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Tour of Karamoja 2018 – Mountain Bike Event

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We’re proud to announce the 2nd ‘Tour of Karamoja’ The Mount Moroto Mountain Bike Event, during Uganda’s Independence Weekend and hosted by Mr Paul Sherwen.

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Tour of Karamoja 2018

Tour of Karamoja 2018 – Mountain Bike Event – After the inaugural Tour of Karamoja 2017, the Tour of Karamoja team spent time and energy in Karamoja to lay the foundations for the 2018 edition. Today we’re proud to announce that we succeeded in finding a magical location steeped in culture and adventure and have since set the event dates (6-9 October, Independence weekend).

The Tour of Karamoja 2018 team is excited to continue building this into an annual event showcasing the unique cultural heritage and untouched natural environment of the Karamoja region and together work on sustainable enhancement of the indigenous communities livelihoods through cycling.

The Tour of Karamoja 2018 is hosted by former Tour de France cyclist and present day NBC Sports Television commentator Mr. Paul Sherwen.

Trails

This year the Tour of Karamoja 2018 will have multiple routes over a period of two full days, varying in degrees of difficulty from beginner to adventurer- weekend warrior. The trails will vary from flowy rolling to advanced and even include technical downhill trail for enduro experience.

Dates

The Tour of Karamoja 2018 will take place during the long weekend leading up to Independence Day 2018.

– Arrival: Saturday 6 October
– Riding: Sunday 7, Monday 8 October
– Departure: Tuesday 9 October

Event tickets (lodging and meals)

The Tour of Karamoja 2018 ticket includes: full board meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), bush showers and toilets, water and firewood  supply,  bush bar café, community fund contribution, local guides and first aid support.

– Camping: (pitch your own tent): $130 pp
– Glamping: (pre-pitched canvas dome tent): $175 pp (sharing)
– Lodge: (ensuite safari tent, in town): $235 pp (sharing) / $280 pp (single)
– Locals: contact us for more info

Community project

The Tour of Karamoja 2018ticket includes a 5 USD (15.000 UGX) contribution to employment of the indigenous mountain community for trail building and maintenance as part of Kara-Tunga’s mission of responsible tourism development and promotion in the Karamoja region.

Highlights

– Cycling during Uganda’s Independence weekend
– Truly Off the Beaten Path
– Support indigenous communities
– Connect with the Local Community
– Authentic Cultural Experience
– Hiking & Trekking Possibilities
– Guided by Experienced Guides
– All inclusive Lazy Camping and Food Arrangements

In short

Tour dates: Sunday 7th + Monday 8th October
Arrival date: Saturday 6th October
Accommodation: Glamping, Pitch Your own Tent, Kara-Tunga, Safari Camp
Transport: Ride sharing
Terrain: Flowy, Trail, Technical

Dates

The tour will take place during the long weekend leading up to Independence Day 2018.

– Arrival: Saturday 6 October
– Riding: Sunday 7, Monday 8 October
– Departure: Tuesday 9 October

Basecamp

There will be a basecamp with lodging options on site. We will announce more details about the basecamp closer to the event.

Trails

This year the tour will have multiple routes over a period of two full days, varying in degrees of difficulty from beginner to adventurer- weekend warrior. The trails will vary from flowy rolling to advanced and even include technical downhill trail for enduro experience.

Highlights

– Cycling during Uganda’s Independence weekend
– Truly Off the Beaten Path
– Support indigenous communities
– Connect with the Local Community
– Authentic Cultural Experience
– Hiking & Trekking Possibilities
– Guided by Experienced Guides
– All inclusive Lazy Camping and Food Arrangements

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