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In 2025, Rwanda will be the epicenter of cycling as the nation hosts the cycling championship. With the picturesque landscapes and challenging terrains, Rwanda offers a perfect setting for an event of this scale. The championship will bring together elite cyclists from around the globe, showcasing the country's commitment to fostering a cycling culture and becoming a prominent destination for cycling enthusiasts.   Having submitted its bid in September 2019 to host the World Championships in 2025, Rwanda successfully secures victory in the bidding process, winning from Morocco in the competition. Scheduled to take place from September 21st to 28th, 2025, the...

If you say Uganda, you can say gravel. The two are almost like a match-made in heaven. You might not get the connection between the two, and that is fine. Let us explain why Uganda has the best gravel cycling routes of Africa. Out here in the Uganda the Pearl of Africa, when we talk about "gravel," we are not just talking about rocky, stony, pebbly roads. No, it’s every winding path, every trail and every unpaved stretch that stretches itself between the smooth asphalt and the tricky singletrack.        Uganda is thé ultimate destination for gravel riding because…. … of the...

Want to get to know Red Dirt Uganda and cycling holidays in Africa s a little better? Let us today introduce to you, Thies Timmermans, the brains behind Red Dirt Uganda. Thies is more than just the founder; he's also a passionate cycling lover who has a deep love for Uganda. In fact, some of us sometimes wonder if he might have been a Ugandan in a past life. To learn more about Thies Timmermans and his vision on Red Dirt Uganda's cycling holidays, our team asked him several questions: 1. What inspired you to start Red Dirt Uganda and venture into...

Have you ever dreamed of a two-wheeled adventure that takes you into the heart of Uganda's most wonderful national parks? Well, guess what? Your wildest dreams are about to come true on this cycling vacation in Africa. Let us spill the (red) dirt…   Discover Uganda's hidden gems on your bicycle Do you know what's cooler than cruising through a national park in a safari car? Doing it on a bicycle! A once-in-a-lifetime experience of cycling through the stunning landscapes of Uganda’s National Parks during a cycling holiday. Because honestly speaking.. Uganda is the best country for a cycling holiday in Africa. Let’s...

Lake Albert and the impressive escarpment on the Uganda and part of the East Africa rift form a great destination for exciting rides for mountain bikers and gravel bikers and road cyclists. Endless undiscovered single and dual tracks, waterfalls, wildlife, villages with authentic huts and its super friendly inhabitants, technical downhills and challenging climbs and not to forget million longhorn cows make this area a fantastic off the beaten path location for the avid cyclist....

Like in the rest of the world Corona has had a massive impact on tourism and indirectly on the people living in Uganda, since the sector is a driving force in propelling economic growth and it is the leading foreign exchange earner for the country. But not all is bad. The streets of Kampala have never been so empty, the air never so clean and so cycling has become a very popular means of transport. A transition of cycling culture is taking place in, which is awesome!...