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*** Iconic rides in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands ***

The Dargle Notts Loop from Piggly Wiggly Country Village
P134, P163 and R103

8 April 2018

An iconic 65 km cycle route through the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. From Piggly Wiggly Country Village parking lot you take the Dargle Valley Road (P134) which is tarred and relatively quiet. It offers a couple of serious climbs and some fantastic views. After 16.7 kms you turn right onto the dirt road (still the P134) which takes you to Fort Nottingham and again there are some serious climbs and great views. At Fort Nottingham you will have completed 29.7 kms and are once more on the tar (P163). You still have to face a few more climbs with more great views in order to reach Nottingham Road. Having completed 40 kms you may want to refill your bottles before taking to the R103 and a tremendous almost non-stop descent to Piggly Wiggly Country Village. There may be great views, but we did not stop to check that out. Once you are back at Piggly Wiggly treat yourself, you deserve it.

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