An unforgettable opportunity to experience Kampala from a unique vantage point. Starting from the city, cruise through cheerful neighborhoods on small streets until quickly finding yourself in open spaces surrounded by coffee fields.
Guiding you on your tour will be the best local cyclists from the Kampala Cycling Club and organised under our chief tour guide Marion’s supervision. Marion is herself a Ugandan National Champion cyclist and the first female participant from Uganda in the Commonwealth games.
The tour offers our guides an opportunity to show their city off. The asphalt of the city soon gives way to less busy dirt tracks that wind through green valleys. It is an opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the quiet beauty of the surrounding countryside.
The distance of the ride isn’t important, cycling offers you the freedom to experience Uganda in ways you never thought possible. Imagine yourself sipping Ugandan style coffee in the fields of a coffee plantation while also enjoying a picnic of sandwiches and fruit after having travelled there on your own power by bicycle. Good Times!
Uganda is the source of the Nile and the Pearl of Africa. Kampala is its beating heart. By bike you will get the full experience. Don’t be afraid to get closer to the local people and to nature – you’ll like what you find.
Reception of champions at the Kampala Cycling Club’s clubhouse in Kampala.
Description of the tour route, distribution of the Merida mountain bikes, and safety instructions for those new to cycling. (Bikes will be adjusted to fit all sizes and riding preferences).
We start. The three guides per group and no more than 12 participants (that’s one guide for every four cyclists). We all ride together and stick to the small streets until we reach the big wide open of rural Kampala.
Coffee break and lunch. In a coffee field enjoying Kampala style coffee and sandwichs for lunch.
Back on the bikes, testing yourself on the city’s famous hills.
Water break in small village (and a chance to experience rural life).
End of tour!
Back at the clubhouse you’ll get a tasty treat and a group photo to commemorate the experience.
Being thoughtful stewards of the environment and of the bicycles is very important to us. These bikes are our livelihood so please return them in the same shape that we gave them to you – love them the bikes the way you yourself want to be loved.
Our tours cater to experienced cyclists as well as those who are simply comfortable on two wheels. Our guides are equipped with First Aid packs, mobile phones and sound local knowledge of their environment.
The total distance of the tour is about 30 km. The route may change during the tour. It is an accommodating tour but some cycling experience is required. Distance and speed is not important! We focus on the enjoyment of riding. The price is 25 dollars per person:
Including: coaching top riders, good mountain bike with disc brakes and suspension fork, coffee on the way to lunch, mineral water, and tasty snack.