Mount Elgon- Mountain Biking – scenic and adventurous Trails

Posted by on December 19, 2015

Mount Elgon- Mountain Biking – Blazing Trails – Exhilarating Adventure

Bike down one of the highest Mountains in Africa – Mount Elgon


Mount Elgon- Mountain Biking – a one of a kind Adventure in East Africa – the extinct Mount Elgon Volcano provides the perfect backdrop for your one of a kind African Mountain Biking experience. This truly an an adventure, combined with the fabulous Scenery of the Park.


Mount Elgon- Mountain Biking  has become reality – The Uganda Wildlife Authority opened Mount Elgon National Park Trails for Mountain Biking – a new added  adventure on top of the ones one can find there already.  Mount Elgon area along with Jinja is proving to the Adventure region of East Africa, The number of activities one can partake in here at Mount Elgon, Sipi Falls and the Nile at Jinja abounds, the best white water rafting in Africa, River Surfing, Jet Boat rides up the rapids of the Nile, Horseback riding, Quad-Bike Safaris, biking, and at Mount Elgon, there is mountain climbing, abseiling, hiking, Trout Fishing, caving, birding,  and now Mountain Biking on Mount Elgon, all will bring more visitors to the general area and Mount Elgon in particular.

Existing trails are being used to facilitate the mountain bikers.  Mount Elgon is a fabulous place however there are no throngs of visitors found here, if you go mountain biking or hiking along the trails of Mount Elgon you will not find the throngs you would doing the “Grouse Grind” near Vancouver – where on the weekends you are surrounded by hundreds as you ascent on your climb.  Mount Elgon is unspoiled Africa, unspoiled Uganda.

There are places where you traverse rocks, creek and rain washout, lots of steep declines to enjoy, former logging road, and even gravel ones, located in pristine forest valleys with their sparkling streams, different vegetation  zones including Afro-Montane and of course there are the steep ascents of the mountainside, stunning views in between causing most to say “well worth it” at the end of the day.

The one negative is that those desiring to go Mountain Biking on Mount Elgon, Sipi Falls and surrounding areas have to bring their own mountain bike, or rent one in Uganda.  Presently there are no mountain bikes for hire and rent for the day or longer at Mount Elgon.  Kabiza Wilderness can facilitate your need by arranging bike rentals and since out safaris are private, there is plenty of space on top of vehicle to store the bike while in transit.  Some enterprising individual, company, organization will most likely take advantage of the void in bike rentals at Mount Elgon and soon you will be able to rent one while there.

If you are desiring to bring your own mountain bike, make arrangements with your airline well ahead of time.  Besides Mount Elgon there is the Sipi Falls area that you can explore from the back your bike.

Mount Elgon- Mountain Biking -Mount Elgon is a great place for Mountain Biking and we already have at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and there are other places such as the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Kabwoya wildlife reserve that are tailor-made for mountain biking.

Enjoy Mountain Biking in Uganda, enjoy biking along the trails of Mount Elgon in Uganda…


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