Rwanda Alternative Riding

Gravel Journey Around Rwanda 2021

Rwanda Alternative Riding

Gravel Journey Around Rwanda 2021

6

Tours

85:06 h

613 mi

56,050 ft

Second edition of this extraordinary long distance bikepacking race. Now with extra gravel!Check out the highlights below for a detailed description of each gravel sector.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    15:22
    115 mi
    7.5 mph
    6,275 ft
    6,100 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Akagera Park Road

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Starts out as the best gravel imaginable, but quickly turns into some nasty single track, before widening up again. Following the edge of the Akagera National Park, might be you chance to do some guerilla wildlife spotting.

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  • Difficult
    19:09
    125 mi
    6.5 mph
    11,175 ft
    9,450 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Lake Muhazi

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Brand new sector, following the shore of the long and narrow Lake Muhazi. Good quality gravel and rather flat, enjoy it while it lasts!

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    The Twin Lakes

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    This is a tough one. Gravel gets muddy and slippery when wet, and the elevation really starts to kick in. But you'll be rewarded with some of the most amazing views of the whole tour!

  • Difficult
    16:28
    125 mi
    7.6 mph
    13,150 ft
    14,850 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Volcanoes Edge

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Majestic Volcanoes and smooth gravel, what more do you want? (a bit less elevation, perhaps?)

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    Gishwati Forest

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    You'll feel like riding in the Swiss Alps, we promise!

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    Congo Nile Debut

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    The Congo Nile Trail is without a doubt one of the best bikepacking routes of the African continent. We stick to the first couple of kilometers, followed with a gnarly climb to the main road

  • Difficult
    11:00
    67.3 mi
    6.1 mph
    9,000 ft
    7,550 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Gisovu Tea

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    You'll get Tea Plantations, You'll get Rain Forest, You'll get Lake Views.Oh, and lots and lots of climbing.

  • Difficult
    12:36
    84.4 mi
    6.7 mph
    10,425 ft
    10,825 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    The King's Road

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Between Nyamagabe and Nyanza, the old capital of the Kingdom of Rwanda, lies an old gravel road...

  • Difficult
    10:31
    97.0 mi
    9.2 mph
    6,025 ft
    7,325 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Rwabusoro Bridge

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    For the final gravel stretch, a road of varying gravel condition, depending on the weather, near the Burundi border.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Highlights
    9
  • Distance
    613 mi
  • Duration
    85:06 h
  • Elevation
    56,050 ft
Rwanda Alternative Riding

Gravel Journey Around Rwanda 2021