UGANDA

CYCLING

TRAIL


  • “Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel. But ride."

    Eddy Merckx


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  • Green Highlands Trail

    Stages6
    Route402km
    Unpaved74%

    The Green Highlands Trail is located in Western Uganda and leads you from the high mountainous area of Bwindi down to beautiful and green Kalisizo close to Lake Victoria. The trail features a hilly route through an unbelievable environment of 1000 shades of green: the tropical rainforest in bwindi, the vast banana plantations in Mbarara and the exciting plains of Lake Mburo National Park.

  • Victoria Nile Trail

    Stages5
    Route340km
    Unpaved90%

    The Victoria Nile Trail starts from the shores of Lake Victoria, leaps to the Ssese Islands in the middle of this majestic waterbody and ends at the source of the longest river on this planet that it feeds: The Nile. You will cruise through small villages and rural areas near the lake, get a first hand experience of local fishermen's life and smell the delicious scent of grilled tilapia and nile perch prepared on local barbecues at the lake bank

  • Elgon Trail

    Stages6
    Route370km
    Unpaved87%

    The Elgon Trail stretches from Jinja to the border of Karamoja in Eastern Uganda. The trail builds up with relatively flat stages until it passes through Tororo after which the great battle on the slopes of Mount Elgon will commence. ++62Breathtaking panoramic views, especially the one from Wanale ridge, and wonderful waterfalls are inseparably connected to this route.

  • Warrior Nomad Trail

    Stages5
    Route475km
    Unpaved71%

    The warrior nomad trail is the perfect way to discover Uganda’s untamed northeast. Experience Karamoja by following the cattle paths of the nomadic warriors and learn about the pastoral culture. Cycle over community trails through the villages and ride over abandoned colonial roads to discover the raw wilderness in parks like Kidepo Valley National Park and Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve.

CYCLING UGANDA

Explore Uganda by bicycle

Have the experience of a lifetime by exploring the extraordinary nature and wildlife, the rich diverse culture and exceptional beauty of Uganda by bicycle. The Uganda Cycling Trail consists of 4 trails with a total of 22 stages.

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ABOUT THE UGANDA CYCLING TRAIL

We live for the nature and adventure

The Uganda Cycling Trail is an amazing cycling route of 1580km, on mostly unpaved roads. It crosses the country from the extreme southwest to the far northeastern corner offering the best cultural and natural highlights that Uganda has to offer. The route traverses through the green

hills of Bwindi and Kisoro, passes through several National Parks that are home to extraordinary wildlife, crosses the mighty river Nile and Lake Victoria, climbs the slopes of Mount Elgon and goes deep into Karamoja where the authentic nomadic culture is still present.


  • HOW TO USE THE TRAIL

    We want to inspire you to organize your ultimate cycling adventure in Uganda. There are numerous ways to experience the Uganda Cycling Trail. All routes and descriptions are publicly available so you can use the information you need to compile the perfect cycling adventure for you. Whether it is going to be a minimalistic bikepacker adventure, a family day trip or a fully supported tour with guides and organized accommodation. Arrange it yourself or ask one of our partners for help.

  • CREATION OF THE TRAIL

    The Uganda Cycling Trail was initiated by Red Dirt Uganda as part of an Adventure Tourism Uganda project that was funded by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. In collaboration with EyeOpenerWorks and Kara-Tunga the trail was further developed and tested.

  • WHY A CYCLING TRAIL?

    Spectacular landscapes, a great variety of cultures and the most welcoming people: Uganda has so much to offer to tourists. Exploring this on your bicycles provides an unparalleled immersive experience. You will ride through communities, connect with locals and their culture, be thrown off your chair by the breathtaking environment and can almost touch the extraordinary wildlife in Uganda. And the best part of it: it’s healthy, sustainable and you will support local economy in a way that no other way of traveling does

PARTNERS OF THE TRAIL

The Uganda Cycling Trail was made possible through the collaboration of several companies and organizations

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WHY YOU SHOULD RIDE THE UGANDA CYCLING TRAIL

We provide the best experience

Adventurous travel

Uganda is perfect for adventurous traveling. On a bicycle your journey will be a lifetime experience.

Breathtaking nature

With 10 national parks and 12 wildlife reserves there is plenty to choose from.

Extraordinary wildlife

Uganda is home to the big five, gorillas, chimpanzees and a wide variety of birds. Simply incredible!

Get close to community

You will ride through the most welcoming communities and connect with their culture.

Unique trails

The trails are marked and updated by local cyclists so you will always have the best trails available.

Be where the action is

Use all information to create your perfect personalized cycling adventure.

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