The national currency is Rwandan Francs which is roughly 920 RWF to the dollar. There are ATMs in Rwanda, but they do not always have cash. So bring some for the bar and extra things you may need. You cannot Apple Pay or G Pay at a street vendor in Rwanda.
Your entry includes breakfast, a light lunch on the trail and dinner.
You need to bring, energy bars, gels or any snacks you eat on your rides. Please bring all you need for the three days as it’s difficult to find this stuff in certain parts of Rwanda.
Regarding your bike, we suggest you bring a spare rear derailleur, derailleur hanger, chain, links, cable, tyre, sealant… etc In Africa, a tubeless setup is highly recommended. It probably should be compulsory…
We will send you the route on GPS prior to the event. If you have a GPS, please upload the route on it. This is highly recommended. Only the stages will be marked, for the liaisons you will need to follow a guide or your GPS. If you can’t, we will have a few designated guides for you to follow, or you can follow a friend.
The trails are rough, soft, open, shrubby, brown, red, loose and sketchy. We highly recommend elbow, knee and chest guards and the use of a full-face helmet. However, this is not mandatory.
As you will be out in the mountains all day we also recommend you have a backpack with at least a 3-litre bladder to carry your water, snacks and spear. (It’s always a good thing to carry with so you can finish the race.)
Rwanda is a country on its own. You will need a valid passport on arrival. East Africans and most foreign nationals get 30 days on arrival. (nations visa costs $30-50). The prices can change.
If you are coming with a minor or anybody under 18 years of age please make sure you email us to let us know.