Route 4 – Ladysmith Van Reenen Loop 127 km

A hard ride , need some distance and build fitness this is the shit. Scenic terrain , especially going uo De Beers pass and descending next to  Van Reenen pass.  Route and information provided by  Morne Moore

Type off trail 0% – 100% Additional info
Tar Road 10%  5km in start another 5km about 25km and then the last 20km.Last 20km is a very quite road.
Gravel 90% Just normal gravel roads where you can ride side by side
Jeep track 0%
Single Track 0%
Difficulty Level  9 out 10  Not for the unfit ,  it is along ride!!
Safety 7 out 10 Normal district roads. The road is generally quiet  not much movement.
Ascent 1823m Prepare for De Beers pass. Though it is tar you will encounter an ascent of over 400m in 5km
Duration Novice rider 7hr + Average rider 6+ hr Advanced  5+ hrs
Short Description Great scenery on route. Can be tough if wind is blowing on the freestate side. Almost 25 km freewheel coming back from Grenn lantern Hotel (stopping here is a absolute MUST).There is a little tuckshop at Besters 25km before finish.
Who should Ride it Anyone wanting to do base and enjoy long rides. Awesome views to see.
Permission No permission required – Cycle at own Risk!!

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