Thrill-seeking travellers will soon be able to enjoy high-flying paramotoring, exciting mountain biking and some serious cycling routes in Rwanda as part of new adventure experiences unveiled by Visit Rwanda.
Paramotoring is a form of paragliding where the user wears a motor on their back which provides enough thrust to fly through the air using an adapted paraglider or a paramotor wing.
In partnership with the Rwanda Flying Club and Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority, the expanded paramotoring adventure offering is aimed at those seeking to explore the natural beauty of Rwanda’s stunning landscapes in a new exhilarating way.
This brand-new adventure tourism experience will be expanded over the next few months and visitors will be able to enjoy paramotoring in the historic, cultural town of Huye, the picturesque lakeside towns of Rubavu and Karongi and at one of the best-preserved mountain rainforests in Africa, Nyungwe National Park.
Belise Kariza, chief tourism officer, Visit Rwanda, said: “Rwanda is one of the best destinations for travellers seeking memorable, adventurous and sustainable travel experiences in Africa.
“We are thrilled to be introducing this incredible paramotoring experience.
“Our cycling trails are some of the most impressive in the region and visitors will now be able to experience the vibrancy, safety and beauty of our country at their own pace while discovering why Rwanda is the new cycling mecca of Africa.
“Rwanda’s diverse trails also cater for all levels of cycling from beginners to professional cyclists and our famous Congo-Nile trail, bordering Lake Kivu, now attracts more than 5,000 tourists every year.”
Rwanda now has a total of 11 different mountain biking trails across the country with a combined distance of 760 kilometres and offering cyclists the chance to explore an undiscovered side of Rwanda.
Visit Rwanda has overseen the maintenance and design of the different trails ensuring the routes are clearly marked and signposted to guide cyclists along the picturesque scenery.
Special guides and bicycle mechanics are also on hand to make the experience as seamless as possible for visitors.
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Paramotoring, a form of paragliding where pilots wear a motor on their back to propel a paraglider, has been introduced in Rwanda and is expected to contribute to the country’s adventure tourism offerings.
Introduced by the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) in association with the Rwanda Flying Club and Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority, paramotoring is a new way for tourists to explore Rwanda’s natural beauty.
The new experience is managed by RDB and the Rwanda Flying Club. Operators will undergo training with the Rwanda Flying Club before being allowed to fly.
The activity will take place at four sites – the historic Huye District, the lakeside towns of Rubavu and Karongi and the mountain rainforests of Nyungwe National Park.
Belise Kariza, Chief Tourism Officer at RDB said: “Rwanda is the best destination for adventurers seeking memorable, sustainable tourism experiences in Africa. We are happy to be introducing paramotoring, our new tourism experience. We will be the only country in East Africa offering such an experience.”