Amazing Rwanda Cycling Tours : Rwanda is a landlocked country in the central Africa known as the heart of Africa, the land is known as “Land of a thousand Hills” with an area of approximately 26,338km2. It lies 75 miles southwest of equator, 880 miles west of the Indian Ocean and 1,250 miles east of Atlantic Ocean .Rwanda borders with Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its capital city, Kigali Rwanda is a country full of surprises.

 Rwanda cycling Tour is one of the extremely adventurous tourism activities in Rwanda in view of the fact that Rwanda is known as a country of a thousand hills. Cycling over those awe-inspiring hills awards a realistic and special means of interacting with local people.  Achieves Global Safaris offers different tour package for riding on every side of Rwanda.

The country has several hills and 5 marvelous mountains that can be hiked by potential hikers in just few days.  Additionally, Rwanda also has many biking trails which are very safe and can enable an adventurous traveler to explore the Rwanda’s interesting tourist attractions in just days. Riding Rwanda is very cool and relaxing and there also many stopping areas where a traveler especially cyclists can rest and get some refreshments. The following are the cycling trails a cyclists can follow while they are in cycling tours in Rwanda;

Volcanoes national park cycling  

The renowned  package for Rwanda cycling  Tour is the one is the one taking place around the unique Volcanoes national park ,  this cycling  tour begins  from your hotel around volcanoes for your twin lake cycling  tour that takes you to  Ruhondo and Burela the two lakes parted 1 km extensive layer of land. Tourists bike through the lush land by interacting with locals who leave around the park.

Gishwati Forest cycling

Biking around Gishwati forest among exciting cycling spot in Rwanda. They may only take approximately 35 kilometers and can be covered in 2 days depending on the cyclist’s preferences. This cycling trail is easy when one is riding from Gisenyi to the Gishwati forest reserve. On the first day one can ride from Gisenyi and have an overnight near the forest reserve and the next day visit the reserve for birding, while having while having forest walks and other activities and then ride back to Gisenyi.

 Congo Nile trail cycling

The other interesting Rwanda cycle tour is the one   for Congo Nile trail that takes you around Volcanoes National park. Biking on the Congo Nile Trail starts from Rubavu and ends in Rusizi along the Lake Kivu takes an adventurer 5 days with a travel distance of approximate 227 kilometers   upwards and downwards which stretch up to 1450 metres and 1800 meters above the sea level. On this trail, there’s are beautiful hill and valleys landscape, evergreen vegetation, banana, coffee plantation. The Congo Nile trail includes both uphill and low land biking across the tarmacked roads as well as the dusty village roads in the remote areas of Rwanda. While biking on the Congo Nile Trail you will get the an opportunity  to interacting with locals while they are in their daily work activities such as  cultivating, by harvesting, local market, coffee plantations and you will have an opportunity  to sleep in the local villages.

Amazing Rwanda Cycling Tours
Congo Nile trail cycling

Cycling from Kigali to Burundi border

The tourist can ride from the city center which is known as the cleanest city in Africa to Burundi border. This is a 40 miles ride south of Kigali on the well contracted road Kigali Nyamata road. While biking, one gets an opportunity to feel the cool weather of the country, view of the green vegetation, a view of some hills and large banana plantations visiting, the local markets among others. Taking this biking trail will enable one to visit the Nyamata church where many Rwandese were killed during the genocide, a visit to Gashora village and interact with the local Rwandese and a visit to Lake Rumira for birding activities. Tourists on this trail can have an overnight at Nyamata about 30 miles from Kigali or in Gashora at the la Palisse hotel. Travelers are however advised not to cross the border to Burundi because it might be insecure.

Gisenyi to Ruhengeri cycling Trail

This cycling journey covers a distance of about 114.1 kilometers and grants a traveler with an opportunity to view and hike some hills as well as nature walks in some valleys and also pay a visit to the local communities. This biking tours experience may take around 7 days.

Gisenyi to Kibuye cycling Trail

This covers about 80 kilometers and offers a cyclist with an opportunity to views of Lake Kivu, hills with coffee and banana plantation terraces and a capability of returning to Gisenyi on a boat ride on the fresh waters of Lake Kivu. Cyclist can have an overnight at the coffee washing station and learn more about coffee growing and processing and probably a visit to the local Rwandese villages.

The tourists can do cycling  tour to the eastern part of Rwanda which is more of plains, no mountains Rwanda Eco Company and safaris organizes the biking trip from Kigali to Lake Muhazi.

When you are planning an adventure Rwanda cycling tour, we advise a traveler to combine with the cycling tour especially when you are doing wildlife activities in the Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe national park and on shores of Lake Kivu on the Congo Nile trail.  You can contact our travel consultant from Achieve Global Safaris to put together all the details and ideas for your safari and come up with a well-designed tour package that includes the Rwanda bike Tour.

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