The Buhoma women under an organisation called RIDE 4 A WOMAN (R4W) have started an income generating activity of MOUNTAIN BIKING in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
This mountain biking experience takes you on two routes The Village Route as well as The Forest Route. The Forest Route takes you from the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park gate to the River Ivi and back. This will take you approximately 3 hours depending on how fit you are. On this bike ride you get to see duikers, lots of monkeys, squirrels and other wild game. If its your lucky day you will also get to see the famous Mountain Gorilla. You are advised to take with you water and some bites and please dont litter the forest. The Village route takes you through the village as you get to see the different bakiga culture. Average time is about 2 hours depending on how many people you sstop to chat with.You will see the local brewery and the local herbalist who will treat your bruise incase you get one on your ride. You will also stop by the Bwindi Women’s Community Centre which is the place where all the proceeds from the bikes go. While here you get to also engage in a 5 minute lesson on fabric making or order for a special local fabric made for you. Times for the rides start at 9am and at 2pm everyday of the week. A guide is available if you would like to have one or you could take yourself on a discovering journey. For the forest ride its best to book in advance!
These women who number 300 wanted to best benefit from the tourism that has been flocking this area and that they would like to benefit from to better themselves. As a way of making their project sustainable they thought of coming up with activities that would better enhance the tourists experience after gorilla tracking as well as help them earn a living.
The rates are $ 50 per forest ride, for the vilage ride its just $ 20.
We have got a very good fleet of mountain bikes for all sizes.
We are located at the Buhoma community rest camp in bwindi just after the park entrance gate.