Day 11 – Clarens to Ficksburg


Early rise to take photos of the beautiful sunrise and pack the car, load the bikes and get back to the starting point in Clarens. A very scenic ride all the way to Fouriesburg with the Lesotho mountains on the left and the Freestate sandstone mountains on the right. The climb started from Clarens and ended just outside Ficksburg. The wind swirled and came from all directions, mostly from the front, but the scenery made the kilometers pass and soon we were in Ficksburg, got settled in our place for the evening and headed to town to try and get wifi, but like Clarens all these towns have turned into tourist traps and you have to pay exorbitant prices for everything. Hoping to find a good place to eat, no joy and ended up at KFC for chicken and pap. Had a good night’s rest in anticipation of the ride to Ladybrand via Clocolan. Distance 80.77km, time 03h43 and avg speed 21.7kph.


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