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amazing bike ride, beautiful places in nature and without cars. Perfect organization and new... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2021
franco emilio r
Genoa, Italy
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had a LOVELY afternoon with Lava Bikes Guide-highly recommended!

Unfortunately I was not able to fit a bike tour into my recent trip to Rwanda but I DID get to... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2021
Leah G
Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 15 June 2020

My 11 year old daughter and I had a wonderful bike ride through villages with great views of the volcanoes. Yannick ensured she had a good fitting helmet and safety on the road was a top priority keeping us safe from any traffic.

The bikes were really good quality and you can tell he maintains them well.

The pace was just perfect for my daughter and the perfectly timed pit stops to have a drink of water were the times with the greatest views of the volcanoes, so a great time for photos.

I would highly recommend Lava Bike Tours for an individual, couple, or family to spend a really nice afternoon checking out the beautiful views of the volcanoes and surrounding villages.

If you are a serious rider, Yannick can accommodate your speed as well. He is a previous member of the Rwanda National Cycling Team!


Date of experience: June 2020
1  Thank Robin M
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Reviewed 2 June 2020 via mobile

We went on a sunny sunday to do the twin lakes tour. It was really awesome, the two guide were so kind and so the landscape.
Looking forward to have another tour like that.
Lava tour vote 10

Date of experience: May 2020
1  Thank chiaras662
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Reviewed 22 March 2020

Highly recommend! Yannick dropped off the MTB to the Guesthouse I was staying at in Kibogora and picked it up from the lodge in Gisenyi. He was on time and I was happy with the price/quality of the bike. The Congo Nile Trail is absolutely beautiful but tough (hardly any flat sections).
Day 1: Start at Kibogora Hospital Guesthouse - Lunch at l'Esperance Guesthouse in Mugonero - Arrived at Home St. Jean in Kibuye (70km 99% on paved road)
Day 2: Kibuye - Lunch in Musasa Village (Jimmy Samson was closed so small lunch in a boutique) - Arrived at Kinunu Guesthouse (58km with paved road until 6,5km after Gisaze Village, then all off-road and single tracks)
Day 3: Kinunu - Lunch/Arrival at Inzu Lodge in Gisenyi, although Centre d'Accueil François-Xavier is cheaper (42km 95% off-road).
NOTE: with a guide it should be possible to go more off-road/single tracks

Date of experience: March 2020
Thank ThibautSchots
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Reviewed 21 March 2020

We did a tour from Musanze past Lake Kivu to the south seeing parts of the country you'll never experience in other ways. Saw many villages, beautiful views, challenging paths, and lots of people everywhere, and they saw us: weirdly clothed muddy Europeans. Sometimes they take the challenge and you find yourself in a uphill battle trying to beat a strong local on a heavy transport bike. Yannick and the drivers are great.

Date of experience: February 2020
Thank Bagirimana
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Reviewed 13 March 2020

With a group of 10 people we did a 9-day tour with Yannick and the driver. We've been visiting Kigali, did a tailor-made 6 day bike tour, with some people hiking, and have been visiting Nyungwe NP. Yannick is very helpful and communicates well in French and English. Especially if you ask very specifically. Discuss in advance what to bring (and what not to bring) like first aid kit, pump + spare inner tubes + tools etc. The bikes were almost all in good condition, and if not, it was replaced/repaired (happed to one of us). The lodges and hostels we've visited with him were in general really good. And along the way we had a lot of fun and it was really relaxing, since almost all was arranged very well. If I would come back for a new cycling trip, I would go with Yannick again.

Date of experience: February 2020
Thank Hilbert W
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Yannick N, General Manager at Lava Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2020

Dear Hurlbert Thank for sharing your experience with us. Was great pleasure me and my Team to serve you .Asante Sana.

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