29.0 miles
Distance
2,628 ft
Climb
-2,624 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Leave the parking area at Desert Horse Inn, turn left before the railway line and follow the orange arrows in the direction of the campsite. Pass through a gate and at the junction turn right and then left to start with a 5km single track climb in a southerly direction. After entering through another gate, you will encounter a steep climb with sharp turns and most cyclists will probably have to dismount and push the bike a bit. Carry on for another 1.3km until you get to a junction with a sign water point B: turn left and attack a steep climb for the first 300 meters. You are now on the historic German transport route.

Follow the track for 3.4km until you reach another junction indicated as water point A.

Turn right at the junction towards the granitic outcrop of Nemesis.

About 300m before the Nemesis view point, turn left and follow the 5km single track, crossing a wooden bridge. Just before reaching the second bridge you have the option to descend on a very tricky 2km steep down-hill stretch to the foot of the mountain. Beware this is a very rough downhill! Follow now 12km of farm road past Eagles Nest to the farm reservoir, then follow the orange arrows to the sign indicated as check point. Turn right to water point B, then follow the arrows to water point A where you turn left to ride back through Aus to Desert Horse Inn. You completed a loop of 45km.

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More Stats for Klein Aus Vista, 45 km Orange Route mountain bike route
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