Motorcycle trip Rwanda

Rwanda : The Land of a Thousand Hills

Green discovery hike
Duration
9
Type
Tour Leader
Accomodation
Standard or Comfort
Level
Intermediate
Meal plan
Half board
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Francis
Your motorcycle expert
Francis
Francis is a biker always venturing out on the road to uncover new routes with as much passion as he has telling stories. He is an enthusiast and knows our itineraries like the back of his hand.
On the agenda
Let's set the stage: a mild climate, peaks aplenty, 4,500-m high volcanoes, immense old-growth forests, numerous clear water lakes and the vast savannah.
Rwanda : The Land of a Thousand Hills

YOUR MOTORCYCLE TOUR IN RWANDA 9 stages - 620 miles

kigali city rwanda
1/9 • Kigali International Airport
You're met at the airport and taken to your hotel in Kigali city centre where its modernity and lively energy reflect the country's economic and cultural dynamism. You’ll also meet your tour leader today.
motorcycle holiday rwanda
2/9 • Kigali – Lake Bulera
Today's the big day! Our Royal Enfields cover the first miles on a beautiful tarmacked road over hills and we enjoy our first off-road experience heading towards the Volcanoes National Park. When the road climbs up to a 2,500 m pass, we discover the breathtaking view of the “Virungas” (volcanoes in Swahili), including Mount Karisimbi at 4,500 m.
lake kivu rwanda
3/9 • Lake Bulera – Gisenyi
An early start for those who opt to take a trek through the old-growth forest which envelop the volcanoes, joining a local guide in search of gorillas. The rest of you will take the bikes for a spin in the surrounding area. Before lunch, we pass through Ruhengeri to take in all the sights and sounds of its market. In the afternoon, we get back on the saddle for a short, yet stunning leg heading to Lake Kivu. Dinner and sunset by the waterside.
royal enfield rwanda
4/9 • Gisenyi – Kibuye
Today's short leg lets us make the most of the eastern flank of Lake Kivu and leads us to the splendid road of the Congo-Nile Watershed. We'll enjoy a few miles of track at the end of the leg, which lead us to a heavenly spot where we bask in one last lakeside sunset and sample some local grilled fish.
gorilla rwanda
5/9 • Kibuye – Kitabi
This morning, we ride on the hills along the lake between terraced crops and hypnotic fields of tea. In the afternoon we ride on a splendid tarmacked road, hurtling through the heart of the majestic Nyungwe forest, forming a natural border with Burundi at almost 2500 meters above sea level.
country roads rwanda
6/9 • Kitabi – Bugesera
Today's an intense leg with a complete change of landscape. Leaving the old-growth forest, we head east on great tracks, the perfect playground for our Royal Enfields. Back in the valleys we stop off at Nyanza, where we visit an ancient royal hut and delve into the region's ancestral history. The day ends near Bugesera district, the perfect place for Ornithology as it is home to an unbelievable 600+ bird species.
motorcycle adventure rwanda
7/9 • Bugesera – Akagera National Park
Today we trace along to the gateway to Tanzania and we reach the entrance to the large Akagera National Park, where we swap our Royal Enfields for a 4x4 to travel to the lodge. In the afternoon we head off for a safari in the heart of the park's African savannahs on the lookout for the Big Five and alongside a vast network of lakes, home to hippopotami, crocodiles and an unrivaled variety of birds.
giraffe safari rwanda
8/9 • Akagera National Park – Kigali
For our last riding day, we pick up our trusty bikes and head towards Kigali through the hills, stopping at Lake Muhazi to get lunch.
local children rwanda
9/9 • Kigali – International Airport
Depending on your flight schedule, you may have enough time to enjoy a few hours in the capital. You are transferred to the international airport in time for your flight.

Available extensions

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gorilles africains dans la jungle

Half-Day with the Gorillas

Come visit Volcanoes National Park where you will meet the gorillas in the wild, from a safe distance. You will be witness to breathtaking, riveting scenes of life in the jungle.
Price
From 3090,00  / rider
The price includes
  • A Royal Enfield motorcycle
    Private vehicle transfers mentioned in the itinerary
    Supervision: An English-speaking tour leader (Day 2- Day 8)
    Fuel
    Mechanic/support vehicle driver for groups over 4 people.
    A support vehicle to provide assistance and carry materials for groups of 4 people, saddlebags for groups of fewer than 4 people.
    Accommodation: standard/comfort accommodation, with twin (two single beds) or triple rooms (three single beds). Solo travellers shall share a twin or triple room with one or two other participants.
    Meals: Half board (breakfast and lunch on riding days only)
    Admission to national parks/nature reserves, monuments, routes planned on the itinerary, 1 safari in Akagera National Park.
    Third party motorcycle insurance

The price does not include
  • Mandatory insurance: an insurance that covers medical expenses
    Repatriation, which covers you for accidents with two-wheeled vehicles (large-displacement) in Rwanda
    Legal assistance
    International flights to Kigali
    €600 deposit per pilot
    Bank fees
    Tips
    Lunches and dinners on non-riding days (Day 1 and Day 9)
    Drinks (tea, coffee, soft drinks, etc.).
    Gorilla trek in Volcanoes National Park
    Souvenirs and personal expenses

Important
MAKE SURE TO HAVE:
Passport currently valid for the Motorcycle Trip
Visa, if necessary, valid
Permis moto
International motorcycle license if necessary
Reviews on this trip
4.6/5 · 15 review
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