YOUR TRIP - WHAT TO EXPECT

Join us in Uganda to explore a beautiful, unspoilt part of the world. To meet like-minded adventurers and mingle with the local community too. To relax in luxurious surroundings, kayak in a crater lake, rummage in African markets, meet chimps, drink cocktails as the sun goes down, float alongside hippos, and, of course, ride - a lot.

The pinnacle of your trip is the main ride...100 or 200k through the Albertine Rift Valley, while Africa's highest mountain range towers above. This trip, full of special details and a lot of adventure, will be something you never ever want to forget.

Scroll through our gallery to get a flavour of what's waiting for you:

I would never have come to Uganda if it wasn’t for this trip and I can’t believe how much I’d have missed!
— 2017 Running the Rift Marathon runner

Dates

Arrival: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Local ride: Thursday 6th Dec
Cocktail & Sunset night: Thursday 6th Dec
Local ride into local markets: Friday 7th Dec
Main ride (100 / 200k): Saturday 8th December READ MORE >>
Cycle Safari day: Monday 10th Dec READ MORE >>
Departure: Tuesday 11th Dec


Accommodation Options

All four accommodation options are based at the incredible Kyaninga Lodge. We have exclusive access to the Kyaninga site and all facilities for your whole trip (apart from the day of the main ride when we'll be joined by other riders, adding to the camaraderie and atmosphere). See the site map below to get to know where you'll be staying, the facilities include:

  • Swimming pool
  • Spa with plunge pool, sauna, weights room and relaxation terrace
  • Tennis courts
  • Marked walks (crater lake walk and forest walk)
  • Kayaks for the lake
  • Pontoon for sunbathing and yoga
  • Two bars
  • Sun terraces and loungers
  • Shuttle into the local town of Fort Portal for shopping and exploring

Scroll through our Kyaninga Lodge gallery below, and scroll down the page to see the four options available:


Accommodation Option 1: Camping - bring your own tent from $835pp

The campsite has beautiful views reaching across valleys and distant villages. There is a purpose built WC and shower block on site. All meals and drinks will be at the HQ building (see map below) for all runners to enjoy together. Gadgets can also be charged in the HQ, it's a good idea to bring a battery pack too.

Get ready to stay at the most beautiful and fun-filled campsite ever! BOOK NOW >>

Cycle Uganda, Camping

Accommodation Option 2: En Suite Cottage from $1099pp

These newly built en suite cottages (opening March 2018) look out over the valleys and villages of western Uganda. Enjoy sunrises right from the comfort of your bed through the panoramic windows. You're just a two minute walk from the HQ building (see map below) which is the centre of all the action, including the food and bar! BOOK NOW >>

Cycle Uganda, Cottages

Accommodation Option 3: Luxury Safari Tent from $1259pp

Stay in a luxury safari tent overlooking Kyaninga Crater Lake and the Rwenzori Mountains - this may be the best view you've ever woken up to. Newly built WCs and showers are awaiting you, as are lockers (with charging points inside) to keep your valuables secure. Each tent has hand-carved wooden furniture and everything you need for a luxurious and comfortable stay.

The safari tents will be brand new so we've no photos of them in situ yet, the second image shows your view. BOOK NOW >>


Accommodation Option 4: En Suite Log Cabin from $2119

Possibly Uganda's most luxurious lodge - there's a reason it's usually $770 a night! Stay in one of Kyaninga's nine cabins with views across the lake to the mountains beyond. Watch sunrise from one balcony and sunset from another. Each hand built en-suite cabin is reached by its own private staircase. The lodge's bar, lounge, pool, terraces and spa are on your doorstep - where a relaxing massage is waiting for you. BOOK NOW >>


What's Included

  • Entry to the main ride and all other group rides (except the cycle safari, see below)
  • Six nights in your chosen accommodation
  • Airport transfers (inc. bike) from and to Entebbe Airport (at designated times only)
  • All meals - including post-ride hog roast (dietary requests are catered for)
  • Use of all facilities at Kyaninga Lodge
  • A welcome drink on arrival
  • Unique handmade medal
  • Water, electrolytes, and food on the course
  • Regular shuttle service into the local town
  • Any profit from your entry is donated to the Kyaninga Child Development Centre

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED


Map of Ride HQ