Red Dirt Uganda
Red Dirt Uganda
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The pearl of Africa is a potential heaven for cyclists: Beautiful nature, unique wildlife encounters, thrilling descents, challenging climbs, lovely single tracks and very friendly people. Red Dirt is the central place for the cyclist who wants to discover Uganda. We offer awesome cycling tours for every type of cyclist, bicycle servicing, cycling training and have a shop and guesthouse.
Kampala, Uganda

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Marcel NL
The Hague, The Netherlands5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We rented our bikes with Red Dirt for two morning safari bike tours in the surroundings of Lake Mburo national park. We did not go into the park with the bikes (which costs another $30 per bike on top of the parkfees; we did visit the park with our car though) as outside of the park there are far more tracks of the main roads and there is also lots of wildlife to see. Red Dirt had arranged a very friendly and knowledgeable guide for us and, last but not least, the bikes where of a very high quality!
Written August 8, 2022
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Thanks Marcel for the wonderful review. We are happy that you and your family enjoyed riding in Lake Mburo. Hope to host you again in the future!
Written September 19, 2022
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Fatpigeon.cc
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
It was a pleasure and a valuable life memory to discover Uganda by bike.

Thies, Robbert, Francis and the whole Red Dirt team were the perfect hosts. They knew everyone at all locations, the routes were STUNNING and the trip schedule was sportive yet relaxed.

Extra points for the food/drink service along the way and unique lodges/camps/guesthouses; here they really delivered extra value over ‘booking your own trip’
Written April 8, 2022
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Woopwoop gravelpowerrrrr! Thanks guys! It was a pleasure showing you around and riding with you!
Written April 8, 2022
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Aaron S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I reached out Red Dirt Uganda with the desire to have a gravel adventure from Kampala. Thies and the team were incredible and the put together a destination ride complete with a boat shuttle, remote roads and villages, a coffee stop, and a waterfall. This trip was one of my top highlights from my time in Kampala.
Written August 5, 2022
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Wow amazing feedback! So stoked that you enjoyed the red grave of Uganda.
Written September 19, 2022
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KEP
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We did the 15 day mountain biking trip from Fort Portal in Uganda to Kinun on Lake Kivu in Rwanda. It was an unbelievable experience with great mountain biking: single track, jeep track, dirt roads - minimal tar road. Red Dirt are a very professional company - thanks Francis and Brian for making our trip memorable.
Red Dirt showcased the areas that we cycled through exceptionally well - amazing accommodation as well as accommodation locations. We had an absolute blast cycling through places like the crater lakes, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable forest to name a few. Highly recommend this cycling trip!!!!!
Written April 17, 2024
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Luc V
Merelbeke, Belgium4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We did a fantastic 3 day cycling on gravel and other red dirt roads around and in Lake Mburo National Park in Uganda. The guides know a lot of trails, both relatively smooth gravel/'murram' roads as well as single tracks that are rocky and hilly (and thorny, so good that we have spare tubes, tyre repairs and tubeless tyres for those).

Both inside and outside of the park, we saw a lot of wildlife - so actually the ride in the park is not really needed except if you want to see giraffes (we saw plenty of zebra and antilopes outside of the park, too).

We also absolutely loved the Rwakobo Rock eco-friendly accomodation: it’s one of the best we’ve ever seen in Uganda. The wonderfully friendly staff, the nice food, the fabulous views from the restaurant and pool, etc - the experience of climbing up the hill with the bikes then arriving at that pool to freshen up is amazing!
Written August 1, 2022
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Thanks Luc! Great review. See you soon on the trail again!
Written September 19, 2022
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Lorna W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Red Dirt Uganda enabled me to have an incredible and life changing experience ! Robin Josso coordinated my trip so carefully and considerately . I was travelling alone and wanted to combine the cycling with climbing Marguerita Peak in the Rwenzori mountains . The professional services of the treking guides and then the guides for the bike ride were outstanding . Accomadation and food was first class ,and transport coordination was brilliant !
Written April 15, 2024
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flem16
Kirkland, WA41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I had a great time with Lawrence exploring the peninsula by bike. The opportunity to get out and see the local community and get in a bit of exercise after several days of flying was welcomed. I'd highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see Entebbe in a different way... and get some great views of Lake Victoria
Written January 5, 2024
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Fantastic!
Written February 17, 2024
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Siobhán B
Brisbane, Australia22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
We did the Lake Victoria one day cycle tour with Lawrence and had the best time. It was raining in the morning so the tracks were slippery and muddy which made for a few small falls and lots of laughs! It was so nice to be off the beaten tourist track, engaging with the local people in the villages and trying all the local foods together. Lawrence was full of interesting stories and useful tips on how to best manoeuvre the mountain bikes over the muddy terrain. This tour was definitely one of our highlights of our journey through East Africa!
Written November 22, 2023
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This is awesome feedback!
Written February 17, 2024
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Leslie W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020 • Solo
I just bought a bicycle from Red Dirt Bikes and I couldn’t be happier! My initial questions were well answered. They delivered the bike to me 20km out of Kampala. And sent their service man to me subsequently to make a few adjustments. I absolutely LOVE my bike ❤️🇺🇬🚲
Written April 16, 2020
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Thanks for the review Leslie! Glad to have another happy cyclist on the red dirt roads of Uganda! See you on the tracks
Written April 17, 2020
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anitastoll
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The two weeks.spent biking through Uganda/Rwanda were exceptional. The route was excellent, both from a biking perspective, but also so far as showcasing the best of both countries. The organization was top notch, from selecting accommodation with heaps of character, to the support from Robin at the office. However, last, and most certainly not least, both Francis our Mtb guide and Brian, were absolute gems and such great guides and guys. Thank you guys for making this trip everything it was!
Written May 12, 2024
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