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Lake Victoria Island Cycling Tour from Kampala
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Lake Victoria Island Cycling Tour from Kampala

By Red Dirt Uganda
Recommended by 96% of travellers
96% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 16-99
Duration: 3h
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  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Local guide
  • Soda
  • Snacks
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Victoria


Start:
  • Beach House Gardens, Kampala, Uganda
    The starting point is at Beach House Garden (findable on Googlemaps) next to Kampala University Chartered in Ggaba. We can organize pick/up from and drop off to any hotel in Kampala region for an additional fee.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 69830P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Lake Victoria Island Cycling Tour from Kampala?
    Lake Victoria Island Cycling Tour from Kampala price starts from R 1 107,89. Discover and book Lake Victoria Island Cycling Tour from Kampala on Tripadvisor
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    • You'll start at
      Beach House Gardens
      Kampala, Uganda
      The starting point is at Beach House Garden (findable on Googlemaps) next to Kampala University Chartered in Ggaba. We can organize pick/up from and drop off to any hotel in Kampala region for an additional fee.
      See address & details
    • 1
      Mukono
      Stop: 2 minutes
      See details
    • 2
      Lake Victoria
      Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
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      A fun-filled muddy adventure!
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    • Liv_milc
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      Recommend it a 100%
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      Written 21 February 2023
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      If you're looking for a bit of an adventure without having to travel far
      Cool way to spend the weekend! When a friend visited from Cape Town he wanted to do a tour within Kampala. Red Dirt was recommended to him. We met our guide at 8 am for the short boat ride across Lake Victoria from Ggaba to Bole / Mukono. He organised the boat rides, kept us safe and ordered the all-important rolex. Take your bike - or Red Dirt can lend you one - for a 20+ km bike ride. I loved the stretch of village trails. You would never think that you are so close to Kampala. If you're looking for a bit of an adventure without having to travel far, I recommend this half day tour. It's a great way to unwind and an ideal way to get a glimpse of rural Ugandan life. I came back feeling super relaxed... (and dusty and sweaty 😆) Alternatively, if you have your own bike, you can take part in their sister company Bike Shop Uganda's free Sunday bike rides.
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    • Poggenbeek
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    Lisanne
    1 contribution
    Jun 2022 • Solo
    Great experience! I cycle a lot in the Netherlands, but what I experienced during this ride cannot be compared to anything else. I took the route to the ssezibwa falls (70 km incl retour) with a private guide, and that was great fun. Everything was very well taken care of, and above all, a day to remember. Furthermore, what a nice people the Ugandans are!
    Written 12 June 2022
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    Wonderful review! We are so happy that you liked it! ❤️
    Written 13 June 2022
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    J.P. Beck
    5 contributions
    Oct 2022
    It was a great tour and fun to just take a boat and it seems like you are hours away from the big city. Beautiful ride through the woods and nature, Francis was a great guide, the bike I got was a good one and the tour was a little hilly but doable and it made it even more fun. So I can easly recommend that tour.
    Written 30 October 2022
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    Great review! Thanks.
    Written 31 October 2022
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    Maurice K
    4 contributions
    Feb 2023
    Yesterday, I did a daytrip to the island, actually a peninsula, guided by James. James genuinely cares for the safety and well being of his guests. He is also an excellent guide, identifying all kinds of animals and plants. We were a group of 4 expatriates, with different riding experience and we got along well. This trip is accessible to anyone with regardless of your level of fitness and your cycling experience.

