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Lake Victoria Island Cycling Tour from Kampala provided by Red Dirt Uganda

Lake Victoria Island Cycling Tour from Kampala

Lake Victoria Island Cycling Tour from Kampala
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About
Only a 30-minute boat ride away from busy Kampala lies a magical place without traffic, fumes and hustler’s hassle. The area offers some of Uganda’s best mountain bike trails which will lead you through lovely villages and beautiful nature. There are some nice climbs and the track will contain a mix of wide gravel fire roads and single tracks. Experience encounters with the friendly locals and discover the real Uganda. The ride is around 20km long, goes at an easy pace and is suitable for beginners. Our guides know the area very well and can adjust the route according to your skill and fitness level. On the way we will stop for some delicious Ugandan snacks before we will settle down for drinks on the beach of Lake Victoria at our final destination.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 69830P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Local guide
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Philip Curtin Close, Philip Curtin Cl, Kampala, Uganda The starting point is at Beach House Garden (findable on Googlemaps) next to Kampala University Chartered in Ggaba. We can organize pick/up from and drop off to any hotel in Kampala region an additional fee.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Local guide
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Philip Curtin Close, Philip Curtin Cl, Kampala, Uganda The starting point is at Beach House Garden (findable on Googlemaps) next to Kampala University Chartered in Ggaba. We can organize pick/up from and drop off to any hotel in Kampala region an additional fee.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Philip Curtin Close
    Philip Curtin Cl, Kampala, Uganda
    The starting point is at Beach House Garden (findable on Googlemaps) next to Kampala University Chartered in Ggaba. We can organize pick/up from and drop off to any hotel in Kampala region an additional fee.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Red Dirt Uganda
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
41 reviews
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Kyahe
Uganda2 contributions
Relaxing and exciting ride
Sep 2021 • Family
The tour starts from the shore of Lake Victoria and runs through the off-road stretches between local villages. The ride is very relaxing as you watch the locals go about their daily lives. At the same time, there are some exciting downhills throughout the ride, making it a very satisfying experience.
Written September 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Laurynas
Abuja, Nigeria2 contributions
Great tour in Kampala for all fitness levels
Sep 2021 • Friends
Francis is very friendly and helpful before, during and after the tour, the bikes are available for rent and are in very good shape.

All levels are welcome and everyone will have fun during this ride. Highly recommended activity in Kampala, best way to start a Sunday.
Written September 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Climber46926
2 contributions
A very memorable trip and a nice woroit.
This trip was outstanding! Francis was a very attentive leader and let us go at our own pace.
The nature scenery was beautiful and the people are very friendly. Tons of cute kids greeting you along the way and places to stop for food and water. We rode about 15 miles. All in all a very fun and memorable experience.
Written July 26, 2021
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David C
1 contribution
Great Ride
Apr 2021 • Solo
Wonderful taste of Uganda ride. My guide Francis was excellent--heloful and informative. Route was great, bike was good, Rolex and drink were just right. Will be muddy if after recent rain. Add the boat ride and you have a unique experience!
Written April 17, 2021
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RedDirtCycling
Super feedback! Thanks for the review
Written April 18, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jennifer J
Bad Nauheim, Germany46 contributions
Bike tour in an amazing environment
We did a 3-hour Biketour with Francis. It was very easy to get in touch with Red Dirt via whatsapp to organize the tour. The nature and environment was amazing. Francis is very calm, not talking much-we expected some stops and explanations about the farming, the people and the environment. We only had one planned stop and he did only talk to us for promoting his own business and trying to convince us to go with him to the national parks. That was very disappointing as we've had bikingtours that were very educating and exciting to get to know country and people.
Written April 9, 2021
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RedDirtCycling
Dear Jennifer, thank you very much for your constructive feedback. Clearly this is something that we need to improve on. I will have a disciplinary talk to Francis about this in order to make our tours better!
Written April 10, 2021
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mhk
1 contribution
Good exercise, lots of fun
Jan 2021
Francis is a great guide, good route for beginners- not too intimidating, but challenging enough to be fun- and the boat ride is a pleasant way to start and end the trip.
Written January 31, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
RedDirtCycling
Thanks for the wonderful review. Hope to see you on the red roads soon again!
Written February 2, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mocero1
1 contribution
Great outdoor experience
Jan 2021 • Friends
The boat ride was Great. the bike ride through the island nice too. The guides were knowledgeable . Saw some interesting bird species
Written January 31, 2021
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RedDirtCycling
Thanks for the great review!
Written February 2, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Martijn
2 contributions
Loads of fun!
Mar 2020 • Couples
Wonderful trip to the peninsula of Kampala. The somewhat rocky/muddy roads are easily accessible, but also have some nice downhill fun! Francis, our guide was very nice and took the levels of the whole group into account. On the trip you make a soda and a rolex stop. Oh and don’t forget sunscreen, even if the forecast says rain. You’ll regret it, trust us!
Written March 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
RedDirtCycling
Haha, great review! In Uganda you never know how the weather will be, so always bring sunscreen and a raincoat (although the rain is nice and warm)
Written March 27, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

