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 Welcome to Burra 500


Your gravel journey will begin Pietermaritzburg, known for its picturesque gardens and historical architecture. From there, riders will make their way through the rolling hills and lush greenery of the surrounding countryside, embarking on a challenging yet rewarding adventure.

The undulating terrain offers cyclists an exhilarating experience as they ascend and descend through breathtaking scenery. Venturing through the valleys of the Midlands, riders will encounter quaint towns and villages, immersing themselves in the rich culture and warm hospitality of the locals.

A notable highlight of the route is the ascent of the Drakensberg Mountains, a formidable challenge that will test riders' strength and endurance. However, the panoramic vistas of the mountain range and surrounding valleys promise to be a spectacular reward for their efforts.

As participants loop back towards Pietermaritzburg, they'll carry with them the sense of accomplishment that comes with completing one of the country's most demanding cycling events.


Keeping the Drakensberg in sight

Embark on an exhilarating journey through the challenging Drakensberg Mountains, covering 500 kilometres. Push your limits as you conquer a staggering 10,000 meters in elevation, navigating rugged terrain, ever-changing weather conditions, and awe-inspiring views across this legendary mountain range.


Karkloof Forests

In the heart of KwaZulu-Natal's lush green landscape lies the captivating Karkloof Forest. Surrounded by rolling hills, this enchanting forest is a sanctuary of wildflowers and natural melodies, beckoning intrepid explorers to discover its hidden wonders.


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Post by Gravalist
May 3, 2024 11:45:05 AM