Route 2022 – Rwandan Epic
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(please note that all stages below are still subject to further testing and approving, some changes might still occur)

Stage 1

Prologue (Mount Kigali-Nyamirambo)
A time trial type first stage, exploring both the forest of Mount Kigali, and the vibrant streets of the Nyamirambo neighborhood of the capital city. Throws you straight into Rwanda! Start: Kigali (Nyamirambo) Finish: Kigali (Nyamirambo)

Stage 2

Laku Ruhondo
Going around Lake Ruhondo, one of the most beautiful of the many lakes of Rwanda. XCM style with a decent amount of single track and an absurd numberamount of panoramic views Start: Africa Rising Cycling Center Finish: Musanze Stadium

Stage 3

Volcanoes national park (XCO)
4 laps on literally the edge of the volcanoes national park. If you don’t know the joy of volcanic rock gardens, now you’ll know! Start: Volcanoes National Park headquarters Finish: Volcanoes National Park headquarters

Stage 4

Gishwati to Kivu
Traversing through some of the more untouched and unpopulated areas of Rwanda, Gishwati is a protected natural area at 2700m+ of elevation. Good thing you can finish by diving down to Lake Kivu, at 1350m, which is the perfect place for a beach party! Start: Niyabihu Finish: Gisenyi Beach