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TEZA TRAILS

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Photo's of the event

We are looking back on a great weekend! The issues with the many cancellations and attitude of Green Park Resort are solved by donations we received and shirts that we sold after the event. Thanks for that! Every extra shirt we sell from now on, we will use to show our gratitude to volunteers. So pass by Juiced to get (another) T-shirt!

After this we put all the photo’s online. We will inform you when they are on our site.

All info below refers to the event of 2022.
More info about the next Teza Trails will follow in the beginning of 2023.

why should you join?

We really enjoyed Teza Trails 2021 and we hope you have enjoyed it as well! This year we are organizing it on 10, 11 and 12 June 2022 and we have a packed, but even better program for you!

  • We’ve improved the route, with more kilometers through the forest. This year you can run or hike 11.5, 18 or 24 km through the tea fields and Kibira National Park on Saturday.
  • We will finish the day with a great party organized in collaboration with Onemind.
  • We’ve arranged transport options.
  • On Sunday you can join us for a mountainbike ride (12 or 23 km).
 

Our goal: To have fun and enjoy the outdoors together. Join in and explore Burundi with us!

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PROGRAM

This is what we have planned for you:

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Arrival at lodge

Have dinner and a drink with us at Kibira Park Lodge. People staying over at other hotels are invited to come to Kibira Park Lodge as well. Bring a game to play together.

official opening

Opening of Teza Trails 2022! With a little surprise.

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Bus leaves for Teza Trails

If you take the bus that is arranged by us, be on time, the bus doesn't wait. If you go by car to Teza it is a 30 min ride from Bugarama and 1:30 from Buja.

Registration and warming up with Get Fit

Please don't come last minute because of parking, changing clothes (it will be cold), registration, check in etc. It will be busy. The warming up will be done by Lionel from Get Fit.

Briefing by the organisation

Not the most exciting, but necessary because of safety. We will keep it short.

Start of the hike and run

Start of the run and hike (all distances)

Finish

Finish, enjoy. Have a sport drink from Juiced and cheer for the other participants

Back to the Hotel

Depart to Kibira Park Lodge for the buffet

Buffet

Buffet at Kibira Park Lodge. For everyone that has booked this via us in advance.

Buses leave for Bujumbura

If you are taking the bus back to Bujumbura it will leave Kibera Park Lodge at 16.30h

Have a drink & party with onemind

Relax in the garden of Kibira Park Lodge. Meet new people. And enjoy the party that is organized by Onemind.

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Breakfast

Have breakfast. Order from the menu.

bike ride

Cross country ride of 12 or 23 km. Once again, no race but a ride. Enjoy!

ROUTES

where do we start:

The start and finish is at Teza, just after the small village and before the Teza tea factory: 

Link to start and finish location in Google Maps

From the tarmac Google Maps doesn’t show the most easy route. Take the shortest route instead (it will be indicated as well). It’s off road, but any car can get there. If anyone asks just let them know you are with the Teza Trails group. We also have people that will watch our cars and they will be paid by us, so please don’t pay anyone there unless you’re buying something.

THE LOOPS for Saturday - hike or run:

We’ve created three different loops all on dirt roads or trails. You can do:

Be aware that there will be police, military, park rangers and doctors on the spot. They are all arranged via us and they are there to help us. Besides this we are in close contact with local authorities, OTB and OBPE.  

This event is a hike/run and not a race, so it’s not about time. We have indicated areas with red flags where we only allow you to walk in order to detect a log bridge or because the trail is wet. Our main consideration is having everyone back without serious injury.

Please be aware that it’s a trail run or hike. At some parts vegetation will be high or at other parts it will be rocky or the route will be wet. Your shoes may get wet and if you wear shorts, you risk crossing the finish line with some scratches. You are all taking part at your own responsibility.

We will have multiple start waves in order to spread the participants a bit. Runeers start first and at the same time.

The route is above 2000 masl with 380 m elevation gain (11.5 km route), 580 m elevation gain (18 km route) or 780 m elevation gain (24 km route), depending on the loops you take.  

You can do any combination of loops or take cut offs as you prefer. No need to inform us. 

We will have cutoff times for both hiking and running. We do this in order to give all volunteers the chance to enjoy the buffet as well. If you are hiking, the maximum distance is 18 km. 

  • Cut off time for starting another loop hiking: 13.15h (normally you should be able to do two loops)
  • Cut off time for starting a new loop running: 13.45h (normally you should be able to do three loops)

 

We’ve signposted the routes (putting a marker at least every 500 meters) and we have volunteers at crucial points, but we can’t guarantee that people won’t remove one of the markers or that you miss one. So please pay attention or there is a chance that you may end up off track.

You can download the maps before via maps.me which will help you if you get lost. It’s wise to have a print screen of the routes on your phone. We will send this to everyone. If you don’t have your phone with you, ask for “usine de thé” and people will help you. The finish is close to the factory. We will provide flyers with the routes as well.

The GPX-files are available on request. And maps.me is a great app to use for navigating in Burundi! 

Please note: Loop 1 goes through Kibira National Park. Some people are not allowed to enter the forest due to safety measures from their organization. If this applies to you or you don’t want to go into the forest, you can start with loop 2 or 3.

Routes for bike ride on sunday

For the Sunday there are two options for the cross country mountainbike ride:

Take it easy or ride fast. We hope to see many of you on the mountainbike as well. This will be a more self supported event. Bring your own drinks and food and the route is not signposted.

Costs

Participation fees

15 000 FBu

Ticket Teza Trails

CASH PAYMENT

Booking payment deadline
08 June 2022

Payments can be made at Juiced

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Transport Fees

10 000 FBU

Book your return seat on a bus
from Bujumbura to Bugarama
on 11 June


Leaving Bujumbura at 06.30h
Returning at 16.30h

T-Shirt

25 000 fbu

Pick-up at the event

Available Colors:

Information on the colour will follow shortly

Sunday
Mountain Biking

no fee

Join us on Sunday
12 km or 23 km bike ride
10.30h start

Accommodation
Fees

50 000 fbu
for a hotel

10 000 fbu
for a tent

Buffet
fees

20 000 fbu

Join us after the main event at Kibera Park Lodge for a buffet as we start the afternoon entertainment