Polocrosse MTB Circuit 1

Overview
This was the first mountain bike ride I did in Zambia and it was tough! There are 20% uphill sections which most people will have to walk. It is absolutely fabulous countryside though with great views and variation (uphill, downhill, stream crossings etc). Take at least 2 litres of water with you (I consumed 3) and an energy snack or two. Next time I do this I will start out early, take a picnic and make a day of it.

Guides
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Stats
Length 41.9km
Ascent 590m
Descent: 590m
Difficulty: tough – there are 20% ascents on this off-road route
Starting point: -15.50845205783844 28.447612328454852
Type: Circuit

Track
Track in GPX format Polocrosse Circuit 1 MTB 110212.gpx
Track in KML format Polocrosse circuit 1 MTB 110212.kml
(to get these files on to your PC, right-click on the link and select Save As…)

Photos – Flickr slideshow
To follow

Here is the route on Google Earth – please be patient, it may take a few moments to load. Once loaded it will zoom in and show the trail. To get more functionality eg to view the ride profile, download the KML file (above) and open it in Google Earth.

 

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