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Where: Congo Nile Trail: From Rubavu along Lake Kivu, continued onto Rusizivia Rutsiro, Karongi, Nyamasheke and Rusizi districts

Why your clients will love it: Biking the Congo Nile Trail can be completed in 5 days, with stunning views and immersive cultural experiences along the way. This trail appeals to adventure travelers and is a great way to experience Rwanda. The trail can also be split up if clients do not have the time to commit to the 5 day journey. However, it is an experience worth selling to those who crave an off the beaten path adventure.

Difficulty: This biking trail is moderately difficult, with a couple of steep hills, but the gradient is usually gradual. The trail ascends and descends between 1450 and 1800 meters. The trail is primarily dirt road and follows a rocky trail that winds through numerous hills, especially between Gisenyi and Kamembe.

The trail is well marked and contains numerous villages/shops and guesthouses in between. This trail is well suited for those who have done selfguidebiking trips before. If your clients have not done a self-guide trip before then you should recommend that a guide accompany them.

Food and Water: There are villages and shops that supply food and snacks along the trail, and there is generally villages with drinks available every 10km or so.

Sleeping: There are a number of campsites that RDB has set up, however, you must bring your own equipment when camping. The campsites are well marked and do not require and booking.Gisenyi, Karongi and Kamembe offer a variety of different accommodation facilities.

Base camps are generally well marked, just look for green signs pointing the way

What to bring:

It is best to travel as light as possible. Some suggestions include:

  • Sleeping bag ·
  • Water bottles ·
  • Small bike pump       ·
  • Extra tyre
  • Patching kit ·
  • Change of clothes ·
  • Toiletries                   ·
  • Headlamp
  • Sunscreen ·
  • Jacket (can get down to 10 C or 50 F at night)

 Where to rent bicycles:

Rwandan Adventures (Rwandan Adventure Cycles) and Inzu Lodge both rent out bicycles and are located in Gisenyi.

Optional Itineraries:

You may suggest to your clients to start in Gisenyi and head south to Kamembe. For those who do not have have the time to complete the entire

trail, the stretch between Gisenyi to Kibuye is recommended for its breathtaking scenery. This stretch can be completed in one long 120 km day or

split into two days with a stop in Kinunu. There is a three-hour (2,000 Rwf) boat that goes from Karongi to Rubavu twice a week so you can return your bicycle..

Where: Congo Nile Trail: From Rubavu along Lake Kivu, continued onto Rusizivia Rutsiro, Karongi, Nyamasheke and Rusizi districts

Why your clients will love it: Biking the Congo Nile Trail can be completed in 5 days, with stunning views and immersive cultural experiences along the way. This trail appeals to adventure travelers and is a great way to experience Rwanda. The trail can also be split up if clients do not have the time to commit to the 5 day journey. However, it is an experience worth selling to those who crave an off the beaten path adventure.

Difficulty: This biking trail is moderately difficult, with a couple of steep hills, but the gradient is usually gradual. The trail ascends and descends between 1450 and 1800 meters. The trail is primarily dirt road and follows a rocky trail that winds through numerous hills, especially between Gisenyi and Kamembe.

The trail is well marked and contains numerous villages/shops and guesthouses in between. This trail is well suited for those who have done selfguidebiking trips before. If your clients have not done a self-guide trip before then you should recommend that a guide accompany them.

Food and Water: There are villages and shops that supply food and snacks along the trail, and there is generally villages with drinks available every 10km or so.

Sleeping: There are a number of campsites that RDB has set up, however, you must bring your own equipment when camping. The campsites are well marked and do not require and booking.Gisenyi, Karongi and Kamembe offer a variety of different accommodation facilities.

Base camps are generally well marked, just look for green signs pointing the way

What to bring:

It is best to travel as light as possible. Some suggestions include:

  • Sleeping bag ·
  • Water bottles ·
  • Small bike pump       ·
  • Extra tyre
  • Patching kit ·
  • Change of clothes ·
  • Toiletries                   ·
  • Headlamp
  • Sunscreen ·
  • Jacket (can get down to 10 C or 50 F at night)

 Where to rent bicycles:

Rwandan Adventures (Rwandan Adventure Cycles) and Inzu Lodge both rent out bicycles and are located in Gisenyi.

Optional Itineraries:

You may suggest to your clients to start in Gisenyi and head south to Kamembe. For those who do not have have the time to complete the entire

trail, the stretch between Gisenyi to Kibuye is recommended for its breathtaking scenery. This stretch can be completed in one long 120 km day or

split into two days with a stop in Kinunu. There is a three-hour (2,000 Rwf) boat that goes from Karongi to Rubavu twice a week so you can return your bicycle..

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