Slate 8’s

Slate8 Perfect

We have been riding the area for years and love the remoteness of the slate mountains. The twisting mountain roads have been resurfaced so this route offers some great winding roads. It’s a great way to get an idea about what cycling in the area is all about. We recommend you do the route on a comfortable road bike, like a Roubaix with lots of gears, compliance and fatter tires for all-day comfort. 

There are lots of options in this area.

Slate 8 Short

98km | 2 Climbs, 1 steep section | Good Road with a few gnarly sections downhill.

This route goes up Gaoshan, the first sharp climb, its optional and you can just stay on the good main road.  After the longer climb it loops around the reservoir anti-clockwise and goes up Slate Hill, returning back.

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Strava Routes:

Double 8:  – nice but some gravel.

 Single: – generally ok for road.

Slate 8 Mid

105km | 3 Climbs 1 steep section | The easier Perfect with two sections removed.

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The Botanicals

Out and back with a nice hill climb into the botanical garden. currently first half of climb is very ……… not a nice downhill section on road bikes.

[icon name=”map” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] GPX To the Botanical Garden and back.

Strava Routes

[icon name=”map-signs” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Botanical and back:

[icon name=”map-signs” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Botanical and Daming Classic: