Tour of Karamoja


Our  roots are in cycing with Paul Sherwen being an 8 time Tour de France  rider and for the last 30 plus years  the Tour de France  broadcaster in the English speaking world along with Phiil Liggett.  This coupled with Paul and I creating  Bicycles for Humanity and delivering over 150,000 bicycles to Africa to empower  the local people, it is only natural, that we   make cycling one of our key acivities in the region.



In 2017, we launched the Tour of Karamoja with 23 people participating.  This past Octover 6th  to 9th weekend, we recently completed our second annual Tour of Karamoja Cycling event with over 55 people coming from all over the world to participate.  This years event took place on the   grounds of the Tepeth people south of Moroto, with a camp set up to accommodate 100 people in    bush luxury.  Next year, we hope to grow the event  even larger , bringing more people to this incredible  part of Uganda and Africa.



This year we have expanded the program and with now over 100 kilometres of  single track  mountain bike trails and a 3 day event,  you will be blown away by the beauty and the incredible riding in the region.  The incredible success of this program  got us thinking and Ride Karamoja was born, which wil lbecome a series of world class cycling adventures for people of all ages and skill sets.


We encourage you to  think about joining us  for the Third annual Tour of Karamoja and   a Paul Sherwen Classic Safari  leading up to this  incredible experience.


Our goal is to build a world class mountain biking facility on the shoulders of Mt Moroto,   made up on hundreds of miles of flowing single track and enough black and double black riding to challenge  the most expert riders. Imagine, a world class safari, interacting with  an incredible people and riding world class terrain ,  with levels from beginner to  expert,  all  in the same week.   For the  cyclist who wants the best and an incredible  experience, than, we invite you to   come, ride, explore and safari with us in the land of the Nomad Warriors.


As we build out Karamoja Mountain Biking,  from the very start, it will be a sustainable program that empowers the local people.   Riding fee's go to  paying the local Tepeth  people to  continually build and expand the trail network, creating  greater pleasure for you and  a new model of sustainable income  that is environmentally friendly for them.


I encourage you to visit www.tourofkaramoja.com and contact  us if you are interested in joining Paul, I and the Kara  Tunga team to ride this incredible region.  Please contact Theo  at info@kara-tunga.com or Pat  at  pat@karamoja.org