRoads jersey
- Water bottle
- Support vehicle
- Meals (as indicated)
- Airport pick up
- Airport drop off
- Snacks and drinks
- Entrance fees
- Ferry/boat fares
There’s a reason why this was my sixth trip with you. Always well planned with great guides, and you very satisfied clients. This trip was no exception. The leader, Thies, was friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful. Edwin was always so positive and supporting. The drivers, George, Yousef, and Gerald were superb, maybe the best I’ve experienced.
– Mary D