Bike2Malawi segments of distance

We’ll all be contributing our cycling miles to the 10,679 total for the journey from Larbet to Bandawe. Do you fancy choosing a particular segment of the journey for your contribution? If so, just choose a distance that you’d like to aim for in the chart below. It doesn’t matter how short or long. Some of the segments correspond to significant moments on Mamie and Jack’s journey (e.g. the visit to Mary Livingstone’s grave) others are there just for fun (e.g. Casablanca to Marrakesh). You may have your own ideas about other interesting segments as we follow Mamie and Jack’s journey in 1921.

Route segmentDistance (miles)Comment
Tarbet to Luss8If you’re only wanting a short trip, set off southbound from Tarbet along Loch Lomond, and you’ll come to pretty Luss, home of Take the High Road.
Nkhata Bay to Bandawe30The final leg. Good luck loading your bike onto the machila – a kind of hammock slung on a pole.
Blantyre to Zomba40Look out for the rare white-winged apalis by the Mulungi River
Chindio to Blantyre60Make sure you set your GPS for Blantyre, Malawi or you might end up back in Lanarkshire…
Shupenga to Chindio74Mary Livingston, nee Moffat 1821-1862 was buried in Shupenga
Beira to Chinde138Bem vindo a mocambique: remember to bring your Portuguese phrase book!
Mangochi to Monkey Bay260You’ll be aquacycling this segment on beautiful Lake Malawi
Vigo to Lisbon280From green Galicia to lovely Lisbon.
Cape Town to Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth)420This includes the famous Garden route: should be a scenic trip!
Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth) to Durban457The Durban Botanic Gardens would be worth a look.
Tarbet Loch Lomond to Southampton500Enjoy this substantial ride through Scotland and England.
Casablanca to Marrakesh580Don’t forget to have a drink at Rick’s, and a cake at the Pudding Shop

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