distance: 40-180km

1000-3500m climbing

95% off-road

2/3 days of riding


2/3 day trip to Jinja: Mountainbiking at the source of the Nile
What better place to do some cycling than at the outdoor sports capital of Uganda: Jinja. This lovely and peaceful town famous for the source of Nile offers excellent rides along the banks of this mighty river. The town is also located next to Mabira forest and some wonderful sugar and tea estates that both provide a variety of foresty and hilly off the road tracks.

This lovely weekend trip includes rides in a various beautiful natural surroundings. Good chance you might spot some monkeys, birds, crocodiles or hippos. The rides can be adapted to the experience and fitness level of the group varying from beginner to advanced. Accommodation will be either on an island in the middle of the river Nile or at the banks.

Route Overview
Route Overview

Detailed itinerary

Day 01: Going to Jinja

Today you will be picked up in Kampala in the morning. When you have reached Jinja, you will visit the source of the Nile in Jinja, the birht place of the mighty river Nile! You will have lunch in Jinja and shortly after that it is time to have our first short mountainbike ride in the afternoon.

 

Toughness Distance 20-65km
Technicality Elevation 500-1200hm
Day 02: Mountainbike ride!

Time to sleep in won’t be there because you will leave early in the morning for a ride through the villages of Jinja. Be ready for some red dirt roads and the real village experience! After the ride it is time to have some good lunch at the accommodation, or if preferable, on the road. If you choose for a 2-day trip, you will be heading back to the organized chaos of Kampala. If you choose for the 3-day trip, you have a free afternoon. Optional activities are also possible!

Toughness Distance 20-65km
Technicality Elevation 500-1200hm
Day 03: Kampalabound!

Early morning you will go for another exciting ride through the village of Jinja. This time we shall use another route, which again will be amazingly beautiful. After the ride we will have lunch at accommodation or if preferably, on the road. Unfortunately after lunch, it is time to go back to the organized chaos of Kampala.

Toughness Distance 20-65km
Technicality Elevation 500-1200hm

Highlights

Highlights of the trip:

Enjoy a ride straight through beautiful Mabira rainforest

Explore the banks of the river Nile by bike

Sleep on an island in the middle of the river Nile

Have a blast at Jinja’s nightlife and restaurants

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity outside of town

Visit the source of the Nile

What is included

2/3-day Jinja trip include:

2-day trip: Transport to/from Jinja

2-day trip: 1 night full board accommodation basic room/tent with shared facilities

2-day trip: Bike and helmet rental for 2 days

2-day trip: English speaking guide/driver

2-day trip: 2 guided mountain bike rides

3-day trip: Transport to/from Jinja

3-day trip: 2 night full board accommodation basic room/tent with shared facilitie

3-day trip: Bike and helmet rental for 3 days

3-day trip: English speaking guide/driver

3-day trip: 3 guided mountain bike rides

The 2/3-day Jinja trip doesn’t include:

Tips for staff

Breakfast & Lunch on first day 1 and dinner on last day

Drinks and snacks

Costs for optional activities

Entrance fees for special attractions (eg boatcruise to source of Nile, etc)

Private room or facilities

 

Accommodation

Basic accommodation

Lazy camping at a little paradise along the shores of the River Nile full of flowering plants, teeming with bird life and with a one in a million view on the river Nile. The sound of the rapids, frogs, cicadas and birds is all you hear.

Midrange accommodation

Wonderful place consisting out of five exclusive cottages. You place to sleep as well as the restaurant, the bar and the pool are all facing the longest river in the world. The place in the jungle is home to more than a hundred species of birds. Also vervet monkeys, iguanas and otters are occasional visitors.

Optional activities & Costs
Optional activities:

Wildwater rafting

Kayacking the Nile

Boatcruise to the source of the Nile

Visit to Jinja town

Full day game drive

Room upgrade (private facilities)

Room delux (high-end accommodation)


Prices PP 2020

1 pax: 2-day trip USD 489,- | 3-day trip USD 759,-

2 pax: 2-day trip: USD 299,- | 3-day trip USD 479,-

3 pax or more: 2-day trip: USD 259,- | 3-day trip USD 415,-

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