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Throughout your adventure our guides will be guiding you, They have been leading bike tours in Rwanda since 2009. There goal is to show you the side of Rwanda that many tourists fail to reach.

Not only are they passionate about cycling, but they also have a nature fanatic particularly interested in Rwanda’s birds and plants. They speaks English, French, German and Kinyarwanda. Together, with this team they will help you interact with Rwandans, solve any mechanical problems and manage the tour’s logistics.

Day 1 – Arrival day

Kigali is one of Africa’s safest cities, where tourists can walk freely.
We will meet you at Kigali International Airport (KGL) and take you to your hotel. There are flights arriving throughout the day with most European flights arriving in the evening. For those of you arriving early, the hotel is close to the city centre, so you will easily be able to explore Kigali.
Overnight: Hotel Gorillas

Day 2 – Kigali

Rwanda has learnt from its past as testified by the Genocide Memorial.

For those who brought their own bikes from home, we shall be assembling them in the morning after breakfast. For those hiring bikes, you will receive a guided tour of Kigali and have the chance to change money, etc. We will have a typical Rwandan meal for lunch at “Chez John”, a local restaurant. After lunch we will visit the Memorial Centre. Before everyone heads-off for their evening meals we will have “Happy Hour”. During “Happy Hour” we will discuss the current and following days’ events over a drink and light snack.
Overnight: Hotel Gorillas

Day 3 – Gisenyi

Gisenyi is on Lake Kivu and the start point of the Congo Nile Trail.
After breakfast we shall drive to Gisenyi. The drive takes about 3 hours and there will be plenty of photo opportunities along the way.
Lunch will be at our lake-side hotel at La Brasserie, Gisenyi.
After lunch we shall test ride the bikes assuring that everyone is comfortable. This also gives us the chance to do a last mechanical check before riding-off on Wednesday morning.
During our bike-ride we shall visit the locally important hot springs and take a look at village life in Rubona.
After the ride and a shower, it will be time for Happy Hour.
Overnight: Waterfront Resort Lake Kivu

Day 4 – Congo Nile Trail to Kinunu

The Kinunu coffee washing station is an important employer on the rural Kivu coast. After breakfast we will leave Gisenyi, riding-off along the Congo Nile Trail. We will stop for lunch at the lake-side fishing village of N’Kora, where the villagers will have prepared a sambaza fish-lunch. Following lunch we will pedal through the picturesque Rwandan countryside onto Kinunu. We will have the evening meal together at the coffee washing station, discussing this day’s and the following day’s events.
Overnight: Kinunu Coffee Washing Station

Day 5 – Kibuye

The lake-side town of Kibuye, where sightings of otters are frequent, is surrounded by many small, uninhabited islands. After breakfast and before riding-off we will receive a guided tour of the coffee washing station. The morning’s ride will be challenging, including some tough uphill climbs. However, this is one of the most scenic rides in the whole of Rwanda! Before lunch we shall be met by boats, who will take us and our bikes to Nyamunini Island. Here we will have the chance to photograph a large colony of straw-coloured fruit bats. After a pique-nique lunch on the island we shall take the boats, navigating through islands, to our lake-side hotel.
Overnight: Moriah Hills

Day 6 – Kibuye circular ride

Kibuye’s lake-side hotels make it worth spending two nights here! After a hearty breakfast we will ride-off, mainly uphill, towards Mount Karongi, the regions highest peak. The ride will be challenging with amazing views. After a pique-nique lunch we will ride downhill back to Kibuye with plenty of photo opportunities along the way.
Overnight: Moriah Hills

Day 7 – Espérance Children’s Village

The Espérance Children’s Village is a truly remarkable place that has changed the lives of so many. After breakfast we shall ride-off along the Congo Nile Trail to Mugonero. Lunch will be served at the Children’s Village, after which we will receive a guided tour teaching us about life at Espérance. We will have the evening meal together, freshly prepared from their very own produce!
Overnight: Espérance Children’s Village.

Day 8 – Gisovu tea plantations

Those who spent only one night at Espérance, regretted not spending more!
After a breakfast including some of Rwanda’s best pineapples we will ride-off uphill towards the Gisovu tea plantations. We will pass-by the Bisesero Memorial, which can be optionally visited. Then we will continue climbing up to the Gisovu tea plantations, on the edge of Nyungwe forest. After all that climbing, it will be downhill all the way back to Espérance!
Lunch: pique-nique during the ride, Evening meal together at Espérance.
Overnight: Espérance Children’s Village.

Day 9 – Back to Kigali

It is always difficult to leave Espérance and that is why some visitors stay for weeks! After a healthy breakfast, we will pack our bags, put the bikes on the trailer and start the trip back to Kigali. Following a farewell lunch together we will box-up the bikes and do the airport transfers for those who are leaving Rwanda.

Day 10+ – Optional supplements

Airport Drop

 

Included in this tour package;

  1. • Park Ranger Fees
  2. • Relevant Government Taxes
  3. • Full Board Accommodation
  4. • Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
  5. • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
  6. • Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.

Exclusions:

  1. • Airfares
  2. • Visa Fees for Rwanda
  3. • Personal Insurance
  4. • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities..
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