Cycling Tours in Uganda
Cycling tours in Uganda is a holiday where visitors ride bicycles to an area or region for pleasure, adventure rather than sports, or exercise to a community of the local people for example marketplace. Cycling tours can also be called bicycling or biking. The activity is very interesting and gives a bigger picture of Uganda as a country since you enjoy more of the scenery and more interaction with the people and nature than the boat cruise and game drive activities. Tourists are provided with bicycles and they do safari viewing. Cycling tours offer you a chance to create memories with other tourists and see strange but fun routes for cycling in Uganda. It gives you chance to explore another life in Uganda besides wildlife game drives. You need to try it out on your visit or next visit to Uganda the pearl of Africa.
Places You Can Go To For Cycling Tours In Uganda.
There are many places in Uganda that offer Cycling activities and you can request your tour operator to add Cycling to the itinerary. You can cycle in very many areas in Uganda such as Kampala city, National Parks like Kibale National park, Lake Mburo national park, Bwindi Impenetrable national park, and Lake Bunyonyi.
Cycling Tours in Lake Mburo National Park;
Lake Mburo national park is the smallest national park in Uganda with the least activities to be done by tourists apart from the game drive and boat cruise. Cycling is another adventurous activity that has been added. Cycling tours in Lake Mburo national park are very interesting and unique since you are allowed to ride through and reach closer to the savannah fields filled with zebras, Impalas, antelopes, buffaloes, hippos, and elephants among others. You are guided by a trained and armed game ranger who ensures the safety of his team even when you come across buffaloes since they are the most dangerous animals commonly seen within the park. The park has a number of well-established cycling routes that go through the flat or plain savanna grasslands, swampy valleys, and also the forested hills of Lake Mburo national park. The cycling trip is organized depending on your preferences.
Cycling tours in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park;
Cycling can help protect you from serious diseases affecting people such as Diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and some cancer diseases among others. The activity is offered by a women’s Organization called Ride for Women Organization and by renting a bike you will have supported the local community and the women in the organization. In the Buhoma area, cyclists have a chance to explore the park by using bikes and It’s a 13km trail. During cycling, you can ride through the mountain rain forest, and along the road, you may be able to see wildlife species like baboons, and the shy forest duiker among others. While cycling through the community you can associate with the Bakiga people and Bafumbira people since they stay around the park. The scenery is also very beautiful to watch while you are cycling along the hilly routes of Bwindi and also not forgetting the thick forest cover which is awesome to pass through while enjoying the different sounds of the jungle.
Cycling tours in Kibale National park;
depending on your fitness you can decide to ride through the 5 crater lakes and this can be done if you have the right information from the tour guide about the surrounding area. You are requested to hire mountain bikes or come with yours. It also depends on the weather of the day. You have the chance to move through the village and farmlands of Nyinambuga in the villages. You can also book for a Chimpanzee habituation experience or a nature walk to Bigodi wetland sanctuary a hub for plant life, and butterflies. Jewel safaris with pleasure can book it for you so as to prolong your stay in Kibale National park.
Cycling tours in Lake Bunyonyi;
Lake Bunyonyi is located in Southwestern Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale, it is also known as the Place of many little birds. You can do a guided mountain cycling safari, this enables the tourists to reach deep into the villages while encountering the local people, and also you can see different wildlife species mammals, and birds as you enjoy the entire view of the surrounding terraced hills at a glance. You can choose to ride for a few more hours along the shores of the lake to explore the islands but you can never get enough of the experience.
Cycling tours in Kampala;
Kampala is located around L. Victoria the nature of the city very much supports cycling tours. You can do the cycling activity in the suburbs of Kampala and the busy downtown areas as well, you can decide to pass via the universities, places of worship, hospitals, and schools, and also Baker close to Sheraton Hotel Kampala is favorable for cycling activities.
You can also decide to go to the far end of Kampala city which is lake Victoria island shores and enjoy the breeze, you can also have a chat with the locals. It makes you forget about the bustling of Kampala city which is 30 minutes across lake Victoria. You can also do it around the Ssese islands. Here you have some of the best pathways leading through the breathtaking scenic nature and the villages. It has some amazing climbs and tracks that contain wide grave fire roads and single tracks which you can enjoy with friendly people as you discover the real Uganda while you are riding at an easy pace and it’s good for starters.
What You Need For A Cycling Tour;
For you to enjoy and feel comfortable during a cycling tour, you need to pack light clothing, leggings, shorts, and track pants. You also need a helmet which is provided by the biking company for protection in case of an accident. You also need a raincoat in case it starts raining along the ride, sun cream for your skin when it becomes too hot, closed shoes, and a bottle of water.
Cycling can be done at any time of the year but the best recommended is the dry season since there are fewer distractions on the road with fewer chances of accidents however cycling during the dry season the body is dehydrated, and the skin becomes dry which is a disadvantage. One can decide to do cycling in the rainy season since it has more muddy grounds than in the dry season. It is better for some cyclists because sliding makes the activity more exciting. It is best done in the morning and evening hours of the day. Feel free to contact Jewel safaris for an amazing itinerary for Cycling tours in Uganda.