THE FULL RWANDAN
World Class Gravel Cycling
Two week adventure that brings you to every corner of the country. Combine cycling with visiting of the most famous national parks of Rwanda.
From EUR 2500*All our trips are bespoke and tailor made, price is only indicative.
Type: Gravel cycling
Days : 14
Total distance: 688km (30% gravel)
Intensity : Medium high
Total elevation : 10.000m
Suited for : The well trained cyclist who is not afraid of spending up to 4 to 5 hours on the bike a day in remote landscapes. We advise participants to train and prepare the trip in advance.
Not recommended for : Beginners who don’t like leaving the tarmac road for Rwanda’s twisty dirt roads. Someone with no training and no fitness.
Suggested equipment : Gravel bike, cyclo-cross or mountain bike (with suited tire profile).
Day 1 - Welcome to Kigali
Distance: 0km ~ Accommodation: Kigali hotel
Kigali city is most probably the cleanest capital city in all of Africa!
Day 2 - Ride to Muhazi
Distance: 65km (50% gravel)~ Accommodation: Realm Beach
The lake is 60km long, yet just a few 100 meters wide!
Day 3 - Ride to the Park
Distance: 82km (0% gravel)~ Accommodation: Rhino Lodge
With the reintroduction of black rhinos and lions, the national park is now home to all of Africa's "big five"
Day 4 - Akagera Safari
Distance: 0km ~ Accommodation: Northeren CampSite
Akagera National Park is central Africa's largest protected wetland and the last remaining refuge for savannah-adapted species in Rwanda
Day 5 - Morning safari and back on the bike
Distance: 42km ~Destination: Nyagatare
Nyagatare district and the city of the same name are known as the cattle and milk center of Rwanda
Day 6 - To Byumba
Distance: 75km (70% gravel) - Destination: Byumba
Challenge: try to count the number of hills you ride during these two weeks.
Day 7 - Up to Musanze
Distance: 90km - Destination: Musanze
The volcanoes national park is best known for the endangered gorillas, but you can also spot Golden Monkeys, Duikers and BushBucks in the forest!
Day 8 - Volcanoes and lakes
Distance: 80km (20% gravel)
Mount Karisimbi is the highest mountain of Rwanda, with a summit at 4507m
Day 9 - Lake Kivu
Distance: 0km ~ Accommodation: Gisenyi
Lake Kivu is the 9th deepest lake in the world, with a mean dept of 220m
Day 10 - Congo Nile Trail
The Congo Nile Trail can be taken by bicycle or by foot, amazing views are guaranteed.
Day 11 - Congo Nile Two
Distance: 75km (40% gravel)
The Congo Nile Trail is named after the Congo-Nile Divide, that separates the drainage basins of the Nile and Congo rivers.
Day 12 - Nyungwe Rain Forest
Nyungwe is believed to be one of Africa's oldest forests, it definitely is one of the best preserved!
Day 13 - Crossing the Forest
Distance: 75km - Accommodation: Nyungwe Nziza
One out of four primate species of Africa can be found in Nyungwe! How many can you spot?
Day 14 - Tea and Transport
Distance: 0km ~ Accommodation: Kigali
The kingdom of Rwanda dates back to the 15th century. We pass by the old royal palace on the way back.