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Lake Victoria Island Cycling Tour from Kampala

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    What to Expect
    We will gather at Ggaba Beach House gardens at 8am. A 30-minute boat ride will take you across Lake Victoria from where we will start riding. The ride will take about 2-3 hours depending on your skill and fitness level. During the trip we will stop at a typical Ugandan trading center for some local snacks. You will be able to buy water and other things there if needed. At 95% of the trip we will settle down for drinks at one of Lake Victoria's beautiful white beaches. To return home you will have to pedal the last stretch of 2 kilometers to find the boat waiting to take us back to the starting point.

    The cycling trip across Lake Victoria is included:
    • Bike and helmet rent
    • Boat ride
    • English speaking guide
    • One drink and one snack

    The trip doesn't include:
    • Tipping
    • Other cycling gear, accessories or clothing
    • Water or other types of food that are not mentioned above

    What to bring:
    • Sporty outfit that can get dirty
    • Closed shoes (no flip flops or sandals)
    • Raincoat or suncream
    • Water
    • Pocket money

    How to prepare:
    • Make sure to have had breakfast
    • Let us know if you have any allergies or food preferences
    • Let us know if you are using any medication
    • Let us know If you have injuries or physical limitations

    Optional activities:
    • Lunch at a beautiful natural setting with lake view
    • Relax and unwind at the pool
    • Enjoy more adventure at a high- and low rope course
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Philip Curtin Close, Philip Curtin Cl, Kampala, Uganda

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Use of bicycle
    • Use of helmet
    • Local guide
    • Beverages
    • Snacks
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Lunch
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    I really enjoyed this experience! Started out by selecting a mountain bike and helmet, then loading it in the boat. We then motored to Victoria Island (very enjoyable and scenic boat ride on Lake Victoria), where we started our ride. Starts off with a steep...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Ron P
    RedDirtCycling, Owner at Red Dirt Uganda, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Thanks so much Ron for your feedback. I get goosebumps reading it. Happy that you are happy!

    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Communication was very clear from the beginning. Guide Francis suggested we be picked up at 7:30am at our hotel in Kampala, or earlier. We were grumpy and protested a little, but settled for 7:30am. And we still hit heavy traffic. The later you hit the...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Safari823723
    RedDirtCycling, Owner at Red Dirt Uganda, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Thanks for the nice words. And very good feedback on the pick-up drop off prior to our trip. We will try to find better alternatives so we can dodge traffic

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Today's bike ride on one of the Lake Victoria islands near Kampala was absolutely wonderful.It was a great way to get exercise and see Ugandan countryside and beautiful lake views. I highly recommend Red Dirt and their guided bicycle rides. A unique way to explore...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank VoyagerTelAviv
    RedDirtCycling, Owner at Red Dirt Uganda, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thanks so much for the positive review! We are very glad that you liked the tour. Hope to see you again soon!

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    It was amazing! The guide was very friendly and he took the time for us. We would recommend it 100%.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Saffa F
    RedDirtCycling, Owner at Red Dirt Uganda, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi Saffa, We are superhappy you liked it. It's #dirterrific! Cheers, Thies

    Reviewed 12 August 2019 via mobile

    The trip was well organized by Red dirt Uganda. The contact through whatsapp was great! The ride with the boats was a very nice start of the tour. We did a 30 k round with a great dutch guide. The entire tour was very nice,...More

    Thank sportydutchie
    RedDirtCycling, Owner at Red Dirt Uganda, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2019

    Wow, thanks for the super review!

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