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Red Dirt Uganda Mountainbike Centre

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The pearl of Africa is a potential heaven for mountainbikers. Beautiful nature, unique wildlife encounters, thrilling descents, challenging climbs, lovely single tracks and very friendly people. It's such a shame that it's so hard to find a central...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Mobuto Road | Makindye, Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed January 20, 2017

I joined Red Dirt for their Sunday morning ride and I was surprised by the organisation. I received a great rental bike and helmet and we cycled around Kampala in three different groups. It was first of all a great way to get to know...More

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thiestimmermans, Owner at Red Dirt Uganda Mountainbike Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2017

Thanks so much!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You had to be in shape for this 6 days during mtb trip. Nature, tracks, guides and drives were TOP. Unforgetable Ugandan adventure (don't forget : Mzungu (=toerists) have the watch, they've got the time 😝). If you expact a luxury trip, go to Ibiza....More

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thiestimmermans, Owner at Red Dirt Uganda Mountainbike Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for this great review. We are happy to have made a smile appear on your face! Uganda is great and this 6-day MTB trip to West Uganda is indeed not for the faint-hearted, but very much do-able if you are in shape....More

Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Three middle aged singles turned up to be guided by Francis, an alarmingly fit looking young man in lycra. We took a boat across Murchison bay to an area of Bush and small farms with a network of quiet dirt roads and paths between farmers...More

Thank Harry N
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

I rode with these guys yesterday and so must say I was amazed by their reception and guidance. I hadn't been on a bike in over 10 years, and went straight into a 30km mountain bike ride on a mud, Thies and his staff Gordon...More

Thank Angela K
thiestimmermans, Owner at Red Dirt Uganda Mountainbike Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Wow! That's so nice to hear! Thanks so much for the kind words.

Reviewed March 13, 2018

Had a fun and adventurous ride with Red Dirt Uganda. Rode with Thies and Edwin who really know the area. Highlights were the crater lakes, and of course the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. I opted to do the gorilla tracking which was absolutely mind blowing! Highly...More

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Reviewed January 14, 2018

I took part in the Peaceful MTB Ride across Lake Victoria last Sunday, an event Red DIrt organises once a month. I had a lovely time: great organisation (in spite of the many people attending), very nice athmosphere and perfect excuse to do some exercise...More

Thank Alexia F
thiestimmermans, Owner at Red Dirt Uganda Mountainbike Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2018

Hi Alexia, Thanks so much for the awesome review. We are glad you had a good time. Hope to see you again! Cheers, Thies

Reviewed January 12, 2018

Me and a friend joined a small 5 person group to ride the West Uganda MTB trip. It was a pleasure to ride the Ugandan red dirt roads and the trails between the villages with like minded people and an excellent crew! Saw beautiful scenery,...More

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thiestimmermans, Owner at Red Dirt Uganda Mountainbike Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2018

Hi Jan, Thanks for the awesome review. It was a pleasure having you on board and exploring the Ugandan tracks. Hope you will come back in the future or perhaps you might have to show me the nice rides in Belgium :) Cheers, Thies

Reviewed October 30, 2017

If you are looking for a wild and fulfilling adventure, Red Dirt is the way to go. Thies and his team arranged for us: transport from Kampala to Karamoja (10+ hours drive) as well as bicycle rental, accommodation, and activities. The journey seemed way shorter...More

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thiestimmermans, Owner at Red Dirt Uganda Mountainbike Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2017

Thanks for the warm feedback. I hope we can help more people to enjoy the secrets of Uganda on a mountainbike, especially Karamoja!

Reviewed October 30, 2017

I was introduced to Red Dirt associated with a bike ride in the Karamoja Region. Red Dirt arranged both bike rentals and transport of us and the bikes. The driving felt very safe with a comfortable and patient driver! The centre and also was helpful...More

Thank agndrelu
thiestimmermans, Owner at Red Dirt Uganda Mountainbike Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2017

Wow, thanks so much for the compliments. Karamoja on a bicycle certainly was an adventure. We know that we will invest in making our mountainbikes puncture proof to improve your experience when riding in this region.

Reviewed October 16, 2017

A big thank to Red Dirt Uganda for the bike trip organized around Kampala! The itinerary was well chosen, the bike I rented in perfect condition, and the day memorable! Beside the cinerary and the nice atmosphere, I was touched by the delicious cakes and...More

Thank BlaisePG
thiestimmermans, Owner at Red Dirt Uganda Mountainbike Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2017

Thanks so much Blaise! It was good to have had you around. Looking forward to the next trip...maybe SA?

Reviewed September 6, 2017

We (a family of four, two parents and two boys 13 and 12 years old) arranged a personalized a mountainbike trip with Thies. Three days of cycling around the crater lakes south of Fort Portal. Thies informed us perfectly by mail about all the possible...More

Thank EWMJ
thiestimmermans, Owner at Red Dirt Uganda Mountainbike Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

This is the type of feedback that gives us the energy to keep following our passion and keep doing what we are doing. This time all the credits go to my staff, because I wasn't involved too much personally; I only set it up. Glad...More

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