NickM1501
Manama, Bahrain43 contributions
Victoria Island MTB trip
Excellent 1/2 day from Kampala avoiding spending hours on the roads. Island is beautiful & cycling relatively easy if some experience. James showed real affection for the area & people guiding us through the villages & forest. Got to try Rolex & many high 5’s from the village kids who were the highlight of the trip. Bikes in good condition. Highly recommended.
Written March 2, 2020
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RedDirtCycling
Thanks Nick! Really glad with your review!
Written March 27, 2020
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Zaek
2 contributions
Fantastic guide and a lovely introduction to Uganda
Feb 2020 • Solo
My guide Francis was amazing,very conscientious and knowledgeable. The children all wave at you as you go possibly the most beautiful children I've come across! Great exercise to!
Written February 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
RedDirtCycling
Thanks so much for the review!
Written February 27, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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sandraattermo
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Explore Kampala's surroundings on a mountain bike
You don't need to go far to escape the busyness of Kampala. Red dirt is very good at finding nice bike trails that
Steven R
Steven R
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Trip to Ssebizwa Falls
Fantastic ride through lush Mukono countryside to Ssebizwa Falls and great lunch at Bushbaby Lodge. Challenging ri
whitetailedmongoose
whitetailedmongoose
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Great mt bike rides
The guides have an amazing ability to find unique, challenging and really fun routes to explore. We all had a fant
karolisr673
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Great Cycling Events Organizer
Very proffesional team which always organises great cycling events. Their bikes are always well maintained and the
mdeswart
mdeswart
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Great ride with some nice single track sections and some technical parts and the rest endurance (I cycled back).
Great route! Good combo of suburb backroads, murram roads and single tracks. Lunch at Nlima lodge was a perfect cho
abduwahabn
abduwahabn
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Bicycle service
This team did a good job on my bike that needed a change from rotation shifters to trigger type. Good job and the b
RazNB
RazNB
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Bike Hire
Very Quick & efficient service, process was very easy. Bike delivered to home. Quality of bike very good.
Heddwyn K
Heddwyn K
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Timely, great service at a much needed time
Satisfied customer here! I'm really thankful of this company's ability to deliver on time and consider the time fr
lesliewQ6743IH
lesliewQ6743IH
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Happy customer!
I just bought a bicycle from Red Dirt Bikes and I couldn’t be happier! My initial questions were well answered. The
JillUganda
JillUganda
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Super Nice bike tour!
We had an amazing experience! The mtb tour was on an island. The guide was very friendly and the route beautiful!
jannov180
jannov180
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Bike repair
I had my bike repaired by red dirt and they did an amazing job. Affordable pricing, great service and they even cam
Brenda B
Brenda B
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Bike & Beer
Joined the launch of the Bike & Beer tour with a visit to Banange brewery. After a short ride of 20km (there was al
jamiehS8884LV
jamiehS8884LV
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Excellent MB day trip
A fantastic day out. The 30km ride was fun, reasonably challenging and very well organised. Excellent value for mon
Swalleh S
Swalleh S
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Sunday bike ride along lake victoria
It was a wonderful ride along the lake and through natural green environment. I will do it again and again..Thanks
Nimisha P
Nimisha P
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Great way to spend a Sunday morning!
An excellent ride across the lake. Very well organized and boat ride to the island is so beautiful. Not easy as you
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