Three Farms Loop

This a varied 40km ride. It is a true loop with very little of the trail ridden twice. After a gentle climb up to the entry point into the Forest Reserve there is gentle downhill single track section and a couple of nice gullies across streams. There is then a lot of dirt/gravel road with three good hills – cyclable but they will take your breath away.

You pass through three farms – but no one seems to mind!

You pass by the entrance to Monkey Pools and so you can pop in there for a bit of a break if you’d like to.

The last few kilometres are on tar which makes to a nice run to the end.


Length 39km
Ascent 416m
Descent: 416m
Difficulty: easy/moderate
Starting point: Kilimanjaro Cafe/Lodge, Leopards Hill Road.
Lat -15.472164 Long 28.390483
Type: Circuit

Track in GPX format: Three Farms Loop.gpx (to get this file on to your PC, right-click on the link and select Save As…)

Three farms loop image

Three farms loop map

Pump Down, Profanity Up

This is a great, shortish trail that starts and finishes at the Polocrosse Club on Chifwema Road. The descent starts off the main escarpment track and is marked by a hand pump, what follows is probably the best of the descents down into the lower valley, a long, winding path down that is not too technical allowing some good speed. Once in the valley, the path meanders through to the ‘Pitcher’s Mound’ before turning back up to reclaim the high lost via Profanity Hill…the inclusion of this makes this a moderate trail, otherwise nothing too technical and a good introduction to this area for those less familiar…


Length: c38km
Ascent: 417m
Descent: 322m
Difficulty: moderate
Starting point: Polocrosse Club
Type: Loop

Pump Down Profanity Up