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Zomba Plateau MTB Day Tour

Indigenous woodlands, rivers streams and panoramic viewpoints

Departure & Return Location

Blantyre

ROUTE MAP

OVERVIEW

Departing from Sunbird Kuchawe Inn. Here riders will begin a scenic and challenging cycle tour of various terrains, landscapes and forest trails. The tour takes approximately 3 – 6 hours depending on your speed and pace.  There are two routes starting at the Sunbird Kuchawe which you can do, a shorter 20km or longer 45km route. Cycling through vast indigenous woodlands,  waterfall streams and panoramic viewpoints of marsh grasslands tracks. Leading across ridgeways and plains located along the escarpment of the Plateau.  Riders will continue on a journey towering peaks, descending grasslands and traversing through rugged nature and open vista’s for an epic cycle trail in one of Malawi’s highest climates.

Daily Departures

Depart: 08h00   |  Return : 15h30

Season : May to Oct/Nov  |  Climate: Sunny hot days with dry cool afternoons

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DAY ITINERARY

Daily departures from Blantyre 

Includes

– Mountain trail bike & helmet
– Professional cycling guide
– Bottled Water, Apple & Banana
– Cappuccino @ Sunbird Kuchawe Inn
– Transportation to and from your lodge in Blantyre

08h00 – 09h30 Blantyre – Zomba Plateau

In the morning your guide will pick you up from your lodge for a scenic transfer up to the Plateau to the Sunbird Kuchawe Inn. After a quick briefing on the trails, bicycles are prepared and helmets fastened before setting off. Here riders will begin a scenic cycle tour of various terrains, landscapes and forest trails. Cycling through vast indigenous woodlands, waterfall streams and panoramic viewpoints of marsh grasslands & jeep tracks.

09h30 – 11h30 | Zomba Plateau MTB Trails (25km)

Two route options a shorter 25km route light to moderately challenging, a few spicy climbs and single tracks through indigenous pinewoods. Approximately 3 hours time. Riders cycle along mountain streams, William’s Falls, Chagwa dam and Emperor’s view. An excellent introduction into the diverse landscapes of the Plateau. Refreshments stops along the way and photographic opportunities, Choose to return for a rewarding cappuccino at the Sunbird or continue the challenge and complete the circuit (42km)

11h30 – 14h30Zomba Plateau MTB Trail (42km) Continued

Continue cycling for 17km along the plateau towards Chingwe’s hole. Gradual ascend for approximately 9km with a rugged descend to end of passing the beautiful Mulunguzi Dam before returning to the Sunbird for heart-warming cappuccino overlooking Zomba. Snack break at Chingwe’s Hole which views out into Liwonde and the Shire river in the distance

14h30 – 15h30 Zomba Plateau – Blantyre

Return back to Blantyre for a scenic hour drive return to your lodge. End of tour

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