The Free State is situated on the flat boundless plains in the heart of South Africa. Known locally as the "breadbasket" of South Africa, it is the agricultural city and most of its land is at 1000 m/3281 ft above sea level. It is the land of rugby, sunny skies and characterized by a continental climate, with warm to hot summers and cool to cold winters.
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Mountain Biking in Nevis Range, Fort William, Highlands and Islands United Kingdom
Nevis Range and the wider area of Lochaber hosts various mountain bike trails. Even the most inexperienced riders could find a suitable relaxing trail. As for the experts, there are two trails really worthwhile.
Firstly, the Nevis Range Downhill – grade ”orange” (previously graded as ”black”), which length is 2.82 km/1.12 mi, starts at 655 m/2148 ft of height and finishes at Nevis Range car park at 100 m/328 ft. This is where the official World Cup DH of the UK’s is hosted.
Secondly, the Nevis Red trail – grade as ”red XC’ is longer than 5.5 km/3.1 mi. It starts at 643 m/2109 ft height and it finishes at 100 m/328 ft with a vertical drop of 543 m/1781 ft. A gondola uplift is suitable for the bikers of both trails. Nevis range also provides many facilities like school, bike hiring, restaurant, bar.