    The bikes were as good as you can get, all with 29 inch wheels with disk brakes and XT 1X10 drivetrain. I highly recommend this trip.
    Written 13 February 2023
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    Thanks Maurice for the review! Very happy that you liked it. James says hi! Small detail, the bikcycles we are using are 2x10 or 2x11 gears.
    Written 18 February 2023
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    Karen S
    8 contributions
    Oct 2023 • Family
    An absolutely unforgettable experience. The beauty of the place is unparalleled, with serene views that take your breath away. The boat ride was an amazing journey in itself, offering a unique perspective of the lake's vast expanse. Our guide was not only knowledgeable but also incredibly friendly, adding depth and warmth to the adventure. If you're around Kampala, this is a must-do activity. Highly recommended!
    Written 9 October 2023
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    Fantastic feedback! Thanks
    Written 24 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Paula K
    10 contributions
    Jan 2020 • Family
    Well what a morning! Superb, fun, relaxing! Mr Francis Kizza, our guide, was patient, helpful and just downright amazing. My son Caelan, wasnt feeling well...we canceled initially, but then he brightened up...and off we went. Francis accommodated all the randomness of bringing a teen along. I'm very humbled at his kindness. The chap that made our rolex showed me how to cook them. They were yummy! We has a wonderful morning! So much fun! Dont hesitate peeps, you wont be disoppointed! 6 ⭐ if i could!
    Written 25 January 2020
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    So happy Caelan got better and great to hear he and you had an awesome day!
    Written 26 January 2020
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    Dave M
    1 contribution
    Dec 2023 • Solo
    I was skeptical about this having all 5-star reviews, but it really lived up to it. It was an incredible morning taking the ferry across the lake and then biking around beautiful farmland and villages outside of Kampala. Shadrack is an amazing guy and was a great guide -- we had really good conversations along the way. Be prepared for a little mud (wasn't too bad) and some strenuous effort (also wasn't too bad, but I cycle a lot).
    Written 18 December 2023
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    So great to hear! Little secret: it was one of Shedrack’s first times to lead a tour all by himself. He followed our guide training programme and after having ridden along with a senior guide, was finally allowed to ride alone. And guess what: he loved the tour with you. Thank you so much
    Written 17 February 2024
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    Xhara71
    Rochester, UK450 contributions
    Did the Hal day Victoria trip and thoroughly enjoyed it. Due to my tight schedule I only had an afternoon to do this trip but red dirt were able to reorganise what is normally a morning departure to midday for me. My guide (Zaga) and I rode about 25km through peaceful back roads and small villages where small children wanted to wave and do high fives with a passing mzungu. Zaga was happy to stop at any times for photos/breaks etc and even bought me a Rolex (the snack!) All in all it was a very enjoyable afternoon out
    Written 30 June 2022
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    Fantastic to hear you had a great time! It was awesome to tour you around! Always happy to customize the tour to your wishes!
    Written 1 July 2022
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    Laura H
    1 contribution
    Nov 2023 • Friends
    We had an amazing bikingtrip around Lake Victoria with James, our guide. He adjusted to our needs on the way and told us about the different places we saw. We went on the high rope after the biking trip which was a very adventures and fun experience. I will highly recommend this biking trip if you feel like visiting beautiful nature and getting exercise.
    Written 14 November 2023
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    Great!
    Written 17 February 2024
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    Voyage311419
    1 contribution
    Feb 2024 • Solo
    The bike tour is a great scape from the noisy and busy Kampala urban life!
    James, my guide, was punctual, friendly and focus on ensuring this was an enjoyable experience… and it was!
    The ride goes through the rolling country roads, some family farms, lots of wonderful children greeting us along the way.
    I recommend this ride for someone who bikes on a regular basis…
    Written 16 February 2024
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    Thanks for the great review! James says hi!
    Written 17 February 2024
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    Jessica R
    74 contributions
    Feb 2020
    We had a good time but there was a bit of a disconnect between expectations and reality. This wasn’t for beginners...I was expecting dirt roads but not having to navigate tiny foot paths barreling down hills my first time. It was stressful.

    There were no snacks and no options for lunch so by the time we made it back to our hotel around 130 pm we were starving.

    Great chance to get out of Kampala!
    Written 18 February 2020
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    Dear Jessica, First of all our apologies for not being able to give you the best bike experience we are aiming for. It's our goal to make sure you will have a fantastic ride and really enjoy the environment and all the beauty that Uganda has to offer. We clearly didn't succeed in doing that. I have discussed with the guide who was cycling with you and he told me he had tried his best to avoid steep climbs and challenging single tracks. He acknowledged that he should have shortened the trip in order to fit it to your exact needs. However he felt that he was afraid of letting the other participants down if he would do that. I have discussed this issue with him to make sure he will take the right decision next time. We understand that this doesn't help you in any way and has spoilt your first impression of Uganda per bicycle. We would love to show you that we do offer the best biking experience in Uganda which is suitable for any type of cyclist. Please let me know if you are around so we can set up a new trip for you. Thanks for being honest to us. it helps to improve our services.
    Written 27 March 2020
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