Day 1 in Malawi: A stunning 73 km bike ride. From the bustling hilly markets of Blantyre to a peaceful riverside Ng’ona lodge in Majete National Park with the distant twilight sound of playing village children. Great lunch discoveries of savory batter covered potato pieces, nsima rolls and dough balls from roadside market.. went well with tomato’s and oranges…decided against carrying the large heavy mango we were offered! Through green rolling hills and villages to emerge on an amazing ridge descent culminating in fantastic views over the rift valley with locals selling charcoal.
Down in the valley men on bikes pedalled hard to overtake Jacki after she comfortably pedalled past them..one offered to buy her bike. Along to the wide Shire river bridge crossing where locals chatted with Brian, took his picture and said never swim in the river due to crocs . We turned off the well made M1 on to the sandy rutted road at the colourful clothes market T416 junction and rode as the rich sun set across the scrubby African bush. Fantastic varied scenery finished with a swim in the pool underneath the stars and well earned beers
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