Rising from the Eastern Cape and running along the Kwazulu-Natal's western border, the Drakensberg mountain range is the highest in South Africa standing at 3482 m/11424 ft in height. The mountains are capped by a layer of basalt of 1400 m/4593 ft thick and offers amazing flora and fauna.
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Mountain Biking in Ropa Valley, Corfu Island, Ionian Islands Greece
Mountain biking is a unique way to discover the unspoiled beauty of the island’s countryside. Corfu is full of cycling opportunities regardless the skill level of the cyclist, providing stunning views of the green landscape. Ropa Valley lies on the west side of the island and is home to a number of birds and animals. During this amazing day trip, you will pass through the valley and traditional mountain villages and explore a range of off-road tracks, donkey tracks and trails along with beautiful vineyards of the Messis villages, pine forests and hidden lakes.
Additionally, cyclists will be suprised by the historical sites, orchards of lemons and oranges and olive groves. The route is about 49 km/30.4 mi and is addressed to advanced mountain bikers with good riding skills and fitness. The ideal period for cycling the region is in spring and early summer months. Finally, there are bike rental agencies and shops that will rent you the necessary equipment or even organise tours with qualified operators.