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Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
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Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Gravel cycling Midlands South Africa
Total distance 61 km
Total gravel road52 km Gravel
Total tar road9 km Tar
Total climbing1196 meter

Lebanon loop

On this beautiful 60 km loop, you ride around the picturesque Karkloof Nature Reserve. The route takes you trough midlands farmland with beautiful, rolling hills and up to the summit of Lebanon.

Lebanon Map

Midlands Farmland

Off the Karkloof Tar road, you get some .. km of nice gravel road trough pristine midlands farmland. It’s never completely flat, but the hills are relatively short, and you will be rewarded with breath-taking views of the Karkoof Nature Reserve along the way.

Height-profile Lebanon loop

Lebanon

After the nice short hills you start a … climb to the top of Lebanon. You will definitely find some steep sections, especially near the end, but I enjoy this climb as the hairpins remind me of climbs in the Tour de France. At the top you will be greeted with amazing views of the valley, and will ride trough indigenous forest.

Plateau

When you exit the gate, you will find yourself on a plateau with a great view of the Gilboa Mountain. There is a bit of climbing to do here, in order to reach the top, where you enter a forestry area will a long flat gravel road

Downhill

From the plateau you will descend for …km, past Mbona Nature reserve and the .. falls, to the Karkloof Road. This downhill is fast and can be relatively busy, so be careful in the blind turns.

Get your access rights

This route brings you over private land. Therefore it's necessary to ask permission from each land owner and to sign our indemnity and ethics forms. You can do that easily online.

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>Flamme Rouge

Flamme Rouge

Little coffeeshop with a cycling theme. Great coffee and delicious food.

insta.flammerouge
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>Terbodore

Terbodore

From a humble passion for exquisite coffee, came a family’s dream to produce the nation’s finest coffee. The love and care we put into every roast emanates from each perfectly brewed cup of Terbodore coffee enjoyed.

terbodorecoffee.co.za
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>11 Karkloof

11 Karkloof

11 Karkloof is a rustic old Mushroom Farm in the beautiful KZN Midlands, only 6.5km from Howick, set in prime farmland of the Karkloof valley. Surrounded by the best single track in Southern Africa, the farm is the ideal starting point for mountain biking.

11karkloof.co.za
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>The Barn Owl

The Barn Owl

Set on the Beautiful Groundcover farm on the iconic Midlands Meander, our cafe is a comfortable, down-to-earth country cafe serving the best the locality has to offer. Its good honest food, delicious coffee in a relaxed country setting.

thebarnowl.co.za
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Are you eager to ride gravel in the Midlands? Get in touch!
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