RaR: The Journey
Keen for this adventure, but not interested in doing the full route? Sign up for the Journey version instead.
The RaR Journey is not for the faint hearted though!!! As a non-race option, The Journey is designed for those that have a passion for adventure, pushing themselves and enjoying the company of other like minded cyclists!
Participants will Journey a minimum of 575kms (see below for route options) of Rwanda taking in the Volcanoes to the North, Lake Kivu to the West and Nuwenge Forest to the South. In addition, during your Journey you will b...
The start and finish will be in Kigali. Riders will first head East, up to Kayonza after which they turn North towards Nyagatare. Here we’ll leave the paved road and ride to Musanze over Byumba over hilly gravel roads. After reaching Gisenyi the legendary Congo Nile Trail will lead cyclists through a stunning decor. The climb out of Rusizi to the Nyungwe rainforest might be the toughest stretch of the race, but even after reaching Butare a new section of unpaved road will be a final big challenge before taking the Bugesera road back to the capital.
Route 2021 has some small changes (yes, it's more gravel), and will be announced very soon!
The RaR Journey is based on this same route, but several shortcuts can be chosen, see the Journey page.
Join the Race Around Rwanda
Registration for the 2021 Race Around Rwanda is now open!
The Race around Rwanda (RaR) is an ultra endurance cycling event that leads contestants over a spectacular route around the beautiful Rwandan countryside. It is a self supported, single stage race covering almost 1.000 km and 17.000 meters of elevation gain. About 40% of the race will be gravel roads, the rest is raced on perfect tarmac.
It is a self supported race, meaning that participants need to carry all their own luggage, cannot use outside support and are not allowed to draft (participants signed up as pairs can ride together). However, some of the checkpoints will have basic lodging options and warm meals (included in entry fee).
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