Adventure Sport Cycle Shops in Mbabane & Manzini
**PLEASE READ & TAKE NOTE OF CHANGES BEFORE CHOOSING YOUR RACE**
Time has come for recreating our Imvelo routes! With future potential challenges traversing neighbouring land, we have brought Imvelo almost entirely onto Mlilwane.
HOGLET & FAMILY ROUTES
Minor adjustments will be made to these routes, still meandering through the plains relatively close to Mlilwane Rest Camp.
35Km CHALLENGE ROUTE
The major route change includes Nyonyane Mountain and removes the Usutu Forest.
“The most spectacular route in Swaziland” – is how our guinea-pig cyclist describes our new Imvelo Classic route! He followed this with “extremely tough, and now I know I need to work on my fitness!” Be warned – He is one of Swaziland’s top 10 MTB cyclists, so please take his lead!
Imvelo MTB Classic 2018 will be a very similar warm up through the plains, up and over Mantenga View Point and then heads for Mlilwane North through rural community. The trail through community is on dirt road (good red clay, so slippery when wet) offering challenging climbs. Crossing into Mlilwane North, dirt roads give way to 18km of immature single track, with opportunities for over-taking on ancient jeep-tracks. The King of the Mountain is now at 1357m asl, celebrating a tough single-track climb and rewarded by a momentary view of Mbabane before wizzing down towards Ezulwini. A 6km downhill section requires good brakes, and provides technical riding, which will thrill our top riders. Crossing over a river brings cyclists back onto Mlilwane South for a final climb and drop to the finish at Rest Camp.
- Our new grass tracks are still rough at this stage, although we will be working to reduce the resistance over the coming 2 months to provide a smoother ride.
- Our route is currently 69km, but may be reduced slightly due to the toughness of this course.The route will not be shorter than 65km.
- Total elevation gain/loss is 2043m
- Time to ride Imvelo Classic route is expected to be a lot longer than our old 64km