Malawi Route

To find general information about Malawi including details of accommodation have a look at Malawi in the country file section

Start Finish Distance (Km) Notes
Border Karonga 48 The road gets worse the moment you enter Malawi but they are building a new road so this information will be out of date very quickly. The head wind started for me
Karonga Ngara 39 A good road with strong head wind
Ngara Chitimba 52 The good road and the head wind continued
Chitimba Livingstonia 0 by truck. The road is very steep and with some very bad patches of big stones and/or sand
Livingstonia Rumphi 75 After the tarmac road you hit the dirt road. Quite a lot of sand and gravel and climbs but I found it do-able although I ended up pushing through the sandy and the steepest climbs. I followed it all the way to Rumphi but 25Km before it ends there is a turn off that takes you to the tarmac. To start with you cycle in a beautiful narrow valley and at the end some strong winds
Rumphi Mzuzu 69 Strong head and side wind and after some initial down hill there is ondulating terrain all the way to Mzuzu
Mzuzu Nkhata Bay 50 Good road surface.Head wind
Nkhata Bay Chintheche 50 Good road surface.Head wind
Chintheche Ngala 74 Good road surface.Head wind
Ngala Nkhotakota 95 The road gets narrow and with pot holes but manageable on the bike. Big lorries with sugar cane taking pretty much the width of the road. Head wind. 4 KM of dirt road with some sand to the Lodge. plantations
Nkhotakota Lilongwe 0 my back gave up on me so accepted a lift
Lilongwe Mchinji 112 Good Road and tail wind with some cross wind
Mchinji Zambia border 14 Good Road and tail wind with some cross wind
Total days Cycling days Distance
Total Malawi 27 11 678